Our awards and recognition

Year after year, we’re proud to be ranked among the world’s best places to work, as determined by impartial corporate surveys that gather our people’s opinions on how they feel about Hilti.

We also receive various industry design awards, many of which commend our products for their ability to enrich society through their innovation and human impact.

Employer awards

Our consistent ranking on the world’s best employer lists speaks volumes for what it’s like to work at Hilti. Here are some of our global and national awards and rankings.

Aon Hewitt Best Employer awards

Hilti Australia has been named Aon Hewitt Best Employer for 5 years in a row (2011 - 2015).

The prominent Aon Hewitt Best Employer Awards are judged on a business’ employee engagement, talent management practices and overall company performance, all of which are measured with an organisational audit and scrutinised by a panel of independent industry representatives.
Hilti Australia believes the company’s ongoing success in the Aon Hewitt Best Employer Awards is a result of a business-wide commitment to personalised programs that allow its management team to individualise incentives and training to maximise engagement. 

Taking out the Aon Hewitt Employer Award for five consecutive year reinforces Hilti’s determination to offer our staff a company that nurtures career progression and truly cares about the development of each individual’s skills.

Great Place to Work Awards

Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations to create and sustain high-trust workplace cultures. It recognizes that, by building a rewarding cycle of personal contribution and appreciation, companies can deliver outstanding business performance.

2016 - Hilti ranked 10th in Best Workplaces in Europe ​

2015 - Hilti ranked 22nd in World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 

2015 - Hilti ranked 12th in Best Workplaces in Europe ​


Company Ranking
AbbVie 8
Admiral Group 9
Hilti 10
H&M 11
Volkswagen Financial Services 12


Financial Review TOP 100 Graduate Employer Award

Based on the excellent opportunities we are able to offer graduates, Hilti has received the "TOP 100 Graduate Employer Award" by GradConnection in conjunction with the Australian Financial Review.

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Every year, Fortune magazine partners with Great Place to Work® to carry out the most extensive employee satisfaction survey in corporate America. The anonymous survey comprises two parts: Trust Index, which asks staff about their job satisfaction, credibility of management and sense of camaraderie; and Culture Audit, which looks at hiring practices, training, internal communications, diversity efforts and pay, benefits and recognition programs.

2015 - Hilti US ranked 89th in Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

2015 - Hilti US ranked 68th in Fortune 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials

Company Ranking

Wellstar Health System


The Cheesecake Factory 

Hilti 89
Adobe Systems 90
Capital One Financial Corporation 91
AHRI CEO of the year award

Hilti Australia's previous CEO, Jan Pacas achieved AHRI's Lynda Gratton CEO of the year award.
Appointed to his role in 2008, Jan was the youngest country MD in Hilti globally. He led Hilti Australia to outstanding business results, delivering 250% increase in profit during his tenure, and accreditation as an Aon Hewitt Best Employer for five successive years – a feat unmatched by any other company operating in Australia.

Lendlease Crystal Vision Award

Hilti received the "Lendlease Crystal Vision Award" by NAWIC (National Association for women in construction) for advancing the interests of women in the construction industry.
We received this award for our strategies around flexible work arrangements, developing women for leadership roles, recruitment and developing external partnerships that raise awareness.

Swiss Award

The Swiss Awards, hosted by SwissCham (formerly known as the Swiss Chamber of Commerce), provides acknowledgement to organisations and individuals for distinguished contributions in the relations between Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Australia, in the fields of business, culture, science and academia.
The purpose of the Swiss Award is to recognise leadership and innovation that further contributes to the growth of the Swiss-Australian relationship.
Hilti Australia is very proud to receive this award, as it cements our relationship with these two countries and reaffirms Hilti’s contribution to continue providing innovative solutions for the construction industry.

RTAA Diversity and Inclusion award

We are proud to announce being the winner of RTAA's (Rail Track Association Australia) Diversity and Inclusion award.
With the award, the RTAA recognises Hilti's outstanding achievements in the promotion of diversity and workplace inclusion.

Customer Service Excellence Award

Hilti Australia was named 2015 NSW Winner for Service Excellence in a Contact Centre (under 100 employees) by the Customer Service Institute of Australia. These awards celebrate leadership in customer service and recognise organisations and individuals in the field of service excellence.

The award comes as recognition of the Hilti Customer Service team’s strong customer-centric focus and processes for driving ongoing improvement through customer generated feedback.
Kennards Hire Supplier of the Year award

Hilti Australia has been named as the Kennards Hire “Supplier of the Year 2013.”
The Supplier of the Year Award is based on nominations submitted by Kennards Hire employees from their 120 branches across Australia.
Hilti and Kennards formed an official partnership early in 2014. Since then, both parties have worked together to expand the Hilti tool range and give Kennards customers access to an even bigger range of high quality, professional tools. Hilti and Kennards Hire will look to build on the success of 2013, with the rebranding of more branches nationally to continue.

Product Design and Manufacturing Awards

Our products are acclaimed by some of the most important design awards in the industry. Here’s just a taste of our recent achievements.
Our manufacturing know-how and innovation is also widely recognised.

Red Dot Award

This award judges products on design innovation, functionality, ergonomics and emotional content, as well as longevity and ecological sustainability. For 2015’s competition, around 5,000 products from some 50 countries were submitted, and judged by a jury of 40 international design experts. Hilti has won Red Dot Awards every year since 2004. In 2010, we had the exclusive honour of winning Red Dot Design Team of the Year, which can only be awarded once in a company’s lifetime.

2016 - Hilti won Red dot "Best of the Best" award

2015 - Hilti won 6 Red Dot Awards

2014 - Hilti won 5 Red Dot Awards

2013 - Hilti won 6 Red Dot Awards

2010 – Hilti won Red Dot Design Team of the Year

iF Product Design Award

Introduced in 1954, this award attracts more than 2,000 entries from around 37 nations every year. It’s judged by renowned experts, with the best products receiving an iF seal of outstanding design quality. In 1957, Hilti won its first iF Product Design Award for our original anchoring device, Schlagdübel Gerät, and our products have won consistently ever since.

2015 - Hilti won 5 iF Product Design Awards

2014 - Hilti won 8 iF Product Design Awards

2013 - Hilti won 5 iF Product Design Awards

MX Award for process

Hilti’s manufacturing facility in Schaan received the Manufacturing Excellence competition’s MX Award in the category of Process Innovation.
The award, sponsored by Technical University of Berlin, is given for best practices in industrial manufacturing within the German-speaking area.