PERI, one of the world's leading manufacturers of formwork and scaffolding systems, was awarded “Top Innovator 2021” in the context of the Germany-wide TOP 100 innovation competition.
The jury thus appreciated PERI's innovative strength and innovation successes.
TOP 100 is the only competition in Germany that examines and awards companies' innovation management. Thus, the award not only recognises the "output" of a company in terms of new products and services but also the potential and the future viability of a company.
"The entire PERI team is proud of this success and delighted about this award," says Thomas Imbacher, Managing Director Innovation & Marketing. "Innovation power is part of who we are. It is an integral part of our culture and our entrepreneurial DNA. For us, inventiveness and creativity are always the basis to make our customers more successful. Above all, this attitude was awarded with the election to the TOP 100."
At PERI, innovation takes place on many different levels and systematically runs through the entire organisation. In addition to research and development work on new physical and digital products and services for specific use cases in PERI's core business, the company goes one step further. In its own think tank, a team is dedicated to potential customer needs, disruptive technologies and the associated possibilities and opportunities for the company. This innovation approach, based on future scenarios, resulted in the successful industrialisation of 3D construction printing technology in 2020 and the successful 3D printing of the first two residential buildings in Germany.
For this year`s main round of TOP 100, a total of 389 companies had applied for a place among the last 100. PERI`s innovation management was thoroughly examined in a demanding competition process using over 100 test criteria from five categories (innovation success, innovation climate, process & organisation etc.).
In the end, the jury of experts was convinced: PERI is one of the TOP 100 most innovative companies in this year's competition. The exact ranking of PERI will be announced at the official award ceremony in November 2021.
The scientific director of the TOP 100 competition is Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The mentor of TOP 100 is the renowned German science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. The project partners are the Fraunhofer Society and the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses BVMW.
With sales of € 1,685 million in 2019, PERI is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffold systems in the world. The family-owned company, with its headquarters in Weissenhorn (Germany), a workforce of more than 9,500 employees, more than 60 subsidiaries and well over 160 warehouse locations, provides its clients with innovative system equipment and comprehensive services relating to all aspects of formwork and scaffolding technology.