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Eissmann receives Global Connect Award 2008

On 11 and 12 November 2008 foreign trade service providers met at the new trade fair in Stuttgart. They met at Global Connect, the forum for international contacts and investments, one of the most modern marketplaces in Europe.

Global Connect is the most important event for foreign trade, and will in future be held every two years in alternation with the German Foreign Trade Day in Bremen.

At this event an 'Oscar' award has been set up for companies operating in international markets. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in foreign trade, successful strategies and innovations when advancing into overseas markets. It is awarded for the following different categories: "Newcomer", "Hidden Champion" and "Global Player". German companies and organizations from all industries were eligible for nomination.

Eissmann Group Automotive emerged as winners in the "Global Player" category. Criteria for this category included "global corporate makeup, social responsibility, interlinked business processes and international integration".

Minister-President (of the State of Baden-Württemberg) Günther H. Öttinger and Dr. Klaus Mangold, Chairman of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations and Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation (for Baden-Württemberg) presented the awards to representatives of the winning companies at an evening awards ceremony.