Family-owned company Schraml is in the running for the Prize for Medium-Sized Companies. Member of Parliament Reiner Meier has set the ball rolling.
Family-owned company Schraml has reached the judging stage for the Prize for Medium-Sized Companies which is awarded by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation. During the on-site visit, senior manager Reinhold Schraml expressed his delight at being nominated for this prize. Member of Parliament Reiner Meier set the ball rolling following his visit to the factory.
During presentation of the certificate by Robert Knitt, Managing Director Alexander Schraml took the opportunity to review the company's history. In 1988 Reinhold Schraml laid the foundation stone for today's company, which now numbers 42 employees, by establishing his one-man operation. Since that time Schraml-Metallverarbeitung has trained a total of 21 apprentices and the company currently employs six trainees. The "innovative metalsmith" is partner to many large corporations in Germany and has customers throughout Europe, Russia and the USA. For Alexander Schraml, training means generating long-term successful growth. Senior manager Reinhold Schraml attributes the company's success to the whole workforce. "We work together as a team for the long-term security of our company", he says.
The town's mayor, Friederike Sonnemann, highlighted the fact that "the term 'innovative metalsmith' is fully applicable. Schraml has a very positive impact on the economic strength of Waldershof and generously supports the Jobst-vom-Brandt School, the nursery school and many different cultural events."
Tobias Reiß, member of the state parliament, described the family company as a driver of innovation in the region. Reiß said of Schraml, "It is evident that this company does not take a short-term view, but thinks in generations."
In addition to its social commitment, the company considers the provision of social benefits, such as paying the nursery school fees for its employees' children, to be a matter of course.