German Stevie Award ZF Wins Prizes for its Anniversary Communication

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has been awarded prizes for its anniversary communication in seven categories of the prestigious "German Stevie Awards" business awards. The prizes are awarded to German companies and experts for outstanding achievements.

1,500 guests celebrated the 100th anniversary of ZF's founding at a huge gala evening at the Messe [trade fair] Friedrichshafen in September last year. The main ceremony for customers, business partners and guests from business and politics was among the highlights of the 2015 anniversary year for the technology company. For the organization of the huge ceremony, the company was awarded with the prestigious golden "German Stevie Award" business prize for "Best Corporate Image Event" . ZF also won first prize in "Best Business Book" for its company and technology histories. Both anniversary publications examine the history of the Group from different perspectives.

"100 Years of ZF" Project Manager Elke Hilger is delighted with a total of seven prizes in various categories.

100-Years Project Manager Elke Hilger, who accepted the awards on behalf of the company at the prize-giving ceremony on April 8 at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich, was delighted to receive five further awards. ZF won silver in "Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Events & Observances" for the entire project and in "Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Global Issues" for the worldwide join-in activities, in which employees were able to submit photos with a human-sized 100 or of finds from the company's history, among other things. ZF took bronze in the "Best Newsletter or House Organ/Publication" and the "Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Internal Communications" categories for the Anniversary Publication, of which all employees received a copy and for "Global Journeys", in which employees were able to travel to other locations and establish contacts across location boundaries respectively. The company also won bronze in the "Communications Team of the Year" category.

"We are proud to have won all of these seven prizes. I am particularly delighted with the award for communications team of the year. This prize shows that the organization of the many events and activities was a great team achievement, in which many international colleagues were involved alongside the project team," says Project Manager Elke Hilger.

1,500 guests celebrated the technology company's centennial at a gala evening on September 9, 2015.

German Stevie Awards

The "German Stevie Awards" are business prizes awarded to German companies and experts for outstanding achievements. Prizes in over 80 categories in total are awarded; including manager, marketing campaign and product of the year. The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 and are given in Germany and other countries and regions.

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