Flender Receives the NRW.Global Business AWARD 2024

There was great joy when Mona Neubaur, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, presented the NRW.Global Business AWARD 2024 to Flender CEO Andreas Evertz on June 24th. Flender was one of four winners honored at the 20th anniversary of the AWARD at the K21 Ständehaus in Düsseldorf.
Flender Receives the NRW.Global Business AWARD 2024

Flender International GmbH Press Release Page 3/5 NRW Minister of Economic Affairs Mona Neubauer (second from right) presented the NRW.Global Business AWARD to Flender CEO Andreas Evertz (second from left). Sebastian van Deel, Business Unit Manager for Digitalization, Industry and International at IHK Nord Westfalen (left) and Felix Neugart, Managing Director of NRW Global Business GmbH, also congratulated the winners. (Image source: Flender International GmbH)

Mona Neubaur, Minister for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy: "The innovative and industrial heart of Europe beats in North Rhine-Westphalia. There is no other metropolitan region comparable. This is what makes us stand out in the international competition for the best business conditions. But these conditions are also changing. Creative ideas for climate-friendly, energy-efficient and digital business models, products and production processes are therefore more in demand than ever before. We have many pioneering companies here in North Rhine-Westphalia. They see long-term potential in the transformation and are contributing their expertise to the process. We are recognizing this commitment of national and international companies in North Rhine-Westphalia with the NRW.Global Business AWARD."

Flender receives the NRW.Global Business AWARD for its strategic foresight in globalization, its innovative strength and its enormous commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Thanks to these outstanding achievements, the company is recognized as a global market leader in industrial drive technology and the wind industry. Flender stands for innovative technologies and sustainable solutions that contribute to the energy transition. With its "Winergy"
brand, Flender is represented with drive components in every third wind turbine worldwide and has already installed more than 350 gigawatts of gearbox and generator capacity today. Figures that underline the company's global importance and sustainable influence.

"Celebrating our 125th anniversary these days, we are particularly pleased to receive this award. We see it as recognition of our commitment to North Rhine-Westphalia, but also as confirmation of our successful global expansion strategy. It makes me proud to be part of this global team of 9,000 Flender employees. Together we are mastering the challenges of the present and the future. As a leading player in drive technology for wind energy and industry, we are actively and significantly shaping the energy transition worldwide. I am delighted that this course has been confirmed by prestigious awards such as the NRW.Global Business AWARD," says Flender CEO Andreas Evertz.

The NRW.Global Business AWARD is presented annually by NRW.Global Business, the state's own foreign trade promotion organization, together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. With this award, the state recognizes significant investments by foreign companies in North Rhine-Westphalia as well as particularly successful international expansion activities by North Rhine-Westphalian companies. For Flender, winning the award is confirmation of its many years of work, its contribution to the energy transition and to industrial development in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and around the world.

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