Industrial Utility Efficiency

Busch Family Honored with Made in Baden Award


The Busch family, owners of Busch Vacuum Solutions, were presented with the “Made in Baden” award.


Kaya Busch, Ayhan Busch, Professor Hermann Simon, Sami Busch, Ayla Busch (left to right).


Since 2016, the non-profit association "Badische Wirtschaft - Made in Baden" has been recognizing outstanding individuals in business, media, and culture who have strong ties to the Baden region. The "Made in Baden" award is presented by this active network and community of interest, which comprises leading companies in the region. Baden is part of the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg.

The Busch family was honored for their extraordinary lifetime achievement and the entrepreneurial success of Busch Vacuum Solutions. Professor Hermann Simon, who coined the term “hidden champions” for medium-sized companies with global market leadership, praised Busch in his laudatory speech. “Hidden champions form the elite of the German economy. I consider Busch to be one of the ten best in this elite. You can only become and remain a world market leader through constant innovation. Busch’s innovative strength is outstanding.”

In her thank you speech to the initiators and Professor Simon, Ayla Busch said, “Our family feels very connected to the Baden region and loves living here. Our corporate culture has also been strongly influenced by the down-to-earth people of Baden.”

The recipients of Baden’s leading business award are distinguished by their professional achievements, voluntary commitment and philanthropic behavior in the social sector. Criteria for the award include having a company headquarters in Baden and promoting the image of the Baden region.

This year, in addition to the Busch family, Johann Soder, COO of SEW Eurodrive, a manufacturer of drive technology, and Jonas Andrulis, co-founder and CEO of Aleph Alpha, an AI company working towards compliance with European data protection regulations, were also honored.


About Busch Vacuum Solutions

Busch Vacuum Solutions offers vacuum and pressure solutions from individual vacuum pumps, blowers, and compressors to tailor-made vacuum systems. In addition to vacuum equipment, Busch is also a global service provider. Busch USA headquarters is in Virginia Beach, VA, and part of the global Busch family-owned company with over 3,800 employees in 45 countries. For more information, visit