In the summer of 2012, the company Hase Bikes presented itself at the ThyssenKrupp Ideenpark in the Grugahalle complex in Essen. Visitors had the opportunity to ride on a “Kettwiesel-caterpillar” (5 Kettwiesels hitched together, towed by an e-bike) and sign up for a company tour at Hase Bikes. This tour took place on Friday, October 19, at the Zeche Waltrop under sunny skies. Here, the 35 participants had the chance to see what goes into the building of a specialized bike and gain insight into the type of work performed in the workshops, the assembly hall, and the sales, purchasing, design and marketing departments.
Employees in each of these areas explained their work to the visitors and talked about the types of jobs that people do in a company like Hase Bikes. And of course, at the end of the tour, the participants even had the chance to test ride all models of Hase Bikes. The tour was so enjoyable for us – and the participants – that we are thinking about offering a company tour for interested visitors every year.