Weidmüller receives German Innovation Award 2020


The prize that reveals innovations: The Detmold-based electrical engineering company Weidmüller has received the German Innovation Award 2020 for the “Machines & Engineering” category in the “Excellence in Business to Business” competition class. The independent jury awarded the prize for u-control web, a web-based control system, which scored points thanks to its IoT capability, scalability to meet requirements and compact u-remote design. “With u-control web, we have developed a simple web-based and efficient control system that optimally supports industrial IoT applications and responds to any user needs,” explains Dr Thomas Bürger, Head of Weidmüller’s Automation and Digitalisation Products division. “We are pleased that the jury also recognised the great innovation potential – this is both praise and incentive for us.”

Innovations as the basis for entrepreneurial success

The German Innovation Award honours products and solutions from all sectors which differ from previous solutions, particularly in terms of being user centred and adding value. After all, innovations that shape the future and improve life are found in all industries. This is not Weidmüller’s first award for its innovative capability. At the beginning of the year, Weidmüller received the German Design Award and the German Excellence Prize. “Innovations, together with application competence, end-to-end procedures and state-of-the-art production processes are the basis for commercial success,” explains Weidmüller’s Speaker of the Executive Board and Chief Technology Officer, Volker Bibelhausen. “We therefore invest continuously in research and development, and will give even greater focus in future towards developing IIoT solutions which enhance our existing portfolio.”