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Thursday, 23 March 2017 ( #813 )
Oshkosh ethics rewarded Oshkosh, WI, United Sates Oshkosh Corporation has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical businesses, as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company. This is the second consecutive year that Oshkosh has been listed and this milestone is further highlighted as the company celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2017. Oshkosh is one of only 124 companies, representing 52 industry sectors in 19 countries on five continents, named to this prestigious list. "We are honoured to once again be named as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. This achievement is a direct result of our strong ethical culture in the Oshkosh Corporation family, and the commitment of our team members to always do the right thing," says Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. OTTO Motors elected to RBR50  Kitchener, ON, Canada Robotics Business Review has unveiled its sixth annual RBR50 list, naming OTTO Motors as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2017.  The RBR50 list is made of companies which are visionaries, trend setters and companies to watch. "For this year's list, our team had the daunting task of evaluating numerous competitive nominations. The RBR50 for 2017 represents the cream of the crop of the world's most innovative, most influential, and most commercially successful robotics companies," says Eugene Demaitre, RBR senior editor.  "We have a team of passionate innovators, who are fully committed to solving material transport problems for industrial leaders. We're humbled and incredibly honoured to be recognised on the RBR 50 list," says Simon Drexler, director of industrial products at OTTO Motors.  Manitou honoured for exports Ancenis, France Manitou Group, a leader in all-terrain handling equipment, has been awarded the Pépite à l'Export prize at the Grands Prix de l'Export awards ceremony organised by BFM Business. The awards recognise the most ambitious companies, which "went the farthest in embodying sources of growth and future development, as well as export successes in 2016". Manitou Group was honoured for its success internationally, where it realises 80% of its turnover. Michel Denis, CEO of Manitou Group, is delighted to be awarded this prize: "Manitou Group, which is proudly committed to its local, historical roots in the Pays de la Loire, has been seeking to open up into new markets for more than 60 years now. Thanks to our global network of 1,400 dealers, we are continuing to win and create new markets, and to sell our machines and our services in 140 countries. To do this, we rely on our 21 subsidiaries worldwide, which enable us to develop our key accounts sales, support our distribution network and ensure ongoing contact with and proximity to our clients."