Excellent innovation work
Porsche toolmaking made an impression in the 29th round of the TOP 100 innovation competition and was awarded the TOP 100 seal for 2022. Only particularly innovative medium-sized companies receive this award. On June 24th, 2022, we were personally honored for these achievements at the German SME Summit in Frankfurt/Main by the mentor of the competition, the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Carlo Modesto and Lars Reichelt accepted the award on behalf of the PWG.
Porsche Werkzeugbau applied for this competition for the first time - and was immediately recognized as a TOP 100 innovator. "We belong to the top group in our industry, both nationally and internationally, not least because of our extensive innovation activities," says Markus Kreutel, CEO.
In the current competition, there was also a special focus on the entrepreneurial reaction to the corona crisis: In the past two years in particular, short-term solutions were found to react to the difficult market situation. Through various, mainly innovative measures, a continuous operation in our tool shop for all 450 employees could be guaranteed and the basis for the achievement of all company goals could be laid.
Anyone who manufactures special cars also has special requirements for their toolmaking, mainly in the area of lightweight construction. That is why Porsche AG does not rely on standard tools for body construction, but on an experienced subsidiary from Schwarzenberg: Porsche Werkzeugbau is your reliable partner. Markus Kreutel is responsible for the strategic development of Porsche Werkzeugbau - and innovation plays a key role in this. “If we look 15 or 20 years into the future, we don't know what role body construction will still play. Autonomous vehicles may have completely different requirements in the future,” explains Kreutel. The company has therefore decided to develop new business areas in addition to its traditional mainstay - such as series supplies to battery manufacturers. "So far we have mainly produced systems that can largely autonomously manufacture body parts, now we are developing new technologies that enable the autonomous production of battery modules," says Markus Kreutel.