GROHE among Germany’s most innovative companies
Seal innovator of the year
Large-scale expert survey carried out by brand eins Wissen and
What makes a company an innovator? And how do you recognise an
innovation? Brand eins Wissen, the corporate publishing subsidiary
of brand eins Medien AG in Hamburg, and Statista, the operator of
statista.com, the leading statistics portal, wanted to find the
answers to these questions.
They asked 2,056 representatives of companies that have won an
innovation award as well as 4,326 experts of Atheneum Partners, a
global knowledge transfer and research network, about the most
innovative industry representatives. They suggested 1,800
companies, of which 256 made it onto the top list. One of these
companies that was elected as one of Germany’s most innovative
companies and that won the title of “Innovator of the Year 2016” is
The 256 companies from 20 different industries were assessed in
three areas of innovation, namely products, processes and corporate
culture. GROHE falls into the consumer goods category. Other
renowned corporations in this category are Henkel AG & Co.
KGaA, Samsung Electronics GmbH, adidas AG and Miele & Co. KG.
Michael Rauterkus, CEO of Grohe AG expressed, “We are proud that
the experts have acknowledged our ability to innovate and put us on
the top list.
It is a great honor to have been chosen from among this large
number of world-famous innovators. We will now aim to live up to
our title of Innovator of the Year 2016 and to continue taking the
sanitary fittings industry forward with more innovative
technologies, designs and products.”