A TOP 100 Success
Schiltach, June 2018. For the 25th time, the TOP 100 competition honored the most innovative among Germany’s small and medium-sized enterprises. Hansgrohe SE is one of the innovation leaders honored this year. This success is the result of an evaluation process overseen by Professor Doctor Nikolaus Franke, the scientific lead of TOP 100. As a mentor of TOP 100, Ranga Yogeshwar will present the award to the Schiltach-based company together with Franke and compamedia on June 29, 2018 at the awards ceremony in Ludwigsburg, which will take place as part of the 5th German SME Summit. In the independent selection process, Hansgrohe SE, which employs some 2,900 people in Germany, performed particularly well in the “Successful Innovations” category.
“Our innovative spirit is rooted in our DNA” – this is how Thorsten Klapproth, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hansgrohe SE, characterizes the top innovator from the Black Forest. In fact, the 117-year history of the company is studded with numerous inventions such as the first hand shower with adjustable spray modes, the first pull-out kitchen tap and the first shower bar. With more than 16,000 active patents, today, the TOP 100 Company is still one of the world’s most innovative suppliers in the sanitation industry.