"One Asia, One Family" - the 5th Freudenberg Asia Cup

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"One Asia, One Family" - the 5th Freudenberg Asia Cup

On October 20th, 2012, about 450 employees from 16 companies in Asia gathered in Shanghai Yuanshen Stadium to attend the 5th Freudenberg Asia Cup, excellently organized by NOK-FREUDENBERG (CHINA) team. The motto of the event is “One Asia, One Family”. Different Group companies sent their teams to compete in four games:  table tennis, badminton, bowling and soccer for the first time in Asia Cup history. More than 100 volunteers from all companies together with the organization team presented a very successful and well organized event.  (Erek Speckert, Co-CEO of NFC)

Mr.Wolfgang Haas, the Founder of Asia Cup

Mrs.Bettina Schoen-Behanzin, General Manager of Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center Asia

Dr. Erek Speckert, Co-CEO of NOK-FREUDENBERG (CHINA)

Badminton Player: Ms. Zhang Jun from Wuxi NOK-Freudenberg Oil Seal

The soccer game: Wuxi NOK-Freudenberg Oil Seal (red) vs. Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens

Overall winner: The team from Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens in Suzhou.

The Asia Cup has already a tradition dating back to the year 2003, where the first “Asia Cup” took place in Suzhou. The cup was donated by the 20 year Representative of Freudenberg in Japan, Wolfgang Haas, who together with his wife flew all the way from Frankfurt to attend the event as special guests. Bettina Schoen-Behanzin, General Manager of Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center Asia, delivered her speech in fluent Chinese during the opening ceremony, “Success needs teams that have one common goal to go for, who have a strategy, fight for it and compete – this is what we will do today”. “Today is a great opportunity to build bridges between the various companies in Asia to strengthen existing relations and build new relation between all our employees in Asia”, addressed by Erek Speckert, Co-CEO of NOK-FREUDENBERG (CHINA), during the opening ceremony. 

All participants enjoyed happiness and passion brought by Asia Cup, especially the colleagues from Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., who were the ultimate winners of  the Asia Cup 2012, the group award. The event brought many colleagues closer and intensively strengthened the team spirit and family sense of the Group in Asia. The Asia Cup is held once every two years (Vanessa Feng)