René Wasserman Award 2011 goes to Medicoat AG

Medicoat AG in Mägenwil / Switzerland has won the 2011 René Wasserman Award for its outstanding contributions to thermal spray technology and its exceptional company social standards. The jury’s decision was extremely close as the co-finalist Pallas Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co KG in Würselen, Germany also fulfilled the criteria for this award to a very high degree.

The award was conferred during the opening ceremony of the ITSC 2011 which this year took place as part of the DVS Congress and the DVS Expo in the Congress Center Hamburg.

On behalf of Medicoat AG, Dr. Heiko Gruner (left) receives the René Wasserman Award from its initiator Christopher Wasserman. Top right photo: Christopher Wasserman with the finalist Alexander Kalawrytinos (centre) from Pallas Oberflächentechnik GmbH and winner Heiko Gruner. Below: The award sculpture by the well-known artist Rudy Rahme from Beirut, Lebanon .

Der Every 3 years, the René Wasserman Award is conferred on an innovative thermal spray company at the ITSC which takes place in Europe. The winner must fulfil stringent criteria both on an economic and social level (see box). The initiator, Christopher Wasserman, President of TeroLab Surface Group SA (TLS), endowed this award to the value of 10,000 Swiss Franks.

Many congratulations.

Criteria for the René Wasserman Award:
Enterprises in the field of thermal spraying, including:
  – Development/sale of equipment
  – Development/sale of materials
  – Coating services
Enterprise which was founded more than 5 years ago
Current or prospective member of GTS
Annual turnover of at least 1 million euros
Economic efficiency
  – Continuous growth in turnover in the last three years
  – Employment growth over the last three years
Environmental protection and compatibility
respect for third parties
  – Customer loyalty
  – Loyalty towards employees
  – Loyalty towards suppliers
  – Benefits of family-owned enterprises
  – Social responsibility of company in relation to the public

Links to the topic:
René Wasserman Award
Broschure by the TeroLab Surface Group SA on the René Wasserman Award (PDF)





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