The IGZ has been presented with the German Innovation Award in GOLD: Our robot solution "LUKE2" for the individual parts picking impressed in the competition class "Excellence in Business to Business" in the category "Logistics & Infrastructure".
LUKE2 is the only mobile pick robot to date that can be used alternately or as an alternative to a worker. Furthermore, the automation solution is directly integrated into the market-leading software SAP EWM/MFS as a complete solution. The robot has all the necessary technology and sensors on board, is connected with just one cable and is ready for use within a matter of minutes.
Further information on the German Innovation Award and LUKE2 can be found here.
On Monday, 28 November 2016, the two IGZ founders and engineers Johann Zrenner and Wolfgang Gropengießer from Falkenberg/Opf., Bavaria, were presented with the State Medal for Outstanding Services to the Bavarian Economy. The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology honours around 20 people each year who have provided outstanding services to the Bavarian economy. During the award ceremony in the Ludwig-Erhard Festival Hall of the Bavarian Ministry of Economy Affairs in Munich, the Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology, Ilse Aigner, honoured 15 entrepreneurs from all over Bavaria this year for their initiative and exemplary entrepreneurial conduct with the highest personal award that the Ministry of Economy Affairs bestows.
In her eulogy, the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs referred to the extraordinary achievements of the two award winners in terms of growth, employment and prosperity in Bavaria, especially in the northern Upper Palatinate region. The outstanding achievement of the two engineers, Gropengießer and Zrenner, was the development of what began as a two-man company IGZ Ingenieurgesellschaft from their parents' barn into one of the leading SAP engineering service provider for logistics and production in German-speaking region, with currently over 300 employees. Furthermore, Aigner acknowledged the commitment of the two founders for their noteworthy contribution to the positive economic development in the Northern Upper Palatinate region and their voluntary and social engagement.
Johann Zrenner and Wolfgang Gropengießer are dedicating the award to all employees of the IGZ group: "We are delighted that the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs has acknowledged our commitment over the past 17 years in this way. Because it is important to continue to highlight the contribution of medium-sized companies to employment and prosperity, especially in our region," says Gropengießer.
"This is not only an honour for us personally, but also a special tribute to the successful work of all our employees at IGZ, whose commitment and performance has been essential to our family company achieving a leading position in the German-speaking region," adds Zrenner.
In 2014, IGZ and its long-standing customer Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG received the SAP Quality Award in Gold from SAP Deutschland GmbH for the successful introduction of SAP EWM/MFS at their Erlensee location.
This award recognises successful SAP implementation that stand out due to their high-quality project planning and the focus on quick and cost-effective applications in line with the SAP standard. These projects are evaluated using ten quality principles recommended by SAP. The aim is to achieve project results that generate added business value and meet the demand for short implementation cycles.
Healthy and stable growth is recognised by the political world: the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs presents the BAYERNS BEST 50 award to medium-sized companies in recognition of their outstanding economic achievements. The award has been presented annually since 2002 to 50 companies from the Free State of Bavaria, whose owners hold leading positions and therefore have the significant entrepreneurial responsibility.