Ruthmann Wins Top Award for Mid-Sized Company | Construction News

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Ruthmann, the German designer and manufacturer of work platforms and special transporters, recently was chosen from nearly 4,800  companies as the winner of the Grand Prix of the Medium-sized Company Segment 2016.

Ruthmann is one of four winners of the competition region North Rhine-Westphalia. The company's truck-mounted aerial lifts are sold and supported in North America by Time Manufacturing.

The judges of the Oskar-Patzelt-foundation cited Ruthmann's excellent overall company development in Gescher, its creating and securing jobs and training opportunities, and itsexemplary performance in the areas of innovation / modernization, commitment to the region, and service / customer/ marketing as decisive factors.

Ruthmann's Managing Director Rolf Kulawik is proudly accepted the award.

“It was a very moving moment when Ruthmann was called the winner. I can only describe this feeling with pride and gratitude," said Kulawik.  I am proud and thankful to each single team player of our Ruthmann family-owned company."

Kulawik continued: "Here, I include as well - in addition to all employees in Gescher and the local service stations in Germany - of course, the team of our sister company Ruthmann Finance and the team of our Ruthmann subsidiary in Austria and the new team of Ruthmann Italia. We have achieved this all together. A special thank-you goes to our shareholders Heinrich Winkelmann and Heinz Jürgen Buss. Without their 100% support this great success would not have been possible."

Ruthmann has been nominated for the third time in a row for this industry trophy. During 2014, Ruthmann was already honored as a finalist and this year indeed as contest winner, in other words as the winner of the entire contest.