Jun 10, 2011
Bremen, 10 June 2011
The Managing Directors of Gleistein Ropes, Klaus Walther and Thomas Schlaetzer are the proud holders of the 2011 “Bremen Entrepreneurs of the Year” Award. The ASU Independent Entrepreneurs association extended this special honour at a 600-person gala event that was hosted by the Bremen Sparkasse (savings bank) in Germany on 26 May. With the prize, ASU aims to reward successful, yet most importantly, responsible entrepreneurship.
In a world where business success is often primarily defined by cold, hard figures, it’s refreshing when other, “soft” factors are additionally considered as important facets in the overall picture. In awarding its annual “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award, the ASU Independent Entrepreneurs association also takes such aspects into account to classify successful business achievement. This year, the ASU Bremen chapter extended the prize to Gleistein Ropes Managing Directors Klaus Walther and Thomas Schlaetzer. “We’re thrilled to receive this honour,” explains an elated Schlaetzer. “Responsible entrepreneurship is something that deserves broader recognition. Our company boasts a tradition that dates back to 1824, which makes us Bremen’s oldest family-run firm. It is unlikely that this ongoing success would have been possible had we purely focused on financial aspects. Acting responsibly is engrained in our personal beliefs and is a cornerstone of our company business strategy. We are certain that this plays an important role in the success that Gleistein Ropes enjoys today across the globe.”
Gleistein has been manufacturing ropes since 1824 and is the oldest family industrial company in Bremen (Germany). Together with its Trencin (Slovakia) plant the company boasts two of the most modern rope manufacturing facilities in the world with a total production area of more than 17,000m². Modern chemical fibres, sophisticated designs and future-oriented rope finishing equipment and procedures offer a definite quality “plus” that directly benefits the consumer. Gleistein offers a complete service, provides its customers with industry-leading know-how and assists in selecting the perfect rope – whatever the need. Ready-to-use finishing of products, execution of contracted tests and the development of tailor-made solutions round out the comprehensive range of services.
Geo. Gleistein & Sohn GmbH
28777 Bremen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)421 69049-31
Fax: +49 (0)421 69049-99
Email: schlaetzer @ gleistein.com
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