Altendorf Group honored with “Best of German Industry” award

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Minden, January 15, 2024 The Altendorf Group, a leading global manufacturer of premium woodworking machinery and technologies, is proud to be featured as one of the outstanding companies in the illustrated book “Best of German Industry” by Studio ZX (ZEIT publishing group). The illustrated book highlights the resilience and clout of world market-leading German industrial companies in times of challenging global developments.


Innovative strength and resilience

German industry is currently facing challenges such as the war in Ukraine, climate change and growing international competitive pressure. However, the illustrated book “Best of German Industry” raises the question of whether the feared deindustrialization is imminent or whether the creativity, innovative strength and resilience of German (global) market leaders and hidden champions are securing the country’s prosperity.


Strength of the German economy

The first edition of “Best of German Industry” presents over 50 portraits of German industrial companies, including the Altendorf Group, as symbols of resilience and innovative strength. The companies, including well-known names such as Abus, BASF, Pilz and Wöhner, are the focus of the illustrated book and represent the strength of the German economy.


Iliane Weiß, Managing Director of Studio ZX GmbH, explains: “Telling company stories in a unique way – that’s what Studio ZX stands for. We are therefore delighted to be able to publish this new, high-quality illustrated book on important German industrial companies in close collaboration with Dr. Florian Langenscheidt. This builds on the success of previous joint publications such as ‘From the Best Family’ and our strong work ‘Brands of the Century’. In this way, we are making entrepreneurial excellence visible for our customers.”


The illustrated book “Best of German Industry” is published in German and English in order to do justice to the international market environment. Dr. Florian Langenscheidt, publisher of the illustrated book, emphasizes the importance of German industry: “Industry, the private sector and SMEs in particular have been the locomotive for growth, prosperity and innovation for decades.”


“Receiving the “Best of German Industry” award and being named in the first edition of the “Best of German Industry” publication is a great confirmation of our continuous innovation work to make our customers’ work even more efficient and safer with our machines and solutions,” says Peter Schwenk, CEO of the Altendorf Group.


Book premiere and presentation of the award

The official premiere of the “Best of German Industry” publication, including the ceremonial presentation of the “Best of German Industry” award by Dr. Florian Langenscheidt to the award winners, took place in December 2023 at the Adlon on Pariser Platz in Berlin, Germany.


About “Best of German Industry”

“Best of German Industry” is a project of the media brand “Deutsche Standards”, which the ZEIT publishing group has been publishing as part of its SME initiative since 2018. The well-known projects also include “Brands of the Century” and “From the Best Family”. The media brand offers companies a wide range of formats in the form of print products, podcasts, videos and events. The “Friends of German Standards” network connects family businesses, brand owners, global market leaders and industrial companies. The website and the associated LinkedIn channel ensure greater visibility for “Deutsche Standards”.

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