Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik of Wiehl, Germany, is one of the innovation leaders in 2018. The company was particularly convincing in the categories Climate of Innovation and Innovation Success of the TOP 100 competition of the Deutsche Mittelstands-Summit.
For almost 100 years Kampf GmbH develops machines for the production and processing of all kinds of foils and films. The company with headquarters in Wiehl is one of the world’s leading suppliers in this market. The customer base of the top innovator is correspondingly international: 3,500 companies worldwide benefit from Kampf knowhow. To supply them, the company maintains several locations in Germany, China, India as well as in the US and employs almost 700 people worldwide, around 500 of them in Germany.
“In our industry the innovation cycles are getting shorter and shorter. Standing still means a step backwards,” says managing director Lutz Busch. This is why the TOP 100-company encourages the creativity of its employees and their willingness to break new ground. In the context of regular idea transfer events, current development topics are presented and discussed. The employees contribute their own topics and suggestions for solutions to these open discussion rounds.
The most recent example of Kampf’s innovative strength is the integrative software platform the@vanced, which enables to monitor the production process in real time – easy and convenient via smartphone. The company is thus setting the course for Industry 4.0 and once again positioning itself as a pioneer in its demanding industry.