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WITRON receives the 2016 award for Small and Medium-Sized Companies

European Business Forum (EWiF) awards important prizes

The winner in the category of „Services“

The winner in the category of „Services“

Munich / Parkstein, November 16, 2016: Deep appreciation for the general contractor WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH from Parkstein: The Bavarian award for small and medium-sized companies 2016 - awarded by the European Business Forum (EWiF) - goes to the Upper Palatinate. The WITRON Managing Directors, Helmut Prieschenk and Christian Dietl, received the “Pillar of small and medium-sized businesses” as well as the certificate in the category of “Services” from the Financial State Secretary, Albert Fueracker. The award ceremony was accompanied by an evening gala held at the Maximilianeum in Munich. The prize for small and medium-sized companies is awarded to honor extraordinary entrepreneurial creativeness and to present the company’s outstanding work to the public.  

In his laudatory speech, the Upper Palatinate Fueracker honored the particular economic achievements of the company from Parkstein as an employer and for the people of the region.  

Under the patronage of the President of the Bavarian Parliament, Barbara Stamm, and the Minister of the State, Ilse Aigner, small and medium-sized companies from Bavaria have been honored for the tenth time for special achievements in the category of trade, crafts, services, and manufacturing trade. The awarding criteria are outstanding achievements in the field of customer focus, personnel policy, conservation of resources, innovation and future, internationalization, as well as social and corporate commitment. The jury is composed of former award winners as well as personalities from industry, politics, science, trade associations, and the media.  

“We are very proud and extremely happy to receive this honor”, said WITRON CEO, Helmut Prieschenk. “First and foremost, because it honors the extraordinary teamwork of our 2,400 employees in an oftentimes very challenging project business and emphasizes the loyalty of our long-standing customers who - in the end - are a crucial factor for this success. Secondly, because it is a special appreciation for the lifetime achievements of our company founder, Walter Winkler and his wife, who were successful in establishing a unique and prosperous family business over the past 45 years. This prize award symbolizes especially future motivation, an honor to past achievements, and the further development of WITRON as an Upper Palatinate family business with innovative capability, courage, and diligence into the future.” 

Christian Dietl, CEO of WITRON-Services regards this honor as “a great award for the impressive development WITRON has taken in the past decades”. At the same time, the Bavarian award for small and medium-sized companies in the category of “Services” is certainly no reason to rest on one’s laurels, “but is to serve as an additional driver for the future success of our company”, says Dietl. “The design and realization of cost-efficient distribution centers has been WITRON’s strength for many years. Thanks to this know how and the great experience, we are a strong service partner for our customers - from the service through to the entire operation of a logistics system.