Technology leader in the field of laser welding of plastics receives another award for its innovative strength.

Evosys Laser GmbH from Erlangen has once again been named Innovation Champion and thus receives the TOP 100 seal 2024. Only particularly innovative medium-sized companies receive this award, which is presented annually by the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Erlangen, February 2024: EVOSYS also impressed in this year’s TOP 100 innovation competition and has once again been one of Germany’s top innovators since February 1. Innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business examined the company on the basis of numerous criteria. In the category “Innovation-promoting top management”, all measures with which the company management supports and promotes the development of ideas and their implementation are evaluated. How far-sighted and forward-looking the corporate strategy is also plays a role: what opportunities are there to participate in innovation projects, how sustainable are they, are company-relevant aspects of digitalization taken into account and what is the overall climate for innovation?

EVOSYS ranks among the top innovators for the third time. The Erlangen-based company develops and manufactures laser welding systems for processing plastics. These are used, for example, in the automotive, medical technology and consumer product industries. Laser welding of plastics is an established and widely used manufacturing process that is valued for its reliability, cleanliness and cost-effectiveness.

The annual TOP 100 innovation competition examines whether and how innovations and product improvements have been able to establish themselves on the market. It assesses how innovation processes are structured in companies and what measures are taken in terms of flexibility and agility.

“We encourage our employees to try out new ideas of their own. Our experience with this has been consistently positive, as it not only increases employee motivation and commitment. New insights and valuable developments also enable us to better support our customers in technological change, for example.” This is how the two EVOSYS Managing Directors Frank Brunnecker and Holger Aldebert describe their recipe for success.

The TOP 100 competition is based on a scientific selection process and is organized annually by compamedia, an independent agency. Further information can be found at


Evosys Laser GmbH develops and manufactures customized systems for laser welding of plastics at its Erlangen site. With its employees’ many years of market and process experience, the company offers creative and innovative solutions worldwide for integration into automation solutions. A service package ranging from design consulting to sample production in the company’s own technical center rounds off the range of products and services.

The company was awarded the Bavarian Innovation Prize in 2022 for its patented AQW laser welding process. It also received the BAYERNS BEST 50 award and was nominated for coveted business awards such as the ‘Großer Preis des Mittelstandes’ and the Bayerischer Gründerpreis. EVOSYS has received the TOP 100 Innovation Champion award for the 3rd time. There are intensive contacts with the university location Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Bayerisches Laserzentrum.

The Evosys Group currently consists of four companies, the parent company Evosys Laser GmbH, the subsidiary Evosys Laser Services GmbH and the subsidiaries Evosys (Suzhou) Laser System Co., Ltd. in China and Evosys North America Corp. in the USA.

About TOP 100:

Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal to medium-sized companies for special innovative strength and above-average innovation success. Since 2002, scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. Franke is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. With 26 research awards and over 200 publications, he is one of the leading innovation researchers internationally. The mentor of TOP 100 is science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the BVMW association of small and medium-sized enterprises. The magazines ‘manager magazin’ and ‘impulse’ accompany the company comparison as media partners, ‘ZEIT für Unternehmer’ is a cooperation partner. 

Successful on the market with innovative solutions for laser plastic welding: EVOSYS Managing Directors Frank Brunnecker and Holger Aldebert (from left to right).
Since February 1, 2024, the Erlangen-based company Evosys Laser GmbH has once again been a top innovator.