EY Family Business award winners 2019-20 - Germany

Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG

High-tech solutions have future-proofed TRUMPF for the next generation.

We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the EY Family Business Award of Excellence 2019-20, an honor that recognizes excellence in family businesses. Congratulations to this year’s winners for Germany:

Dr. Phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller – CEO, Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG

Family Business award winner Germany

Over the last 100 years, TRUMPF has transformed from a workshop into a global high-tech company and world leader in the manufacturing of machine tools and industrial lasers. The business was passed from founder Christian Trumpf to his godson and apprentice, Berthold Leibinger. Today, the company is in the capable hands of Berthold’s daughter Nicola, who took over management in 2005.

Under her leadership, the company has more than doubled its sales to 3.8 billion euros and increased its employees to 14,500. Nicola has been responsible for future-proofing the business by bringing high-tech solutions into TRUMPF’s production, such as smart factories. She has also focused on sustainability, ensuring that the company is on track to be completely CO²-neutral worldwide by the end of the year.

Nicola is a widely respected and influential leader in the German economy, and has received the Federal Cross of Merit for her contributions to the wider community.

Congratulations to all winners

We are proud to feature the stories and recognize the outstanding achievements of these remarkable women and men in pursuing their ambitions and building a long-term, intergenerational legacy. Read more about this year’s winners in the EY Family Business Award of Excellence brochure.


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