Biesterfeld has been recognised as one of Germany's most innovative companies by the print magazine Focus and the online portal Deutschland Test. In the ranking for the German chemical industry, Biesterfeld took second place, making it a trailblazer in the sector.
Thomas Arnold comments: “We are delighted with this ranking. It is a great accolade for our achievements over the last year. It also shows the appreciation in the market for our professional service and innovative solutions.”
The online study considered the 5,000 highest-employing companies in Germany. On the basis of tens of thousands of online messages and over half a million social media sources in 2016, Focus Money, Deutschland Test, Faktenkontor and the International School of Management (ISM) analysed five topics with relevance for innovation: innovative strength, investment, research & development, new products and technology. A score was then calculated on the basis of a total of 21 million mentions. The leader in each sector was given a score of 100, with all other companies then being allocated points in relation to this leader value. With 93.6 points, Biesterfeld took second place.