The owners of Leitz, Mrs. Monika Brucklacher and. Dr. Cornelia Brucklacher, received the prestigious “Top 500 Family Businesses Award” in Germany, presented by the Managing Director of Stiftung Familienunternehmen (Foundation for Family Businesses), Stefan Heidbreder.
The award is based on a study made by the foundation: "The economic importance of family businesses", which has been updated every two years since 2006 by renowned economic research institutes. The study demonstrates that the group of large family businesses contributes disproportionately to growth and employment in Germany and generates better development than non-family-run DAX enterprises.
The ranking is based on revenue and employment as well as on types of trades. The Leitz Group is placed 198th with the sector of the largest German family controlled companies and 44th in the state of Baden Württemberg.
Dr. Cornelia Brucklacher, main shareholder and chairman of advisory board, thanked her colleagues of the Advisory Board, the Executive Management Board and the Leitz staff: "All of you have contributed to this success". Special thanks go to her late father, Dr. Dieter Brucklacher, who shaped the development of the family company for more than 40 years.