Artur Gronowski was born on 17 February 1926 in Lütgendortmund as the sixth of ten children. After completing school, finishing his vocational training as a technical draughtsman, and working in various career posts in the field of plant engineering, he founded the company Ing. A. Gronowski – the direct precursor of today’s company – on 6 April 1972. On 26 January 1987, the company was renamed Agromatic Regelungstechnik GmbH.
While recovering from a serious illness, in 2001, Artur Gronowski made the decision to establish a foundation into which the majority of his company shares would flow following his death. The foundation, established on 15 December 2005, is dedicated to the support of regional healthcare programs and education. The foundation commenced its charitable activities in the year 2008.
The foundation’s sponsorships
Various regional projects have been successfully sponsored by the foundation, including the following:
- Dr. Clown: Clownbesuche in Kinderkliniken, Senioren- und Pflegeheimen e. V. – a project in the region of Eastern Westphalia-Lippe, which arranges clown visits to children’s hospitals and nursing homes
- Sport und LernPark Heeper Fichten, a recreational area and project of Turn- und Sportvereinigung Ost (TSO) in Bielefeld
- “Allergies and school: Itching to know more?” – a project of the community foundation Bielefelder Bürgerstiftung.
The initiative includes a 90-minute lesson for third-year schoolchildren and an information evening for parents and teachers.
The project has run for several years, and 123 elementary schools with over 7,700 children in total have taken part in it.
- v. Bodelschwinghsche Stiftungen Bethel (children’s hospice)
- University of Münster