Demmeler Maschinenbau recognised as a leading innovator

Überlingen – How does a company know what issues its customers face? In most cases Demmeler Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG has a good idea of what the issues are – for a simple reason: it is the leading manufacturer of 3D welding tables and one of this year’s leading innovators in the German SME sector. The Heimertingen-based company will be presented with the Top 100 award, now in its 24th year, by Ranga Yogeshwar, Professor Nikolaus Franke and compamedia. The inde-pendent panel of judges particularly praised the success of the company’s innovations.

Many companies bring new ideas to market, but only a few of them come up with an innovation that becomes an industry standard. Demmeler Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG has achieved just that: its 3D welding tables have set the standard. The modular clamping system makes them highly flexible, and they can be found in both small specialist companies and major industrial groups. The welding tables are used mainly in structural steel engineering, sheet metal working, assembly fixture, laser welding and body-making.

Since it was founded in 1961, the company and its 198 employees have been committed to innovation. “We started out as a contract manufacturer, and over time we began making our own products,” says Johannes Demmeler. “Our innovations have made us what we are today, and that is why we focus so heavily on being innovative,” he adds. The customer’s success is always at the forefront of the company’s thinking: its innovations – such as 3D welding tables and tri-axle manipulators – reduce production costs, increase quality, improve safety at work and make the workplace more ergonomic. After all, the litmus test for the success of any innovation is how useful it is in practice – ideally in all of the above areas.