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Keller & Kalmbach receives Bavaria's Best 50 Award for medium-sized enterprises

Family business impresses jury with strong growth

Unterschleissheim, August 1, 2017

It has been official since July 27, 2017: Keller & Kalmbach ranks among the 50 best medium-sized enterprises in Bavaria, Germany. Bavaria's Economic Affairs Minister Ilse Aigner presented the white porcelain lion in a festive atmosphere at Schleißheim Castle, Oberschleißheim. Aigner: "With the Bavaria's Best 50 Award, we honor the best companies in Bavaria. They have delivered exceptional results in terms of growth of both sales revenues and employee numbers, just like the family business Keller & Kalmbach. The award is intended to honor this hard work and, at the same time, act as motivation for all Bavarian companies to pursue their goals with drive and commitment".  

This year marks the sixteenth time that the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, and Technology has presented owner-managed businesses in Bavaria with the "Bavaria's Best 50" title. The 50 small and medium-sized companies in Bavaria with the strongest growth, which stand out through excellent economic and social performance, got together at Schleißheim Castle for the award ceremony. Beside meeting the official assessment criteria, the award winners all act as forerunners in the sector, as well as sharing a sense of humility and focusing keenly on customer benefits - typically with global alignment. In addition to this, they place emphasis on sustainability in terms of resource usage and a high degree of employee loyalty. 

In the last few years, Keller & Kalmbach has been able to increase its sales revenue and its employee numbers at an above-average rate. The jury therefore acknowledged the particularly strong growth with the award ceremony. For more than 40 years, Dr. Florian Seidl has sat at the top of the family business founded in 1878, combining innovation with tradition. Thanks to entrepreneurial courage, development of new business models, and continuity throughout times of change, he has made Keller & Kalmbach a genuine success story. "Our customers put a high priority on specialist and technical excellence, as well as optimum business processes. This is a good incentive for us to continuously further develop our company," comments Seidl. The employer attaches particular importance to cooperation, as a company's history is ultimately not written by just one person, but rather together with employees, colleagues, customers, and suppliers.

Gruppenfoto zur feierlichen Preisverleihung

The Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Energy, and Technology, Ilse Aigner (shown on left), presented the award together with jury member Tilmann Orth (shown on the right) to Rudolf Morawetz (second from the left) and Dr. Florian Seidl (third from the left) 

Mittelstandspreis Bayerns Best 50

The white porcelain lion stands for strong growth and is presented within the scope of the Bavaria's Best 50 Award.

Feierliche Verleihung im Schloss Schleißheim

Schleissheim Castle in Oberschleissheim was the venue for the awards ceremony.