ESS Engineering Software Steyr Among the Winners of the Best Business Award 2018


Best Business Awards Winner

Best Business Awards Winner

On 18 October 2018, ESS Engineering Software Steyr received second place in the Best Business Award for Sustainable Business Management in the European Region Donau-Moldau.

The award ceremony was held in Vimperk, Czech Republic on 18 October. At the company ROHDE & SCHWARZ závod Vimperk, s.r.o., ESS Engineering Software Steyr was awarded the 2nd place in the category “< 30 employees”. The company was also included in the Club of Winners.

“We are proud and honoured to have been among the top three companies from the Danube-Moldau European Region,” said Schifko, who personally accepted the award.


ESS wins 2nd place

ESS wins the 2nd place


What is the Best Business Award?

The Best Business Award (BBA) award is presented annually to companies from the Danube-Moldau European region that have achieved something special in the field of sustainability. The BBA award began in 1999 and has been presented nineteen times. The prize is awarded in three categories dependent on company size: companies with up to 30 employees, companies with 31-100 employees and companies with more than 100 employees.


The Distinctiveness of the Best Business Award

The BBA award is unique because the top-class jury of experts from business and science personally visit and interview finalists. The professional audit with an intensive round of questions and answers at the ESS Steyr headquarters particularly impressed ESS CEO Martin Schifko and CMO Karl Felbauer. At the end of November, there will be a final feedback discussion. The results of the audits will be presented at the “Club of Winners – Benchmark of Finalists” awards ceremony.


About ESS Engineering Software Steyr

ESS supports automobile manufacturers all over the world in designing paint shops efficiently. ESS’s special software allows customers (e.g. Daimler, Audi, GM, Ford, etc.) to see possible weaknesses of the vehicle in the paint shop one year before the real prototype of a vehicle exists which gives ESS’s customers opportunities to take preventive measures. This saves manufacturers process problems, a lot of energy as well as time, and prevents dip tank contamination. The most important thing, however, is the long-term satisfaction of the ESS customer. With ESS Software, corrosion does not occur on the vehicle.

The multicultural and multidisciplinary team in Steyr, which includes dedicated employees from 16 nations, has an export quota of 90% and a research and development share of over 70%. The ESS team works confidently to continue to put simulation software out into the market.  ESS strives to provide customers with an efficient solution to prominent problems.

ESS Engineering Software Steyr has offices in India and Poland as well as distributors worldwide. The following three software solutions are technology leaders in their respective disciplines:

– MERGE: The world’s only software for autonomous data preparation of geometries.

– PAINT SHOP: Explicitly developed since 2003 to help optimize painting processes in the automotive industry.

– SENSE: A novel flow and solid-state simulation specially developed for non-experts as users.