ATB Umwelttechnologien from Porta Westfalica with the award "Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses"

Over 2,500 companies from all over the Federal Republic were nominated, but only around 50 of them made it: they are the finalists for the coveted German business award "Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses", the so-called "blue chips", the top companies in the country. Among them: ATB Umwelttechnologien GmbH from Porta Westfalica. The grand award ceremony took place on September 10 in a festive setting at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne.

"Healthy SMEs - strong economy - more jobs" was and is the motto of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation, an initiative of around 150 personalities from business, administration and politics, which has set itself the task of giving committed German companies the recognition and respect they deserve for their tremendous social achievements.

Now in its 11th year, more than 2,500 outstanding medium-sized companies from all over Germany have been nominated by over 1,000 local authorities, associations and organizations for the annual business and media prize "Großer Preis des Mittelstands". The criteria for this nomination are the overall development of the company, the creation or safeguarding of jobs and training positions, modernization and innovation, service/customer proximity and marketing, as well as commitment to the region. The city of Porta Westfalica was also asked by the foundation to nominate a company from the region that had achieved above-average performance in these areas. The choice of the responsible persons fell now for the second time on the ATB Umwelttechologien GmbH, existing since 1999, which belongs with its sewage plant system AQUAMAX® in the meantime to Europe's prominent manufacturers in this segment.

After the more than 2,500 companies had passed through various instances and been put through their paces by various juries, only around 50 companies nationwide finally remained to be awarded the coveted trophy and the title of finalist for the "Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses" on September 10 at the renowned Maritim Hotel in Cologne.

As the only manufacturer of wastewater technologies and sewage treatment systems, the East Westphalian company ATB Umwelttechnologien GmbH from Porta Westfalica received this hotly contested title - and thus belongs not only to the first class of the wastewater industry, but also to the leading medium-sized companies of the entire republic.

Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses - Markus Baumann
Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses - Markus Baumann joyfully holds up the trophy