Cookware manufacturer awarded the TOP 100 seal of approval

For almost 20 years now the TOP 100 project has been committed to identifying Germany's most innovative SMEs. This year Fissler made it into the ranks of the top one hundred companies. On the evening of 30 June 2011 in the Baltic resort of Rostock-Warnemünde, the manufacturer of premium-quality cookware was presented with this award for its innovativeness. At a ceremony attended by figures from both the worlds of business and politics, the seal of approval was presented to Fissler's Managing Director, Markus H. Kepka, by Lothar Späth, the former prime minister of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg who has been the mentor of this project since 2002.

Kepka summed up his satisfaction at winning this award with the following words: "The desire to be innovative has been the driving force behind the national and international success of our products for over 165 years. As such, we regard the TOP 100 seal of approval as confirmation of our corporate philosophy and we take great pride in this prize." From the field kitchen in the late 19th century, the first pressure cooker with a multi-level cooking valve through to the first stainless steel range of pans with cold metal handles, the company based in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, has launched numerous significant innovations onto the market. In the last 50 years alone, the cookware producer has registered over 200 patents and utility models. "And we shall continue to work every single day on improving our products in the interests of the consumer", promised Kepka. Right from the word go, the company has backed the philosophy of "Made in Germany" – the Fissler innovations are developed in Germany and produced in two locations.

About TOP 100
The TOP 100 seal of approval is presented on the basis of a comparative study of companies under the academic guidance of Prof. Dr Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Each year, using a specially developed methodology, the study examines the innovativeness of German SMEs and awards the top 100 companies accordingly. compamedia GmbH is responsible for the organisation of this project.

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About Fissler
Fissler GmbH has stood for high-quality cookware for decades. The company has been granted more than 200 patents and utility models in the past 50 years alone. The German family enterprise was founded in 1845 in Idar-Oberstein by Carl Philipp Fissler. Today the brand stands for cooking with pleasure and passion and is one of the world’s leading brands for high-quality cookware. The family enterprise employs a workforce of over 780. Fissler premium products are "Made in Germany" and distributed in more than 70 countries.



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