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Awards and Prizes


Awards that a company and its innovative products receive reflect the success of its work and the satisfaction of its customers. The following awards confirm the high levels of quality and innovation by which Schwank is setting new industry standards for energy efficient heating technologies. 

Schwank a market leader in heating.


Schwank is officially recognised as a world market leader



Schwank belongs to the list of German companies that have achieved world market leader status. This was the result of a survey carried out recently by Professor Bernd Venohr and published in “Manager Magazin”, The world market leader award was presented to Oliver Schwank at the German World Market Leaders´ Lexicon on the 24th January 2011. According to Florian Langenscheidt, entry to this Lexicon confirms Schwank’s position within the elite of German industry, representing the innovation and production quality marked by the internationally recognised seal of approval - “Made in Germany”. 

Oliver Schwank: “We are proud of having obtained the status of a world market leader as a medium-sized company. The award belongs to the whole team and motivates us to achieve even better performance and new top level results”. 



ultraSchwank wins product of the year

USA – Schwank gets “Product of the Year Award”


Schwank, the worldwide leader in infrared heating technology, has been recognised for excellence in product design in the 24th annual Product of the Year Award programme sponsored by Plant Engineering Magazine. ultraSchwank won the Silver Award in the HVAC category for the most efficient radiant tube heater in North America. A panel of influential leaders and decision makers acted as judges in a contest attracting over 150 entries from different industry brands. The award ceremony took place at the Manufacturing/Automation Summit in Chicago on 21st March 2011.   
ultraSchwank was also officially recognised as a “Green Product” at AHR 2011, and in 2010 it won the Dealer Design Award Heating Category, sponsored by ACHR News.


Schwank is one of the top 100 medium sized German businesses

Schwank is again among the TOP 100



After carrying out extensive research, the daily newspaper Die Welt, together with the Munich Strategy Group (MSG) selected Schwank as 58th in the TOP 100 medium sized companies in Germany. 

 Companies can only appear in this top managed 100 list that are outstanding in their field of activity over a long period of time. Furthermore, the winners are characterized by continuity of business development, stable growth and a strategic vision. 

 In 2009 the Handelsblatt newspaper put Schwank among the top 100 companies in another study. Both the Handelsblatt study and Die Welt’s research results acknowledged both the trend-setting, innovative developments of the company and the quality of the Schwank Group employees and its products.

Schwank wins environmental innovation award

USA - AHR presents Schwank with Award for Innovation


At AHR Expo, the world's largest trade fair for air conditioning / heating, Schwank was presented with an Award for Innovation, with the main criteria being achievements in increased efficiency, lower energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions. Schwank had recently contributed to various LEED projects (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gaining valuable recognition by obtaining both Gold and Silver Awards.

Schwank named in top 100 companies

Handelsblatt - Germany's Top 100 companies 


Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading business newspaper, chose Schwank for 36th place in its list of Top 100 SME enterprises. The main criteria were market leadership position within the industry and the average growth in recent years. Schwank was the only heating company to be included in this Top 100 listing. 


Schwank awarded the 2009 prize for outstanding business achievement

Grand Award of SME Enterprises


Since its conception in 1995, the annual competition award for SME Enterprises supported by the Oskar-Patzelt Foundation has developed into being the main German Award for honouring outstanding organisations. In 2009 3,366 companies and over 1,000 non-profit organisations were nominated and Schwank was awarded the prize for outstanding business achievements, relating to the overall financial development of the company, the energy savings potential of its products, creation of jobs, level of innovation and for demonstrating social responsibility. 


Award by the German Department of Trade and Industry [DTI]


The second prize for outstanding export achievements was presented to Schwank by the German Federal Department of Trade & Industry. The jury paid tribute to Schwank as being a leading organisation in terms of export activities. "Schwank has managed to become a world leader in industrial heating solutions due to its innovative products and its activities in more than 40 countries around the world," said Mr. W Putzier, President of the Association of the German Export Trade.

Polski Instalator


The Polski Instalator is the highest Polish distinction awarded in the area of building technologies. Schwank received this award for its high-performance product supraSchwank.  Polski Instalator recognised supraSchwank as offering the world's most economical gas-powered heating technology. This innovative product was praised for its high radiation factor of approx. 80%, producing an outstanding savings potential, well over 60% in many areas. Consequently the CO2 footprint is reduced and therefore the product can make a major positive contribution to the environment. 

Schwank named world champion for industrial heating


Schwank elected World Champion. Made in Germany.


Schwank was selected as a “World Champion” by the Association of German Engineers (VDI). Many of Germany’s Small to Medium Enterprises are recognized as world champions of industry and technology leaders but Schwank emerged as the only manufacturer of industrial heating in this VDI campaign, which focused on high level of expertise, innovative products and successful market presence. 

Schwank received has received an award for outstanding efficiency for its supraSchwank infrared heaters.

Industry Award 2008



The German “Initiative SME" recognises the most innovative industrial products and solutions, characterised by particularly high value and high functionality. In the Energy Category, Schwank received an award for the outstanding energy efficiency of its supraSchwank infrared heaters. 

At the presentation, Mr. P Oberacker commented:"This innovative product has distinguished itself from more than 600 submitted applications as being a particularly effective solution.” 





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