Social involvement

As a family company we are concious of our social responsibilities and regularly help people who are in particularly bad situations with contributions, support for the next generation of woodworkers as well as support worldwide relief organisations.

Timion produces therapeutic products for South African children on Felder machines

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Timion NPC is a humanitarian Christian aid organisation in South Africa dedicated to supporting and promoting children and their families who are socially excluded and/or disabled. Over the past few years, more than 1500 children have been cared for in holiday and therapeutic camps and more than 4000 orthopaedic aid devices of their own production have been distributed free of charge.

These therapy chairs, rollators, walking aids, therapy benches and much more are manufactured by volunteers of the organisation in a small workshop in Jefferys Bay near the Indian Ocean. Felder Group has equipped this workshop with a number of high-quality tools and a Felder bandsaw.

"These machines are a real blessing to us. All workshop employees, from Swiss carpenters to young and old volunteers to trained local employees, enjoy working with the Felder machines," says Daniel Meyer, director of Timion NPC, together with his team. "The quality of the workshop was improved by the high-grade Felder machines. Again and again we are amazed at how versatile the Felder combination machine is. The bandsaw is used for conventional woodcuts and for the production of wood joints, but also, for example, to cut the foam material for the padding of our auxiliary equipment. In addition, the educational and technical books made available are a great benefit in training our local workers," reports Alfred Ramseyer, one of many long-term volunteers.
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Felder donates carpentry equipment for Africa Amini Alama

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"To serve the peace and well-being of the region between the peoples of Meru (Bantu) and Maasai". This is the credo of Africa Amini Alama – the aid project of the Austrian doctor DDr. Christine Wallner in Tanzania, at the foot of Mount Meru. The education centre of the WHO model project consists of a tailor's shop, a car repair shop, a bricklayer training workshop and a carpentry workshop.

The Felder Group supports the project Africa Amini Alama in the summer of 2018 not only with a FELDER 5-speed combination machine CF5 / 31, a horizontal slot mortiser FD-250, an AF 12 dust extractor and various tools and accessories, but also brought the HTL (school for higher technical education) of Imst and the logistics company "Gebrüder Weiss" on board.

HTL Imst relies on its experience from the implementation of a similar project in Uganda. Once again a team - consisting of teachers and students - was sent to Tanzania to expedite the aid project with competent expertise. Financing of the trip was realized by the HTL Imst through numerous voluntary donations and sponsors.

The responsible task of the team was to put the machines into operation after extensive training by an experienced Felder technician and to train the operators in safe working as well as the production of furniture and other articles of daily use.
After three intensive weeks, the know-how gained is now integrated into everyday school life. The carpenter apprentices are now already producing the tables for the Secondary School as one of their first projects.

The Felder-Group thanks all who contributed to the success of this project.
Afrika Amini Alama

17 woodworking machines for UN aid project in Lebanon

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The goal of a United Nations aid project in Lebanon is to give young people a chance for a successful future through education. The Felder Group equipped the training school in Zgharta with seven brand new woodworking machines, thus enabling qualified professional training at the highest level.

So that the future woodworkers in the region also find a safe place to work after their training, the Felder Group donated a fully equipped 5-speed CF 741 combination machine to 10 carpentries selected by UNIDO.
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