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Yet another TOP 100 Award for Movecat


movecat_top100_2019_yogeshwar_webMovecat honoured for the third time with the Innovation Prize

Good news for Movecat from Nufringen in Baden Württemberg: following similar successes in 2017 and 2018, the specialist in stage equipment and kinetics has won one of the TOP 100 awards given annually following a nationwide competition to find the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. The presentation ceremony was on Friday, 28 June 2019, in Frankfurt’s Jahrhunderthalle. 398 enterprises had participated in the competition.

Commented Movecat CEO Andrew Abele: „It is a great honour for us to have been recognized once again with a TOP 100 Award. At the same time, the award constitutes an incentive and an obligation for us to continue to offer customers the best possible solutions in the future.“ The practical module system I-Motion Expert-T III, developed by Movecat for its chain hoists, trolleys, winches and load measuring systems, when combined with intelligent control equipment, makes it possible for lifting operations in the course of a wide range of events, tours and studio productions to be carried out safely.

With the I-Motion System Controller Expert-T III, Movecat has developed a control and load measurement system for the most complex show sequences that meets the highest national and international safety requirements. As well as being extremely versatile, the controller is suitable for use on the road and both easy and comfortable to use. This is due in part to its user-adaptable, trackball-equipped control interface, waterproof keyboard and touchscreen, great suitability for daylight use and illuminated night design.

A further plus is the user-friendly software with its ideal modus operandi, achieved despite its complexity and the high safety standards (EN 61508 SIL3) with which it complies and the fact that it offers 3D object-oriented operation in real time. Operation is guaranteed on a wide variety of power grids worldwide thanks in large measure to the integrated UPS- and mains filters. A neat finishing touch is the height-adjustable trolley, which allows users of different statures to operate the device in comfort.

Movecat has been recognized again in 2019 as one of the leading innovators among Germany’s medium-sized companies; as part of the „TOP 100“ initiative, the company won inclusion in the list of Germany’s TOP 100 innovators for the third year in succession. This outcome was the result of the analysis and evaluation of TOP 100’s Scientific Director, Professor Dr Nikolaus Franke, who presented the award in the company of the scientific journalist Ranga Yogeshwar and compamedia.

Compamedia has been bestowing the TOP 100 accolade since 1993 on companies demonstrating exceptional ability to innovate and above average innovative success. The scientific direction is in Prof. Franke’s hands. He is the founder and chairman of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Yogeshwar is TOP 100’s mentor. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research and the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW). TOP 100 is an annual competition the aim of which is to identify and honour the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany. For 25 years, it has been setting benchmarks in innovative management.

Caption: Top 100-Mentor Ranga Yogeshwar with CFO Oliver Nachbauer and authorized signatories Mathias Zuber and Yannick Egeler (Photo: KD Busch/compamedia)

Movecat GmbH
Movecat is currently the only manufacturer of kinetic equipment for the stage anywhere in the world capable of offering practice-tested, certified and genuinely available integrated systems compliant with BGV C1 and SIL3 – these consisting of chain hoists, trolleys, band hoists, winches, turntables, load-measurement systems and networks. The company was founded in 1986 by Andrew and Thomas Abele. The products are developed and manufactured in Germany. Movecat’s kinetic solutions are used in high profile shows, tours and TV productions not only in Germany but throughout the world. The company has garnered a host of distinctions in recent years including the TOP 100 Prize, the German Design Award, the P.I.P.A. Award, the Industry Prize and the VR Prize for Innovation.

Movecat GmbH
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 21
71154 Nufringen
Phone: +49 (0) 70 32 / 37 117 33
Contact: Florian Pfeiffer

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