Munk Group again among Bavaria’s Best 50

July 27, 2023

Family business is once again among the best medium-sized companies in the Free State of Bavaria

The Munk Group, headquartered in Günzburg, is once again among the best medium-sized companies in Bavaria. The Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy has now named the family-owned company Bavaria’s Best 50. Ferdinand Munk (owner and managing director) and his team had already received the coveted award in 2014. The award winners were determined by an auditing company as an independent juror on behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.

“In the past five years, they have defied the difficult conditions to a particular extent and have grown at an above-average rate. Both in the number of employees and in sales. This shows that they are indeed among the best medium-sized companies in Bavaria” said State Secretary for Economic Affairs Roland Weigert, representing Minister Hubert Aiwanger, at the award ceremony, which took place at Schleißheim Castle.

The Minister sees the Munk Group and the other prize winners as “absolute entrepreneurial role models. The prize puts them more in the public eye in line with their economic and social importance.”

For Ferdinand Munk, the Bavaria’s Best 50 award is a very special distinction. “The past few years in particular have been special years for our family business. We have grown strongly and also implemented an investment volume in the double-digit millions for a new company location in Leipheim and the plant expansion in Günzburg. At the same time, we have mastered a transformation process – with a new company structure that secures the future for our employees and their families and consistently focuses on sustainability. I can’t express in words how proud I am of our great team. I am very happy to accept the award on behalf of our team, because this was truly a great joint effort by everyone,” said Ferdinand Munk together with Alexander Werdich, who as son-in-law and managing director represents the fifth family generation, at the award ceremony.

Family takes responsibility

In the fall of 2021, the family-owned company Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH had repositioned itself under the umbrella of the Munk Group, anchoring the conscious responsibility of the Munk family of entrepreneurs also in its naming. Under the company promise “Munk – Safety. Made in Germany”, the Munk Group has been self-confident ever since, and its success proves the company right. Because in recent years, Ferdinand Munk and his team have developed plenty of innovations in the field of access and rescue technology that contribute to increasing safety in the workplace or in rescue operations. “As we all know, health is our most valuable asset, and we see it as our mission to protect people as best we can with our products and services” says Munk.

For the Munk Group, the renewed award as Bavaria’s Best 50 is an incentive for future-oriented and sustainable further development for the future. “We want to continue to shape the industry as a technology and innovation leader. To this end, we will continue to expand our pioneering position, particularly in the core topics of occupational safety, digitalization and sustainability,” says Munk. To this end, the company is planning further investments in the double-digit millions over the next five years.

About the Munk Group:

With its business units Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik, Munk Rettungstechnik, Munk Service and Munk Profiltechnik, the Munk Group is one of the most important suppliers of access and rescue technology as well as suitable service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access technology, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family – true to the motto “One family. One name. One mission.”

In the Munk Günzburger Climbing Technology division, the Munk Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range. This ranges from ladders for commercial, public and private use to rolling scaffolds, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, dock systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which in the age of digitalization can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using state-of-the-art control technology.

In the Munk Rescue Technology business unit, the company offers access technology and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. This includes, for example, multi-functional ladders, extension ladders and sliding ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, equipment for appliance rooms and a wide range of roll containers. In the Munk Service business segment, the Munk Group bundles the areas of assembly, testing, repair and maintenance of access and rescue technology as well as seminars. The youngest business unit, Munk Profiltechnik, offers high-quality technology for individual and professional configurations with a functional and sophisticated profile system.

The Munk Group continues to attract attention with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received many awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible as well as sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer. In 2022, the company received the “Work and Family” audit from berufundfamilie Service GmbH.

The Munk Group manufactures without exception in its home county of Günzburg. It was also the first supplier ever to be audited by TÜV Nord with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” back in 2010 and grants a 15-year warranty on all series products made in Germany. The Munk Group employs over 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and at the site of the Munk Rettungstechnik division in Leipheim. The company recently invested 20 million euros in the development and expansion of its sites.

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