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Eberhardt is one of the TOP 100

Company honored for innovative strength

Newly crowned innovation champion: Eberhardt GmbH has received the TOP 100 seal 2024. Only remarkable innovative medium-sized companies are honored. Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar will personally congratulate Eberhardt on this success at the award ceremony on June 28th in Weimar. Yogeshwar has accompanied the TOP 100 innovation competition as a mentor for twelve years now.

Eberhardt prevailed in a scientific selection process and is for the first time one of the top innovators. The company operates in the metal industry and made itself a name as an expert in the production of pressing systems for food processing companies as well as customized solutions in the fields of meat, fish, cheese, vegetarian, vegan and pet food.

“With our products we enable our customers to process their products efficiently and effectively,” says Kevin Eberhardt, Managing Director of Eberhardt GmbH. The internationally active family business values innovations and works closely with its customers to find optimum solutions. Eberhardt further explains: "We rely on continuous research and development in order to always offer our customers access to the latest technologies and best solutions."

Eberhardt has been working in the field of ​​pressing systems for food processing companies for more than 50 years. With over 7,000 food press systems delivered to 110 countries, the company has established itself as a leading provider in the industry.

To Kevin Eberhardt the TOP 100 innovations award is the appreciation for the company having successfully mastered the change from a metalworker to a specialist in stainless steel solutions. He also proudly emphasizes that Eberhardt GmbH for years has been developing ideas to make things easier for employees in the food industry and improving the quality of food. Due to these successes, almost all manufacturers in the food industry are among the company's customers.

The selection criteria

On behalf of compamedia, the organizer of the competition, the innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and his team evaluated the innovative strength of all participants based on more than 100 criteria from five categories: innovation-promoting top management, innovation climate, innovative processes and organization, external orientation/open innovation and innovation success. “Are companies able to create new products, new services, new processes and new business models? And are these achievements just coincidences or the result of a structured and targeted acting? We examine these questions at TOP 100,” says Nikolaus Franke, explaining his proceeding during the review. Also important is how and if new products and product improvements have been able to establish themselves on the market (further information on the test criteria on

On June 28th, all top innovators from the class of 2024 will gather in the “congress centrum Weimarhalle” for the award ceremony as part of the German SME Summit. Ranga Yogeshwar will personally congratulate them on their success in TOP 100.

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