The "Grosse Preis des Mittelstandes" (Grand Award of SMEs) awarded from the Oskas-Patzelt-Stiftung is Germany's most coveted economic award. (Quote from the newspaper DIE WELT)
Since 1995, the Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung has been awarding the Grand Award of SMEs. 3400 companies throughout Germany excelling in the selection criteria
positive overall development
high innovative power
marketing as well as
employment creation and maintenance
have been nominated in 2010.
Nominated for the first time, Schwarzer Precision was instantly among the six finalists from North Rhine-Westphalia and was honoured at a great gala on last weekend. The jury's decision states:
"Their focus is to become the most reliable and smart ones - not the biggest. Schwarzer Precision develops miniature pumps for apparatus engineering - not mass-produced goods, but something the customers expect. [...] The company offensively-minded embarked on getting active in the markets for environmental and medical engineering all over the world - without being scared of renowned names and trade barriers. International orders came in, from the NASA and ESA, for example, and the economic crisis was overcome.
The finalist honour at the "Grand Award of SMEs" is an impressive evidence of the fact that SP's slogan "We care" is not only applicable to high-quality products, but stands for the whole SP company policy.