The 'Preis der Rheintaler Wirtschaft 2017' goes to swissQprint. The jury bestowed the award for the company's exceptional performance and role as an ambassador for the region.
swissQprint wins the 23rd 'Preis der Rheintaler Wirtschaft'. This annual award by the Rhine Valley Business Forum honours people or entities that are outstanding in their own particular way. Previous winners include regional personalities and associations as well as national and international companies in diverse areas.
swissQprint presents a convincing case
Karl Stadler is president of the jury and himself an experienced entrepreneur. He handed over the prize on 11 November 2016 and congratulated the three swissQprint founders and managers, Reto Eicher, Roland Fetting and Hansjörg Untersander, for their business courage and merit. swissQprint was set up just nine years ago. Today, the company has more than 70 employees and is active worldwide. In Europe, swissQprint is among the market leaders in the area of UV flatbed printers. The company's large format printers are developed and manufactured 100 percent in the region, so in this respect many more than 70 people are working for swissQprint in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley. And thus it should remain, despite currency crises and costly conditions. It is a success story that impressed the jury.
Two-stage selection procedure
Nominees for the 'Preis der Rheintaler Wirtschaft' need to have demonstrated extraordinary and remarkable performance, and acted as ambassadors for the Rhine Valley. A nominee is a positive influencer and, in a sense, serves as a role model for society or the economy as a whole. It follows that the nine-member jury evaluates candidates by a variety of distinct criteria. swissQprint management and the workforce are very pleased with the award, which they see as both an affirmation and a motivator.
The swissQprint team is determined to continue the success story, confirms Reto Eicher, CEO of swissQprint.