The Großer Preis des Mittelstandes has been awarded by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation every year since 1995. The winner is decided based on five categories: overall development, employment, innovation, outreach and marketing.
The companies are evaluated not only based on their business achievements, but also their contributions to society. The main goal of the award is to draw attention to the economic and social involvement of SMEs. From a total of 4,674 companies nominated, EWM was one of three winners from the Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland region.
The judges of the independent panel pointed not only to EWM’s sustainable, future-oriented welding technology, but also to its diverse range of social and regional outreach projects. The family-company is involved in various social endeavors, including acting as a sponsor of the DVS promotion programme for young welders.
In addition, the judges were impressed by EWM’s contribution to modern welding technology, which is developed not only with a focus on the needs of customers, but even more so on sustainability and health. In this regard, EWM has made a commitment to reducing welding fume emissions, promoting ergonomics and facilitating resource-saving work.