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uma receives TOP 100 seal

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 24.02.2022

Bursting with ideas, uma Schreibgeräte Ullmann GmbH from Fischerbach decisively clinched the 29th round of the TOP 100 contest and took receipt of the TOP 100 seal 2022 in return. uma Schreibgeräte Ullmann GmbH impressively stood its ground in a competition arena of 436 medium-sized enterprises.

Following the elation over the awarding of the TOP 100 seal, uma will have further occasion to celebrate on 24 June this year: That is when 2022’s top innovators are set to convene in Frankfurt am Main for the award ceremony at the Deutscher Mittelstands Summit, to receive congratulations from Ranga Yogeshwar. The science journalist has been supporting the innovation contrast as a mentor for eleven years. The core of the TOP 100 innovation contest is a scientific selection procedure, which participants are required to go through. On behalf of compamedia, the organiser of the line-up, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team investigated on the basis of more than 100 innovation indicators from five categories: innovation-promoting top management, innovation climate, innovative process and organisation, outward focus/open innovation and innovation success.

uma developed the first and currently still unique writing instrument series made of recycled PET bottles, fully produced, climate-neutrally, in Europe. As the development progresses, the Black Forest innovators are pairing a recycled PET bottle ballpoint pen barrel with a high-quality metal nib made from aluminium drinks cans. In a writing instrument, the “Recycled²” concept conveys long-lasting promotional communication and tangible sustainability.

“We have been a climate-neutral company since 2019 and are committed to sustainability when developing new models as well. It makes us proud that we as a family company, in its third generation, now have the privilege of wearing the TOP 100 seal for the second time. It gives backing to our innovative and future-oriented conduct,” explains managing director Peter Ullmann.


Photo: Elation over the award among the management (l. to r.): Jochen, Peter and Alexander Ullmann.