The official ceremony for the Group's centenary took place three months later than originally planned. In his welcoming address, board spokesman Karlheinz Wex emphasized that "we will continue along the path of success that we have walked for the past 100 years. Our clear focus will be the materials molybdenum and tungsten and we will achieve our goal of becoming world number 1, 2, or 3 in all our business activities or at least make significant progress in our pursuit of this goal. And we want to be an attractive employer at every point where we have a manufacturing or sales presence in our global corporate network."
In his speech, chairman of the supervisory board Michael Schwarzkopf confirmed that this big anniversary was something special. In his words: "Many different factors need to be in synergy for a company to thrive for so long. To survive all manner of crises, it takes commercial vision and courage, the commitment of those involved, owner confidence in the sustainability of the company, and also a bit of luck. I stand here today with pride, immense pleasure, but also gratitude. All of you here today have played a role in making the Plansee Group a successful, international industrial group in the field of the high-tech materials molybdenum and tungsten over the course of its 100-year history."
Among the many guests and guests of honor was Governor Günther Platter, who honored the Plansee Group with the Tyrolean coat of arms on behalf of the Tyrol State Government. Platter emphasized that "for 100 years, the Plansee Group has played more of a role in supporting and shaping the development of the Reutte district than any other company. To this day, the company continues to be characterized by its exceptional pioneering spirit and strong attachment to its roots, which benefits the 2,400 employees who work in the Reutte district alone. In special recognition of this successful history, the pioneering company will in the future bear the Tyrolean coat of arms, which the state of Tyrol bestows upon people and companies for their outstanding services."