Corporate - 20/09/2013

ECCO - Best Shoe Manufacturer of the Year

ECCO is awarded Best Shoe Manufacturer of the Year 2013 (Bester Schuhhersteller). A prize granted by the shoe industry. It’s the second time that ECCO claims the title.

Best Shoe Manufacturer of the Year 2013. It was a proud ECCO team with Matthias Reichwald, General Manager DACH, in the lead that went on stage to receive the honour, acknowledgement and award from the German shoe industry.

The award was granted at the prestigious event Schuhkurier & step Award in Düsseldorf, Germany - the most important awards in the shoe sector.

“We are extremely proud and humble. This award is acknowledgement of the work we do every day and being awarded Best Shoe Manufacturer of the Year is an honour we share with the entire group,” says Matthias Reichwald, General Manager DACH.

ECCO was acknowledged for its global profile, quality, price and performance. Furthermore acknowledged for being one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process.

500 guests from the entire industry came together at the museum K21 to celebrate and acknowledge the best companies and leading personalities in the line of business. It’s the tenth time the awards are being presented. ECCO also took the title in 2007.

Together with GDS (international event for shoes and accessories) as a top sponsor of the event, Düsseldorf publishing company Sternefeld Verlag, with its trade journals schuhkurier and step, organised the awards. The jury from trade and industry nominated and assessed the candidates.

The event is organised in cooperation with the German Shoe Retailers’ Association (Bundesverband des Deutschen Schuheinzelhandels – BDSE) as well as the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry (Bundesverband der Schuh- und Lederwarenindustrie – HDS).