© Foto: Boris Löffert, Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung


Awards of the Rüdinger Freight Forwarder, Germany



Rüdinger is TOP 100 Innovator 2023!


Brilliant ideas and their implementation are the keys to the success of the Krautheim freight forwarder. The perfect bundling of transport flows is one of the main goals and generates economic advantages as well as reduced CO2 emissions. The most recent example: the bundling of groupage freight for seven middle-class cooperations. No other freight forwarder in Germany dares to take on this complexity, which leads to the highest possible efficiency in local transport thanks to high digital competence and a well-trained permanent staff.


Another milestone is the showcase of the 15-meter trailers. A total of 80 orange 15-meter trailers are in use, including special technologies that are not found in any other fleet. Due to the permanent development of vehicle technology, Rüdinger has one of the most versatile fleets under tarpaulin.


Together with a strong team, the Krautheim freight forwarder turns ideas into action and ensures innovations on the transport market. In this context, the issue of sustainability always plays an important role. For this innovative strength, Team Orange was awarded TOP 100 Innovator 2023 by compamedia. This award honors particularly innovative, medium-sized companies for their innovative strength. The competition is based on a scientific selection process. The team led by Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke selects the award winners on the basis of more than 100 criteria from five categories: Top management that encourages innovation, Innovation Climate, Innovative Processes and Organization, External Orientation/Open Innovation and Innovation Success. Of particular importance is whether a company's innovations are just a random product or are systematically planned and thus repeatable in the future. 550 medium-sized companies had applied.


The repeated award shows the sustainable innovative strength of Rüdinger freight forwarders.



FOCUS Growth Champion 2023


The Krautheim freight forwarding team is particularly thrilled to receive the Growth Champion award from the business magazine Focus. After the Digitalization Award, the Grand Prize for Medium-sized Businesses and the Top 100 Innovator, this new award shows the economic impact of these innovations.


The average growth of 12 percent annually in 2018–2021 shows the trust of customers in "Team Orange". The big growth factors are the global division with air and sea freight, warehouse logistics and general cargo forwarding, which now works for seven medium-sized general cargo cooperatives.

“90 Years of Tradition and Innovation – Award as Top-Innovator 2021”


Rüdinger Spedition GmbH starts the new year with the Top 100 Innovator 2021 award. Top 100 is the only contest that honors innovation management and the most important award for innovative companies. The team led by innovation researcher Dr. Nikolaus Franke examines the innovative strength of companies in Germany based on 120 test criteria from five categories. The Rüdinger team is proud of this award and takes it as an inspiration for further top performances! You can discover more about the Top 100 here.




Watch the individual award film and learn more about the award.

“Oskar for German SMEs 2020” Goes to Rüdinger Freight Forwarder


It is a permanent ambition of the entire Rüdinger team over many years to become better and better. Nothing is left to coincidence in the company. And this has already resulted in reaching the finalists in 2019: the participation in the competition "Der große Preis des Mittelstands". It is the most respected competition for medium-sized enterprises in Germany. Every year, a jury of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation selects the best in all federal states. Reaching the round of finalists is already one of the highly desired placements. Nominated were 4,970 companies nationwide. "Setting milestones" was this year's motto of the foundation. In 2020, the Rüdinger freight forwarder, with Anja and Roland Rüdinger, was now able to achieve the ultimate place, became "Champion" in Baden-Württemberg and visibly proudly took the prize – representing all employees – from the jury at the Congress Centrum in Würzburg. "A whole week of work for the application alone", Roland Rüdinger mentions in a message to all his team members, was necessary for this. He is particularly proud of this award and compares it to the Bundesliga in soccer: "This leap from the already special field of finalists to the very top is like climbing to first place as a champion instead of reaching the semi-finals". Only 13 other medium-sized businesses nationwide were able to qualify for this level of recognition. For the management, the award for the freight forwarder's performance is an incentive to keep optimizing and getting even better, even at the top. The employees celebrated the trophy's award as it "travelled" through all departments, and many enthusiastically expressed their happiness in a video.


© Foto: Boris Löffert, Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung


Anja and Roland Rüdinger with the "Oskar", the grand prize of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation.




We are extremely proud and have let the "Oskar" travel from department to department. 

Rüdinger Freight Forwarder Wins the VerkehrsRundschau Award in the Category “Digitalization”


© Jan Scheutzow/VerkehrsRundschau


Jury member Prof. Uwe Clausen (Head of the Institute for Transport Logistics at the University of Dortmund and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics) and Roland Rüdinger: With the 1st place, the expert jury of the VerkehrsRundschau makes Rüdinger the most innovative medium-sized, owner-managed freight forwarder in the whole Germany. 



Rüdinger Spedition GmbH


Uferweg 12

74238 Krautheim


Phone: +49 62 94 / 908-0



Attendorn Branch


Askay 21

57439 Attendorn


Phone: +49 27 22 / 6 57 36-0



Our Airport Office (STR)


Building 605, Room 4305

70629 Stuttgart-Airport


Phone: +49 711 / 948-22 90



Our Office in Hamburg


An den Birken 20

21266 Jesteburg


Phone: +49 41 81 / 23 23-320



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