Kettenbach Recognized as TOP 100 Innovator

Dentistry Today
Photo by KD Busch/compamedia.


Photo by KD Busch/compamedia.

Kettenbach GmbH & Co KG was recognized as a TOP 100 innovator for 2018 at the Fifth German Mittelstands-Summit on June 29 in Ludwigsburg. The company and its 160 employees were particularly cited in the competition’s “Innovative Success” category. Through the award program, compamedia recognized small and medium-sized companies for exceptional innovation and innovative success.

The businesses named to the list are judged via an independent scientific analysis with about 100 parameters divided into categories such as Innovative Processes and Organization, Innovation Environment, Top Management Fostering Innovation, External Orientation/Open Innovation, and Innovative Success. Compamedia has been naming companies to its TOP 100 since 1993.

“Innovation as we define it means above all meeting our customers’ needs in the best possible way, thereby illustrating our uniqueness,” said Jens Kuhn, president of Kettenbach GmbH & Co KG, which has been active in the dental sector for more than 70 years. In 1955, Kettenbach brought the first impression material based on silicone to the market.

Between 2017 and 2019, the companies on this year’s TOP 100 created about 14,000 new jobs. Kettenbach has seen its own employee roster grow by 15% over the past three years. According to Kettenbach, this growth is the result of dedication, investments, and entrepreneurial courage.

“Our success is highly dependent on whether we provide our customers with benefits,” said Kuhn.

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