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Sports & Social Commitment

Strong commitment for strong personalities

________________ Herrenknecht not only thinks of its own progress. Among other things the company actively supports young athletes from the region and youth work, and offers various institutions financial support.

Thomas Röhler

The partnership between Herrenknecht and the young javelin thrower has existed since March 1, 2017. Thomas Röhler discovered athletics in 1998 at the age of 7. In 2010 already he was accepted onto the German national javelin team. He has held the German national championship title continuously since 2012. In 2016 he achieved the highest award for a sportsman when he won gold at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with a throw of 90.30 m. At the start of the season in Doha on 05/05/2017 Thomas Röhler threw 93.90 meters, breaking the German record and surpassing his personal best.
Website: www.thomas-roehler.de/en

Johannes Vetter

The javelin thrower, born on March 26, 1993, has been supported by Herrenknecht since March 1, 2017. After taking part in several U23 tournaments and the 2015 World Championships, Johannes Vetter impressed with fourth place at the 2016 Olympic Games. He is trained by Boris Obergföll, German national trainer, former German athlete, Olympic competitor and husband of Christina Obergföll. At the Diamond League meeting in Doha on 05/05/2017 Johannes Vetter won 2nd place after Thomas Röhler. He surpassed his personal best with a throw of 89.68 m.

David Storl

Since April 1, 2013 Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht has supported the shot put star born on August 27, 1990. In 2011 at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, he became the first German world champion in the shot put. At 21, he was the then youngest World Champion in this event. 2012 followed the title as European Champion. In the same year, David Storl won the Silver Medal at the London Olympic Games with a top performance of 21.86 meters. . At the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow David Storl took home his second world champion title and a year later in Zurich another title as European champion.
Website: www.davidstorl.de

Carolin Schäfer

Born on 5/12/1991, Carolin Schäfer became German Champion in heptathlon for the first time in 2013 aged just 22. In the U20 already the young athlete had drawn attention to herself by winning the World and European Champion titles. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht has supported the sporting all-rounder since December 2014. At the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich she achieved 4th place with her new personal best performance of 6,395 points.
Website: http://www.carolinschaefer.com/

Christina Obergföll

The top javelin athlete, born on August 22, 1981, has been financially supported by Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht since 2000. Greatest successes: Runner-up in the World Championships, German Champion, European record holder, winner of the Bronze Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, winner of the Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and winner of the Gold Medal at the 2013 Athletics World Championships in Moscow.
Website: www.christina-obergfoell.com

Freiburg charity association for children with cancer

Herrenknecht AG had collected a donation of 87,000 euros by the end of July 2012 for the Freiburg charity association for children with cancer. The founder and Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr.-Ing. E. h. Martin Herrenknecht launched the donation activities on the occasion of the company's 35th anniversary gala. Employees, customers, partners of the company as well as the Chairman of the Board of Management himself gave donations.
Website: www.helfen-hilft.de

Roland Berger scholarship

The Roland Berger scholarship promotes talented children and youths from socially disadvantaged families in a support program which focuses on the individual and considers the overall personality. The aim is to support young people who are prepared to take on responsibility in society.Herrenknecht has supported the foundation by financing two scholarships annually since 2011.
Website: www.rolandbergerstiftung.org


Since summer 1998, Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht has contributed to maintaining a parish in the Schwanau, Allmannsweier community with a private donation.

Christmas donations

For several years, Herrenknecht has supported various charities with financial resources. These include Germany's Relief Coalition, Doctors Without Borders, People for People – Karlheinz Böhm's Ethiopia Aid, SOS Children's Villages, Unicef as well as the UN Refugee Agency.

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