Top 100 Innovator 2022

Summer 2022

Ranga Yogeshwar congratulates ewers Heizungstechnik on making it into the TOP 100

Überlingen – Honored at the German SME Summit: Ranga Yogeshwar honors ewers Heizungstechnik GmbH from Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock on the occasion of its success in the TOP 100 innovation competition. The award ceremony at the Summit will take place on Friday evening, June 24, in Frankfurt am Main for all SMEs that were awarded the TOP 100 seal at the beginning of the year. The science journalist is accompanying the innovation competition, which is being held for the 29th time, as a mentor. In the scientific selection process, ewers Heizungstechnik was particularly convincing in the size category B (51 to 200 employees) in the categories “Innovation-promoting top management” and “Innovation success”.

The TOP 100 company portrait published on the occasion of the award states (excerpt):

A sustainable energy transition requires technologies that use renewable energy sources or industrial waste heat to heat buildings, such as green district heating. As a pioneer in this field, the company ewers has long been designing the transfer stations required for this. In 2020, Thomas Pollmeier took over the business as managing director and made generating innovative ideas a top priority. Part of his strategy is to contribute his ideas in a targeted manner, but to allow employees freedom to realize these ideas.

The company’s latest innovative success is a modular construction system. Individual construction is very costly and led to delivery times of up to 16 weeks for the transfer stations, which are integrated in thermal insulation made of polyurethane (PU). From the countless individual variants, ewers Heizungstechnik developed a modular system for the transfer stations that covers 90 percent of the customers’ needs.

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TOP 100: the competition
Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal of approval 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. The mentor of TOP 100 is the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the BVMW. As media partners, manager magazin and impulse accompany the company comparison. More info at

The press release

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ec.1 Fernwärmeübergabestation mit Trinkwassererwärmung über Rohrwendelspeicher

The ec.1 version has a particularly simple as well as robust design and heats the drinking water within a tank, which enables a low price level.

ec.2 Fernwärmeübergabestation mit Trinkwassererwärmung über Ladespeicher
ec.2 Fernwärmeübergabestation mit Trinkwassererwärmung über Ladespeicher

The ec.2 version has a slightly more sophisticated technology that achieves lower return temperatures due to efficient heating of the water outside a stratified tank.

ec.3 Fernwärmeübergabestation mit Trinkwassererwärmung über Pufferspeicher
ec.3 Fernwärmeübergabestation mit Trinkwassererwärmung über Pufferspeicher

The ec.3 version meets the highest hygienic requirements at the lowest return temperatures, as it produces hot water only when needed and does not store it.

ewers ist Top 100 Innovator 2022 - Pressemitteilung

In 2022, ewers was awarded the Sigel TOP 100 as one of the most innovative companies in the German SME sector.