Company-owners, Gerlinde and Hans-Georg Hof, at the awards ceremony.

Medium-sized company awards

In September 2011, HOF was distinguished as a finalist at the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes awards ceremony. In Germany, the award is a coveted business award.

The selection of award-winners and finalists is made by twelve regional juries and one final jury. Three companies can be distinguished as award-winners for each competitive region, with five additional companies as finalists. A call for proposals is sent out to communities, associations, institutions and companies every November, calling for nominations of outstanding medium-sized companies.
The foundation has five decisive competition criteria: The overall development of the company, the creation/security of jobs & traineeships, modernisation & innovation, commitment to the region and service & customer proximity.