Recognition of responsible entrepreneurship

Zedler-Group have committed themselves to increasing responsible mobility and therefore also live up to their social responsibilities. This exceptional committment towards their employees and the environment does not remain unnoticed:

Over the past years Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit GmbH have received multiple awards for their performance.

2020

Certification of the company headquarters according to the "buildings in use" system with the highest award level "Platinum" and top marks therein by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Additionally, the exemplary company building has been awarded the "Climate Positive" status. This combination of both awards can be found only twice worldwide at the time of the award ceremony

2019 and 2020

Next step in the ”Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business” competition: appearance on the nationwide jury list from which the finalists for the premier are selected

2019

CITY CYCLING-CAMPAIGN – Awarded by the City of Ludwigsburg

2019

Signature of Baden-Wuerttemberg's WIN-Charter certificate by managing director Dirk Zedler and preparation of the WIN-Charter target concept

2018

Award winner ”Großer Preis des Mittelstandes (Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business) for an innovative business model and the operations management of strongly increasing the owner's capital share during an enormous growth by binding the employees for many years at the same time. The award was presented by Dr. Helfried Schmidt, Foundation Chairman of the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation

2018

Jury member at the 14th Eurobike Award

2018

Awarded with VSF..Ethikpreis for the trend-setting, ecologically well thought-out, new building of the headquarters in Swabian Ludwigsburg, presented by VSF Managing Director Albert Herresthal during the vivavelo conference 2018

2016

Award as Top Ten Company 2016 within the state prize for young companies of L-Bank and the German state Baden-Wuerttemberg

2016

Award as one of 5 finalists from Baden-Wuerttemberg in the competition "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes" (Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business) 2016 of the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation

2016

Reaching the top 20 of companies competing for the state prize for young companies in 2016 (Landespreis für junge Unternehmen 2016) of L-Bank and presentation of the company in front of the jury

2015

Awarded as "Hero of the new mobility" by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. The heroic deed: Dirk Zedler's commitment for a worldwide safe use of (electric) bicycles as an environmentally friendly means of conveyance

2015

Dirk Zedler was awarded a badge of honour for his longstanding voluntary work as examiner for the CCI Stuttgart region

2014

Finalist at "Business Award for the Environment" Baden-Wuerttemberg

2014 to 2018

Nomination by the City of Ludwigsburg, Volksbank Ludwigsburg and Jahnke & Hofmann tax counselling - auditing for the competition "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes" (Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business) of the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation and

Appearance on the nationwide jury list for the "Grand Prix of Small and Medium Business", from which the award winners and the finalists for the premier are selected

2014

Award winner "Medium-Sized Company Award for Social Responsibility in Baden-Wuerttemberg 2014" for the voluntary social commitment of the company

2014

Public appointment and swearing-in of graduate engineer Dirk Zedler as an expert for bicycles and electric bicycles at the CCI Stuttgart

2011

Winner of the statewide competition awarding Baden-Wuerttemberg’s most bicycle friendly employer

2011

Second place in the national competition awarding Germany’s most bicycle friendly employer

2011

Jury member at the Eurobike iF Design Award

2010

Foundation of Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit GmbH

The term "Institut" as part of the company name is a protected term which requires certain characteristics. The fact that a GmbH (limited company) may use the term as part of its name even though it neither has got university character nor is a state institution is due to the significant amount of research and development work we conduct as well as personal initiative.

2009

Awarded by the German health insurance company AOK in its "Bike to work" initiative

2007

Appointment of Dirk Zedler as a voluntary examiner of the board of examiners "bicycle technician" of the CCI Stuttgart region

1994

Public appointment and swearing-in of graduate engineer Dirk Zedler as an expert for bicycles at the CCI Stuttgart