Award of the German Foreign Trade Prize 2018 (25.04.2018)
Third place for adhesive & abrasive – Krückemeyer wins German Foreign Trade Prize
Last week, Krückemeyer GmbH took third place in the German Foreign Trade Prize. The jury honoured the international commitment of the specialist based in Wilnsdorf, who offers customized application solutions in the abrasive and adhesive industry.
"The award is a great honour for our activities abroad", said CEO Jan Krückemeyer with pleasure. "Above all, however, this award confirms our massive investments since 2014, which we have made in our company in Wilnsdorf as well as in our foreign subsidiary. We would not be able to produce customized solutions from abrasives and adhesive systems, which are now sold in 47 countries, without innovations and modernization".
The jury was especially impressed by the fact that the family-owned company is represented with niche products in many industries: from decorative lines for vehicle paintwork in North America to die-cut sandpaper parts for the European cosmetics industry to sandblasting tapes for the Russian railway.
Krückemeyer has been active abroad since 1976 and now also beyond the borders of Europe. In each relevant foreign market, Krückemeyer tries to find, establish and expand strategic partnerships.
The prize was awarded on 19 April 2018 as part of a festive event in the presence of Bremen's Mayor and the President of the Senate, Dr. Carsten Sieling, as well as Harald Emigholz, President of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) for Bremen and Bremerhaven. The speech on the subject of digitalization and regulatory policy was held by journalist and blogger Sascha Lobo.
German Foreign Trade Day 2018 - 300 participants met in Bremen
"Foreign trade in upheaval" was the motto of the questions and discussions at the 12th German Foreign Trade Day in Bremen, such as trade policy in times of protectionism, “Where is Europe heading?” but also questions of digitalization and sustainability. The Chamber of Commerce (IHK) for Bremen and Bremerhaven, has been able to engage renowned speakers in cooperation with the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and with the support of the central associations of the German economy.
Sponsor of the German Foreign Trade Day
The sponsors of the German Foreign Trade Day 2018 are the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the Bremen Chamber of Commerce - IHK for Bremen and Bremerhaven, the Federal Association of the German Export Trade e.V., the Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services e.V., the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce e.V., the Federal Association of German Industry e.V., the Central Association of German Crafts e.V., the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad as well as Germany Trade & Invest GmbH.
Award of the German Foreign Trade Prize, from right: Sacha Lobo - Blogger, Mayor of Bremen Carsten Sieling, Uwe Kittel, Jan Krückemeyer CEO Krückemeyer GmbH, 1st Prize Kristallturm GmbH und Co. KG, 2nd Prize WeltecBiopower GmbH, Photo © Jörg Sarbach
Picture on the right:
Award of the German Foreign Trade Prize,
f.l. Jan Krückemeyer, Uwe Kittel, Managing CEO's GmbH, photo © Jörg Sarbach