5. June 2020
(Marchtrenk, Austria, June 5, 2020) The Upper Austrian family award Felix Familia presents companies that promote the reconciliation of work and family with their innovative projects. TGW won over the jury with its company childcare facility, called Zwergennest, and many other family-friendly programs. On June 4, 2020, Dr Manfred Haimbuchner, Provincial Deputy Governor of Upper Austria, presented the Felix Familia Award to the TGW Logistics Group.
The on-site childcare facilities at the premises of the TGW Headquarters in Marchtrenk opened in October 2018. Currently, more than 50 children are attending the TGW Zwergennest. There, they can learn and grow in a total of three nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten groups.
"Being awarded the Felix Familia is a wonderful affirmation for TGW," underscores Harald Schröpf, CEO of the TGW Logistics Group. The Zwergennest offers a stimulating environment where children can develop their individual potential. In the spirit of 'Focusing on people - Learning and Growing' we are taking another step towards better harmony between work and family. This is embedded in a large number of additional programs."
'TGW has broken entirely new ground in the planning and, in collaboration with the experts of the Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich, has developed a concept based on current research results,' Jörg Scheithauer, CFO of the TGW Logistics Group, explains.
On this basis, TGW erected a building with a footprint of 8,000 ft² that is in line with state-of-the-art standards. It comprises three group rooms, as well as a movement room, an art studio for painting and crafts and a building room. A 13,400 ft² garden with playground and bobby car track provide inviting surroundings for exciting outdoor adventures.
The opening times are tailored to the needs of the parents and children and are adapted regularly to concrete requirements. 'The Zwergennest is open year-round and does not close for holiday periods. It is even open throughout the summer. This helps the families to plan their lives and gives them the flexibility they need every day,' Scheithauer says.
In addition, intralogistics specialist TGW offers its more than 1,900 employees in Austria many additional benefits that support the balance between work and family. This includes flexible working time, a home-office model and a dual employee participation scheme that allows employees to choose between additional vacation days and money. TGW supports employees who volunteer and, since late 2018, has been counting time spent on firefighting operations through the local fire department as working time.