Dr. Ralf Köster Honored as "Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015"

Distinguished personalities of German mid-sized companies are honored for their outstanding innovation strength and performance in this yearly contest.

Bad Mergentheim, October 2015. The renowned prize "Entrepreneur Of The Year" aimed at distinguishing leadership excellence in mid-sized German companies was awarded in its 19th edition. Dr. Ralf Köster was chosen as winner of the category "industry". Since 2004, Dr. Ralf Köster manages the global BARTEC Group as CEO. In awarding the price, the jury particularly recognized Dr. Ralf Köster's exemplary commitment, entrepreneurial vision as well as the motivation to succeed as a team. This clearly marks a strong contribution to the innovation strength and competitiveness of the German business environment.

"I feel honored in receiving this distinction which I would like to share with the whole company - our employees, management teams and shareholders. Our joint effort was a key driver of the BARTEC Group's dynamic growth, its emergence as Global Player and its positioning as one of the most innovative mid-sized German companies", Dr. Ralf Köster points out. "A clear focus on customer requirements and solution providing, consistent internationalization and efficient organizational structures in light of increasingly complex market environments were important preconditions for becoming world market leader in explosion protection."


BARTEC is a world-leading provider of explosion protection. The specialists at BARTEC Group develop products and solutions preventing explosions wherever hazardous substances could occur to ensure the safety of people and the environment. The international customers include the oil & gas industry as well as chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies. In order to offer customers services on-site, BARTEC operates worldwide with an international network.

For more information, please visit www.bartec.de.

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Daniela Deubel
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