- Third prize in the category “Most innovative business model
- Further confirmation of online marketing competence in the 3U Group
Marburg, March 10, 2020 – samoba GmbH, a subsidiary of 3U HOLDING AG (ISIN DE0005167902), received a prestigious award at the INTERNET WORLD EXPO 2020 in Munich. Its online shop won 3rd prize in the category “Most innovative business model”. At samoba.de, hobby and professional craftsmen can easily check the availability of high-quality machines, equipment and tools online, rent them at low prices and have them delivered to their desired address.
The INTERNET WORLD BUSINESS Shop Award, a renowned e-commerce award presented by a neutral and independent jury, is regarded in the industry as the “Oscar for shop operators”. Under the auspices of the Internet business newspaper INTERNET WORLD BUSINESS, it was awarded for the tenth time in 2020. A total of 215 companies competed for the prizes in the six categories. The eleven-member jury consisted of renowned experts from associations, universities and the media. In the explanatory statement, the jury stated: “samoba has created a real problem-solver in the field of refurbishment, modernisation and construction. Via well-chosen side entrances and helpful filter functions one is quickly led to the desired product. The costs are presented transparently. It could not be simpler or more convenient”.
3U has been using professional, target group-oriented online marketing for years, particularly in its business areas of cloud computing and e-commerce. With their multiple award-winning Internet presences, the operating companies secure an advantageous competitive position, which forms a basis for the current and sustainable success of the Company.
“We are very happy about this award”, says Roger Moore, Managing Director of samoba GmbH. “Shortly after entering the market, this award provides us with additional tailwind for our range of products. In times of the Sharing Economy, the shared use of resources, samoba is entering a market niche and has the potential to set completely new accents in a traditional industry”.
Dr. Joachim Fleïng
3U HOLDING AG
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3U HOLDING AG (www.3u.net) has its headquarters in Marburg, Germany, and was founded in 1997. It is the operating management and investment holding company at the head of the 3U Group. It acquires, operates and sells companies in the three segments of ITC (Information and Telecommunications Technology), Renewable Energies and SHAC (Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology). The 3U Group has successful and profitable business models based on megatrends in all three segments. It continues to expand its business activities dynamically, particularly in its strongest growth areas of cloud computing and online trading, in which it is striving to achieve leading positions in the market. 3U HOLDING AG’s shares are traded on XETRA, Tradegate and on the German regional stock exchanges (ISIN: DE0005167902; identifier: UUU).