And the Oscar goes

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AICHELIN Holding wins the “economic Oscar” (USA-Biz award) in the category ‘investment’.

On Sunday, the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood announced its winners. Unfortunately, no Austrian movie had been nominated for one of the renowned awards this time. But: “Once more, we are economic Oscar winners! With the USA-Biz award, the so-called economic Oscar from the Los Angeles center of the AUSTRIAN FOREIGN TRADE PROMOTION office. Where Austrian companies are in the spotlight. The red carpet is rolled out for their outstanding performances in the highly competitive US market,” says Rudolf Thaler, Austrian Trade Commissioner in Los Angeles.

This year, the economic Oscar is awarded for the seventh time in the following categories: Start up, investment, innovation, market penetration, trend setter and sensational. In 2017, companies from Vienna and Lower Austria are at the top of the rankings, scoring two USA-Biz awards each, followed by a Carinthian company, and, for the first time, a business from Burgenland. Concurrent with the Academy Awards ceremony, these top performances of Austrian businesses were celebrated at the economic Oscar after-party hosted by the Foreign Trade Center Los Angeles.

Aichelin Holding GmbH (Lower Austria) is winner in the category ‘investment’: Aichelin acquires AFC-Holcroft, the US market leader in heat treatment solutions, making Aichelin the largest provider of atmosphere furnaces world-wide. Aichelin is a leading provider of plants and systems in the field of thermal and thermo-chemical heat treatment of metallic components.

Find the press release (in German) of the Austrian Economic Chamber on:

We are very proud to receive this award and take it as an incentive to deliver even more top performances.