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Berlac AG awarded 2011 Cantonal Bank Prize

19.10.2011|

The Jubilee Foundation of the Cantonal Bank Baselland has awarded prizes every year since 1991 to companies or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Swiss demicanton of Baselland in the realms of business, culture, science and sport. This year Berlac AG was chosen to receive the CHF 15,000 prize in the business category.

As an internationally-active manufacturer of premium paints and coatings, Berlac AG has had its company headquarters in the Oberbaselbiet area since 1932, where it began production of special lacquer finishes for the Swiss luxury watch industry after the Second World War. Every year, the company produces some 700 tonnes of paints and lacquers with which it achieves turnover in excess of CHF 18 million. At the parent company in Sissach, Berlac AG employs 90 people, while the Berlac Group with its 14 subsidiaries around the world has a total workforce of 700. Thanks to two branches in Hong Kong and Shenzhen (China) and distribution partners in 12 further countries, the Group enjoys a presence on four continents.

In his presentation speech, Beat Oberlin, CEO of the Cantonal Bank Baselland, praised the fact that the Basel region is home to companies of the calibre of Berlac AG, whose powers of innovation, customer-driven philosophy and uncompromising commitment to quality enable them to continually create new products that are top of their class throughout the world. The company’s extensive range of sophisticated and ultra-resistant coating solutions for a wealth of applications, its efficient logistics and superb quality were named as the deciding factors for the award of the prize to Berlac AG.

In his reply, Willy Scheuchenpflug, Managing Director of Berlac AG and CEO of the Berlac Group, offered thanks on behalf of the management to all the company’s members of staff for their daily dedication and hard work, which play such an important role in the success of the Sissach-based company. The company’s culture is hallmarked by a high sense of individual responsibility, very flat hierarchies and plenty of opportunity for personal initiative. These positive aspects coupled with a healthy willingness to do a good job, pragmatism and – last but by no means least – traditional Swiss values form the recipe for success at Berlac AG. In addition, he pointed out that the company’s advantageous location near the borders with France and Germany allows Berlac AG to call on the services of highly qualified specialists from neighbouring European countries when the need arises.

Willy Scheuchenpflug explained that all the prize money would be used for the benefit of company staff in the form of further training and supportive measures.

Contact
Berlac AG
barbara.weber@anti-clutterberlac.ch
Marketing. Communications
Phone +41 61 976 90 10
Fax +41 61 976 96 20

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