Top100: Top-Innovator 2018

Success at TOP 100: E. & U. Hetzel GmbH is one of the leading innovators of 2018

On June 29, 2018 we received the coveted and prestigious award "Top innovator 2018"
"TOP 100" is the award for Germany's most innovative medium-sized companies.


"We are very happy that our company is one of the 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany of the year 2018. Now our company officially carries the seal of approval of a top innovator. During the independent selection process our company was particularly convincing in the category "innovation success".
For us and our 35-member Hetzel team, this success at "Top 100" is something very special!
Our business model based on a recycling concept convinced the jury. An average of 85 percent of all replacement parts can be re-utilized after thorough cleaning, testing and modifications without any loss of quality. This allows us to recycle about 200 tons of metals and oils every year. This benefits everyone - employees, customers and the environment "says Edgar Hetzel, who founded the company 25 years ago together with his brother Ulrich and are the principal managers of the Company.                                                                                
During the past 25 years, the TOP 100 seal of excellence and superior innovation has been awarded to medium-sized companies in Germany.
Anyone who is ultimately awarded the "Top innovator” will be voted for solely by the scientific management and the TOP 100 jury.
Using a specially developed methodology, the scientific management, Prof. Dr. med. Franke and his team put applicants through their paces.


Grand Prix of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Grand Prix of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:  We achieved the „Jury stage“!

We have great news:

Also this year we moved a step forward at the “Grand Prix of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” and we are proud to announce that we are on the Jurylist.
Being nominated at all is already an honor especially because an application for the award is not possible and you have to be nominated by a third party.

The municipality Ubstadt-Weiher proposed E. & U. Hetzel GmbH again to compete and therefore, just like last year, we are participating to get the “Grand Prix of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises”.

The achievement of the jury stage is documented with a certificate, which we received personally from Mr. Josef Stumpf, the Managing Director of the BVMW - The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses.

There are three stages of this competition:

1st stage          - Nominationlist

2nd stage         - Jurylist

3rd and last stage     - Selectionlist

Just about every thousandth company in Germany is nominated and this year 4.923 companies and institutions took part in this competition. Only 839 out of these selected 4.923 participants have made it into the closer selection and are part of the Jury List.

To reach the 2nd stage of the competition five criteria were evaluated:
•       - Overall development of the company
•       - Creation/Securing of jobs and apprenticeships
•       - Modernization and innovation
•       - Regional commitment
•       - Service, customer focus and marketing.

The last stage contains all companies that have been awarded with prizes or as finalists. Having achieved the Jury Stage, the “Grand Prix of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” seems within reach and we are glad to be a part of it.

The regional juries will now evaluate and select the “finalists”, “award winners” and “special award winners”.

The Oskar-Patzelt Foundation will keep the award winners strictly confidential until the very end, so that excitement particulary for the companies is assured until the announcement.

The last step - the award ceremony of the “Grand Prix of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” - will take place in a big gala event in Würzburg, Germany the 30th of September 2017 for companies located in the federal state Baden-Wuerttemberg.

We are very glad and proud about this achievement and are excited…