"Customers around the world trust the products and know-how of the Baumer Group." This appreciatory remark was made by District President Dr. Kasper Schläpfer during the presentation ceremony of this year's Incentive Award sponsored by Thurgau's business and industry at Baumer's headquarters in Frauenfeld. In front of roughly 50 political and business representatives of the Suisse canton of Thurgau, Peter Hinder, Jury Chairman and CEO of the Thurgauer Kantonalbank presented the "Thurgauer Apfel" award to Oliver Vietze, CEO of the Baumer Group.
The award – tendered by the Thurgau Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Thurgau Trade Association and the Thurgauer Kantonalbank – is presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievements for the Thurgau business location.
"The Baumer Group is a prime example of successful entrepreneurship", was the reason Schläpfer gave for the jury's decision. He particularly emphasized the company's international competitive capacity in a highly competitive market. Baumer also has an excellent reputation as an employer: "Baumer provides perfect jobs." With roughly 600 employees, Baumer Electric AG in Frauenfeld is still the most important and largest location of the Baumer Group and one of the largest employers in Thurgau.
Oliver Vietze also made special mention of the Baumer staff in his word of thanks. This year's award is both a tribute to the staff and an incentive for future challenges. "I am proud of our employees who are the real winners of this award. As a team we have achieved that Baumer has an outstanding image and is regarded as a reliable partner in sensor technology around the world today," Vietze said.