The convoy sets off at 16:10 sharp. Bus Number 1 is the first to hit the road heading towards Austria. 37 large coaches follow it in a long convoy snaking from the bus parkway to the the site’s West Gate. Less than five minutes later and the whole thing is over. The parkway lies empty in the afternoon sun – and a large proportion of WACKER employees are on their way home.
Half of the site’s employees use the shuttle service. “From shift workers to doctors,” explains Alois Moick with pride. The 59-year-old is master of bus routes and timetables. Hence his nickname at work: the Route Master. Of course, Alois Moick takes the bus to work himself. As he has done for 44 years.
Originally after leaving school, Moick completed an apprenticeship as a fitter. He went on to work as a fitter and welder at the Burghausen site. Later, he was a long-term serving member of the employee council. He has been in charge of the bus service since 1999. For Moick, it’s a matter close to the heart: “My father was a truck driver, large vehicles have always fascinated me,” he explains.