IST Metz awarded Top 100 in innovation

IST Metz GmbH from Nürtingen has made the leap to the top at the 26th edition of the Top 100 innovation competition.

Using a scientific system, Top 100 evaluates the innovation management of medium-sized companies. Through the independent selection process, IST Metz particularly impressed with its innovation climate and innovation success. For 40 years, the family-owned company has been producing systems that cure printed products and coatings by means of UV irradiation. One of its most important customer groups is the printing industry.

In recent years, this industry in particular has had to face up to digital change. Consequently, the top innovator has expanded its business field to include the coating of displays. The company also uses the UV technology developed for the displays to refine wood surfaces.

Christian-Marius Metz, managing director, explains that giving plenty of room for employees to manoeuvre is important when working at the cutting edge of innovation. Here, the Nürtingen-based company relies on employees with inventive talent. Such self-runners benefit from the 350-man company’s large scope for project implementation. The families of the employees are also taken into consideration – in the “parent-child office”, employees can work during care bottlenecks, while their children play in the same room at the painting table or in the craft corner.

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the Top 100 seal for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success to medium-sized companies.

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