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Gunskirchen, Austria, 2012/02/10 - BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG receives award BGF Seal of Quality from the Upper Austrian Regional Health Insurance Fund (OÖGKK) and the Austrian Federal Minister of Health, Alois Stöger - BRP.com. TSX: DOO
BRP's Austrian affiliate received the award for exemplary workplace health promotion at a ceremony held at the Old City Hall in Linz on February 8, 2012.
As one of the region’s largest vocational training enterprises, BRP was involved in the model project “U21” from December 2007 to August 2009 – a health project initiated by the OÖGKK which was specifically oriented towards young employees and apprentices.
The Austrian network for workplace health promotion initiated the BGF Seal of Quality three years ago to ensure the quality of workplace health promotion in Austria. The Seal of Quality is the outwardly visible sign when a company implements sustainable measures for workplace health promotion.
“The safety and health of all employees rank foremost at BRP. In addition to numerous key health promotion activities, e.g. a company-owned health and fitness centre which all employees and their relatives can use, BRP also particularly emphasizes the health promotion of apprentices,” says DI Thomas Loibl, BRP-Powertrain site manager.
BRP's Austrian facility trains its apprentices in seven technical professions ranging from mechatronic technician to engine vehicle technician as well as office management assistant.
BRP-Powertrain, an affiliate of BRP (brp.com), is a leader in the development and production of innovative 4- and 2-stroke high performance Rotax engines for BRP products (Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Can-Am all-terrain, side-by-side vehicles and roadsters) as well as for motorcycles, karts, ultra-light and light aircraft. Over the past 50 years, the company has developed more than 350 engine models for recreational products. brp-powertrain.com About BRP Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.
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