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Andreas Thürridl presented the award to Stefan, Regina and Markus Pollmann

Conquering the world from Waldviertel
Pollmann voted best family-owned business 2018 in Lower Austria

Vienna. May 23, Aula der Wissenschaften – Gala event to recognize outstanding family-owned businesses. Pollmann, a global company headquartered in Waldviertel, has been voted “best family-owned business in Lower Austria”. The company began as a clock and watchmaker 130 years ago, and in the 1970s it started to steadily develop its expertise in manufacturing highly complex electromechanical modules for the automotive industry. Fourth generation cousins Markus and Robert Pollmann are leading the family business today.

The company currently employs 1,700 people in their own production facilities on three continents in the automotive hotspots of Europe, Asia and North America. Besides being the global market leader in sunroof kinematics and door lock housings, Pollmann is also perfectly positioned for the exciting new electromobility market. Annual sales for 2017 were EUR 171 million. With all its global reach, the company is proud of its headquarters in Waldviertel in the Northern part of Austria – and for good reason:  Pollmann considers this region and its people ideally suited for delivering outstanding achievements in research, development and production know-how.

The prestigious competition is hosted by “die Presse”, Bankhaus Spängler, BDO Austria and the Austrian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries. Now in its 18th year, it puts the spotlight on the diversity and accomplishments of local family-owned businesses keeping in mind that more than 80 percent of all Austrian companies are family-owned. This makes them a driving force in the local economy and, all combined, Austria’s largest employer.

The award looks for sustainable success and sound future prospects regardless of company size. Under the patronage of Economics Minister Margarete Schramböck, all entries were reviewed, analyzed and rated by a jury of renowned experts.

Markus Pollmann was very happy to accept the award and remarked: “What would a family be without its family members? This award belongs just as much to all 600 employees at the Karlstein location, or actually to all 1,700 employees throughout the world. Our employees rally behind our common goal with determination and loyalty every single day, and the results of their outstanding performance delight our customers.”

Pollmann International GmbH  I  Raabser Strasse 1  I  A-3822 Karlstein