Evosys Laser GmbH from Erlangen has convinced with its innovation qualities and received the TOP 100 seal 2023. Only particularly innovative medium-sized companies receive this award. Among other things, the jury was convinced by the systematic planning of innovations at EVOSYS.

Erlangen, Germany. February 2023: EVOSYS also impressed in the 30th round of the TOP 100 innovation competition, making the company one of Germany’s top innovators since February 1. The competition is based on a scientific selection process. Innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business examined the company on the basis of more than 100 criteria from five categories: Innovation-promoting top management, innovation climate, innovative processes and organization, external orientation/open innovation, and innovation success. It is particularly important that a company’s innovations are not just a product of chance, but are systematically planned and thus repeatable in the future. 

EVOSYS is now among the top innovators for the second time; the first award was in 2020. The company is well-known in the field of mechanical engineering and has made a name for itself in the area of laser welding of plastics: The Erlangen-based company develops and manufactures laser welding systems for processing plastics. These are used, for example, in the automotive, medical technology or consumer product industries. Laser welding of plastics is an established and widely used manufacturing process. It is valued above all for its reliability, cleanliness and cost-effectiveness.

The TOP 100 Innovation Competition has now been held for the 30th time. The comparison is primarily concerned with the question of how important the innovation goal is within the company. Do routines and habits dominate, or is the company capable of questioning the existing, thinking creatively and in new ways. “We promote speedy decision-making processes and uncomplicated interaction among employees – this simplifies communication and allows ideas to emerge.” This is how the two EVOSYS managing directors Frank Brunnecker and Holger Aldebert describe their patent recipe.

The award ceremony will take place on June 23 in Augsburg as part of the German SME Summit. The mentor will be science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. The competition is organized annually by compamedia, an independent agency. Further information can be found at www.top100.de .


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. Likewise, it received the BAYERNS BEST 50 award. In 2020, EVOSYS was TOP 100 Innovation Champion for the 1st time. There were also nominations for coveted business awards such as ‘Großer Preis des Mittelstandes’ or the Bavarian Founders Award. There are intensive contacts with the university location Erlangen-Nuremberg and the ‘Bayerisches Laser Zentrum’.

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: the two EVOSYS Managing Directors Holger Aldebert and Frank Brunnecker (from left to right).