From weight-accurate slicing to the precise infeeding and packaging of sausage, meat and cheese: Weber Maschinenbau is one of the leading system providers for cold cuts and one of the most important partners for the food processing industry.
Weber ranks 45th in the national list of best companies and in an international comparison, ranks 644th in the top 1,000.
The ranking was published by the Swiss consulting firm EconSight, which identified patents that are intended to protect innovations for the digitization of applied technologies.
Weber Maschinenbau filed about 30 patents last year. For the best list, not only the number of all patents applied for by the companies was examined, but also how often they were referred to in the last two years.
If an invention builds on an existing patent, the more valuable it is and leads to a better ranking.
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"We are very proud of our placement in the Innovation Ranking Germany,“ said Steffen Zecher, head of patent management , Weber.
"Not only the number of patents filed in 2019 was decisive, but also the fact that our patents are often referred to. This shows Weber Maschinenbau often leads the way as a pioneer in new technologies."
Weber employs approximately 1,400 employees across 25 locations in 21 nations.
From the beginning, the company has been family-owned and is today led by CEO Tobias Weber, the eldest son of the company’s founder Günther Weber.