We at BKL have been committed to innovation for 50 years. This has also convinced the experts of several business and innovation awards: Since June, we rank among the “Top 100” as one of the most innovative SME in Germany. In September 2020 we also were honoured with the "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes" (Grand Prix of SME), one of the most renowned business awards in Germany.

These awards encourage us to continue working on the development of new ideas and to improve our services – for your success. This means that you can not only hire over 600 modern cranes from us, but also take advantage of additional offers such as our digital "Crane Finder" and our "My BKL" app.

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As one of the winners, we prevailed over around 5,000 nominees. The prize of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation is one of the most coveted business awards for SME in Germany. This year, the competition was held under the motto "Setting Milestones".

Setting milestones – for over 50 years.
"For more than 50 years it is BKL's philosophy to set milestones and thus not only drive the company forward but also the development of the industry. We are particularly pleased that BKL is being honoured with this award and are happy to proudly receive it on behalf of the BKL team," explained Jörg Hegestweiler and Robert Popp, the managing directors of BKL present at the award ceremony.

The way to the top of the industry.
This was the title of the laudation. It highlighted BKL's successful development from a regional crane dealer to one of the largest full-service providers of crane solutions in Europe. In addition to our regional commitment, the jury also praised our crane app "My BKL", the consulting and planning services and our training programme.

Picture: Boris Löffert/OPS Netzwerk GmbH


As of 19 June, BKL Baukran Logistik GmbH is officially a Top 100 SME in Germany. BKL came out on top throughout the scientific selection process, especially in the category "Innovative Processes/Organization". In fact, we made the Top 10 in this category, despite competition being particularly intense this year, according to the event organizer.

Innovation is BKL's DNA and driving force.
"We are proud to now officially be one of the most future-oriented medium-sized companies in Germany. Because innovation is the DNA and motor of BKL," explains Jörg Hegestweiler, Managing Director of BKL.
The award ceremony was cancelled this year. Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar therefore congratulated the winners by video. The scientific director of Top 100, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, also explained by video what BKL was awarded for.

Source: Top 100 and BKL.
BKL works daily on new innovations.
Jörg Hegestweiler explains: "Being a pioneer is our claim. This applies to what BKL has been doing for over 50 years in terms of crane technology and service, but also to how we do it. And we work daily to drive forward further pioneering developments".

from left to right: Robert Popp (CTO), Jörg Hegestweiler (CEO) und Franz Schwaiger (CFO) with the Top 100 award.


Always at hand with the free "My BKL" application: technical data sheets, contacts and services for all aspects of our cranes. Free for Google Android (from version 5.0) and Apple iOS (from version 10).


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