Solms (ots) - The accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young for 17 's Best medium entrepreneur in Germany "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. From the 58 finalists in five categories, Leica Camera AG went to a multistep, rigorous selection in the consumer goods category as the winner. The business award was handed over at a ceremony at the Alte Oper Frankfurt yesterday evening. Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, principal shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Leica Camera AG, and Alfred Schopf, CEO, were also nominated as the German representative to the international competition "World Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 '. The award ceremony will take place on 7 June 2014 in Monte Carlo.
The independent jury of renowned industry experts praised for their selection, the impressive growth rates, the high technological innovation, the efficient organizational structures and strong customer relationships and the social commitment of companies. A key decision criterion of the jury was the willingness to invest and the ability of the company , with innovative products and services to respond quickly to changing market conditions.
Alfred Schopf, CEO of Leica Camera AG: "The award shows once again that we have taken the courageous digitization of our products the right way, the potential of the Leica brand and their staff but not only lies in the power of innovation, but also in the. ability to successfully implement these innovations. require the contribution of dedicated and highly qualified staff, which my special thanks at this point."
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, principal shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Leica Camera AG: "Entrepreneurship is about taking responsibility and creating value Short-term sales records and profit per se do not generate lasting value, it also requires a high level of technological innovation, investment readiness, social commitment and desire for change.. The tradition of the Leica brand remains compulsory despite its versatile, nearly a hundred years of heritage and is facing the challenges of global markets more than ever successfully installed." (Google translation)