The Bremen-based SIKORA AG, manufacturer and worldwide supplier of measuring, control, inspection and sorting technology, is one of the most innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Germany 2021/2022, according to a survey conducted by the independent German Association for Consumer Studies (DtGV).
This year, for the first time, the German Association for Consumer Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verbraucherstudien, DtGV) is presenting the “SME Innovation Award 2021/2022” to small and medium-sized companies from Germany that demonstrate particularly high innovation potential in their segment and/or state. For the selection, the number of all patent applications of German SMEs in 2020 was first determined based on the Corporate Patent Classification (CPC) system. The basic parameter patent number was finally rounded off by the qualitative moment of the citation frequency and condensed into a score value. SIKORA receives the award, as the company achieved a score value in the CPC main class “instruments”, which is among the top 10 % of all examined SMEs. In the parallel federal state ranking SIKORA is furthermore listed among the top 3 companies from Bremen.
“This award makes us very proud and confirms the corporate course we have been following since the foundation of the company”, Dr. Christian Frank, CEO at SIKORA, is pleased and adds, “Thanks to our inventive spirit and innovation potential, we are able to continuously offer our customers future-oriented technology solutions. Thus, we create the basis for highest customer satisfaction and long-term growth”.
Every year, SIKORA invests more than 10 percent of its turnover in the research and development of new measuring and control technology as well as inspection, analysis and sorting systems for quality assurance during the production of wires and cables, hoses, tubes, pipes and sheets, glass fibers or plastics. With more than 300 employees at its headquarters in Bremen, Germany, and in its 14 international subsidiaries, the company offers innovative solutions and customized customer service worldwide.