Heinz Gillrath celebrated his 70th birthday back in March 2020. Unfortunately, the planned big birthday celebration had to be cancelled on account of the Corona pandemic. The 70-year-old continues to support his two sons in the management of Gillrath Ziegel- und Klinkerwerke, a brick plant in Erkelenz, in the Rhineland. He has recently been advising them on investment decisions, such as the acquisition of a waterstruck press, the installation of a steaming kiln as well as the commissioning of several sawing machines for the production of brick slips.
His son Marcus says about his father: “He comes to work still joyfully every day and is regarded by us and all the employees as a sincere and dedicated entrepreneur who is always on to hand to help us, especially in difficult situations, with his advice and well-measured calmness.” Next year, Heinz Gillrath celebrates his 50-year anniversary in the brickworks.