Awarding of the “PETKUS Academy Awards”


Responsibility for the youth – for the first time the company presented the "PETKUS Academy Awards" to the best Bachelor graduates of 2013 of the University of Cooperative Education Eisenach in the fields of economy and engineering.

As a renowned Thuringian company with over 160 years of history in the production of seed and grain processing technology, it is a matter of course for PETKUS to invest in the training or retraining of today's youth. The corporate PETKUS Academy testifies to this far-sighted attitude of the company. The knowledge and experience of the employees as well as the results of studies are utilized in it and further developed.

The "PEKTUS Academy Award" was presented for the first time on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 as part of the cooperation between the University of Cooperative Education Eisenach and the PEKTUS Group.

Two students graduating in 2013 in the fields of economy and technology were awarded. One of the 500 EURO doped awards went to Stefanie Müller for the best bachelor thesis in medium-sized industry. The best final thesis in Mechatronics / Automation supplied Tom Müller, who was also rewarded for it with the “PEKTUS Academy Award”.

"A very good, solid education with an excellent degree serves not only the graduates as a basis for their start in professional life but also for employers it is invaluable," says PETKUS CEO Mark Scholze referring to the encouraging dedication.

Both graduates wrote their bachelor thesis in the light of their dual course of study at the BA Eisenach and a regional Thuringian company. The practical part of the study spent Stefanie Müller at the Thuringian Weidmüller GmbH. Tom Müller earned his practical knowledge at Benteler Automotive Eisenach GmbH.

The winners were accompanied by their respective companies’ caregivers, and their professors of the BA Eisenach. After receiving the award, Scott Sartisson, congratulated the two graduates on behalf of the PEKTUS Group. An exclusive tour of the company with lots of interesting facts about the production of machinery and other interesting information about PEKTUS followed.