Innovation price 2016
At the Gala of Top 100 – LWT GmbH one of the most innovative companies in Germany
Air Curtain – What´s that?
“The company develops, designs and sells gates made of air. They consist of a system of fans and nozzles and protect the rooms from warm air, dust and unpleasant odors. Only 15 mm thick – this Airwall is used for example at the entrance of department stores, at the gates of malodorous waste companies or sensitive film manufacturers. While traditional air curtains consume a lot of heat and energy, the fan-operated Airwalls are up to 80 percent more powerful and therefore more environmentally friendly. The innovative strength of the family-owned company with ten employees, founded in 1996, is also reflected in the fact that it generates half of its turnover with market innovations. More than 4,000 companies were interested in taking part in the Top 100 this year. “Innovative Processes and Organization”, “Innovation Marketing / External Focus” and “Innovation Success” is the motto. Among the top 100 companies are 97 national market leaders and 32 world market leaders. On average, they have recently achieved 40 percent of their turnover with market innovations and product improvements. Their sales growth was 28 percentage points above the respective industry average. Together, SMEs have registered 2,292 national and international patents over the past three years. This innovative power also pays off in jobs: The Top 100 are planning to hire around 9,500 new employees over the next three years.” (RM)