In June this year, the 23rd Top 100 awards for Germany’s most innovative SMEs were presented and, after a rigorous, scientific selection process that analysed innovation management and successful innovation, Peter Huber Kältemaschinenbau GmbH was a member of this elite group for the fifth time.
Although based in Offenburg, Huber technology can be found all over the world – even at 5,000 metres above sea level in the Himalayas, after the Top 100 award winner fitted out an Indian space observatory with a Huber chiller. The chiller provides constant operating temperatures for the telescope’s measuring instruments.
Typical applications for the heating and cooling systems manufactured by this family-owned business founded in 1968 and its 239 employees tend to be more down to earth, however, e.g. thermoregulation processes within the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, material and stress tests in the automotive industry, the testing of food, building materials and cosmetic products.
“There are applications for our systems in all industrial sectors. As a result, we naturally deal with the issue of innovation on a daily basis,” commented commercial director Daniel Huber.
Peter Huber’s senior management devotes 60 per cent of its working time to innovation and product development.