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Our awards

Innovative and outstanding

Awards represent recognition of our achievements and we are very pleased to receive them. When the range stretches from the iF product design award to the award for family-friendly companies, this is the perfect backdrop for a description of our company: innovation is what drives us and we continually strive to improve our products as well as our most precious asset, namely our employees.
 
A highlight for us this year: 17th place in the WirtschaftsWochen ranking of the best family businesses in Germany. In addition to brand awareness, quality and innovation sustainability, trust and the image as a company and employer are also included in the evaluation. The placement makes us very happy and encourages us to become even better!

  • 2020 - Germany's top family business, 17th place, awarded by WirtschaftsWoche
  • 2019 - Milestone of automation for energy chains, awarded by elektrotechnik
  • 2019 - The 1,000 biggest family-run companies in Germany, awarded by Die Deutsche Wirtschaft
  • 2018 - Top 100 ranking of SMEs, 16th place, awarded by Munich Strategy
  • 2018 - 10,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), igus among the top 30 in North Rhine-Westphalia, awarded by Die Deutsche Wirtschaft
  • 2018 - Award for outstanding achievements in vocational training, awarded by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Cologne
  • 2017 - Two Red Dot design awards for innovative energy chains, awarded by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen e. V.
  • 2017 - Best of Industry Award, awarded by Maschinenmarkt
  • 2017 - TOP 100, the most innovative companies among German SMEs, awarded by compamedia GmbH
  • 2016 - NIKKEI BP Marketing Award for Strategic Advertisement
  • 2015 - Japan Industry Advertisement Award, Newspaper Category
  • 2015 - Handling award - prize for lifetime achievement: Günter Blase, awarded by editorial office of handling
  • 2015 - Japan Industry Advertisement Award
  • 2014 - PBN Manufacturing Award for Lean Manufacturing Excellence, awarded by Polaris MEP
  • 2012 - Designated as "Hidden Champion" by Hermann Simon
  • 2012 - NIKKEI BP Advertising Award for Specialized Advertisement
  • 2009 - Top training company, awarded by the Cologne chamber of industry and commerce
  • 2006 - Top training company, awarded by the German Federal Employment Agency
  • 2005 - iF design gold award, crossmedia category, awarded by iF Industrie Forum Design e. V.
  • 1987–2019 - iF product design awards, for 39 products, awarded by iF Industrie Forum Design e. V.