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BMZ Founder Sven Bauer as RSM Entrepreneur of the Year

July 01, 2015 by BMZ Group

Sven Bauer, founder and owner of BMZ GmbH was named as the winner in the prestigious 2014/15 European Business Awards

Sven Bauer, founder and owner of BMZ GmbH ‒ Europe’s leading systems supplier of lithium-ion batteries, located in Karlstein, Germany ‒ was named as winner in the prestigious 2014/15 European Business Awards in the category ‘The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award’.

The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, the world’s 7th largest network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, presented trophies in 11 categories. It is now in its 9th year and ranks among Europe’s most prestigious business awards. In the 2014/15 competition, which this year attracted over 24,000 businesses, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. BMZ GmbH was shortlisted as one of 709 National Champions and then named winner in its category. The winning businesses have achieved their success after 16 months in the largest, and one of the toughest, business competitions in Europe. 

At an exclusive awards ceremony in London attended by leading business leaders, politicians, ambassadors and academics from across Europe, Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, said: “The calibre of this year’s competition finalists is outstanding. At RSM, we believe it is important to champion business excellence as successful and thriving companies are an integral force in driving growth and stimulating economies. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.”

BMZ founder and owner Sven Bauer, is pleased about being named winner of ‘The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award’: “The award is a special honour for the entire team, showing once more how much dedication and know-how exists in small and medium sized European enterprises. The sustainable handling of finite fossil resources as well as a desire for the greatest possible degree of mobility and independence has led to a rapid increase in the demand for intelligent and professional rechargeable battery solutions for equipment, vehicles and energy storage systems in recent years. Our goal is to preserve the environment for coming generations. We are still in the very early stages of an exciting future.”


About BMZ Group

The BMZ Group is a global player in the production of lithium-ion battery system solutions. The group is headquartered in Germany and has further production facilities in China, Poland and the US, as well as offices in Japan and France. In addition, there are research and development sites worldwide. For 25 years, BMZ has been continuously developing the lithium-ion battery together with the customer and its own development team at the BMZ E.Volution Center – around 150 engineers are responsible for processes from prototype construction to the planning and implementation of efficient series production.

As a one-stop-shop provider, BMZ realizes more than 250 projects every year, from the idea to the successful product, including intelligent charging technology and a communication interface, and is also available to the customer as a reliable service partner. Around 3,000 employees work for the BMZ Group worldwide.