TOP 100 is the only competition in Germany that examines and awards companies' innovation management. The award recognises not only the quality of a company’s new products and services but also the future viability of the business, said Thomas Imbacher, managing director of PERI’s innovation and marketing. "Innovation power is part of…our culture and our entrepreneurial DNA. For us, inventiveness and creativity are always the basis to make our customers more successful.”
PERI's internal 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.
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 project partners are the Fraunhofer Society and the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses BVMW.
PERI, a family-owned business, is based in Weissenhorn, Germany, and has more than 9,500 employees, more than 60 subsidiaries and well over 160 warehouse locations worldwide.