The award ceremony at the summit took place on Friday evening, June 24, in Frankfurt am Main for all medium-sized companies that were awarded the TOP 100 award at the beginning of the year. Dirk Kamel, Head of Engineering at Remmert, received the award from Ranga Yogeshwar. The science journalist accompanied the innovation competition, which was held for the 29th time, as a mentor. In the scientific selection process, Remmert was particularly convincing in the "Innovation Climate" category in size category B (51 to 200 employees). The TOP 100 company portrait published on the occasion of the award states (excerpt):
Remmert is well aware that it will not be able to survive on steel and iron alone in the long term, because IT components, electronics, computer and control technology are becoming increasingly important. The medium-sized company, which specializes in logistics and automation solutions for sheet metal and long goods, wants to be at the forefront here. For this reason, employees are systematically encouraged to contribute new ideas and suggestions for improvement. "The success we have, also in the area of innovation, is thanks to our employees," says Managing Director Stephan Remmert, who is already the third generation to run the company together with his brother Matthias.
Innovation techniques are explained in workshops, for example design thinking methods. They are designed to encourage people to think "out of the box" and get things moving. Gamification is also used to encourage employees to think for themselves. Every employee has the opportunity to submit new ideas and suggestions for optimization in the form of "treasure maps". These are presented to the responsible manager and fed into the CIP process.