The top 100 medium-sized companies were determined for the 26th time. The TOP seal is awarded to companies that demonstrate exemplary innovation management and above-average innovation success.

On the basis of a scientific system, an independent selection of the TOP 100 was made by the innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. On June 28, science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar honored the companies in Frankfurt’s Jahrhunderthalle.

Innovation means restlessness. The TOP 100 companies are therefore constantly creating new products, new services, new business models and new processes. If you want to be an innovation leader, you have to consistently align the company as a whole with the innovation goal,” said Franke, commenting on the results.

TOP-100 Award

A total of 398 companies applied for a TOP 100 award. There were three size classes in which 262 companies (a maximum of 100 per size class) achieved the award. Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success to medium-sized companies.

Children’s brands among the TOP 100

The Lässig brand and baby outfitter BabyOne received the Top 100 award. BabyOne was particularly convincing in the categories “Innovation-promoting top management” and “Innovative processes and organisation”.

“For us, stationary retailing and e-commerce form one unit,” says Wilhelm Weischer, Managing Director of the market leader for baby equipment in Germany. The two-time winner of the Top 100 award continuously adds digital elements to the stationary business. This gives customers the opportunity to check the availability of the range online and to reserve and pick up the selected products at the specialist store. If a product is out of stock in the store, the stocks of all specialist stores can be accessed. In this case, the customer would receive the goods directly.

(from left to right): Stefan Lässig, TOP 100 Mentor Ranga Yogeshwar, Claudia Lässig, Karin Heinrich

In the independent selection process, Lässig was particularly convincing due to its innovative success. This is the second time that the company has been among the innovation elite. Lässig not only attaches great importance to quality, functionality and design, but also to fair manufacturing. In addition, the TOP 100 company focuses on the selection of sustainable materials and multifunctional applications. “We continue to see our special efforts in sustainability as a forward-looking innovation strategy,” reports Managing Director Claudia Lässig.

“At Lässig, we attach great importance to sustainability and efficient processes. This enables us to constantly launch special, innovative and sustainable collections on the market,” says Stefan Lässig. The company has managed to establish itself as a premium lifestyle brand with high credibility and recognition in the industry.

 

 

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