At the reception of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg, which took place at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre in the framework of the GlobalConnect Forum, the State Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut, choose MetallArt as the “Hidden Champion”. In this category, the cross-sector B2B award “Preis der Wirtschaft für die Wirtschaft” honours the occupation of a special niche and the successful positioning in foreign markets. The high degree of innovation in the product range as well as MetallArt’s convincing foreign market strategy were also decisive for winning this award. The company is regarded as a pioneer in its sector in terms of the development of new technologies and their implementation for innovative staircase architecture. In addition to the structurally supporting steel soffit lining for “sculpture stairs”, MetallArt also developed a General Test Certificate for all-gas railing systems, which is issued by the Building Authorities.