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14th November 2018, Dautphetal/Würzburg

Roth Industries recognised among other SMEs

The Oskar Patzelt Foundation crowned Dautphetal-based family company Roth Industries a finalist in the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes (the SME Grand Prix) during the award ceremony that was held as part of a gala event in Würzburg in September 2018.

The Board of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation, Dr Helfried Schmidt and Petra Tröger, presented the award. “Roth’s range of floor heating and cooling systems, energy storage systems and composite technologies makes it one of the world’s market leaders,” highlighted Petra Tröger at the ceremony.

The Roth family company was crowned a finalist in the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes. From left to right: Dr Anne-Kathrin Roth, Manfred Roth, Heike Roth, Claus-Hinrich Roth, Christin Roth-Jäger. © Roth Industries

A total of 4,917 SMEs, banks and local authorities across Germany were nominated in this year’s competition. Of these, 742 were shortlisted by the jury, putting them through to the second round of the competition.

Manfred Roth accepted the award on behalf of the entrepreneurial family. “This is the first time we have taken part in the competition and we are delighted to have made it to the final of the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes at the first attempt. With over 4,900 nominations, there can only be a few winners. This award is a great tribute to our hard work as a family company and is a fitting recognition of all that we are doing in the building and industrial technology sectors. We’d like to dedicate the prize to our staff, who, after all, are the key to our success,” he said.

Manfred Roth (right) accepted the award for finalist in the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes on behalf of the Roth entrepreneurial family. © Roth Industries

With various companies and around 1,300 employees, Roth Industries operates in the international energy systems, sanitary systems, environmental systems, plastics technology, hydraulics and composite technologies segments. The group owns Roth Composite Machinery, a specialist in filament winding and prepregs that was created from the merger of the special-purpose machine designers EHA and Schlesinger.

The Oskar Patzelt Foundation called for nominations for outstanding SMEs for the 24th incarnation of the competition. Roth was nominated for the prestigious prize by a well-known energy saving technology company. Twelve regional juries and a final jury select the prize winners. Made up of representatives from business and education, the jury focused both on the companies as a whole and on their complex role in society.

As part of its assessment, the jury was looking for topics like creating and securing jobs and training placements, evidence of innovation and modernisation, engagement with the local region as well as service and customer focus.

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