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Keller & Kalmbach honoured with "Axia Best Managed Companies" Award 2021

Unterschleissheim, 06 May 2021: "Because excellent corporate management belongs to excellent" is the motto of the award! The AxiaBest Managed Companies programme is a competition and seal of quality for successful medium-sized companies run by Deloitte Private, WirtschaftsWoche, CreditSuisse and BDI in Germany. The vision: to build a national and global ecosystem of excellently managed medium-sized companies.

A key unique selling point of Best Managed Companies is its internationality: Best Managed Companies was launched by Deloitte in Canada in the 1990s and has since been successfully introduced in more than 30 countries.

"With the Best Managed Company Award, we honour medium-sized companies in Germany that exemplify what is not for nothing called the backbone of the economy. It is companies like Keller & Kalmbach that not only withstand the pressure even in extraordinary times, but find their top form under pressure. It is thanks to them that crises can also be new beginnings by recognising the increased urgency of new developments such as digitalisation and sustainability and implementing them in a way that benefits society," explains Mischa Tschopp, Market Group Head Germany and Austria International at Credit Suisse.

Keller & Kalmbach, based in Unterschleissheim near Munich, is known as one of Europe's leading full-service providers of C-parts. The company was recognised for its sustainable and value-oriented corporate philosophy in all four categories (strategy, productivity and innovation, culture and commitment, finance and governance). Together with employees, customers and partners (including Fraunhofer IML), Keller & Kalmbach has worked intensively on the corporate strategy in recent years and streamlined the organisation and created innovation spaces for its realisation. Always with the goal in mind of being able to react quickly to changes and actively implement new impulses.
"Through the newly created innovation department, the topic of strategy implementation has gained a lot of momentum. The innovation department acts as a central hub here, where new topics are checked for strategic fit and then pilot projects are launched within the company together with the employees from the various departments," says Hans van der Velden, Managing Director of Keller & Kalmbach GmbH.

As a responsible company, Keller & Kalmbach also feels particularly committed to environmental protection. With the EMAS environmental management system and its permanent efforts to protect the environment and conserve resources, the company is making a major contribution to a better way of dealing with the environment.

"For Keller & Kalmbach, the award is a recognition of our efforts and an incentive to continue to improve and to bring to life as many of the claims as possible that we formulate in our corporate vision. In doing so, we believe we are not only fulfilling an economically important function, but also serving society and the environment." Dr Florian Seidl, CEO Keller & Kalmbach.

Award ceremony of the "Axia Best Managed Company" Award 2021 to the management of Keller & Kalmbach GmbH at the headquarters in Unterschleissheim.

Keller & Kalmbach GmbH is one of this year's winners of the "Axia Best Managed Company" Award.