DATRON AG Is Finalist at SME Grand Prix in 2012

Fri, October 05, 2012

Category: Press-Release

DATRON AG, manufacturer of special machines from Mühltal, has been distinguished as one of the most successful companies by the 18th competition for the “SME Grand Prix 2012” (Großen Preis des Mittelstandes 2012) from the states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hessen and Thuringia. Erwin Sowa, its Chief Marketing Officer, represented DATRON AG at the gala ceremony in Würzburg on 29 September 2012 to receive the distinction as finalist.
DATRON AG was one of the 24 finalists (including 4 from the state of Hessen), distinguished specifically for its merits as a company in the fields of overall development, creation and safeguarding of jobs and training opportunities, modernisation and innovation, engagement in the region, customer support and nearness and marketing.

Dr. Arne Bruesch, CEO of DATRON AG, commented on the success stating that: “The 'SME Grand Prix' is Germany's most important business award. Being designated as a finalist among the 3589 nominees is a significant honour for us and encourages us, as a medium-sized enterprise, to continue on our course focused on technological innovation, highly skilled employees, customer loyalty and social commitment to the region”.

The Oskar Patzelt Foundation awards the SME Grand Prix each year, with the aim of promoting respect for corporate responsibility under the motto “Healthy SMEs - Strong Economy - More Jobs”, as well as the presentation and networking of SMEs. DATRON AG was repeatedly distinguished in recent times. Because of its social commitment and value-oriented personnel policy, DATRON AG received the “Ethics in Business” seal in 2012. Furthermore, the CEO of DATRON AG, Dr. Arne Bruesch, was named “Economic Senator of the Europäischer Wirtschaftssenat e.V.” for the field of machine tool construction.

DATRON AG is a publicly traded and internationally active special machine construction company from Mühltal-Traisa near Darmstadt. Its core products include CNC milling machines for high speed cutting (HSC) and 3D-engraving, dental milling machines for the efficient processing of all common denture materials in dental laboratories, dosing machines for accurate and quick bonding and sealing, tools for high-speed machining and after-sales services such as training, support and sale of accessories and spare parts. Founded in 1969, the company currently employs a staff of around 200 people, and with more than 20 representative offices and agents worldwide, generated around 32 million euro in sales in 2011.

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