After Brenntag reorganized its activities in Germany (D), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH) and built a new DACH Organization in 2016, the first big DACH Event took place on Saturday April 29, 2017.
Around 750 Brenntag colleagues from the three DACH countries got together at the VELTINS Arena “Auf Schalke”, the home arena of the Bundesliga team FC Schalke 04, to take part in a football tournament. The “holy lawn” of the arena had to be removed for 23 teams, 210 active football players and four artificial turfs.
The big tournament was kicked off at 1:00 pm sharp by Uli Potofski, an iconic German football reporter. The guests that did not take part in the game cheered their colleagues from the sidelines and furthermore had the choice between goal wall shooting, football rodeo and table football – everything you need for a relaxed day under the open sky.
The winner was announced in the early evening after a hard but fair competition. Team “Hajdgenosse” from Switzerland took the trophy home. The teams “BCD Allstars” and “Spezialisten” came in second and third.
To celebrate the success of the event and to close off the day 500 colleagues headed to DELTA-Musik Park in Essen where the party continued into the early morning hours.