Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik, a subsidiary of the Transporter Industry International Group (TII Group), has secured the title of “Germany’s Innovation Leader” this year. This means Scheuerle has now won the award for two years in a row. The basis for the award is a study carried out by Prognos and the IMWF Institute on behalf of the F.A.Z. Institute. Researchers examined how many patents a company has registered and to what extent these innovations affect other companies.
The award is based on a very detailed analysis. Market research company, Prognos, on behalf of the F.A.Z.-Institute and together with the IMWF Institute for Management and Economic Research, examined the patent applications of 150,000 companies operating in Germany. In order to assess their patenting activities, the research partners used the data from the EPO Worldwide Patent Statistical Database (PATSTAT) of the European Patent Office and evaluated it for more than 500 technology and knowledge areas. All worldwide patents registered by the companies examined during the past ten years were included in the study.