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Social commitment

The Debrunner Koenig Group is an active partner for sustainable vocational training projects. By committing to vocational education and training, it aims to support Switzerland’s dual training system and promote young talent, while ensuring high-level training that is as broadly based as possible. We are delighted that this has met with a high level of acceptance and identification among our employees. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, we do not donate to political parties, individuals, profit-oriented organisations or bodies whose objectives run counter to our corporate governance policy, as a matter of principle.

Swiss professional championships

Competition promotes excellence, and excellence increases the appeal of a profession. As a sponsor, we support young professionals and offer them assistance during their participation in national and international professional competitions.

  • Suissetec
  • AmSuisse
  • Holzbau Schweiz
  • Schweizer Verein für Schweisstechnik
  • Jardin Suisse
  • Swissmem
  • Swissmechanic

Debrunner Koenig Trophy

As well as being committed to professional competitions as a sponsor, we also award the Debrunner Koenig Trophy every year. The aim is to honour and recognise top performance by young professionals. The best Swiss champion out of all the Swiss professional championships held during the year is given free use of a car for a year.

The winners so far:

2022 Matthias Baumann Farmer
2021 Alec Steven Gwerder Building services planner specialising in plumbing
2020 Shania Colombo Catering professional
2019 Nils Klopfenstein Plumber
2018 Tim Rhomberg IT network and systems administrator
2017 Elias Reber Heating installer
2016 Mario Eggerschwiler Heating installer
2015 Maurice Häner Agricultural and construction machinery mechanic
2014 Blerton Ahmeti Retail trade specialist
2013 Jim Leuenberger Heating installer
2012 Simon Johner Construction machinery mechanic
2011 Markus Klopfenstein Heating installer
2010 Natascha Spahr Beautician
2009 Tobias Meier IT technician
2008 Marco Erni & Markus Trachsel Automation engineers
2007 Damian Bänziger Heating engineer
2006 Marc Stämpli Designer
2005 Valentin Germann Plumber
Picture from left to right: Philipp Hasler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of GTW Genossenschaft – Reto Grüter, Chairman of the Board of Directors of GTW Genossenschaft, Chairman Strategic Management / Owner, Grüter Hans AG – training award winner Silvano Mazzotta – Erik Füger, Division Manager Technical Products Debrunner Acifer AG – René Betschmann, Head of National Key Account Management Technical Products Debrunner Acifer AG

GebäudetechnikWelten: premium and vocational partner

GTW GebäudetechnikWelten Genossenschaft attaches great importance to training and further education. The GTW training award is intended to reward apprentices for their exceptional performance and to motivate future trainees.

We support these excellent achievements as a training partner.

Promoting talent in wood construction and timber technology

We have been the official sponsor of Holzbau Schweiz’s national team since 1 January 2018. The team prepares young skilled workers for national and international professional competitions, such SwissSkills, EuroSkills and WorldSkills. Our sponsorship makes a big contribution to helping young carpenters successfully demonstrate their capabilities in a competition setting.

Further projects

We support sustainable projects in the field of vocational training, which we plan and help to implement in close cooperation with the respective partners. Education, efficiency and environmental sustainability are just a few of the terms that drive us in this area.

Our sponsorship criteria

Sponsorship projects must comply with our values and compliance guidelines at all times. We respect different cultural, ethical and religious backgrounds. We undertake to apply the principle of equality regardless of gender, age, origin, colour, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or any other protected characteristic or activity. We do not support organisations or platforms that do not respect our values. Any sponsorship agreements made may be revoked at any time if improper or incomplete information is provided.