Germany’s Top 100, awarding the most innovative small and mediumsized enterprises, recognised ZSK Stickmaschinen as one of the outstanding innovative leaders of the year 2017. Along with the rest of the winners, ZSK Stickmaschinen was honoured on June 23rd at a festive event in Essen by the mentor of Top100, Ranga Yogeshwar, physicist and well-known radio and television presenter in Germany.

Versatile portfolio

For the 24th time, Top 100 awarded the most innovative companies of the German middle class enterprises. ZSK Stickmaschinen was scientifically evaluated by an independent selection process analysing innovation management and innovation success. The company has a versatile portfolio of embroidery systems, reflecting how it successfully competes globally. Not only does it have a worldwide sales and service network, the products and developments processed on ZSK embroidery machines are present at fashion catwalks, as well as in wind engines for the green power production, sports and medical technology, and the automotive and aerospace industries.

Innovation processes

ZSK transformed itself from a classical equipment manufacturer in 1984 into a process provider with self-developed software solutions, e-commerce and workflow systems for sales logistics and virtual storage of production data. The company impressed at the Top 100 competition with its innovation processes, especially in the category ‘Outdoor Orientation / Open Innovation’. ZSK’s cooperation with universities and product developers, as well as constant interaction with customers, support its efforts to identify innovative opportunities and to open up new technology areas for its embroidery systems and embroidery solutions.

“ZSK’s innovative developments and solutions enable our customers to open up new fields of business in their fields of competence and, ultimately, we support them in their competitiveness!” says ZSK Managing Director Julius Sobizack. ZSK meets the challenges of digitalization – think of the catch phrase ‘Industry 4.0’ – with a business model innovation. “The success of our customers enables the brand ZSK Stickmaschinen to be a serious player in the global market!”