In an objective and transparent selection process, the leading companies of various sectors were identified in the large-scale project "World market leader index". The result: MAHA is “World market leader 2016” in the category “Machine and plant construction” in the field of “Workshop and vehicle test equipment” - a great award for the successful entrepreneurial activity of the Allgäuer workshop fitters, which represents its outstanding position in the internationally relevant markets! "This award strengthens us in our efforts to continue to work hard and expand our own pioneering role," says Markus Weber, MAHA's Business Development & Marketing Director.
The scientific management of the project was with Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller from the HBM entrepreneurship, which is part of the Executive School of Management, Technology & Law of the University of St. Gallen. As co-operation partner, the Academy of German World Market leaders (Schwäbisch Hall) of the retired Baden-Württemberg Minister of Economics Dr. Walter Döring actively contributed to the creation of the "World Market Leader Index". All the selection criteria as well as the values of the project were already disclosed and the entire index was made publicly available. The Index is an ongoing project so that new, previously undiscovered companies can be added at any time upon application and after examination. In addition, new companies are being researched and/or established companies reviewed to see whether the criteria are still met. The basis is a database with currently around 1300 entries of potential world market leaders.
What characterises a company as a world market leader?
A number of criteria are decisive for inclusion in the “World Market Leader Index”, including the (owner) management with a headquarters at least 50 per cent in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) area. In addition, companies must operate internationally on at least three out of six continents with their own production and/or sales companies or pursue export activity. With an annual turnover of more than 50 million Euro, the export or foreign share must be at least 50 percent. In addition, companies in the relevant global market segment must be one of the two market leaders in their industry.
How were the world market leaders determined?
In addition to the above-mentioned selection criteria included in the project work, extensive information about the companies was collected, scientifically evaluated and made available in a condensed form to the public and economic policy makers. The data was collected by a research team, which, using publicly available sources, determined the data on the individual criteria. Subsequently, the companies were informed of their entry and asked to examine the information within a time limit and to provide further information.
MAHA is a world market leader
MAHA’s 100% ownership share in the DACH area and a group-annual turnover of more than 156 million Euro (2014/2015) at 70% export share/foreign share clearly meet the criteria of the “World market leader index” in the “machine and plant engineering” field. The company, which has existed for 47 years, now employs 1,278 people worldwide.
As a leading international workshop equipment supplier, MAHA stands for high-tech in the areas of vehicle testing and workshop equipment. As one of the most powerful manufacturers, the company offers factory equipment and covers the entire range of test stands from vehicle lifts to various test equipment for cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and special vehicles. The possibility of linking individual test equipment to universal test routes makes MAHA a competent technical partner around the world. MAHA products meet the highest standards of quality, stand for reliability and durability and meet the highest demands - and last but not least, come from the "World Market Leader 2016".