Delighted at receiving the plaque of honour for the German "Grosser Preis des Mittelstands" award for small and medium-sized businesses: Ferdinand and Ruth Munk, Managing Directors of Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH, receiving the special award from Christian Wewezow (right), Chair of the Board of Trustees of the German foundation Oskar Patzelt Stiftung. | © MUNK GmbH Delighted at receiving the plaque of honour for the German "Grosser Preis des Mittelstands" award for small and medium-sized businesses: Ferdinand and Ruth Munk, Managing Directors of Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH, receiving the special award from Christian Wewezow (right), Chair of the Board of Trustees of the German foundation Oskar Patzelt Stiftung. | © MUNK GmbH

Badge of honour for Günzburger Steigtechnik

Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business: The family firm is one of the three most impressive SMEs

28/10/2020

Press release

A great honour for Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH: The family firm, which employs over 350 people at its headquarters in Günzburg, has now been awarded a badge of honour by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as part of the Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business award. The special prize honours the three most impressive German small and medium enterprises. Günzburger Steigtechnik has already been presented with a Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business award in 2009, 2015 and 2017. This is regarded as the most coveted business award in Germany and has been presented annually since 1995 by an independent judging pane to innovative and successful small and medium enterprises. 

"Being awarded the special prize for the most impressive small and medium enterprises makes me immensely proud, because it honours us as being the best of the best," beamed Managing Director Ferdinand Munk happily while accepting the Oskar Patzelt Foundation award jointly with his wife Ruth Munk at the nationwide gala event in Düsseldorf. 

Beacon for small and medium enterprises 

The badges of honour can only be awarded to former winners who, after receiving several awards, have further improved their strategy, innovation and growth, and have thus become true beacons of small and medium enterprises. A total of 4,970 small and medium enterprises were nominated for the 2020 competition.

"The access technology of the future must meet the most exacting demands through digitalisation and automation. Thanks to the tested quality of the 'smart' access technology, the company will continue to offer convincing solutions for decision-makers from business and society in the next decade," it was stated in the award speed by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation.

By receiving yet another Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business award, Günzburger Steigtechnik has become one of the most highly decorated family-owned small and medium enterprises in Bavaria. The company has already received several awards for its innovations, economic development, responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer. 

About the MUNK Group

With its business units MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik, MUNK Rettungstechnik and MUNK Service, the MUNK Group is one of the leading suppliers of access solutions and rescue equipment and corresponding service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access solutions, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family. With the reorganisation under the umbrella of the MUNK Group, the former Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH has given itself an even more clearly differentiated company structure to ensure its future and is making it clear with its name that the company will remain in family hands. Under the motto: One family. One name. One mission.

In the MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik business unit for access solutions, the MUNK Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range, from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which, in the era of digitalisation, can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using the latest control technology.

In the MUNK Rettungstechnik business unit for rescue equipment, the company offers access solutions and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. These include, for example, multi-functional ladders, scaling and push-up extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, station equipment and a wide range of mobile containers. In the MUNK Service business unit, the MUNK Group bundles the areas of installation, testing, repair and maintenance of access solutions and rescue equipment, as well as seminars.

The MUNK Group is always drawing attention to itself with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received several awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer – most recently from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as one of the three most impressive companies in the German SME sector. The company is also one of the top 100 innovators in the SME sector in 2021.

The MUNK Group manufactures exclusively in its home region of Günzburg. It was also the first provider ever to be audited by TÜV Nord in 2010 with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” and grants a guarantee of 15 years on all standard made in Germany products. The MUNK Group employs around 380 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and Leipheim and will invest around 20 million euros in its sites in 2021.

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Bettina Sauter-Kueres

MUNK GmbH
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 23
89312
Günzburg
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