Friday, June 23, 2017
Entrepreneur of the year 2017, East Westphalia-Lippe
Wolf D. Meier-Scheuven, managing partner of BOGE KOMPRESSOREN, receives the award, “Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, East Westphalia-Lippe“. Every two years “The family entrepreneurs” association and management personalities from the Bielefeld association of banks honour those who are committed to visionary company management, innovative product development and social interests. The jury awarded prize money of Euro 3,000 for the first time. The official prize-giving takes place on 12 October at the University of Bielefeld.
For 22 years, Wolf D. Meier-Scheuven has successfully managed the family-owned company, which his great-grandfather founded in 1907, as the fourth generation. In this period BOGE KOMPRESSOREN has trebled its turnover. The number of employees has now doubled to around 800 today. This development was combined with the successful internationalisation of business activities and the modernisation of the administration and production. Production has therefore been extended in Bielefeld and new manufacturing locations have been put into operation in China and Saxony. BOGE is one of the leading system providers for compressed air technology – the company has already been awarded the OWL innovation prize twice.
Accolade for responsible entrepreneurship
“I am delighted with the award and it fills me with pride. However, this would not have been possible without the efforts of my predecessors and the support of my colleagues Rolf Struppek and Thorsten Meier, as well as many other top performers at BOGE“, emphasises Wolf D. Meier-Scheuven, CEO AT BOGE KOMPRESSOREN. “I value the prize as a motivation to continue applying myself to economic and social progress in the region along with the employees of BOGE.” Employee and family orientation are practised values at BOGE. This applies to the work as well as to engagement in the region. As a member of the industry networks and a partner to schools and universities, the company is actively engaged in the future sustainability of the East Westphalia-Lippe region. Wolf D. Meier-Scheuven also notably embodies this engagement. The 57-year old entrepreneur has held the post of President of the East Westphailia Chamber of Industry and Commerce since 2014. Since 2008 he has also been the spokesman for Clusters ProduktionNRW for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is on the board of the German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers' Association (VDMA).
The “Entrepreneur of the Year, East Westphalia-Lippe” prize has been awarded since 1992, and for the 19th time this year.
As one of Germany’s oldest manufacturers of compressors and compressed air systems, BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG offers more than 100 years’ experience. The company is also one of the market leaders. Whether for High Speed Turbo compressors, screw compressors, piston compressors, scroll compressors, complete systems or individual devices, BOGE meets the most diverse requirements and highest standards, with precision and quality always at the forefront. The family company which operates internationally has a workforce of 750 employees, approximately 450 of whom work at the headquarters in Bielefeld, and is managed by Wolf D. Meier-Scheuven and Thorsten Meier. With its numerous sales offices and subsidiaries, BOGE offers its international customers comprehensive services and supplies its products and systems to more than 120 countries worldwide.
Ina Rockmann • BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG
Otto-Boge-Straße 1–7 • 33739 Bielefeld
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