28. October 2020 | Press Release

AIXTRON resists Corona with a Virtual Run

First virtual company run "AIXTRON Global Virtual Run / Participants from all locations around the globe / Running for a good purpose

Herzogenrath/Germany, October 28, 2020 – The first virtual company run of AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA) is a complete success. A total of 116 employees from all AIXTRON locations around the world, representing almost one in six employees of the world's leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, participated in the "1st AIXTRON Global Virtual Run".

The participants could decide for themselves where, when and whether they wanted to run alone or with others in the period from September 28 to October 4, whereby the applicable corona distance regulations had to be observed. Participants aged between 20 and 59 years could choose between three running distances (5, 10 and 15 kilometers).

Shared experience around the globe

More than half of the participants (61) proved their runner qualities in the 5-kilometer run. The run time and the chosen route were documented by the participants using one of the usual digital tracking apps or tracking devices and reported to the organization team of the "1st AIXTRON Global Virtual Run". "The colleagues transmitted their times and everyone who took part is a winner for us," says Guido Pickert, Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at AIXTRON SE.

The runners not only reported their running times, but also sent the organization team many photos and videos of their runs. "While keeping the applicable distance to each other, the runs have become real happenings," adds Christoph Opree, member of the organization team.

More participants than at races on site

Not only the fastest, but every runner received a medal and a certificate for his performance. In addition, every runner received a running shirt that was specially designed for the "1st AIXTRON Global Virtual Run". "With our first virtual run, we were able to get more colleagues to join our event than participated in previous physical runs that took place locally. By taking advantage of the digital possibilities, we were able to involve all our locations worldwide for the first time," emphasizes Guido Pickert.

The fact that AIXTRON employees ran for a good cause also contributed. For every kilometer that was run in the "1st AIXTRON Global Virtual Run", the company will donate one Euro. "For us, sustainability is much more than just the mere fulfillment of ordinances and regulations; it is lived reality. This is why we have created the virtual company run. In this way, we are making a contribution to the health prevention of our employees and can use the donations received to support people and nature," says Rainer Goeckel, CSR Manager of AIXTRON SE.

It is already clear that the high-tech equipment manufacturer will again organize an "AIXTRON Global Virtual Run" – regardless of how the corona pandemic develops.  

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