København, 2. juni 2017

Dansk vinder klar til World Entrepreneur Of The Year i Monaco

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Det er måske verdens største konkurrence for vækstvirksomheder og en global event, der sætter fokus på vækst, innovation og entrepreneurskab – EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year afholdes igen i år i Monaco fra den 7. til 10 juni. Blandt internationale talere og vindere fra over 60 lande er også Micro Matic og CEO Søren K. Vilby klar til at repræsentere Danmark.

Den danske vinder af EY Entrepreneur Of The Year møder nu den globale konkurrence ved årets internationale finale, hvor der ultimativt kåres en World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017.

Netop global konkurrence er langt fra uvant for den danske vinder, Micro Matic A/S. Virksomheden er etableret og har hovedkontor på Fyn, men er også til stede i hele verden og er globalt ledende inden for udstyr til udskænkning af fadøl i en absolut førerposition med omkring 80 % af verdensmarkedet. I Monaco skal CEO Søren K. Vilby præsentere virksomhedens fortælling om vækst, strategi, innovation og udvikling for en uafhængig jury.

Søren Smedegaard Hvid, partner i EY og direktør for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year i Danmark tør ikke spå om vinderchancer, men forventer meget positiv feedback til den danske vinder:

”Micro Matic har en lang og indholdsrig historie og har gennemgået en spændende udvikling. Det er et godt eksempel på stærkt og vedvarende entrepreneurskab. Samtidig er det en virksomhed, der har skabt en klar lederposition i sit marked og gennemført en transformation gennem klare strategiske valg og fravalg. En sådan udvikling er der stor respekt for, og det er afgjort faktorer, som spiller positivt ind.”

CEO Søren K. Vilby ser frem til at møde mange dygtige virksomhedsejere og vækstvirksomheder i Monaco og også at fortælle mere om de faktorer, der har skabt en succesfuld position for Micro Matic A/S:

”Micro Matic har en klar mission, og virksomhedens ejere har skabt en solid platform, hvor innovation og udvikling er en del af virksomhedens DNA. Den praktiske innovation, som skaber udvikling i produkter, i salgskanaler eller kundeservice er helt afgørende for, at vi har skabt og kan fastholde en global førerposition.”

Der er en ganske bred dansk deltagelse ved World Entrepreneur Of The Year i år. Udover CEO Søren K. Vilby fra Micro Matic og Søren Smedegaard Hvid deltager også den nye juryformand og vinder fra 2014 Lars Fløe Nielsen samt Jørgen Mads Clausen, modtager af Æresprisen ved EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016.


About Micro Matic A/S:
In 1974, C.C. Nielsen and Svend-Aage Nielsen acquired Micro Matic with a clear vision: to grow the company into the world market leader in draft beer dispensing equipment. They succeeded.

Ever since then, Micro Matic has pioneered a succession of functional, cost-effective and great-looking beer dispensing solutions and services.

That success has been propelled by a clear investment strategy from the owners, bold and purposeful leadership from CEO Søren Vilby and a great team of people.

The company’s mission, its dedication to quality, teamwork and innovation has become deeply anchored in the culture of the company. Today aged 76 and 70 the two owners to a large extend rely on CEO Søren K. Vilby to build on the legacy.

In recent years, the company has managed divestments to focus and has pursued a number of acquisitions to increase market share and global reach.

Practical innovation is essential to the company’s success, and investment in new and innovative products continues to be a high priority – also innovative ways of developing partnerships, sales channels and client service.

Sustainability is another important aspect. The entrepreneurs are aware of how a global reach is an opportunity to improve working conditions, promote inclusiveness and care for the environment to build a sustainable future.

The charitable mindset and entrepreneurial spirit of the owners – evidenced by the number of local start-ups they continue to support – and continuous investment in state-of-the-art technology have made Micro Matic and its owners a role model for 21st century manufacturing companies.

About EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

Each EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist has been awarded EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® in his or her home country. On Saturday, 10 June, one winner will be announced as World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017. EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year is not only an awards ceremony but has evolved into a comprehensive forum that convenes the world’s foremost business leaders, government officials and entrepreneurs to discuss how they are navigating disruption to create new growth and opportunities.