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Entrepreneur of the year 2020

February 2020: Jens Holzapfel is named Entrepreneur of the Year with Galvanotechnik Jens Holzapfel GmbH from the Gotha district association of the Federal Association of Medium-Sized Businesses (BVMW)!

"Jens and Kathrin Holzapfel are the entrepreneurs of the year [...] 
[...] Gotha. For the eleventh time, the Gotha district association of the Federal Association of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (BVMW) invited to the Gotha Ball Night. Its head Otto Eismann had organized a lavish party , where he was responsible for the eye-catching decoration in the town hall. With the Leipzig band Nightfever, a formation was signed that combined groove and glamor in a stage show. Before the middle class ball really got going, there were the traditional awards for small and medium-sized enterprises. [...] 
District Administrator Onno Eckert (SPD) gave the eulogy for the entrepreneur of 2020. He particularly emphasized the entrepreneurial courage of the honored man who ventured into self-employment as a 22-year-old Jens Holzapfel came from Wetzlar to Thuringia, looked around in different cities and finally found a new home in Georgenthal In August 1992 he took over the privatization of nationally owned companies from the company Galvanotechnik. The GmbH has borne its name since that day. And what the young entrepreneur took in hand experienced a remarkable development. In the year of its foundation, Holzapfel employed 17 people. Today there are 130, he gives six apprentices the opportunity to train, and the electroplating Holzapfel is one of the most sought-after in the industry. The employees work three and four shifts for customers. That is why the entrepreneur also plans to invest and employ more staff in the coming years. The fact that Hesse has become at home on the northern edge of the Thuringian Forest shows its social commitment in the region. There is support for the soccer players from the FSV Ohratal, for the fire brigade, kindergartens and schools in the region as well as for the fair companies. Jens Holzapfel thanked for the honor and emphasized that the success of a company depends on the motivation of the entire team - and thus also such an award. And [...] he referred to the strong woman at his side, wife Kathrin. 
"by Klaus-Dieter Simmen, Thuringian General (Gotha), 03.02.2020

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In 2017, the Free State of Thuringia, by co-financing from the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), supported the following projects:



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