03/15/2024 – Category: Press Releases

WELT and ServiceValue confirms: Schmidt + Clemens awarded for highest innovative strength

Lindlar, March 15, 2024. The renowned German steel industry stands out for its outstanding innovative strength, and Schmidt + Clemens (S+C) from Lindlar has now been officially recognized as a leader in this area. The latest "Innovative strength" study, conducted by WELT, Germany's leading information channel, in collaboration with the Cologne-based analysis institute ServiceValue, confirms S+C's outstanding position in the German corporate sector.

The analysis is based on 215,677 assessments by managers who rated the innovative strength of German companies. In the steel industry, Schmidt + Clemens secured the top position among 19 companies surveyed and received the coveted "HIGHEST INNOVATION POWER" award.

Jan Schmidt-Krayer, Managing Partner, emphasized the company's long-standing tradition and passion for stainless steel as the driving forces behind its ongoing innovations. "Our 145-year tradition, paired with our passion for stainless steel, leads to new ideas and innovations time and time again," said Schmidt-Krayer. "Thanks to our research & development and our 'Innovation Now' ideas program, we are ideally positioned. We keep an eye on markets and trends, optimize processes and products and even drive forward new material innovations."

Schmidt + Clemens is not only a global leader in pipe systems in the petrochemical industry, but also occupies an outstanding position in other sectors. In addition to its German headquarters, the family-owned company produces in Spain, the Czech Republic and Malaysia. S+C's high level of metallurgical expertise is applied in components and systems made from centrifugal casting and mold casting. A broad portfolio of services, investment casting and forged components round off the company's offering.

With this award, Schmidt + Clemens once again underlines its leading role in the industry and its commitment to continuous innovation and outstanding quality.


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