Ludwig Erhard Prize 2024 awarded in Berlin

18.06.2024 - Grenzebach was honored by ILEP in the EXCELLENT category.

  • Candidates from industry, the service sector, healthcare and public administration were honored.
  • Award ceremony took place on June 14, 2024, in Berlin, Germany
  • Grenzebach was awarded in the EXCELLENT category



BERLIN/Germany. The Initiative Ludwig Erhard Prize e.V. (ILEP) has awarded nine organizations for their holistic management achievements. In the category "Ludwig Erhard Prize Recognition for Sustainability", the Grenzebach Group has achieved the best result of all applicants to date, becoming the first organization to be honored under the ILEP sustainability model.

Recognised for Sustainability for the Grenzebach Group

The Grenzebach Group is now one of the technological leaders in the field of plant engineering for the glass and building materials industry with 1,600 employees worldwide. The company is also constantly tapping into new areas such as intralogistics, the automation of additive manufacturing processes and friction stir welding. The automation specialist is proud to have installed around 3,000 systems in 55 countries. With manufacturing sites in Germany, the USA, China, India and Romania, the company operates globally. It was founded in 1960 by Rudolf Grenzebach and is still family-owned.

This is what distinguishes the organization:

The innovative and sustainable mindset that has evolved over the years in this family-owned company is a decisive factor in all sustainability efforts and successes. The fact that many customers value Grenzebach as a role model in terms of sustainability boosts its reputation as a solution provider.

Successful applicants from several sectors

Thomas Kraus, Chairman of the Ludwig Erhard Prize initiative, is happy that more public administration organizations than ever have applied for the Ludwig Erhard Prize this year. "We were able to award prizes to a diverse range of applicants from many areas in 2024. The fact that the Ludwig Erhard Prize allows top achievements from different sectors to be evaluated speaks for itself," says Dr. Wolfgang Schirmer, Chairman of the jury, commenting on the 2024 result. "I am very pleased that we are honouring many organizations that have systematically worked on the further improvement of their structures and have received the recognition they deserve with these awards. So many organizations have developed step by step over many years with ILEP as a partner in learning and are constantly improving," says Dr. André Moll, Managing Director of the Ludwig Erhard Prize initiative.

The mission of the Ludwig Erhard Prize e.V. initiative is to spread the idea of excellence in Germany. The initiative collaborates with "Deutschland – Land der Ideen" (Germany - Land of Ideas), the joint local initiative of the Federal Government and German industry, in order to showcase outstanding achievements in Germany.