The most innovative companies in Germany 2020: uvex safety gloves wins award from business magazine Capital

Well-established German business magazine, Capital, and the market leader in data collection and analysis, Statista, identified the most innovative companies in Germany using a comprehensive expert survey. The protective glove manufacturer UVEX SAFETY Gloves GmbH & Co. KG, based in Lüneburg, was among the winners, securing the prize in the "Manufacturer of consumer goods in the 251 to 1000 employees category" for the Products & services innovation class. This is a wonderful confirmation of uvex's commitment to both Germany and the "Made in Germany" merchandise mark.

Alongside uvex safety gloves, other winners in this category included Nike Deutschland, Samsung Electronics Deutschland and Emsa. The study covered a total of 1781 companies across 20 categories, 3 size categories and the innovation classes products & services, process innovations and corporate culture. Representatives from award-winning innovative companies and industry experts with at least six years of experience in leadership positions were called upon to pick the final winners. The winners were picked from over 3000 reviews.

uvex safety gloves has been based in Lüneburg for more than 30 years. The company now operates Europe's largest CO2-neutral protective glove production facility and the uvex group hand protection centre of expertise. Safety gloves and service solutions to provide hand protection for industrial workers in all branches of industry are manufactured in a state-of-the-art production process with a strong focus on sustainability. The company is certified in accordance with ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and ISO 9001 and was recognised as a TOP innovator in 2018. This allows uvex to focus on outstanding customer service and develop solutions that are tailored to customer needs.

Carsten Baumgarten (Managing Director, left) and Wolfgang Hornberger (Product Group Manager Safety Gloves, right) are delighted that uvex safety gloves has been named one of the most innovative companies in Germany.

The uvex group

The uvex group brings together three globally active companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (with uvex sports and Alpina Sports), and the Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta). The uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 48 subsidiaries but chooses to do most of its manufacturing in Germany. Two thirds of the company’s 2,700-strong workforce is employed in Germany. uvex is a global partner to international elite sport and equips a host of top athletes. The motto protecting people is at the heart of the company’s activities. uvex develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.

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