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TOP 100 Award: Ranga Yogeshwar honors Uponor for innovation achievements

Honorable recognition at the German SME Summit: Ranga Yogeshwar congratulated Uponor GmbH from Haßfurt, since November 2023 part of the Swiss industrial company Georg Fischer AG (GF), on its TOP 100 Award. The award ceremony took place on Friday, 28 June, in Weimar for all companies who received the TOP 100 seal at the beginning of the year. The science journalist accompanied the innovation competition (organized for the 31st time) as a mentor. Uponor convinced in the scientific selection procedure especially in the size class C in the category “Innovative Processes and Organization”. The company has been awarded for the second time with the Top Innovators seal.
388 companies applied for the current award. 287 of them received the TOP 100 seal 2024 at the beginning of the year. Ranga Yogeshwar congratulated the companies personally at the German SME Summit. Impressed by the innovative spirit of the companies, he said: “The Top Innovators want to shape the future and not preserve the past. They set off into the new with vigor.” Innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, Scientific Director of TOP 100, has a similar view: “Only those who develop with foresight in the face of change can be successful in the long term”, he says. “The innovative capability is maybe one of the most important characteristics of companies in this century.

The TOP 100 company portrait about Uponor, published on the occasion of the award, says (extract):

For more than 100 years, Uponor has been committed to hygienic drinking water supply and energy-efficient heating and cooling. With its building technology products, the company offers its customers reliable, sustainable, and convenient solutions. The company, which has Finnish roots, recently became part of the Swiss Georg Fischer Group. "We are constantly striving for solutions that help our customers one step further," says Chief Technology Officer Thomas Fuhr. "Every innovation must increase customer benefit." A Chief Innovation Officer was recently appointed to the company's management team in order to place even greater focus on the topic of innovation within the management team and the entire organization. The aspect of sustainability is also firmly anchored in the company strategy. "Our vision is to become a recognized market leader for sustainable building solutions," explains Fuhr. "Our product, service and solution portfolio is designed to respond to the changes and challenges of the coming decades."
Please see the full portrait here: www.top100.de/die-top-innovatoren

TOP 100: the competition

Since 1993, compamedia awards SMEs with the TOP 100 seal for exceptional innovation strength and outstanding innovation successes. Since 2002, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke is the scientific director. Franke is founder and chairman of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. TOP 100 mentor is the science journalist Ranaga Yogashwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung) and the BVMW. The magazines manager magazin and impulse accompany the company comparison as media partners, ZEIT für Unternehmer is cooperation partner. Further information: www.top100.de.

Success at the SME Summit in Weimar:

Torsten Meier, Chief Innovation Officer (1st from right), and David Mainka, Senior Director, Installation Systems Development (1st from left) from Uponor (now part of the Swiss industrial company Georg Fischer (GF), were delighted to accept the TOP 100 award from Ranga Yogeshwa (center). The science journalist accompanies the innovation competition as a mentor.

Copyright: KD Busch / compamedia

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