ENERGETIX in the Kingdom of Happiness

Bhutan wel­comes first-cat­e­go­ry qual­i­fiers with the great­est of warmth 

It was prob­a­bly the most emo­tion­al train­ing trip that ENERGETIX has ever arranged for its top busi­ness part­ners in a com­pe­ti­tion. Deeply impressed, the par­tic­i­pants describe their expe­ri­ences. They expe­ri­enced what it means when a coun­try active­ly pro­motes ‘gross nation­al hap­pi­ness’. This hap­pi­ness radi­at­ed from the sparkling eyes of every res­i­dent of Bhutan.

The country’s for­mer edu­ca­tion min­is­ter said that it was a world first that a com­pa­ny had organ­ised a train­ing trip to Bhutan. The min­is­ter helped our busi­ness part­ners to see and under­stand what it means to place the peo­ple them­selves at the cen­tre of all deci­sions. All projects revolve around the hap­pi­ness of indi­vid­u­als – a focus that in Bhutan has deliv­ered aston­ish­ing results.

Bud­dhism is the spir­i­tu­al basis for this strat­e­gy of hap­pi­ness, which was appar­ent in all its warmth in our per­son­al encoun­ters with monks and nuns in their monas­ter­ies and abbeys. A trip to the largest Bud­dha stat­ue was arranged – as was an out­ing to the Dzong-style Monastery of Punakha, the most impor­tant sacred site in Bud­dhism.

The busi­ness part­ners were able to expe­ri­ence that genial­i­ty and warmth also char­ac­terise per­son­al inter­ac­tion at the home of a farm­ing fam­i­ly.  The res­i­dents pre­pared dish­es typ­i­cal of the coun­try for the vis­i­tors and offered an insight into the very spe­cial world of the spices and plants that are to be found there.

Yes, the ascent was dif­fi­cult – first on horse­back and then on foot – but the guides‘ atten­tion and warmth made the effort seem small.  And so every­one made their way to the country’s land­mark, the famous Tiger’s Nest. This is a monastery that incred­i­bly holds on to steep rocks and pro­vides an insight to archi­tec­ture that is unique in the world and that presents inde­scrib­able views. Undoubt­ed­ly the high­light of a trip to a coun­try where the phi­los­o­phy of the state has much in com­mon with ENERGETIX’s own vision. Name­ly, the goal of pro­vid­ing peo­ple with the oppor­tu­ni­ty of a ful­filled life in a pro­fes­sion that’s fun and enjoy­able – some­thing that could have come straight from Bhutan’s prin­ci­ples.

This way to the pic­tures of this unique jour­ney.

Gutenberg Marathon on 6 May – a unique experience!

ENERGETIX once again field­ed the largest group of ath­letes at this year’s half marathon in Mainz. It was a true cel­e­bra­tion for the run­ners in the com­pa­ny shirts in blue – which matched the bright blue sky.

And it was much more than just a run: the entire man­age­ment was present, sev­er­al mem­bers of the STARCLUB, ENERGETIX employ­ees – all in the ‘goose-pim­ple’ atmos­phere of a sport­ing event at which sev­er­al thou­sand par­tic­i­pants let them­selves be car­ried across the fin­ish­ing line by the spectator’s thun­der­ous applause and the pow­er­ful music from the loud­speak­ers. It’s some­thing you need to have expe­ri­enced for your­self!

EXERGETIX’s run­ners also enjoyed addi­tion­al sup­port: extreme sports per­son­al­i­ty Joey Kel­ly had also donned the blue ENERGETIX shirt to again keep to his promise that he would to help every team mem­ber across the fin­ish­ing line. To be accom­pa­nied across the line by this charis­mat­ic per­son after 21 km: pure emo­tion!

CEO and Sole Share­hold­er Roland Förster took the oppor­tu­ni­ty that an inter­view on the SWR stage pre­sent­ed to explain what made ENERGETIX’s pres­ence at the Mainz Marathon so spe­cial: for every kilo­me­tre run, the com­pa­ny donates two euros to its char­i­ty part­ner, the Hugo Tem­pel­man Foun­da­tion. So Roland Förster was able to hand over the round­ed-up fig­ure of 5,000 euros to Lies­je Tem­pel­man, the wife of the charity’s founder, who – along with her sons – had also joined the run­ners.

Liv­ing at and with ENERGETIX brings many warm and mov­ing moments – and every­one is able to enjoy a whole range of them at the Guten­berg Marathon. That’s why ‘See you next year’ is sim­ply the nat­ur­al way of say­ing good­bye at the end of this event. And, as men­tioned above, it’s some­thing that you have to expe­ri­ence first hand – whether as a fast or slow run­ner or as a spec­ta­tor on the side­lines. So make a note of the next run and join us for a unique expe­ri­ence in 2019 – the 20th Guten­berg Marathon.

Here are the pho­tos for you!

ENERGETIX in the Paris of the East: Bucharest – and through Transylvania

In April, win­ners of ENERGETIX’s HAPPY FUTURE com­pe­ti­tion from the Nether­lands, Ger­many and Switzer­land took part in a train­ing trip to Tran­syl­va­nia and expe­ri­enced impres­sive land­scapes, medieval cities and leg­endary cas­tles.

It all start­ed with the depar­ture on 19 April 2018 from Frank­furt to Bucharest, the cap­i­tal of Roma­nia, also known for its mag­nif­i­cent boule­vards and impres­sive build­ings as the Paris of the East. The par­tic­i­pants were able to explore the old town on a guid­ed walk. Many tra­di­tion­al pubs, cafés and bars line the nar­row alley­ways. The first evening was con­clud­ed in a very atmos­pher­ic set­ting – at the ‘Caru‘ cu Bere’, the city’s most famous restau­rant, which – with its two-storey vault and colour­ful glass win­dows – is more rem­i­nis­cent of a cathe­dral than a restau­rant.

End­less expans­es and forests
The next morn­ing com­menced for ENERGETIX’s busi­ness part­ners with a pro­gramme of con­trasts: the group left Bucharest to trav­el through the unspoilt nature of the Tran­syl­van­ian Carpathi­ans to Sina­ia, a small moun­tain resort in the Pra­ho­va Val­ley. Peleș Cas­tle, King Carol’s for­mer sum­mer res­i­dence, is sit­u­at­ed near here. King Car­ol, who was born a prince of Hohen­zollern and who was lat­er crowned King of Roma­nia, built one of the most mod­ern cas­tles in Europe in the sec­ond half of the 19th cen­tu­ry – with lots of light and an indoor lift – and so took a piece of his home with him to Roma­nia.

The trip con­tin­ued on to Brașov, one of the largest cities in Tran­syl­va­nia, where the group stopped off at the tra­di­tion­al Rhein Vine­yard in Azu­ga – a for­mer sup­pli­er to the court. This is where Romania’s old­est sparkling wine that is made using the cham­pagne method is pro­duced. The tast­ing also helped our busi­ness part­ners get into a prop­er sparkling mood before they set off again towards the south east.

A small chal­lenge await­ed the group in Brașov: it was divid­ed into four teams, which were tasked with find­ing the city’s sights, speak­ing to local res­i­dents and buy­ing small sou­venirs. Every­one rose to the chal­lenge and were so lat­er reward­ed with choco­late medals at din­ner.

Fabled and full of mys­tery: Bran Cas­tle
The next day start­ed with a trip to the coun­try­side where ENERGETIX’s team was giv­en a warm wel­come by a local fam­i­ly and treat­ed to typ­i­cal local spe­cial­i­ties from the family’s own gar­dens. Lunch in a small vine­yard built up the group’s strength for a spe­cial high­light of the trip: Bran Cas­tle, where, accord­ing to leg­end, the famous vam­pire Count Drac­u­la is said to have struck ter­ror into people’s hearts. The for­mi­da­ble cas­tle, built on steep cliffs at the old bor­der between Tran­syl­va­nia and Wal­lachia, attracts many tourists and vam­pire fans from all over the world.

The final farewell meal gave the par­tic­i­pants the oppor­tu­ni­ty to swap notes with oth­er part­ners both about the eeri­ly beau­ti­ful trav­el impres­sions and busi­ness mat­ters in a relaxed atmos­phere before their return to Frank­furt the next morn­ing.
Per­haps you’ll be join­ing us on our next trip? ENERGETIX express­es its grat­i­tude towards its suc­cess­ful busi­ness part­ners with extra­or­di­nary trips around the world.

This way to more pho­tos.