Craiss wins the largest business prize in Baden-Württemberg

• Receiving the "Digital Transformation" award

• Taking a groundbreaking step with the SLYNX spin-off

• Receiving the "Schwarzer Löwe" (Black Lion) award from the twelve most important newspaper publishers


Michael Craiss, Managing Director of Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG, accepted the "Schwarzer Löwe" first place award in the "Digital Transformation" category from SWR television presenter Tatjana Geßler at the awards ceremony at Messe Stuttgart. (Photo: Lichtgut / Leif Piechowski)

Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG has won the "Schwarzer Löwe", Baden-Württemberg's largest business award. The logistics service provider accepted the award at the gala of the Messe Stuttgart exhibition and trade fair centre. The prize is awarded to successful companies by the most important daily newspaper publishers in the Stuttgart Metropolitan Region. The jury is made up of well-known representatives from business, media and academia.

"The Schwarze Löwe stands for innovative entrepreneurship and the spirit of progress. We are very proud of the award and are delighted to have won first place," said Michael Craiss, Managing Director of Craiss Generation Logistik GmbH & Co. KG. The company was awarded a special prize in the "Digital Transformation" category for its linking of analogue and digital business models. Back in 2017, the "Sonderfahrten 4.0" (special transports) service developed by Craiss in the field of transport logistics was awarded the "WeDoDigital" digital prize by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

In the meantime, the Mühlacker company has spun off the digital division as an independent corporate start-up. With the help of SLYNX Spedition.Digital, the initial venture will be the development of an online platform of the same name, which efficiently and sustainably connects consignors, consignees and forwarders with each other. The software can also be used to digitally handle and thus accelerate all processes for time-sensitive transports, such as order placement and processing.

The Schwarzer Löwe was awarded for the first time on Thursday at Messe Stuttgart exhibition and trade fair centre. Companies from Baden-Württemberg were able to apply in a total of six categories involving key, future-oriented topics (Innovation and Future, Digital Transformation, Diversity Human Resources, Sustainability, Founders' Prize, and Special CSR Prize). "The award has shown us that we are on the right track with our goal of further digitalising logistics," said Craiss.

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