Foreign Trade Award 2019

The winners and nominees for outstanding export successes have been announced

03.04.2019 Hannover

The Minister of Economic Affairs of Niedersachsen has announced the winners of the 10th Foreign Trade Prize: Congratulations to LAP and AMAZONEN-Werke! All finalists for the foreign trade prize in the category "Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)" and "Large enterprises" are presented here.

On 3rd April the Foreign Trade Prize will be awarded as part of the Foreign Trade Day. AMAZONEN-Werke was able to convince the jury in the category "Large Enterprises" and LAP won in the category "SMEs". It was a successful award ceremony.

Winner "SMEs": LAP

LAP - Laser Applikationen

"With our products, we contribute worldwide to making cancer treatment in radiation therapy more precise and safer."

Nomination: LAP GmbH


  • Year of foundation: 1984
  • Location: Lüneburg
  • Employees: 230 employees
  • Products & Services: Production of laser technology for medical technology, in particular for use in radiation therapies, for the metal and especially the steel industry and for the processing industry such as the wind industry or aircraft construction

The finalists - SMEs


"Our machines bring German environmental technology to the whole world. In this way we help to make waterways usable."

Nomination: Anton Berkenheger Group


  • Year of foundation: 1964
  • Location: Haren (Ems)
  • Employees: 80 employees
  • Products & Services: Development and production of multifunctional, partly amphibious mowing and working boats for water maintenance such as carrier vehicles, embankment mowers, mowing collection boats, dredging and desludging boats as well as special vehicles such as the three-wheel mower

Bernard van Lengerich Maschinenfabrik

"We feed cows in over 40 countries worldwide. Thanks to our expertise in feeding technology for livestock."

Nomination: Bernard van Lengerich

Bernard van Lengerich

  • Year founded: 1860
  • Location: Emsbühren
  • Employees: 200 employees
  • Products & Services: Production of solutions for feeding technology, e.g. self-propelled feed mixers or trailed mixers, silo block cutters and bedding technology

Roess Nature Group

"Less and less synthetic products will be used in hydraulic engineering in the future. With our experience in processing natural fibres, we have the right alternatives."

Nomination: Roess Nature Group

Roess Nature Group

  • Year founded: 1913
  • Location: Twistringen
  • Employees:: 110 employees
  • Products & Services: Production and processing of natural fibres into products for irrigation, drainage and erosion protection

SCHÖMA – Christoph Schöttler Maschinenfabrik

"Whether in the construction of the Brenner tunnel, the metro in Cairo or a water tunnel in Singapore - Schöma locomotives were instrumental in this. We are the world market leader for tunnel locomotives."

Nomination: SCHÖMA Lokomotiven


  • Year of foundation: 1930
  • Location: Diepholz
  • Employees: 155 employees
  • Products & Services: Production of tunnel locomotives for worldwide metro projects, sewage and supply tunnels, shunting locomotives for industrial companies and small light rail locomotives for peat companies or also locomotives for tourist purposes, such as the island railways of Borkum, Wangerooge and Langeoog

Winner "large companies": AMAZONE

  • AMAZONEN-Werke H. Dreyer
    Industry sector: Agricultural Technology
    Product: Soil tillage equipment, Sowing, fertiliser, crop protection and municipal equipment
    Employees: 1900 Employees
    Main international markets: France, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Kazakhstan, China and Canada
    to the website


Nominated large companies

Two internationally successful companies from Niedersachsen have been nominated in the "Large Companies" category:

  • Graepel Löningen
    Industry sector: Supply Industry/Sheet Metal Processing
    Product: perforated and formed sheet metal parts for commercial vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery, etc. Industries
    Employees: 350 employees
    Main international markets: North America, France, India
    to the website
  • VEMAG Mechanical Engineering
    Industry sector: Mechanical Engineering
    Product: Machines and attachments for the food industry
    Employees: 601 Employees
    to the website


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