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Harting Named Among Top 100 Innovators in Germany

PLSN Staff • International News • June 19, 2020

Gunter Galtz, Managing Director Development Harting Electric, with the award

ESPELKAMP, Germany – The Harting Technology Group announced that the company was lauded as ranking among the innovation leaders of Germany’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). Pictured here is Gunter Galtz, Managing Director Development Harting Electric, with the award.

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The Top 100 were recently recognized for the 27th time. Science journalist and contest mentor Ranga Yogeshwar was impressed by the companies’ achievements, with the victorious SMEs demonstrating their innovative prowess in connection with an independent scientific analysis.

A total of 364 companies entered the competition for the TOP 100 seal, with 257 notching up success in three size categories (a maximum 100 per size category). The enterprises convinced innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team and subsequently received the award. “The innovation successes of the TOP 100 are highly significant,” as Franke, the competition’s scientific director, emphasized, adding that the winning companies are systematically geared towards the ability to innovate. “Their innovation successes demonstrate the positive effects of a good climate of innovation and innovation-oriented structures and methods,” as the scientific director went on to explain.

The TOP 100 companies were subjected to some 120 testing criteria. The enterprises detailed e.g. how they organize innovation processes within the company, how they structure employees’ working environment in order to spur their creativity, as well as which innovation strategies they pursue.

“We’re very pleased with the award, which demonstrates † outstanding innovative capabilities. Drawing on these strengths, we are helping companies and people to achieve success in their markets with our products and services,” Gunter Galtz, Managing Director Development Harting Electric, underlined.


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