For Achim Nierbeck (66), a consultant with 45 years of experience and also a partner like Andreas Piephans (40) and Daniel Schuschan (37), mfh was about specializing and optimizing surface heating and cooling systems in drywall construction. The three partners were driven by the idea of optimizing sluggishly reacting underfloor heating systems, making them more energy-efficient, more comfortable and suitable for renovations and refurbishments. Another basis was that mfh underfloor heating systems react quickly so that the user can switch them on and off room by room. Here, in addition to hydraulic systems, modern electric heating systems in the floor, wall or ceiling were also named as innovations.
"Technology, innovation, responsibility. These three terms characterize the daily actions of our company," said Andreas Piephans as managing partner. "Progress can only be achieved together. We thrive on the fresh and creative input of all our employees." Daniel Schuschan, Managing Director Technology, also emphasizes, "We encourage employees to participate with ideas and promote "out-of-the-box" thinking. For years, for example, we have been working on the topic of how buildings of the future can be heated autonomously, solar and economically. We were able to introduce the first electrical solutions, such as our 0.4 mm thin E-NERGY CARBON heating foil, to the market a good 3 years ago, thus generating a valuable time lead."
"In rigid patterns, where every innovation idea is questioned, this would have been impossible. For a company like mfh systems, driving innovation is the key to success. Through the TOP100 seal, we can now also impressively document and publicize the daily performance of our employees," adds Andreas Piephans.
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, the scientific director of TOP 100, is impressed by the award-winning medium-sized companies. "The TOP 100 companies have consistently focused on being as innovative as possible," he notes. On November 26, there will be another reason to celebrate: Then all award winners of the current TOP 100 year will come together to receive congratulations from Ranga Yogeshwar at the 7th German SME Summit in Ludwigsburg. The science journalist has been mentoring the innovation competition for ten years.
TOP 100: the competition Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal of approval to medium-sized companies for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success. Since 2002, scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. Franke is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. With 25 research awards and over 200 publications, he is one of the leading innovation researchers internationally. The mentor of TOP 100 is science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the BVMW association of small and medium-sized enterprises. The magazines manager magazin and impulse accompany the company comparison as media partners. More information and registration at www.top100.de.