Würselen, 30/11/2015. A year that has both been turbulent and successful is coming to a close. The main focus for GoalControl this year was the introduction of the goal line technology GoalControl-4D into the French Ligue 1. Managing Director Dirk Broichhausen said in May: “winning the French football league contract was an equally exceptional and also strategically important success. Our complete package was convincing and we are very grateful and proud that the Ligue de Football Professionnel had the trust in us to take over this important project.” 15 new jobs were created through this project – mainly for operations in France.
GoalControl can look back at further ground-breaking results in this year. Broichhausen stated: “the first stadium in the middle East, the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait, was fitted with GoalControl goal line technology. Michael Dell personally awarded us with the prize for the most innovative Start-Up company at the Dell World conference in Austin, Texas. We still have lots of plans ahead of us and we will go into 2016 with clear goals, focus and we look forward to starting the New Year with technological foresight in mind.
Whilst the last projects for 2015 are being finished off now so that we can then spend the festive period with our families, the violence in many countries in the world casts a shadow over the Christmas period and the festivities.
The number of people who are running away from fighting, repression and persecution is growing all the time and the cold winter will make life all the more difficult for the refugees. GoalControl GmbH took the opportunity to support the local Refugee Aid Organization “Förderkreis Asyl Würselen e.V.” with a Christmas donation. Dirk Broichhausen explained: “as it is with every year, Christmas is the time to help others. Because whilst we can spend quality time with our loved ones, there are a lot of people who have to live under terrible conditions at the moment. We want to help these people a little bit with our donation to the Förderkreis Asyl Würselen e.V.” The “Förderkreis Asyl Würselen e.V.” was founded on the 19th June 2015 in order to financially support the work and organization of the voluntary helpers, who work for and with the refugees in Würselen. The objective of the charitable organization is to integrate the refugees into our society.
We would like to thank our clients, our partners and our employees for a year of working together successfully and for the mutual trust.
GoalControl GmbH wishes you a happy festive period and lots of luck, success and good health for the New Year 2016.
Dr. Jürgen Philipps