Social responsibility


Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH is a company whose share capital is divided among four shareholders. Two of these shareholders are foundations that are committed to financially supporting and implementing projects aimed at improving the well-being of people and society. Through scientific progress and social commitment, we are committed to concrete and efficient measures. Our foundations operate in the Kerpen region, the Rhine-Erft district, Cologne and Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler.

Marga and Walter Boll Foundation

The Marga and Walter Boll Foundation is a non-profit, legally independent foundation under private law established in 1995 and based in Kerpen. It was endowed by the founder Marga Boll with company shares in Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH. As a traditional company investment foundation, it receives an annual share of the company's distributed profits for use in accordance with the articles of association.
The Boll Foundation focuses on the well-being of people. The foundation relies on professional expertise and good partnerships with the sponsors and representatives of the projects and institutions it supports. Scientific research projects and social projects must be in line with the foundation's purpose in order to receive financial support. The competence of the project partners and sponsors is decisive in the selection process.

Supporting good things. Doing good things.

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Dr. Heinz Lux Foundation

As a long-standing shareholder and managing director, Dr. h.c. Heinz Lux steered and shaped the history of Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH and its employees as well as its worldwide subsidiaries and branches for over 50 years. In 2008, Dr. h. c. Heinz Lux fulfilled his long-cherished wish not only to be successful as an entrepreneur, but also to work for the common good - and to do both as sustainably as possible: he established the foundation named after him, Dr. Heinz Lux Foundation, and personally defined its statutes. In line with his vision, support for the selected projects today is needs-oriented, practical and uncomplicated.

Science & Research
Science & Research

Promotion of basic and applied research especially in the fields of:

  • Technical sciences
  • Economic and social sciences
  • Medical and health sciences, pediatrics
  • Biological and natural sciences
Social projects
Social projects

Promotion of social projects & purposes in the following areas:

  • Health care
  • Child and youth related facilities and projects
  • Family-related facilities and projects
  • Senior-related facilities and projects
  • Education and training support