Irlbacher receives the award in the category of up-and-coming enterprises with the following statement: “The family-owned company impresses with solid growth, sustainable advancement and early regulation of succession. In 2002, the company was restructured with the founding of Irlbacher Blickpunkt Glas GmbH and other business units. A continuous, sustainable expansion began. On a production area of over 20,000 square meters, 2,500 tons of raw glass are processed annually into innovative and high-quality glass products” (status 2011).
The Bavarian Founder’s Prize is a joint initiative of the Bayerische Sparkassen (Bavarian savings banks), the magazine Stern, ZDF (public-service broadcasting in Germany) and the Porsche Foundation.