500 new employees in three years in Upper Austria and investments of 85 million Euros at the location. TGW Logistics Group headquartered in Marchtrenk used these figures to convince the jury of the Corona award for social responsibility. The intralogistics expert received the silver award in the category "Leading Companies".
The voestalpine Stahlwelt in Linz was the stage for this award show on November 4th. With the Corona, the Federation of Austrian Industries awards companies that provide new jobs over many years and make investments at the location of Upper Austria: infrastructure, education and training, research and development as well as social initiatives.
The winner was announced at a celebratory gala. CEO Harald Schröpf and CFO Jörg Scheithauer were very happy when they entered the stage to receive the silver award.
Rooted in Upper Austria
"The Corona is a great confirmation. Upper Austria is very important for TGW – this is where our history began, this is where TGW was founded 50 years ago," emphasizes Harald Schröpf. "TGW invested 94 million US-Dollars in Upper Austria in the past three years and provided 500 new jobs. We did not only invest in the infrastructure but also in the education and training of our employees and in research & development."
The intralogistics expert employs approximately 1,700 employees in Marchtrenk, Wels and Rohrbach and worldwide more than 3,500 people work for the company on three continents. The export rate is 95 percent, the most important markets are Europe, North America and China.
Foundation provides stability
As a foundation company, TGW cannot be sold. Two-thirds of profits stay in the company and are invested. Thus, TGW is a reliable employer and stable partner for its customers and suppliers. The foundation also supports the Future Wings charitable projects that are focused primarily on education and vocational training for children and teenagers.