Published on: Oct 22, 2020
AWL is in the race for the King Willem 1 Prize in the Large-Scale Enterprise category. Today, the machine builder from Harderwijk was surprised with a video message from Martin van Pernis, board member of the King Willem I Foundation. Besides AWL, CSU and Dura Vermeer were also chosen as finalists.
The jury was very pleased with AWL: "Sustainability is key to AWL concerning the environment and all company stakeholders. AWL is a high-tech machine builder for the automation industry with an eye for innovation. AWL can rightly be called a frontrunner in the field of digitalization and unique concepts within the industry."
Brand van 't Hof, CEO of AWL: "The King Willem I Prize stands for decisiveness, innovation and daring. When I look at what we have done in recent years, how we have grown technologically as a company and how our business model has been innovated, we have certainly shown this. We have seen the growth from spot welding and robot technology to automation and product handling. We also innovate in the field of people: education, training, and cooperation with education institutes. I am extremely proud that we are among the last three in the Netherlands. We did this together".
This King Willem I Prize is a prestigious and independent business prize awarded every two years by the King Willem I Foundation. It is the ultimate reward for good entrepreneurship. In recent years, companies that have shown courage, decisiveness, Sustainability, perseverance, and good entrepreneurship are eligible for the King Willem I Prize. The jury consists of leaders from Dutch business and Her Majesty Queen Máxima. They recently decided in the private board meeting.
On November 25th, it will be announced who has won the King Willem I Prize.