Eight companies received National Coat of Arms – 29 nationally distinguished training enterprises – ten enterprises are „excellent enterprise for training in Europe”

“The awarded companies are those which have earned in recent years merit to the Austrian economy through exceptional and innovative performance and occupy a leading and generally respected position in certain economic sector,” explained Georg Konetzky, Head of Section from the Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs, on Tuesday, on the occasion of conferment of the National Coat of Arms to exemplary enterprises. As an official recognition from the Republic of Austria, Georg Konetzky presented the highest awards of the Ministry of Economy to eight merited companies. As nationally distinguished enterprises, in the future they may carry the national coat of arms in commercial practice.

The national coat of arms with the addition of “nationally distinguished training company” was awarded to 29 training companies. This award is a special seal of quality in the field of training young people, and it demonstrates the contribution of these companies to the future of both young people and the Austrian economy. Georg Konetzky emphasized the importance of domestic dual education as an international flagship model in preparing young people for their professional life in times of increasing digitization and in offering them excellent career prospects.

About the „Excellent enterprise for training in Europe” award

Besides the National Coat of Arms, the “Excellent enterprise for training in Europe” award will also be presented as part of the Erasmus Plus project “EQAMOB – Quality Assurance for In-company Learning Mobility for Apprentices”. Companies which are particularly committed to apprenticeships abroad, were thus highlighted in order to emphasize the added value of professional experience abroad for apprentices and Austrian companies. This year, this award has already been presented for the third time.

Eight companies received Coats of Arms of the Republic of Austria

  • Bene GmbH
  • Biedermann Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • GIFAS ELECTRIC Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Grapos Postmixsirup Vertriebs GmbH
  • Idee & Design The Art Factory GmbH
  • Peter MERTEN Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Prefa Aluminiumprodukte Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Wimmer Felstechnik Gesellschaft m.b.H.

29 companies have been awarded the title “Nationally distinguished training company”

  • AHT Cooling Systems GmbH (cooling appliance)
  • Alois Mayr Bauwaren GmbH (building material trade)
  • Ascendor GmbH (lift technology)
  • Bacon Gebäudetechnik GmbH (installations and building technology)
  • Baumit GmbH (general construction and civil engineering)
  • Bertsch Energy GmbH & Co KG (metal technology)
  • BRAU UNION Österreich AG
  • Busatis GmbH (metal technology)
  • 3con Anlagenbau GmbH (special machines development for mobile phone industry)
  • EAM Systems GmbH (electrical engineering)
  • Forstinger Österreich GmbH (motor vehicle technique and supplemental sale.)
  • Fröschl AG & Co KG (general construction and civil engineering)
  • Gebrüder Weiss Paketdienst Gesellschaft mbH (logistics)
  • GST Gringer GmbH (machine construction)
  • Haslinger Stahlbau GmbH (steel construction)
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG (electrical engineering)
  • Josef Lux und Sohn Baumeister Ges.m.b.H. (building construction)
  • Österreichische Blechwarenfabrik Pirlo Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co KG (metal technology)
  • SCE Schaufler Bau GmbH (building construction)
  • Scheucher Holzindustrie GmbH (timber industry)
  • SSI SCHÄFER AUTOMATION GMBH (metal technology)
  • Steinbacher Dämmstoff GmbH (civil engineering and technical installation planning)
  • TGW Mechanics GmbH (metal technology)
  • Traußnig Spedition GmbH (logistics)
  • URBAS Maschinenfabrik Gesellschaft m.b.H. (machine construction)
  • Wanda Florisitk GmbH (flower design)
  • Weichselbaumer GmbH (installations and building technology)
  • Zauner Gesellschaft m.b.H. (building construction)

Ten enterprises have been awarded the title „Excellent enterprise for training in Europe”

  •  F. LIST GMBH from Thomasberg
  • Moorheilbad Harbach Catering GmbH & CoKG from Harbach
  • Mondi Neusiedler GmbH from Ulmerfeld-Hausmening
  • MAN Truck & Bus Vertrieb Österreich GesmbH from Vienna
  • Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring-Club (ÖAMTC) from Vienna
  • Scheuch GmbH from Aurolzmünster
  • KTM AG from Mattighofen
  • REWE Group Österreich from Wiener Neudorf
  • Lehrbetrieb Land Kärnten from Klagenfurt
  • Universität Innsbruck

“These distinguished companies rank as examples among enterprises in Austria and represent a special value for the Austrian economy through their performance,” said Konetzky, the Section head.

Images of the National Coat of Arms – Conferment 2019