Mascot for the plant.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Berlin motorcycle production, the paint shop team designed a unique Buddy Bear.
One year ago, the in-house call for submissions for the design of the Buddy Bear opened. All employees could submit suggestions, which were evaluated by a jury according to criteria such as history and references to the plant. The winning design came from Danijela Rakić, a member of the Paint Shop 2 team..
The design shows the Buddy Bear sitting on the first motorcycle made at the plant, including the corresponding year, ‘69. The bear’s paws feature famous symbols and sights realting to Berlin and especially Spandau. Every spot of color had to be exactly right. That’s why the team didn't use spray guns, but brushes with synthetic hairs.
From now on, Bruno the Buddy Bear welcomes colleagues and visitors at Gate 1. He is one of over 1,000 animal ambassadors in the city of Berlin.