MKN has been presented with the Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Award, "North Germany's Export Oscar", for its intensive international activities and outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in foreign trade.
The premium manufacturer of professional cooking technology came out on top as triumphant winner among a select group of renowned companies from Lower Saxony. The award was presented to MKN during the Hannover Fair by Dr. Bernd Althusmann, Minister for Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalization in Lower Saxony, on 25 April 2018.
The Foreign Trade Award, which is presented annually, recognizes outstanding performances in international trade.
MKN has been developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art professional cooking technology for more than 70 years. Over 500 employees work at the company headquarters in Wolfenbüttel alone. MKN is one of the leading premium manufacturers of professional cooking equipment. As one of the so-called "hidden champions", this enterprising, privately owned business has made it into the group of international top ranked companies in this industry thanks to innovative appliances, a worldwide reputation for providing top quality products and the company's long-term orientation.
MKN's domestic sales have more than doubled in the last decade. Export activities have developed even more dynamically and the intensive strategy of international expansion during the last 15 years has resulted in exports now accounting for 60 % of total sales. Within a relatively short period of time MKN has therefore undergone a successful transformation from a strong domestic market oriented manufacturer into a global player.
MKN products are now sold in around 100 countries around the world. Whether in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai with the world's highest restaurant, in the Sydney Opera House or on the Queen Mary 2 liner, chefs around the globe put their trust in MKN. Cooking technology made in Wolfenbüttel is at home in numerous renowned starred restaurants, top hotels worldwide as well as large scale catering operations such as airport catering facilities, universities and hospitals.