Piller's Managing Directors to cycle 100km for Red Cross and Red Crescent
‘100 4 100’ charity ride marks company’s 100 years in Osterode
World-leading UPS supplier, the Piller Group, are to mark the centenary of Piller's operation in Osterode, near Hannover, Germany with a 100km charity bike ride to raise 100 thousand euros for The Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent charities.
In this special ride, dubbed ‘100 4 100’ and taking place in June 2019, the group’s Managing Directors from around the world will cycle 100km around the rugged Harz Mountains region of Northern Germany.
Commenting on the significance of the event, Piller’s Global Managing Director Andrew Dyke said: “Ten years after it was founded, Piller moved its headquarters to Osterode in 1919 and it is still there to this day. We are very grateful to the event sponsors who will help us mark this very special 1919-2019 charity bike ride.”
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.