The streets of Vienna are historical documents. They bear witness not only to the history but also to the identity of the federal capital. Vienna's street names chronicle the character of the city and pay tribute to special people. The Culture Committee in Vienna City Hall decided to rename 16 streets. “An appreciative way to anchor personalities with outstanding merits in the public space and to commemorate them,” explains City Councillor for Culture Veronica Kaup-Hasler.
This honour has now also been bestowed on the founder of the Prangl Group, who died in 2014. With immediate effect, the new address of the company headquarters in Vienna Liesing is Josef-Prangl-Straße 8. Josef Prangl grew up in a small community in Styria. Before long, he gave up his job as a teacher and went to Vienna to be successful in business. He was a pioneer in the industry, a businessman with integrity. With a great deal of diligence, vision, courage and skill, he built up an internationally renowned industry player operating throughout Europe. “I am very proud of this recognition of my father's life's work,” says a delighted Christian Prangl, who has been successfully running the family business in its second generation.