This year Kinkelder belongs to one of the best managed companies of middle and large businesses in the Netherlands. Deloitte announced last week. This award is part of the ‘Best Managed Companies 2012’ program that Deloitte organizes together with TiasNimbas Business School and VNO-NCW. Deloitte concludes that the group Best Managed Companies 2012 scores well on the theme of innovation. High praise was given for Kinkelder´s attention to staff and culture.

Deloitte organized the Best Managed Companies program for the 5th time. Kinkelder participated this year for the first time and was selected by a critical jury as one of best managed companies. Deloitte ranked Kinkelder on business strategy and Group performance results. A total of 152 companies applied this year, of which the national jury finally awarded 72 companies with the title ‘Best Managed Company’. Of the 87 newcomers only 28 were awarded this honour.

Kinkelder’s focus on product innovation and new developments in application technology stood out amongst its peers. Erwin Hissink, Managing Director and Sjak Ponjée, Financial Director comment;- “our investments in processes, high-tech equipment and staff are fundamental elements for successful innovating.” In addition, Erwin Hissink indicates that the program is vital to the ongoing development of the company: “The feedback which we get from Deloitte on our business, provides us with tools for the future. During the coming year, Kinkelder will continue further developments with a particular focus on quality, people and culture.”

Deloitte was particularly enthusiastic about the group results of this year. Herman Roose, partner at Deloitte and president of the jury Best Managed Companies: “Despite the economic headwinds the companies have shown good figures. The key to this success seems to be a strong focus on innovation, that helps to pull through the crisis. ” Roose continues: “successful companies are continually busy with the next step, the future. They are not only engaged in business as usual, but are focused on development of new products, services or market.” The jury of Best Managed Companies believes that especially in the next few years companies with innovation in their DNA will make the difference.

About Best Managed Companies
Every year Deloitte searches for the best managed companies within the Dutch middle and large companies sector. Deloitte assesses the strategy, business and results of the participating companies. The Best Managed Companies program focus on financially healthy not-stock market listeded Dutch companies with a turnover of at least 10 million Euro, whose CEO is also a shareholder of the company. You will find more information about the program and a list of the 72 Best Managed Companies 2012 on