On Saturday, the 31.08.2019, the "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes" 2019 was awarded for the 25th time by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation in Dresden. Awards were presented to companies from Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Berlin/Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
The aim of the award is to honour companies that are both economically successful and at the same time distinguish themselves through innovation and social and regional commitment. The "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes" is one of the most important business awards in Germany and focuses on German small and medium-sized businesses as an important pillar of the economy.
After the nomination by WEIT Führung GmbH, we had already reported that we were nominated for the region Saxony-Anhalt for the third time this year and successfully reached the 2nd jury level.
On 31 August 2019, the 25th award ceremony of the Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses took place at the Hotel Maritim in Dresden. A total of 5,399 small and medium-sized enterprises from 16 German states were nominated for the 2019 competition year. Each federal state forms a so-called competition region, in which a maximum of three companies are awarded as prize winners and a maximum of five other companies as finalists.
After having been a finalist for the "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes 2018" last year, we are now pleased to announce that this year we have been chosen as the winner of the "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes 2019". It is a great honour for us to have been honoured by the 200 nominated medium-sized companies from Saxony-Anhalt as a prize winner and we would like to thank WEIT Führung GmbH for the nomination, the Oskar Patzelt Foundation for the organisation of the competition and the entire Cybertrading team for their daily commitment and great work. This honour reflects the success of the company, the outstanding performance of each individual employee and our united team effort. Only a strong team makes progress! Let's Live IT !
"Digital, sustainable and fair - selling hardware is not a new idea. However, preparing used hardware in such a way that it works reliably and saves resources, gives the customer a fair price and on top of that gives a guarantee, that is out of the ordinary. With this business model, Cybertrading is very successful. In the past three years, sales have more than doubled. The sustainable concept is well received by the customers. The quality gets around. The networks equipped in this way function technically reliably and the ecological benefit is enormous. Sorted, but fully functional network devices do not have to be disposed of at high costs. High-quality resources such as copper, stainless steel, aluminium, and rare earths are conserved by reusing network and computer technology - a dream job for environmentally conscious technicians.
The number of employees increased by 25 percent last year. This is due to the demanding task, the growing demand and the good working conditions in the team. Currently 46 employees and two working students work for the company. Health care and a good balance between job and relaxation are key factors that inspire employees. The technicians work on adapted office equipment, curved screens and height-adjustable office desks. Cybertrading subsidises gym contracts, offers flexible working time models and the possibility of working from a home office. For this purpose, the necessary working equipment such as screen, computer or laptop is provided.
Anyone who works with modern technology wants to be modern himself. The company has not only developed an online shop to address new customers even more easily, but also an internal product information system that makes work more efficient. There are software solutions for internal processes and personnel development. New good ideas, which employees submit to make the company and its products better, have been awarded for years.
The company's commitment is aimed at both current employees and future specialists. Together with the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Cybertrading GmbH supports an education camp on the subject of technology. The topic of road safety was supported by the donation of two bicycles to the children and youth home "Noah's Ark". With these bicycles the children can take the bicycle test at school.
Even the very little ones are being thought of. The premature and newborn department of the University Hospital Magdeburg has received a donation for a special kangaroo chair. With the help of the "kangarooing" method, the bond between the premature baby and its parents is to be promoted.
The employees of Cybertrading also take it sporty. Since 2014 the company has been an official partner of 1st FC Magdeburg and since January 2019 an official sponsor of the handball club SC Magdeburg. The company also supports smaller regional sports clubs such as FSV Barleben, TTV Barleben 09, the children's team of the Barleben Handball Club, PSV Magdeburg and SV Irxleben 1919 with new footballs, jerseys and tracksuits".