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Around 1,200 Sirona employees take the Weststadthalle sports arena by storm 06/21/2012

Bensheim, June 19, 2012. On 15 June the complete Sirona workforce in Bensheim, plus the management and numerous guests of honor, gathered in the Weststadthalle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bensheim production plant under the motto “50 years of Bensheim. From Bensheim to the entire world.”

Those who are familiar with the Weststadthalle from the games of the Flames handball team could hardly believe their eyes. A luxurious black carpet, white ceiling hangings and a fantastic light installation had transformed this sports venue into a ballroom. The festive white table settings for the 1,200 guests were bathed in Sirona’s corporate colors. The gala dinner and the program of entertainment offered numerous highlights. Artistic waiters juggled with plates and walked on their hands through the aisles. The local comedy star Bodo Bach evoked waves of laughter and the Freddy Wonder Combo provided the perfect musical accompaniment for each item on the program. After the official proceedings had been completed, the guests took to the dance floor and the atmosphere reached fever pitch. Later in the evening the guests either enjoyed the warm summer weather in the open-air bars or congregated in the Sirona Disco, where the party continued until the early hours of the morning.

Sirona, the world’s leading dental equipment producer, can trace its roots back 135 years to 1877. The company has been located in Bensheim for exactly 50 years. In 1962, with the aim of increasing its capacity, Siemens Reiniger built a new production plant on the south-western fringes of Bensheim. In the following years the plant was systematically expanded. Today Sirona is the dental industry’s acknowledged technology pioneer and market leader, with business operations at 24 locations worldwide, plus a global sales and service network

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Jubilee gala: On 15 June around 1,200 Sirona employees celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Bensheim production plant

Fig. 1: Jubilee gala: On 15 June around 1,200 Sirona employees celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Bensheim production plant.

Sirona’s CEO Jost C. Fischer looked back with great pride – and forward with great motivation

Fig. 2: Sirona’s CEO Jost C. Fischer looked back with great pride – and forward with great motivation.

Sirona honors the former managers

Fig. 3: Sirona honors the former managers Burger, Haar, Scherer and Behne. From left to right: Harald Burger, President Jeffrey T. Slovin, CEO Jost C. Fischer, Theo Haar, Franz Scherer, Ernst-August Behne, Vice President Michael Geil.

Sirona-Party with the Freddy Wonder Combo

Fig. 4: The Sirona party with the Freddy Wonder Combo. The Sirona employees celebrated until the early hours of the morning.

 

For further information please contact:

Sirona Dental GmbH
Sirona Straße 1
A-5071 Wals bei Salzburg
Austria
P +43 (0) 662 / 2450-0
F +43 662 2450-109590
contact@sirona.com
www.sirona.com

About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology and innovation leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit www.sirona.com for more information about Sirona and its products.

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