Linz, Austria, September 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The President of the Federal Chamber of Economy-Austria, Dr. Christoph Leitl, awarded celum with the honorable title of “SME Niche World Champion.” The ceremony was held at the House of Economy in Vienna. The “SME World Champion” is a title that is given to certain companies for outstanding merits in Austrian export trade.
celum is a leading software vendor for product and brand identity solutions. celum products automate and accelerate communications, marketing and sales processes by reducing costs and helping clients achieve greater flexibility in day-to-day operations. The product range caters to everyone—from a SaaS system for small groups of users to large, enterprise-wide deployment for up to 25,000 simultaneous users, editing, reviewing, and sharing rich media content. More than 750,000 users, from 650 organizations in 32 countries, rely on celum software to deliver true efficiency in digital asset management.
The Linz based company with offices in Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Paris, Košice, Chicago and San José has a strong international partner network and an export rate of around 90%. celum’s solutions play a key role at world-renowned brands such as 3M, CLAAS, Decathlon, L‘Oreal Professional, MAN, Nordea, SCOTT Sports, Shiseido, Specialized, Toshiba, Toyota, Universal Music, US Army and Volkswagen as well as 640 other companies.
CEO and founder Michael Kraeftner, who received the award on behalf of all employees states, “We are delighted that the longstanding technological leadership in Rich Content Management is being recognized. Our customers choose the celum solution because of our innovative, compatible and user-friendly products, in addition to the superior service that we provide.” He adds, “The administration of large quantities of data, as well as the ability to link to Social Media Platforms, will increasingly gain importance. We have already developed a unique solution for companies to keep up with this trend.”
To be eligible for the title of “SME Niche World Champion,” a company has to be the market leader in Europe in the respective segment or to belong to the top 3 worldwide. Furthermore, their headquarters have to be located in Austria and may not generate more than 200 Mio. €. Hidden Champions are companies that are market and technology leaders in their specific niche. When awarded this title, the company receives the attention and recognition they deserve. With their potential for innovation, market know-how and flexibility, they form an essential part of the Austrian export trade. celum is one company that was given the prestigious award this year. For more information about celum, please visit www.celum.com.
Michael J. Kraeftner (34) is owner and CEO of celum. Besides his studies of “Mediatechnology and Design” at the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria, he founded his first company already at the age of 19. Two years later celum was founded. After his graduation he gained experience in a leading position in the IT organization of an international steel producer. Michael J. Kraeftner was awarded the Upper Austrian price for young entrepreneurs in 2001.
celum is a leading software vendor for product and brand identity solutions. celum products automate and accelerate communications, marketing and sales processes, reducing costs and helping clients achieve greater flexibility in day-to-day operations. Over 750,000 users, from more than 650 organizations in 32 countries, rely on celum software to deliver true efficiency in digital asset management.
Find further information at www.celum.com.