Pressemitteilung BoxID: 601713 (BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum GmbH)
  • BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum GmbH
  • Am Sportplatz 28
  • 63791 Karlstein
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Werner W. Wiesmeier
  • +49 (8761) 759203

BMZ founder Sven Bauer represents Germany in the contest for World Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

(PresseBox) (Karlstein, ) The best entrepreneurs from more than 50 nations are facing a demanding contest: on 8th June 2013, Ernst & Young will elect the World Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 in Monte Carlo. Sven Bauer is nominated as the German finalist. The founder and managing director of BMZ GmbH was elected as Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 in the Industry category in the German competition last autumn. His company is one of Europe's leading system suppliers of rechargeable battery packs.

Founded in 1994, BMZ has captured a leading position in the rechargeable lithium-ion battery market within just a few years. High-tech products developed and produced by BMZ are to be found worldwide in products such as electric pruning shears, rechargeable battery-powered screwdrivers, electric vehicles, e-bikes, vehicle batteries and portable medical equipment.

The company employs around 1200 staff worldwide, operates its own production sites in Germany, Poland, China and the USA and with 23 further distribution sites is represented on almost all continents by its own branches. In the 2012 business year the BMZ Group achieved a turnover of around 126 million euros and was thus able to realize sales growth of almost 60 percent since 2010. Due to the constantly rapidly growing demand for intelligent rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, BMZ also expects further growth in the coming years. The 200 million euro sales mark is in sight in this current business year.

The preparations for Monte Carlo are already in full swing. For the thirteenth time, top entrepreneurs from international medium-sized companies will meet up at the awarding of the World Entrepreneur of the Year prize to honor the best from their ranks. The participants have already won through against hundreds of competitors in their country of origin, but now it is a matter of proving themselves at the highest international level: they must not only subject themselves to critical inspection by a high-caliber, international jury but also receive the opportunity to make new contacts with especially successful medium-sized companies from all over the world. The climax of the famous award ceremony is the gala on 8th June 2013 in Monte Carlo, at which the winner will be announced.

Ernst & Young organizes the Entrepreneur of the Year competition worldwide in over 50 countries. In Germany, the prize will be awarded for the 17th time in 2013: a neutral jury chooses the winner in five categories and awards the prize for third-generation family-owned companies. The award identifies and rewards top-rate entrepreneurial performance. The competition is supported by well-known companies and media: these include DZ BANK, Jaguar, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper and manager magazine.

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit

BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum GmbH

BMZ GmbH (BMZ) is a battery systems provider which specialises in intelligent solutions. Within the space of only a few years, BMZ has established itself as a leading player in the rapidly growing lithium-ion battery market and become one of Europe's leading contract manufacturers. The Karlstein-based company, which was founded in 1994, now operates at an international level and maintains production plants in Germany, Poland and China. Its high-tech batteries are used all over the world to power a wide range of products made by leading manufacturers. These include garden shears, drills, screwdrivers, electric vehicles, e-bikes, portable medical devices and batteries for use in the renewable energy sector. For more information about the company, please visit

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