July 7, 2017 / Press Release

In mourning for Martha Ensinger

Martha Ensinger, beloved wife of company founder Wilfried Ensinger, passed away on June 27 after a serious illness. The Chief Executive and employees of Ensinger share the grief of the family members at this sad time.

“Without Martha Ensinger, Ensinger would not be what it is today,” said Professor Berthold Leibinger last summer at the 50-year jubilee celebrations of the family firm. Back in the sixties, Martha Ensinger had encouraged her husband to take the bold step of founding his own company. She took care of bringing up the couple’s four children and supported Wilfried Ensinger from the start in his bid to expand the business. While her husband concentrated on product development, process engineering and production, Martha Ensinger looked after admin and commercial aspects. Over many years, she was in charge of the accounts and shared responsibility for human resources. During the period of dynamic growth, she cultivated international contacts and was involved in the formation of the company’s subsidiaries.

Her commitment to the family firm went hand in hand with charitable work. As long ago as the seventies, the Ensingers founded their first aid projects in Brazil. 1997 saw the formation of the Wilfried Ensinger Foundation, which supports social, cultural and scientific institutions in Germany and abroad. The long-term aid projects set up in African and Asian countries, including the development of a primary school in Nigeria and charity campaigns in the Ukraine, are largely aimed at helping children. Martha Ensinger travelled tirelessly to forge personal contacts with project management staff. In recognition of her services to charitable causes, she and her husband were jointly awarded the Pontifical Order of Pope Saint Sylvester in July 2013.

Martha Ensinger reached the age of 76. The Requiem in Rottenburg Cathedral and the subsequent committal were attended by large numbers of the public. Wilfried Ensinger, and Martha Ensinger’s sons, daughters and grandchildren joined with employees, friends and family to say their final farewells.

About Ensinger

The Ensinger group is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of compounds, semi-finished materials, profiles and technical parts made of engineering and high performance plastics through extrusion, machining and injection moulding. With a total of 2,300 employees at 33 locations, the family-owned enterprise is represented worldwide in all major industrial regions with manufacturing facilities or sales offices.

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