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Best Managed Company

The Best Managed Companies programme is a competition and seal of quality for successful medium-sized companies. The vision: to build a national and global ecosystem of excellently managed SMEs.

A key unique selling point of the Best Managed Companies programme is its international nature: this programme was launched by Deloitte in Canada in the 1990s and has now been successfully introduced in more than 45 countries. The basic requirements for participation in the Best Managed Companies Award are a minimum annual turnover of 150 million euros and the company's headquarters in Germany. In addition, the companies must be medium-sized or family-run and be able to demonstrate successful economic development in recent years.

Each participating company goes through a multi-stage application process in which an online questionnaire must be completed in the first step. In this process, basic company data is requested and the general positioning in relation to the core content areas of the award is analysed. In the second phase, following an initial assessment of the application documents, selected companies are invited to a personal interview. In interviews lasting several hours, the companies are analysed in detail with regard to their performance in the four core areas of strategy, productivity and innovation, culture and commitment, and finance and governance.

Based on the application documents and the evaluation of the personal interviews, the Best Managed Companies Award's expert advisory board defines the shortlist, from which a jury consisting of renowned representatives from business, science and the media then selects the award winners. The initiators of the award are Deloitte Private, UBS, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

My entire team and I are delighted to receive this special honour. For us, it is a reward for the continuous development of our work for the benefit of our customers, our employees and our social environment. It is also an incentive to use our love and passion for the continuous search for improvement potential and its realisation."

Being recognised as Best Managed Company is a great honour for us and also an incentive to continue our work with passion. It encourages us not only to continue, but also to carry on the fire of enthusiasm and pass it on to our successors. They are the specialists and managers of our future. Their development and promotion are the real goal of sustainable corporate management. A big thank you goes to the jury for this recognition and, of course, to our entire team, whose commitment and dedication made this success possible in the first place. Special thanks go to Dr Johannes F. Kirchhoff, whose vision and leadership are essential to our success.

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