Munich, 2 July 2018. Silver Atena, a member of Expleo,was awarded as one of the 100 Top innovators selected by compamedia in its 2018 German medium-size business honours list. This recognises the company’s mission for continuous improvement and innovative technology.
With a team of 300 employees in Germany, Silver Atena covers the entire development spectrum of safety-critical systems, including electronic control units and power electronics for leading automotive and aerospace industry players. As systems, hardware, software and safety engineering specialists, Silver Atena’s experts are committed to offer pioneering technology that is both energy-saving and cost-efficient. They address complexity through a customer-centric approach; building on the strength of cross-functional teams as well as in-depth sector knowledge.
Innovation is part of Silver Atena’s DNA. Through all hierarchical levels, managers and employees aim for continuous improvement in their everyday work. The generation of new ideas is encouraged and progressed with the personal involvement of top management. In order to anticipate future industry trends and needs, Silver Atena’s teams design new components and products as part of a unique in-house R&D effort. These prototypes support customer dialogues on future projects and advanced technology.
“We are proud to be our customers’partner concerning their safety-critical systems. This is why we see it as our responsibility to constantly improve upon, and advance, technologies and solutions. Being awarded with this innovation prize confirms our constant drive for innovation as well as makes us confident that we have been promoting the right open approach to achieve these advancements”, says Silver Atena Managing Director Josef Mitterhuber.
The 471 submitted applications for this ranking have been reviewed under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics. The selection of the 100 Top innovators is based on 5 performance indicators: Innovative Processes and Organization, Climate of Innovation in the Organisation, Innovation-friendly Senior Management, Outward Looking/Open Innovation and Successful Innovation.
About TOP 100
In 1993, compamedia set up the TOP 100 award to honour the most innovative of Germany’s small and medium-sized companies. Since 2002, Prof. Dr. med. Nikolaus Franke, founding director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, leads the scientific part of the competition. Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar is the mentor of TOP 100. The award partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the association for medium-sized companies, the BVMW – Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft. For more information, visit www.top100.de.
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