After three consecutive victories in 2014 - 2016, LEONHARD WEISS ranked second in the FOCUS study 2017 (across large and medium-sized construction companies) and third in the FOCUS study 2018 and reaches a top rank among the Top 100 companies in Germany.
The nationwide comparative study “Germany’s Best Apprenticing Companies“ awards LEONHARD WEISS the sole lead in the sector construction industry. The 2,000 companies with the most employees in 22 industrial sectors were evaluated. The test carried out by the business magazine Focus Money evaluates training success, structural data of the training, support and remuneration. The construction company makes great efforts for its apprentices and thus makes sure that enough young talents are available for its own competent staff: 88 percent have accepted the employment contract that was offered by the company after they had finished their apprenticeship.
LEONHARD WEISS is part of the royal class of German family-owned companies, of the “Top 500“. The construction company was awarded this title by the Foundation Family-owned Companies, who honours the 500 family-owned companies in Germany with the highest turnover. In July 2016 the magazine “Die Deutsche Wirtschaft“ published the results on the basis of the business year 2015. LEONHARD WEISS ranked on position 3 in the sector CONSTRUCTION and thus reached a rank among the TOP 200 in the interbranch comparison for all of Germany.
“I feel very honoured and I am very happy to congratulate LEONHARD WEISS to this award“, says Stefan Heidbreder, General Manager of the Foundation Family-owned Companies. “Especially the large family-owned companies play an important role for Germany as a business location ... Taking into consideration this background we are particularly happy to give this award to LEONHARD WEISS for the excellent economic performances over the last years.“
The bauma Innovation Award 2016 was awarded for the “reinforcement of a steel bridge with orthotropic road surfacing by means of high-strength concrete“. At a bridge in Beimerstetten, LEONHARD WEISS realised a method to renovate dilapidated steel bridges in Germany in the future, in cooperation with the Regional Commission Karlsruhe, as well as the companies Contec International and Bolidt. The use of high-strength concrete allows an innovative and especially efficient procedure, which was put into practice for the first time in Germany during this model project. The result convinced the jury: the method is a “sustainable and economic development with great practical benefit and a contribution to energy and resource efficiency“.
“Thanks to this innovative and creative engineering performance the usability of existing buildings is prolonged sustainably“. This was the reasoning for example, of the jury for the German Viaduct Construction Award (Deutscher Brückenbaupreis) 2016, which was awarded to the engineering office Leonhardt, Andrä and Partner for the planning, as well as the engineers of LEONHARD WEISS for the execution. The large-scale project “Retrofitting of the Kochertal Viaduct“ on the Autobahn A6 near Geislingen proves, that and in which manner German engineering from the 1970-ies can be further developed in an innovative way. The construction engineers developed unused potentials of the viaduct structure in detailed analyses. By doing this, the load bearing capacity of the existing structure could be improved by means of comparably minor interventions to exceed its original state. Germany’s highest viaduct is much stronger than before this measures were taken and it is now fit for the congestion of the future.
For the third year running, LEONHARD WEISS succeeded in winning the Quality Award Railway Construction of the Supervisory Association Railway Construction (Überwachungsgemeinschaft Gleisbau e.V.). In 2016 LEONHARD WEISS was able to convince the jury thanks to their innovation “automatic monitoring and regulation of height of stroke of the road rail excavator during works under catenaries“. In 2015 the award was granted for the project "conceptual design and construction of a modular railway construction and transport trailer with special fittings", in 2014 for the project "system for the recording and documentation of wheel tyre standstills with simultaneous locomotion of railway vehicles". The quality award is granted every year for projects, which considerably differ from comparable performances due to their quality and significance and for ex. improve working processes in railway construction in a sustainable manner.
LEONHARD is one of the first companies in the building sector to receive the EN 1090 certification for production category EXC3. This authorizes us:
• To produce and install bearing metallic structures subject to building authority supervision
• To provide our construction products with the CE mark, which has been mandatory since July 1, 2014 after EU Regulation 305/2011 took full effect.
• To sell and distribute our construction products in the European internal market
On 27 February 2014, IHK Heilbronn-Franken distinguished LEONHARD WEISS for the first time with the "Dualis Outstanding Apprenticeship Company" seal. Dualis pursues the goal of comprehensively improving the quality of professional training in the Heilbronn-Franken region. This takes place with self-evaluation, consultation and certification. The Dualis criteria catalog serves as a basis.
At LEONHARD WEISS we have known for a long time that employees are a key element to a company's success. The compatibility of professional life and family life is an increasingly important factor in maintaining a high level of motivation, commitment and determination among employees. As a family-owned company, Leonhard Weiss has made this challenge an area of emphasis for a long time. The issuance of the "Job and Family" certificate on 05/12/2013 following the audit of berufundfamilie gGmbH, an initiative for the non-profit HERTIE Foundation, confirms and bolsters this commitment.
LEONHARD WEISS is pleased to announce receiving the distinction "Construction Supplier of the year 2011 Germany". In four various segments McDonald's Germany chooses amongst roughly 250 service providers and suppliers (50 of which are in the construction sector) for this distinguished award. With punctual, high-quality construction work, LEONHARD WEISS makes an important contribution to an exceptional, unmistakable and positive image of McDonald's Germany.
In October 2010, LEONHARD WEISS was pleased to accept the 'Education and Training Pyramid' from the Stuttgart Regional Chamber of Crafts. This certification is awarded to companies who are committed to giving young people an exceptional standard of training and qualification.
On 23 November 2009, the employment agency in Göppingen (Germany) awarded the construction company LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG with its 'Training Certificate' to certify the company's excellent training standards.
Recognition by the Liebherr company of our employees for their creative support in the further development of the Liebherr road-rail excavator.
On 3 June 2002, the Volkswagen Group conferred the Volkswagen Group Award on its best suppliers worldwide for the year 2001. LEONHARD WEISS was the only construction company to receive this recognition of company performance. The prize is given for flexibility with new products and innovative strength with relation to cost optimization and process improvements. Between 2000 and 2002, LEONHARD WEISS constructed a new pressing shop with control room, logistics hall and scrap press building at Audi AG in Ingolstadt on the basis of a GMP (guaranteed maximum price) contract.
AUDI AG has been awarding its Audi Quality Prize at an Audi suppliers’ event since 1988. On 18 June 1999, LEONHARD WEISS became the first ever construction company to be awarded the quality prize for raw construction work “in recognition of outstanding quality performance in 1998”.
On 1 June 1994, the Technische Überwachungs-Verein Südwestdeutschland e. V. (Technical Monitoring Association of South West Germany) awarded LEONHARD WEISS its Professional Company certificate in accordance with § 19 I of the Federal Water Act. This confirms that LEONHARD WEISS has been inspected for the listed activities and has signed a monitoring contract.
On 28 January 1993, the Gütegemeinschaft Herstellung und Instandhaltung von Entwässerungskanälen und -leitungen e. V. (Quality Association for the Construction and Maintenance of Drainage Canals and Pipelines) awarded LEONHARD WEISS its quality mark for the construction and maintenance of drainage canals and pipelines. This seal of quality is recognized by RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V. (RAL German Institute for Quality Assurance and Marking) and is trademark-protected through registration with the German Patent Office.
In April 1990, Hermann Schaufler, the minister for Economics, Small and Medium Enterprises and Technology, awarded the Wirtschaftsmedaille to LEONHARD WEISS for outstanding services to the economy. LEONHARD WEISS, said Schaufler, was an impressive example of how construction and environmental protection need not be mutually exclusive but can act as important partners in overcoming the problems we face. Thanks to its exemplary training program, he continued, LEONHARD WEISS enjoys a special position among construction companies in that it has no succession worries.
In June 1984, German federal president Karl Carstens gave special recognition to the LEONHARD WEISS construction company for exemplary achievement in the vocational training of young people.