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2013 Export Awards Series: BERTSCH Holding GmbH

15 September 2013

Since 1994 the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth have been presenting "Export Awards" to Austrian companies for their exceptional success on international markets. This year the prize in the "Industry" category went to BERTSCH Holding GmbH.  

Founded as a copper smelter in 1925, today BERTSCH Holding GmbH is an internationally successful company with branches throughout Europe. With the third generation now at the helm, this family-run firm produces plants for various fields of application in four business areas:

  • Boiler systems and apparatus for industrial plants and power generation (Bertsch Energy)
  • Machinery and plants for the dairy industry (Bertsch Foodtec)
  • Machinery and plants for meat processing (Bertsch-Laska)
  • Technologies for alternative energy (Bertsch Ecopower)


BERTSCH Energy has grown into a key pillar, offering complete solutions in power, heat and waste heat technology. Products include boilers for producing energy in biomass plants and combined cycle plants for gas turbines.

The group has subsidiaries and offices in Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine and generated revenue of around EUR 100m last year, with exports accounting for over 80%. The group is currently preparing to enter the markets of Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East.

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