Badge of honour for Günzburger Steigtechnik
Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business: The family firm is one of the three most impressive SMEs
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, Munk Service and Munk Profiltechnik, the Munk Group is one of the most important suppliers of access and rescue equipment as well as suitable service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access equipment, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family - true to 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 youngest business division, MUNK Profiltechnik, offers high-quality technology for individual and professional configurations with a functional and sophisticated profile system.
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. In 2022, the company was awarded the "Work and Family" audit by berufundfamilie Service GmbH.
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 over 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and at the site of the Munk Rettungstechnik business division in Leipheim. The company recently invested 20 million euros in the development and expansion of its sites.