Campione dell’innovazione appena incoronato: Top 100 Innovator

We were awarded the TOP 100 Seal of Quality 2024 for our innovative strength.

Our company, Christian Maier GmbH & Co. KG, is officially one of the 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. We received this award after a scientific selection process by the innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke.


What is the TOP 100 seal?

The TOP 100 seal is Germany’s most important innovation competition for SMEs. It recognizes companies from various sectors for their outstanding innovative strength. The selection is based on a scientific process led by Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, which identifies the most innovative companies in three size categories. Under 50 employees, between 51 and 200 employees and over 200 employees.

Pioneering technologies:
The key to innovation

Under the motto “A Union for Life“, we are setting new standards in the development of pioneering rotary joints.

Innovations in rotary joints technology

  • “Sensor Ready” rotary joints: Enable efficient condition and process monitoring, increase product quality and reduce energy consumption and breakdown times.
  • Universal applicability: Makes our products a versatile solution for a wide range of applications.
  • 1:1 interchangeability: Ensures compatibility with our previous series and facilitates replacement.

These innovations have helped us as a company to be recognized for our innovation-promoting top management and innovation climate. The DS series is now considered the new industry standard.

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Words from the management

Florian Maier and Andreas Greiner, our Managing Directors, are particularly proud of the maierGROUP team:

“This success shows that we are one of the leading innovators in the German SME sector. We enable our employees to develop and test new ideas – an approach that increases internal efficiency and gives our customers important competitive advantages.”

“A big thank you to our entire team for your initiative, your commitment, your tenacity, your thirst for knowledge and your creativity. Nothing turns without you!”


What makes us so innovative?

Innovation is an integral part of our corporate culture. We continuously improve our products, use the latest materials and manufacturing processes, develop customized solutions and encourage the creativity of our employees. We also involve suppliers and service providers in our innovation strategy in order to create value together.





maierGROUP – A Union for Life.
We are not just a company; we are an innovator shaping the future. Thank you for being part of our journey.

Contact us for more information or if you would like to become part of our innovative team.



What is TOP 100?
An award for the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany, which recognizes the entire innovation process of a company. This prize has been awarded to innovative companies for more than 31 years.

Who decides on the best innovators?
A jury of 27 top-class experts from science, politics, business and the media, including names such as Dr. Gregor Gysi and Frank Thelen, decide on the placings.

On behalf of compamedia, the organizer of the competition, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and his team examined the innovative strength of all participants on the basis of more than 100 criteria from five categories:

  • Innovation-promoting top management,
  • Climate of innovation,
  • Innovative processes and organization,
  • external orientation/open innovation,
  • Innovation success

Are companies able to create new products, new services, new processes and new business models?

Are these achievements just coincidences or the result of a structured and targeted approach?

Are innovations and product improvements successful on the market?




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