As part of its marketing partnership with Messe Stuttgart, the CERATIZIT Group has obtained the naming rights for Hall 3 on the Stuttgart trade fair grounds for the next 10 years. In keeping with the trade fair's concept of creating a link between the halls and outstanding entrepreneurs, the CERATIZIT Group decided to name Hall 3 after Jacques Lanners. “Jacques Lanners is synonymous with the spirit of innovation, customer service and long-term thinking, which are the key drivers for the CERATIZIT Group’s success,” says Member of the Executive Board Thierry Wolter, explaining the choice of name. As the grandson of one of the company's two founders and long-standing Chairman of the Executive Board, Jacques Lanners knows the CERATIZIT Group better than anyone else and has played a decisive role in shaping the company in recent decades.
2002 Merger between CERAMETAL and Plansee Tizit
Jacques Lanners was one of the key proponents of the merger between former competitors CERAMETAL and Plansee Tizit, resulting in the creation of CERATIZIT in 2002. With Jacques Lanners at the helm, the company's turnover has more than tripled since the merger, reaching 1.1 billion euros today.
2009 Entrepreneur of the Year in Luxembourg (Ernst & Young)
The successes of the CERATIZIT Group and Jacques Lanner's part in them have not gone unnoticed. In 2009, he was elected Entrepreneur of the Year in Luxembourg.
2010 Joint Venture CB-CERATIZIT in Asia
Another milestone in the company's history is the joint venture with Taiwanese partners CB-CERATIZIT, which was promoted by Jacques Lanners and with which the CERATIZIT Group has established a strong foothold in China and Asia in recent years.
2017 Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
In 2017, Jacques Lanners was awarded the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Commander) for his service to the economy.
2017 Acquisition of the precision tool manufacturer KOMET GROUP
With the acquisition of KOMET, the CERATIZIT Group has advanced to become the fifth largest carbide manufacturer in the world and a full-service provider in the field of machining, offering its customers the best solutions for every application from a single source.