The Bremen-based SIKORA AG was awarded as “Germany’s innovation leader 2023” by the F.A.Z.-Institut. For the study, the worldwide patent applications of companies operating in Germany were analyzed. As a leading company for measuring and control technology, SIKORA is again among the winners of the study this year.

The survey evaluates patent families from over 500 technology and knowledge areas. Not only the number of patents submitted in the last ten years is evaluated, but also their relevance. In this way, index points are given for the companies analyzed. These take into account whether the invention influences other inventions and how often a patent cites another patent family. The less often this is the case, the more innovative the patent is perceived. In the previous year, SIKORA was already awarded as innovation leader. This year the company could further consolidate its success. Besides the renewed award in the category “Measuring, testing”, SIKORA also convinced in the category “Processing of plastics”.

Every year, SIKORA invests about 10 percent of its turnover in research and development of new measuring and control technology as well as inspection, analysis and sorting systems for quality control during the production of wires and cables, hoses, tubes, pipes and sheets, optical fibers or plastics. With more than 350 employees in Bremen, Germany, and its 15 international subsidiaries, the company offers innovative solutions and customized customer service. This year SIKORA celebrates its 50th company anniversary.