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Jobs by Innovation 2012 | Vorarlberg regional winner

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 22n August 2012. Federal Minister Doris Bures presented the award to ZIMM ...

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ZIMM was awarded first place as Vorarlberg regional winner

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 22nd August 2012. Federal Minister Doris Bures presented the award to ZIMM Maschinenelemente GmbH + Co KG at the Millennium Park in Lustenau.

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The competition

Austria’s most successful companies pursue research, development and qualified employees. This sharpens their competitive edge and creates jobs.

The competition "Jobs by Innovation" recognises companies who have brought new products and services to the market by innovation and thus have achieved particularly strong development for their company and local employment.

The company ZIMM was selected as the Regional Winner in Vorarlberg.

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From left to right: Dr. Klaus Pseiner | CEO FFG Vienna, Dr. Kurt Fischer | Mayor of Lustenau, Hubert Hämmerle | President of the Vorarlberg Chamber of Labour, Federal Minister Doris Bures, Jürgen Zimmermann | Senior/Company founder ZIMM, Landesrat Erich Schwärzler


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From left to right: Jürgen Zimmermann | Senior/Company founder, Regional Government Official Erich Schwärzler

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From left to right: Dr. Kurt Fischer | Mayor of Lustenau, Johanna Tengg | ZIMM metal technician trainee

Why was ZIMM selected?

  • ZIMM is a classic medium-sized family firm recognised for the high quality of its products
  • At first glance the products appear unremarkable – your average Austrian man and woman won’t see the fascination of them.
  • It’s more interesting to look at their performance data and fields of application for these components:
    • Positioning loads of up to 100 tonnes to the exact millimetre, in whatever direction you want
    • Many top international groups such as the larger automotive producers and companies such as AIRBUS, ALPLA, BLUM, GRASS, LG, SAMSUNG, SWAROVSKI, VOEST ALPINE
    • Our systems are also used in the production of plastic windows, manufacture of baking machinery and production of wind turbine blades.
    • They are also used in theatres (the Festival Playhouse in Bregenz, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow), and for manoeuvring enormous astronomical telescopes.
    • ZIMM is not a “high-tech” company, rather it’s a solid "middle-tech” company, which has achieved organic growth in recent years.
    • The basis for this growth has been a sustained development effort and the quality of product and service resulting from it.
    • Successful diversification has taken the form of entry into the solar industry (systems for aligning arrays of solar panels to permit maximum effectiveness of the installed plant).
  • ZIMM has a solid commercial situation:
    • Constant positive growth of retained profits
    • Extension of the world-wide sales network
    • Very good credit-worthiness & credit rating
  • Aspects of employment:
    • Company nursery school in the Millennium Industrial Park
    • High value spent on trainee education, with special support for female trainees
    • Part-time employment options for women and mothers returning from maternity leave
    • Year after year with virtually no industrial accidents
    • Low sickness absence rate
    • Active support from the Company Doctor and Health and Safety Adviser
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From left to right: Jürgen Zimmermann | Senior/Company founder ZIMM, Dr. Kurt Fischer | Mayor of Lustenau, Hubert Hämmerle | President of the Vorarlberg Chamber of Labour, Regional Governement official Erich Schwärzler, Federal Minister Doris Bures

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From left to right: Johanna Tengg | ZIMM metal technician trainee, Federal Minister Doris Bures

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