HANSA-FLEX AG International Football Tournament in Weiterstadt
Weiterstadt played host to this year's Football World Cup. The event organiser was not FIFA, but HANSA-FLEX AG, the world's leading system provider for all things hydraulic. Every year the company stages its own football World Cup, in which teams from all branches and foreign subsidiaries can take part. This year's tournament was the largest ever. At the same time the company celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The 10th HANSA-FLEX football World Cup in 2012 in Weiterstadt was an event that was worthy of the name. From June 1 to 3, 477 players in 41 teams from 18 countries competed for the crown of the HANSA-FLEX footballing world. The event had almost 1,000 participants in total from the global HANSA-FLEX family. In an exciting final, Poland beat the team from Osnabrück one-nil, thereby winning the HANSA-FLEX football World Cup for the first time. The host country of this year's European soccer championships will therefore stage the 11th World Cup for the system provider for all things hydraulic in the coming year.
Peter Rohrbach, Mayor of the town of Weiterstadt, held a speech at the closing ceremony, in which he thanked HANSA-FLEX AG for its long-standing commitment to Weiterstadt and underlined that the soccer World Cup was a good advertisement for the town. HANSA-FLEX AG would like to thank the town of Weiterstadt for its magnificent support in organising and holding the event. High praise goes to our colleagues from the HANSA-FLEX branch in Weiterstadt – particularly Area Manager Thilo Albrecht and Regional Manager Danijel Elezovic – for this event.