MANN+HUMMEL Donation Event held in Liucheng Country, Liuzhou City

MANN+HUMMEL donates books, sporting goods and teaching aids to Gongan Hope Primary School of Liucheng County, Liuzhou (China), in order to improve its teaching facilities and enrich students’ extracurricular experiences. From left: Luiz Ferrari, General Manager, Joe Liu, Marketing Communication Specialist, both MANN+HUMMEL Shanghai; Angela Wang, Assistant MANN+HUMMEL Liuzhou

Liuzhou, China/ 6th  July, 2012 –  The MANN+HUMMEL "Books Connect Love" Donation Event  has been held in Gongan Hope Primary School of Liucheng County, Liuzhou City, marking MANN+HUMMEL’ s contribution to social welfare activities in this city in Southwest China.  Mr. Luiz Ferrari, General Manager of MANN+HUMMEL Shanghai and Ms. Li Miao, the Secretary of the Youth League Committee of Liucheng County, joined all of the students and faculty in attending the ceremony. As a leading global expert for filtration solutions in automotive and industries, MANN+HUMMEL has always committed itself to the cause of social welfare. Through this event, MANN+HUMMEL donates books, sporting goods and teaching aids to Gongan Hope Primary School of Liucheng County, in order to improve its teaching facilities and enrich students’ extracurricular experiences.

Gongan Hope Primary School is located in Wenlu Village, near Guzhai Town - home of the Melao Ethnic Minority - in Liucheng County, with 210 students and 12 teachers. The area is far away from convenient transportation network and the economy is still to be developed. Many parents of the students are migrant workers and go home only once a year. The school needs better infrastructure, teaching aids and basic sporting goods such as basketballs and Ping-Pong bats. However, children are strongly eager to enrich their school lives and know more about the outside world through books and other activities.

On 31st  May, 2012, the MANN+HUMMEL Liuzhou plant was established. While taking care of its own business, MANN+HUMMEL also devotes itself to fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities. Upon being informed of the shortage of teaching supplies in Gongan Hope Primary School of Liucheng County, MANN+HUMMEL took immediate action to raise funds and encourage all employees to participate in the donation program.

"MANN+HUMMEL believes corporate social responsibility is closely tied to corporate advancement, " said Josef Parzhuber, Group Vice President & CEO of MANN+HUMMEL Asia-Pacific. "Every company should make contributions to the society which nurtures its development. MANN+HUMMEL has always been committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and striving to realize our commitment by taking action."

To help solve this problem, MANN+HUMMEL initiated the "Books Connect Love" internal donation campaign. This campaign includes two parts, first part is a corporate donation with ports equipment including basketballs, footballs, table tennis equipment and teaching supplies to improve the school’s teaching conditions. The second part comes from. MANN+HUMMEL China staffs.  They have donated interesting children books to the school library. "These equipments and books are exactly what the children need. We appreciate the kindness of MANN+HUMMEL and hope that more enterprises will join the scheme to benefit children by enhancing their educational experience", Mr. Zhu Zhiping Headmaster of Gongan Hope Primary School noted.

During the visit in the school, the representatives from MANN+HUMMEL had friendship matches in Table Tennis, badminton and basket ball with the children who normally do not receive often visitors from the outside world, even more the foreigners. This is an interesting and unforgettable experience both for the children and the MANN+HUMMEL representatives.

Founded in 1941 in Germany, MANN+HUMMEL has become the icon of exceptional filtration solutions. While taking firm steps in China, MANN+HUMMEL insists on community commitment by undertaking social responsibility in education, safety, environment protection and strives to be the friendly and strong neighbor in the community.

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The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 14,338 people at more than 50 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of about 2.5 billion euros in 2011. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and cylinder head covers made of plastic with many integrated functions for the automotive industry, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial manufacturing sectors the company’s product range includes industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems.