Family Entrepreneur of 2018
Hannover, 18th January 2018. Dr Ing Andreas Jäger is family entrepreneur of the year in Hannover. With this prize, the Hannover Region DIE FAMILIENUNTERNEHMER and DIE JUNGEN UNTERNEHMER Associations recognised the Managing Director of Arnold Jäger Holding GmbH for his outstanding entrepreneurial service. He manages the company jointly with his brothers, Sebastian Jäger and Marius-Quintus Jäger, in a third generation. The Jäger Group, with head office in Hannover, has been supplying high quality components from rubber, synthetic materials and metal for 75 years. The company group operates worldwide as a qualified partner in machinery and equipment construction, environmental and agricultural technology and oil exploration. More than 800 employees in 20 sales and production locations worldwide, ensure that the family company earns an annual turnover of 200 million Euros.
Andreas Pralle, Regional Chairman of DIE FAMILIENUNTERNEHMER in Hannover, congratulated the prize-winner: ‘In Andreas Jäger, we are electing a family entrepreneur who is active worldwide and who, with farsightedness and a clear objective, has made the development and specialisation of the Jäger Group fit for the future. The family company is firmly internationally orientated. It must here be particularly emphasised that the Jäger family company has succeeded in using its regional roots in order to become sustainably successful worldwide.’
The prize winner Andreas Jäger on the award: ‘The ‘Family Entrepreneur of the Year’ is a special honour for me, our family and our family company, together with all our employees. We are looking for something new every day in order to help our customers with individual solutions using rubber, synthetic materials and metal. We are stopgaps – in the best sense. My father daily exemplified my grandfather’s motto: ‘where the builder has left a hole, we fill it with rubber’. We are suppliers of passion, and deliver products which avoid leakages, reduce vibrations or convey liquids,’ explains the 58-year-old family entrepreneur.
‘The people at Jäger share this passion. Our employees give their products a face and make them so unique and successful. In doing this, it’s important to us that an orientation towards success does not contradict, but is in balance with, humanity. Success and esteem are to us independent of age, gender, origin and religion‘, says Jäger.
Dr Bernd Althusmann on the award: ‘Family companies are the beating heart of our economy, as well as being guarantees of economic growth and the creation of jobs and training opportunities. The often-close relationship with employees, traditional attitude to values and the resulting social commitment make them an engine of our social market economy. The Jäger Group is a very worthy prize winner, because for me it is the prototype of a family company which shows, in exemplary fashion, how a company spanning several generations can exist successfully in competition on the international stage.’
Award for the Family Entrepreneur of the Year 2018