02.10.2018 | Press Release

Industriepark Höchst supports children

EUR 3,000 donated for “Tailwind” project at Höchst Children’s Clinic – Ferris wheel revenue from Open House Day

The 2018 Open House Day on September 22 was a resounding success for Industriepark Höchst. A grand total of 15,000 visitors cast a glimpse behind the scenes, toured the plants and learned what the park’s occupants do. One big attraction was the Ferris wheel. For a token price of two euros, visitors could be carried skyward and take in a glorious panorama of the industrial park. The companies that participated in Open House Day donated EUR 3,000 from the proceeds to the “Tailwind” aftercare team at the Höchst Children’s Clinic. The team, one of the first institutions of its kind in Hesse, supports families with children who were born prematurely or have chronic diseases.

Infraserv Höchst CEO Jürgen Vormann, Bayer Site Manager Frank Zurmühlen and Celanese Site Director Arno Rockmann presented the donations for their companies and on behalf of BASF, Clariant, Infraserv Logistics, Provadis and Sanofi, who also participated in the event.

“Open House Day was a huge success for all the companies that participated, and we’re happy to share our success with the local community,” said Vormann. Rockmann added, “The companies at Industriepark Höchst support their local communities in many different ways, and we want to continue that tradition.” Zurmühlen highlighted the popularity of the Ferris wheel on Open House Day: “Children were particularly eager to climb onto the Ferris wheel. We’re thrilled to use the proceeds to support an institution that is doing something special to give children a good start in life.”

The Höchst Children’s Clinic was extremely grateful for the donation. “We need donations to cover some of our costs because private and public insurance doesn’t pay for all the services that our Tailwind team provides,” said Andrea Christiansen, a pediatric nurse on the Höchst Children’s Clinic’s Aftercare team, which also includes a social worker, a pediatrician and a family therapist. “The donation helps us to assist and support families, especially those with premature and chronically ill infants, in the initial stage of their transition from the hospital to the home.”

Aftercare team donation account

Donations for “Tailwind – The Aftercare Team at the Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine” can be made through charitable foundation Kinderhilfestiftung e.V.; please provide “Rückenwind” (German for “Tailwind”) as the payment reference.
To learn more about the Tailwind team and the donation account, visit: https://www.klinikumfrankfurt.de/kliniken-und-institute/klinik-fuer-kinder-und-jugendmedizin/das-team/nachsorgeteam-rueckenwind.html

Infraserv CEO Jürgen Vormann (right), Project Manager Kirsten Mayer (3rd from right), Bayer Site Manager Frank Zurmühlen (left) and Celanese Site Director Arno Rockmann (2nd from right) present the donation check on behalf of the companies at Industriepark Höchst to Evelyne Koch (2nd from left) and Andrea Christiansen (3rd from left) of the Aftercare team at the Höchst Children’s Clinic. © Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG, 2018 © Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG, 2018

Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, Infraserv Höchst operates advanced infrastructure for companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and related process industries. Infraserv Höchst leverages its experience and capabilities in site operation, management and consulting to deliver site excellence for its customers. The company, which operates sites such as Industriepark Höchst, offers services in utilities, waste management, logistics and site services.

The wholly owned subsidiaries in the Infraserv Höchst Group include Infraserv Logistics, Infraserv Höchst Process technology and Provadis Partner für Bildung und Beratung.

Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG has 1,900 employees and 156 trainees on its payroll. The Infraserv Höchst Group has 2,700 employees and 193 trainees. In 2017, Infraserv Höchst and its subsidiaries generated approx. EUR 1.1 billion in non-consolidated revenues.

Industriepark Höchst is home to around 90 companies in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, basic and specialty chemicals, crop protection, food additives and services. Some 22,000 people come to work at Industriepark Höchst. The site covers 460 hectares (1,137 acres); 50 hectares (123 acres) are still available for use. The companies at the park invested EUR 328 million in the site in 2016. Total investment since 2000 amounts to roughly EUR 7,32 billion.

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