DÖRKEN companies have been developing products and services that set new standards consistently for more than 125 years. Sustaining the success and growth of our divisions depends on an innovation culture that we are consciously fostering and translating into practice at every level.
When a DÖRKEN company unveils a new development, it can very often be described as a genuine innovation. This is because our products always aspire to offer value-added and – as far as possible – new benefits. Our success in pursuing this goal is reflected in the regular award of the prestigious TOP-100 seal of approval.
For the last ten years, DÖRKEN companies have been represented at every one of the TOP-100 award ceremonies. Small and medium-sized enterprises are singled out every two years for recognition as one of Germany’s premier business innovators. We remain fully committed to maintaining our competitive position among the country’s most innovative companies.
Our research and development work consistently, seeking to harness the best available technologies. In pursuit of this goal, we have established modern R&D labs that enable highly skilled employees to work on a steady stream of innovations. Their freedom from practical constraints is not left to chance but enshrined in our focused innovation management policy.
Innovation doesn’t simply happen, but entails both investment and risk. In particular, however, it depends on the interaction of a group of passionate individuals. For this reason, we give our employees all the time, freedom and autonomy they need. It’s an approach that repeatedly spawns new and pioneering ideas that make us and our customers happy.
Innovations cannot be originated or allowed to develop without a secure environment. We create the requisite conditions inside our business by maintaining an internal team of developers. Around 40 creative minds within DÖRKEN are permanently engaged in investigating new ideas or refining existing products.
In view of its scale, our organisation is thought to be without equal in the sector, and is frequently singled out for praise and recognition.