Filli Future – meet the intergalactic robot from planet “netruG”

Pages for folding out, lighting up, coloring in, puzzle solving, and much more – intergalactic robot “Filli Future” introduces himself and his “super talents” in his first book.

Pages for folding out, lighting up, coloring in, puzzle solving, and much more – intergalactic robot "Filli Future" introduces himself and his "super talents" in his first book. The ultra-cool robot from planet "netruG" describes his world of technology in an extremely humorous and endearing way. With "Filli Future", Fill Machine Engineering presents a uniquely designed and educationally valuable children’s book never seen before in this form.

Gurten, 27. April 2017 – For some time now, Fill’s company mascot "Filli Future" has not only been winning children’s hearts all over the world; his inquisitive nature and the way in which he explains his "super talents" make Filli Future the friendliest robot of our times. Whether it be his "magneto legs", with which he can move himself head over heels, his "telescopic arms" that can be extended up to eight meters, or his ultra-sensitive "sens-ears" that can even hear chocolate melting – Filli Future makes technology fun and something cool. "We’ve obviously struck a chord with children with our company mascot Filli Future. It’s amazing how enthusiastic kids become as soon as the robot appears – in whatever form that may be," says a delighted Bettina Fill, who is responsible for the company’s internal communications.

Now in book form
The first ever Filli Future book has now been published in a high-quality design and two languages – German and English. Pages that light up in the dark or fold out, model-making instructions for the "super brain", tricky puzzles, and coloring pictures not only impress the little readers. In line with the latest pedagogical standards, children learn terms from the fascinating world of technology proactively through play. The ingenious illustrations were created by Eva Dranaz and Jochen Fill, who are also jointly responsible for the texts with Andreas Fill. The extraordinary children’s book, which was published in-house in 2016, has been included in the long list for "Austria’s most beautiful book 2016".

Foundation and childcare facility
Filli Future has a very big heart for children. The foundation acting in his name actively supports children’s social projects all over the world. The engagement extends from "Médecins sans Frontières" to the "Helping Hands" initiative that makes a school education possible for children in Kenya through to the building of drinking fountains in Cambodia. Another milestone is the "Planet Filli Future" childcare facility at Fill’s head office in Gurten. Since September 2016, Fill Machine Engineering has been offering professional child care for children up to the age of 14 here, with the aim of helping parents harmonize their work and family lives. With this facility, the internationally successful family business has also demonstrated its innovative ability outside its core business.

Corporate data
Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company serving diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technology and methods in management, communication, and production.
Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building industries. The company is the global market and innovation leader in aluminum core removal technology, casting technology, wood bandsaw technology, as well as in ski and snowboard production machines. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned and now has more than 715 employees. In 2016, the company recorded sales of 145 million euros.

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