LOXXESS has received two awards from Bavarian Minister Aiwanger
27. July 2022
The annual "Bavaria's Best 50” award ceremony for medium-sized businesses was held in Schleißheim Castle on July 26. LOXXESS, the logistics service provider, was one of the award winners because it has been able to significantly increase both its sales and its number of employees in recent years. Board member Christina Thurner was also awarded the title of "Bavarian Entrepreneur of the Year" in recognition of her active role in the company's success.
LOXXESS AG, a medium-sized logistics company specializing in complex logistics and value-added services and headquartered in Tegernsee, is one of 2022’s “Bavaria’s Best 50” companies that are selected each year by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.
This award is given to Bavarian medium-sized companies that have been able to increase their sales and the number of their employees at an above-average rate within the last five years. Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, presented the award in a ceremony that was held at Schleissheim Castle, which is located north of Munich. He said that it is especially important to honor the contribution of medium-sized companies to the economy in these Corona pandemic times as well as during global political crises. Through its organic and inorganic growth, LOXXESS managed to increase its sales by approximately 135 million euros to 230 million euros from 2017 to 2021 and has also added approximately 500 employees during this period.
Christina Thurner, together with her brother Dr Claus-Peter Amberger CEO of LOXXESS, received the “Bavarian Entrepreneur of the Year” award in addition to the “Bavaria’s Best 50” award. This is the third time that the Ministry has awarded this title, which promotes greater visibility and recognition of women in management positions.
“It is a great honor and pleasure for us that LOXXESS is one of the 50 best medium-sized companies in Bavaria in 2022. As a third-generation family business, social and ecological commitment in our region is especially close to our hearts and we have seen this confirmed today. I hope that my involvement will inspire women to advance their careers and their businesses. This is especially true for the diverse and exciting opportunities in the dynamic logistics world,” was Thurner’s comment on the two awards.
Christina Thurner studied economics at the University of Zurich with her main focus on logistics. At LOXXESS, she is a shareholder and the board member responsible for IT, operations, corporate development, marketing and communications, the pharmaceuticals sector as well as the eastern and northern regions of Germany.
She is also a shareholder in Trans-o-flex, the express service provider, where she is actively involved in shaping the direction of the express service provider takes as a member of the shareholders’ committee.
The mother of two is also involved in the “Die Wirtschaftsmacher” initiative as one of its advisors. More than 100 companies from trade, industry and services, media as well as science have united here to provide information about the functions, diversity and perspectives of logistics. The aim is to inspire younger people in to pursue a career in the logistics world. Christina Thurner was elected to the board of the German Logistics Association in 2020 – as one of the first female representatives from SMEs. Her passion for innovation ensures that she represents modern logistics as well as a changed image of women within the industry.