LOXXESS receives two awards from Bavarian Minister Aiwanger
Loxxess AG, a medium-sized logistics company specializing in complex logistics and value-added services headquartered in Tegernsee, is one of the “Bavaria’s Best 50” companies selected in 2022. Each year, the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, gives the award to enterprises with outstanding performance, such as increase in sales and the number of their employees at an above-average rate within the last five years.
Minister Hubert Aiwanger presented the award in a ceremony at Schleißheim Castle north of Munich. Especially in times of the Corona pandemic and global political crises, he said, it is particularly important to honor the contribution of medium-sized companies to the economy. Through organic and inorganic growth, Loxxess has managed to increase its sales by around 135 million euros to 230 million euros from 2017 to 2021 and has added around 500 employees during this period.
In addition to the “Bavaria’s Best 50” award, Christina Thurner and her Brother Dr. Claus-Peter Amberger, CEOs of Loxxess, have received the “Bavarian Female Entrepreneur of the Year” award. It is the third time that the Ministry has awarded this title in recognition of commitment to increasing the visibility and representation 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 particularly close to our hearts, and we see this confirmed today. I hope that my commitment will inspire further women to advance their careers and their companies. This is especially true for the diverse and exciting opportunities in the dynamic world of logistics,” Thurner comments on the two awards.
Christina Thurner studied economics at the University of Zurich, specializing in logistics. At Loxxess, she is a shareholder and board member responsible for IT, operations, corporate development, marketing and communications, the pharmaceuticals sector, and the northern and eastern regions of Germany. She is also a shareholder in the express service provider Trans-o-flex, where she is actively involved in shaping the direction of the express service provider as a member of the shareholders’ committee.
At the same time, the mother of two is involved as an advisor in the initiative Die Wirtschaftsmacher. More than 100 companies from trade, industry and the service sector, the media and academia have joined forces here to provide information about the functions, diversity and prospects of logistics. The goal is to inspire younger people in particular to pursue a career in the world of logistics.
In 2020, Christina Thurner was elected to the board of the German Logistics Association (BVL e.V.) — as one of the first female representatives of the SME sector. With her passion for innovation, she stands for modern logistics and for a changed image of women in the industry.