Photos: TRATON SE, LHOF Ismaning near Munich, June 10, 2020. In order to set a sign for courage to change during the Corona crisis, innovative and trend-setting entrepreneurs and managers from the logistics industry will be honoured with the "TRATON Logistics Leader of the Year Award" for the first time this year. The prize is awarded by the internationally renowned Logistics Hall of Fame and donated by TRATON SE. The main focus is on innovation, sustainability and corporate change.
"The Corona pandemic has shown us all how essential the transportation industry is. Without logistics, the world would stand still. This makes it even more important to set the course for the post-crisis period now. We want to push the transformation of the transportation industry with innovative ideas. With the TRATON Logistics Leader of the Year Award, we are honouring trendsetters and future pacemakers in the logistics sector – who are courageously and successfully pursuing this way," said Andreas Renschler, TRATON CEO and Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, when signing the foundation agreement.
Anita Würmser, Managing Jury Chairwoman of the Logistics Hall of Fame, said: "Together with TRATON, we are placing a new milestone. The world is changing fundamentally, and logistics always plays a decisive role in this. People are the ones who give direction to logistics. With this award, the Hall of Fame not only fulfils its role as a preserver, but also takes account of its task of stimulating and fostering innovation".
The foundation is committed for five years. The donator is represented with a seat on the council and on the jury. Beyond that he has no influence on the election results. The election takes place in the regular procedure. In the first round of voting, the Logistics Hall of Fame Council nominates the finalists from among all proposals. Who will enter the Logistics Hall of Fame as a new member and bear the "TRATON Logistics Leader of the Year Award" will be decided in the second round of voting by around 70 internationally renowned industry experts from the business, science, politics and media.
The award will be presented at the annual gala reception in December in the Erich Klausener Hall of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Berlin.
TRATON SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO is one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2019, the TRATON GROUP brands sold a total of around 242,000 vehicles. The product range includes light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses at 29 production and assembly sites in 17 countries. As of December 31, 2019, the company employed around 82,700 people worldwide in its commercial vehicle brands. The Group aims to reinvent transport – with its products, its services and as a partner to its customers.
The Logistics Hall of Fame honours outstanding personalities who have made lasting contributions to the further development of logistics and supply chain management. To date, 35 logisticians have been inducted into the international Hall of Fame. The Logistics Hall of Fame is accessible free of charge at any time at www.logisticshalloffame.net and provides information about the logistical milestones and the people behind.
The Logistics Hall of Fame was founded in 2003 and honours leading figures who have made outstanding efforts to promote the further development of logistics and supply chain management. This eternal pantheon is also designed to remind future generations of the achievements of these individuals in the service of logistics. The aim of the Logistics Hall of Fame is to act as a worldwide platform to publicise the performance capability of logistics and its importance for society. The Logistics Hall of Fame is a non-profit initiative supported by the world of politics, associations, the logistics industry and logistics science. The patron is Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in Germany.
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