Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Prize

Every year, the Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Prize is awarded to companies from Lower Saxony for their exceptional performance in export. This year, the prize of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics in the category of "Large Enterprises" was awarded to Wilhelm Fricke SE. Minister Dr. Althusmann presented the award via video conference on 21 December.

Heeslingen, 21 December 2020 - The Lower Saxony Foreign Trade and Investment Award 2020 in the category "Large Enterprises" goes to Wilhelm Fricke SE, one of Europe's leading wholesalers of spare parts in the agricultural sector. Due to the current situation, the prize was presented virtually in a video conference by Lower Saxony's Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr Bernd Althusmann. With this award, the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics honours the outstanding export activities of Wilhelm Fricke SE. The company is part of the family-run FRICKE Group and has contributed significantly to the strong growth of the globally active group of companies in recent decades.

"For the Lower Saxony state government, Wilhelm Fricke SE is a very good example of Lower Saxony as a business location. Deeply rooted in the region, the company successfully uses its foreign trade activities to continue to develop internationally and at the same time strengthen Lower Saxony's location in Heeslingen," explains Minister Dr Bernd Althusmann on the choice of Wilhelm Fricke SE as the winner of the Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Award 2020.

Wilhelm Fricke SE has been steadily expanding its foreign activities with GRANIT for 20 years and has subsidiaries all over the world. The establishment of sustainable business relationships has always been at the forefront of the company's efforts. The recipe behind the company's national and international success consists of personal customer support in the respective national language by knowledgeable experts in combination with powerful logistics and e-commerce systems that allow customers anywhere in the world to conveniently access the extensive GRANIT range. This combination of know-how from the agricultural region of Lower Saxony and the use of state-of-the-art technology has also convinced the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics of Wilhelm Fricke SE.

"The Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Award is a very great honour for us. With this award, the state of Lower Saxony recognises our consistent focus on the wishes of our customers, which has driven us since the foundation of the company. A big thank you goes to our employees who work hard every day, both in Heeslingen and all over the world, to ensure that our customers are satisfied and that we constantly improve even further. This award makes us all proud and motivates us to continue working courageously and with great passion for our success in the future," says Hans-Peter Fricke, Managing Director of the FRICKE Group, delightedly about the honour.