JOPP Awarded with Bavarian Price for Medium-Sized Businesses

After the award presentation: State Minister of the Interior, for Building and Transport Joachim Herrmann, Jutta Leitherer (District Chairwoman CSU-Mittelstands-Union Bezirk Unterfranken), Martin Büchs (Managing Director Jopp Holding GmbH), Minister President Horst Seehofer, MU-Chairman Dr. h.c. Hans Michelbach and MdL Steffen Vogel. Photo: Thomas Lemke.

During the "Mittelstandstag" 10 companies were awarded with the Bavarian price for medium-sized businesses in the presence of Bavarian Minister President Horst Seehofer.

This time, the award for especially successful medium-sized companies, which is awarded biennially, was given to the Bad Neustadt based automotive supplier JOPP (representing Lower Franconia).

With the expansion of the automotive parts business in 1991, a course of growth started which has continued to date.  Due to the foundation and acquisitions of new plants, the extension of existing company sites and the setup of internal product development, the JOPP Group has grown stronger than the automotive market. Today, it registers a turnover of more than 220 million € and over 1,900 employees worldwide. JOPP has own production sites in Europe, Asia and America. But the automotive supplier has also essentially contributed to the growth in the number of employees in the region Rhön-Grabfeld.

Furthermore, JOPP is strongly engaged in projects regarding e-mobility and working on making it more attractive for private persons and companies: As per Managing Director Martin Büchs, the acquired e-car fleet has successfully proven itself in practice in day-to-day life. In addition, the company smart grid project, where JOPP is also active, is about the loading and discharging of e-car vehicle batteries, thus reducing times of high electricity consumption in the company. To this end, the powerbox was developed in cooperation with the TechnologieTransferZentrum (TTZ) which enables the loading and discharging of vehicles.