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Berlin/Oberderdingen (Germany), September 2015: Book “The Best of German Mittelstand – The World Market Leaders“

BLANCO: an essential part of the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs‘ travel pack

21.09.2015|

A perfect back drop for the book launch of “The Best of German Mittelstand – The World Market Leaders“ at the 14th Ambassador‘s Conference held by the German Federal Foreign Office at the end of August. This new international edition was officially presented during the gathering of the Business Forum, an integral part of the agenda of the 14th Ambassador‘s Conference.

On board: BLANCO – worldwide one of the leading manufacturers of high quality sinks and mixer taps. The company had already been mentioned by the editors Dr. Florian Langenscheidt and Prof. Dr. Bernd Venohr in the German “Encyclopedia for World Market Leaders“ published at the beginning of 2015. The aim of this impressive, large-scale international edition, to quote the editors, “is to draw international attention to those middle-sized companies which have proven themselves globally to be the best of the best in their market segments. “German Mittelstand“ is synonymous for German industry which has shown itself to be a reliable partner and pillar of strength when faced with the challenges of multi-faceted global markets.

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the English edition of this publication to guests at the gathering of the Business Forum and stated “that it will be an essential part of my travel pack for up-and-coming business trips and serves as an ideal present for my hosts“.

As an international version of the “Deutsches Lexikon der Weltmarktführer“ the “Best of German Mittelstand – The World Market Leaders“ introduces, in addition to BLANCO, near to 100 notable companies which, according to the publishers, are representative for successful and responsible German enterprises and allows an exclusive look behind the scenery of the unique German corporate landscape. “The Best of German Mittelstand – The World Market Leaders“ is now available in bookstores and worldwide through DAAB publishers.

BLANCO is based in Oberderdingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, and is a leading manufacturer of high quality sinks and mixer taps. Its comprehensive range also includes various practical waste systems and carefully matched accessories for the sink. Germany's biggest sink manufacturer is also the German market leader in mixer taps.

The BLANCO Group employs a total of 1350 people, 1000 in Germany. The group includes numerous subsidiaries both at home and abroad, and especially in Europe, North America and Asia. In 2014 BLANCO achieved a consolidated annual turnover of €312 million. The company manufactures predominantly at its production facilities in Sulzfeld and Sinsheim, close to where it is based, as well as in Toronto and Istanbul. Its European logistics centre is in Bruchsal.

Today, the majority of the company (which was founded by Heinrich Blanc in 1925) and its sister company Blanco Professional belong to E.G.O. Blanc and the Fischer Group. The family-owned company is committed to observing ethical business practices in line with the Caux Round Table Principles for Business (CRT).

Further information at www.blanco-germany.com

Ambassador‘s Conference zoom

The book “The Best of German Mittelstand – The World Market Leaders“ was presented exclusively during the 14th Ambassador‘s Conference held by the German Federal Foreign Office on 26 August 2015 in Berlin. One of the companies presented in this impressive encyclopedia of middle-sized enterprises is BLANCO – worldwide one of the leading manufacturers of high quality sinks and mixer taps. Left to right: Prof. Dr. Andreas Kiefer, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Dr. Florian Langenscheidt and Prof. Dr. Bernd Venohr.

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier zoom

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the English edition “The Best of German Mittelstand – The World Market Leaders“ to guests at the gathering of the Business Forum and stated “that it will be an essential part of my travel pack for up-and-coming business trips and serves as an ideal present for my hosts“.

Contact Person

Stefan Kohl

Head of Corporate Communications

BLANCO GmbH + Co KG

Flehinger Str. 59

75038 Oberderdingen

Tel: +49 7045 44-81584

Fax: +49 7045 44-81195

Stefan.Kohl [ät] blanco.de


Antje Hilbert

BLANCO GmbH + Co KG

75038 Oberderdingen

Tel: +49 7045 44-81404

Fax: +49 7045 44-81195

Antje.Hilbert [ät] blanco.de


Hans-Dieter Radke

BLANCO GmbH + Co KG

Flehinger Str. 59

75038 Oberderdingen

Tel: +49 7045 44-81409

Fax: +49 7045 44-81195

Hans-Dieter.Radke [ät] blanco.de