Austin facility Charity Fund spreads Christmas cheer
Piller Austin, Texas, 19 December 2018.
In a heart-warming gesture of kindness and generosity, around 38 employees at Piller’s Austin facility (Active Power) raised funds totalling $3413 for the company’s 2018 Christmas Charity fund which traditionally provides Christmas gifts to local children and other deserving causes. Thanks to Parent company Langley Holdings plc’s match funding scheme, Piller were able to double the amount raised.
As part of their charity drive, ten local children aged between 2 and 11 years were ‘adopted’ to receive Christmas gifts which included various toys and five bicycles. A number of family gift baskets were also donated.
With the additional $3413 match funding from Langley Holdings, donations were also made to Austin Pets Alive, Meals on Wheels and Comfort Crew who provide resources and support for children of active duty parents in the miltary.
Charlotte Langley, Director of Piller Power Systems Inc.
“The amount of money raised for the Christmas fund in Austin this year was astounding, and being able to support local charities and causes is a part of who we are as a company. Doubling our employees donations through our match funding programme meant that we could spread even more Christmas cheer to those who really needed it, and shows our employees that we support them and their local communities”.
Piller employees at the Austin, TX facility raised funds for Christmas gifts donated to a local children’s charity; thanks to match funding the amount was doubled.
Langley Holdings match funding equally matches any charitable donations made by employees and their immediate families.
Piller is a world leader in power protection technology. The company builds electrical systems for mission-critical applications worldwide. Clients include many of the world's central and commercial banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions, as well as broadcasters, airports, telecommunications networks, government departments and co-location operators.
Founded by the German engineer Anton Piller in 1909, more than a century on Piller is still headquartered and produces in Osterode and nearby Bilshausen, although today the company has subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia and today employs approaching 1000 people worldwide. In November 2016, Piller Power Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of Piller Group GmbH, acquired the assets and business of Active Power Inc, the US kinetic energy storage specialist.
Piller group is a division of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.