As part of the 50th anniversary of GF Piping Systems in Seewis, Switzerland, Andri Ragettli, the freestyle world champion from nearby Flims, visited the production site together with a group of upper school students. With 170 employees, the modern plant produces plastic valves and actuators, including the new pressure regulating valveNeoFlow, for the effective prevention of water loss.
At 2:00 p.m., Production Manager Stefano Ferramosca and Sandra Peng, Vocational Training Coordinator, welcomed the guests from the Gruesch and Landquart upper schools and the winner of the gold medal at the slopestyle World Championship to a guided tour of the innovative injection molding site.
“With this special open house day, we want to give young people from the region the opportunity to gain an impression of our production site. The students can get an idea of GF Piping Systems as a potential next step in their education, as an employer, and test their own abilities. Our plant offers skilled jobs in the fields of plastics technology, automation, IT as well as mechanics and logistics.” said Sandra Peng, adding: “After all, the people in this region and the connections for life created here are the secret of our plant’s success.”
Together the group stopped by the injection molding shop, the assembly, the mold maintenance, and logistics sections. The students assisted in the high-bay warehouse and attended the milling of a personalized key chain as a souvenir. They received valuable encouragement from the world champion during a question and answer session. Andri Ragettli spoke about his motivation to always get back up on his feet after falls and injuries and how not to be discouraged.
Get an insight into one of the most modern plants that GF Piping Systems runs worldwide and learn more about its employees and products: www.gfps.com/50-anniversary-seewis.