Rosenberger OSI is awarded

Rosenberger OSI honored as TOP 100 Innovator in the German SME Sector


Cabling specialist receives TOP 100 seal for its corporate culture promoting innovation

Augsburg, February 22, 2022 – Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), an expert in fiber optic connections, cabling solutions and infrastructure services, has once again been recognized for outstanding innovation work. The cabling specialist convinced in the 29th round of the TOP 100 competition with its corporate strategy as a think tank and was awarded the TOP 100 seal for this. On June 24, 2022, Rosenberger OSI will additionally be honored in this context by the competition's mentor, science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar.


The core of the TOP 100 innovation competition is a scientific selection process that participants must undergo. On behalf of compamedia, the organizer of the competition, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and his team examined Rosenberger OSI on the basis of more than 100 innovation indicators from five categories: Top Management Promoting Innovation, Innovation Climate, Innovative Processes and Organization, External Orientation/Open Innovation and Innovation Success. In principle, the TOP 100 analysis is concerned with the question of whether a company's innovations are just a product of chance or are systematically planned and thus repeatable in the future. Special emphasis is given to the question of whether and how innovations and product improvements succeed on the market.


Top innovator and digital innovation leader

The result: Rosenberger OSI was awarded Top Innovator for the first time and thus continues its success story. The Augsburg-based company celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021 and has been able to establish itself as a global expert for innovative cabling infrastructures and services in the fields of data centers, local area networks, mobile networks and industrial applications. For its numerous submitted patents, Rosenberger OSI 2020 also received the certificate "Digital Innovation Leader" from the F.A.Z. Institute. The TOP 100 award underscores that Rosenberger OSI is not content with what it has achieved so far, but is continuously working to further optimize processes, products and services. “This independent award is confirmation that we are perceived as an innovator. The commitment to innovation and innovative action is firmly anchored in our corporate mission statement,” emphasizes Dr. Benjamin Weigand, Innovation Manager at Rosenberger OSI.


Numerous awards and motivated employees

Rosenberger OSI's forward-looking solutions have already received numerous awards, including the German Data Center Award and the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards. In the future, the company will continue to consistently pursue its corporate strategy with a large-scale digitization offensive.  “We are always striving to reinvent ourselves, focusing on speed, flexibility and innovative strength. That's why we completed a transformation to a process organization without classic hierarchies and rigid structures several years ago. Today, we have a future-proof organization with enthusiastic people working together in teams with generous freedom to make decisions,” says Managing Director Thomas Schmidt.


Award by Ranga Yogeshwar in June

The TOP 100 Innovators of 2022 will gather in Frankfurt am Main on June 24 for the award ceremony at the German SME Summit to receive congratulations from Ranga Yogeshwar. The science journalist has been mentoring the competition for the most innovative companies in the German SME sector for eleven years.