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ENDEGS Awarded TOP 100 Seal for Innovativeness
Pförring, 22 January 2021 – Prize-winning innovative strength: The ENDEGS company in Pförring near Ingolstadt has been awarded the TOP 100 Seal for 2021. Now in its 28th year, this competition honours innovative SMEs. The seal recognizes ENDEGS’ innovative capabilities, which were evaluated in a scientific selection process. CEO Kai Sievers: “We’re very proud that even in this difficult year of 2020 we were able to prove ourselves, and that the jury honoured our innovativeness with this award.”
On behalf of compamedia, organizer of the TOP 100 innovation competition, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team examined the innovative abilities of ENDEGS, based on around 120 criteria in five categories: Support for innovation by top management, innovation climate, innovation processes and organization, external orientation / open innovation and innovation success.
At the core, the question is whether innovations are the result of planned processes or come about by chance, in other words, whether innovation performance is repeatable, and whether, and how, the resulting solutions are successful on the market (for more on the judging criteria, see www.top100.de/ pruefkriterien). Due to the current situation, there was also a special category for company response to the corona crisis.
Active international, ENDEGS is an expert on the degassing of tanks, pipelines, lines and vessels. Its special focus in degassing, for maintenance or in case of non-functioning of existing infrastructure, is on preventing toxic and explosive gases and vapours from escaping and endangering people, animals and the environment. The company has set itself five goals:
- Further reduce hazardous emissions in industrial maintenance every year.
- Protect workers involved in the degassing process to the greatest possible degree.
- Prevent the creation of hazardous waste, as sometimes happens through the use of other technologies.
- Further reduce the operating materials.
- Address new applications where degassing was not formerly used, and where gases and vapours are still released into the atmosphere.
In order to be able to degas liquid and gas tankers on the Rhine in Germany, the company has brought forward suggestions for amendments to regulations in the ADN and in bodies like the CDNI. ENDEGS cooperates with the Port of Duisburg to create the first legal option for the environment-friendly degassing and removal of cleaning water from tanker ships.
Dr. Nikolaus Franke, Science Director of TOP 100, is impressed by this award-winning medium-sized company. “The TOP 100 companies have rigorously aligned themselves to be as innovative as possible,” he notes.
On 26 November, there will be another cause for celebration, when all of this year’s TOP 100 winners come together at the 7th German SME Summit in Ludwigsburg to be congratulated by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar, who has mentored the innovation competition for ten years.
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