We are nominated: OPTIMAL SYSTEMS Vertriebsgesellschaft in Stuttgart is one of the candidates for the „Großen Preis des Mittelstandes 2018“ (English: “Grand Prix of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses 2018.”)

The Oskar Patzelt Foundation has been awarding the “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes” since 1995. The demands on the candidates should not be underestimated: Only companies with stable market activity over the last three years and an annual turnover of more than one million euros are included. Moreover, no company is allowed to nominate itself – the ability to cooperate and entrepreneurship based on partnership are key criteria right from the start.

OPTIMAL SYSTEMS received the nomination for the “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes” from Petra Hetzel, the State Representative of the Economic Senate of Baden-Württemberg in the Federal Association of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. This year’s award takes place under the slogan “Shaping the future.”

Cooperation and commitment are also crucial

In a second step, twelve regional juries and one federal jury evaluate all candidates. This is where basic economic data such as company performance, growth or job creation come into play, but the quality of service and social commitment in the region are also included in the evaluation.

Following a legal dispute with its famous counterpart in Hollywood, the prize sculpture that beckons the three winners can’t be called the “Small and Medium-Sized Business Oscar” anymore – nevertheless, we’re very happy to take part in the final round and are keeping all our fingers crossed for our colleagues in Ludwigsburg!

With that in mind: House lights off, spotlights on – and may the best company win!


OPTIMAL SYSTEMS Vertriebsgesellschaft Stuttgart, based in Ludwigsburg, has been active in the Baden-Württemberg region since 2009 and counts mechanical engineering companies such as Gebr. Pfeiffer and real estate managers such as MANN among its customers. It is part of the OPTIMAL SYSTEMS group of companies with 400 employees at 17 locations in Europe.