Hirschmann Automotive invests in education. Also in Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. However, “this isn’t entirely altruistic,” reveals Bernd Schwendinger (HR Director). Graduates of FH Vorarlberg are high-quality professionals. Recently, Hirschmann Automotive hosted the “Alumni invite Alumni” event in Rankweil. After a meet-and-greet with snacks and drinks in a pleasant setting, COO Markus Ganahl provided the attendees with interesting insights into the company. From a promotional film, the participants learned what connects people and why more can be achieved togetehr. Ganahl guided the graduates and students through his presentation on “Smart Factories,” spoke about the Hirschmann Automotive test laboratory – one of the largest test laboratories in the German-speaking world – and emphasized the company’s core competences. A tour of the facilities was then given by managers from the areas of Production and Technology. The new center for tool and special machine construction, production facilities, and laboratory were admired by all.