Social commitment

As a family-owned company it is natural for us to play an active role in our society. We feel responsible for the social, economic, and ecological needs around our locations. We support schools, clubs, and a wide range of initiatives not only financially but also with our technology, our commitment and our pioneering spirit. We would be delighted if you took up commitments in addition to your work.

Under the motto "Give life a future", SCHUNK this year supports the valuable work of the aftercare clinic Tannheim for families of children, teenagers, and young adults with cancer, heart disease, and cystic fibrosis.

SCHUNK moves

We, at SCHUNK, have more in common than just our employer. There are the SCHUNK Speedys, our ambitious team of runners, we have mountain, racing, and city bike groups, over 250 skillful soccer players, who compete for the SCHUNK Cup at our summer festival, colleagues who organize several days of

Organizing cycling tours with customers and international colleagues and much more. Our sports and team spirit do not just unite our active colleagues, but also all those who turn out to watch and cheer, help with the organization by grilling bratwurst, serving drinks, ironing soccer kits, providing comfort and first aid as well as those who simply come to celebrate with their colleagues.

SCHUNK thinks in advance – pioneering spirit for an autonomous life

We are technology leaders because we think in terms of solutions rather than problems. Solutions that offer genuine added value. An added value that can be expressed in quality of life, and not just in numbers. Such as our assistance robot FRIEND.

A cooperation with IAT Bremen has been developed. This made it possible for a librarian with multiple disabilities to continue to practice her profession independently.

Jens Lehmann gives moments of happiness at the children's hospital in Heilbronn

Bright, shining eyes and lots of excitement: when world class goalkeeper and SCHUNK brand ambassador Jens Lehmann visited the SLK clinic for pediatrics and adolescent medicine in Heilbronn just before Christmas 2015 to present a donation from the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems SCHUNK. The sense of excitement among the little patients, their parents and the nursing staff was akin to opening presents under the Christmas tree.

The children and youths temporarily forgot about their illnesses and the world around them and enjoyed the celebrity’s visit. Jens Lehmann obviously took pleasure in the visit and gladly had his picture taken with the little and big fans, signed balls and chatted about soccer.

Social internship - SCHUNK connects people

Finding out about how others live, joining societies and taking on social responsibility - at SCHUNK this is all an integral part of training. In the second year of training all our apprentices spend two weeks working in a social or support facility. Working with seniors or people with physical or mental disabilities can be a challenge at first for most people. ...

Once overcome, the way is clear for common experiences that often stay with our apprentices and their mentees as positive memories for a long time afterwards. There is nothing like the experience of treating other people with friendship and care.

SCHUNK integrates - external classes for Kaywald School

Everybody has skills and can do things they never dreamed of when backed by a strong team. We are convinced of this at SCHUNK. And we experience it again and again. This is particularly the case in our relationship with students from the Kaywald School, a school for physically and mentally disabled people, which we have had the honor of supporting since 2011 in the form of special SCHUNK external classes.

Kaywald pupils complete internships with us, take responsibility for the recycling service and are included in our everyday operations with their involvement in various projects. A real enrichment! We are delighted that we are regularly able to welcome Kaywald school graduates who join our team and make a valuable contribution to our company's success.

Entrepreneurial Heart

Creativity, assertiveness, willingness to take risks, and social responsibility: for his exemplary entrepreneurial commitment, Henrik A. Schunk, Managing Partner of the SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG from Lauffen am Neckar, was honored with the "Entrepreneurial Heart" award at the 2016 summit of the global market leaders in Schwäbisch Hall. The awards are an initiative of WirtschaftsWoche magazine and the company Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. They focus on entrepreneurs who made courageous decisions that serve as examples to others. The prize was awarded for the first time this year.
With the Kaywald school cooperation project, a school for children and young people with physical and mental disabilities in Lauffen am Neckar, Germany, SCHUNK - a global market leader for clamping technology and gripping systems showed

Social commitment and entrepreneurial spirit go hand in hand. SCHUNK has cooperated with the school for over ten years now. The starting point was an initiative for social competence, which Henrik A. Schunk came up with together with his father, Heinz-Dieter Schunk and the SCHUNK Human Resources Department. Since then, SCHUNK apprentices have taken on a two-week long social internship at the Kaywald school in Lauffen, among other places. Each year, more projects were added to the initiative. Today, the students at Kaywald school are a key part of the daily routine at SCHUNK.