Winner of the BESSER LACKIEREN Award 2023
11 years ago, the trade magazine BESSER LACKIEREN and the Fraunhofer IPA launched the competition for the BESSER LACKIEREN Award. The aim is to identify and highlight the best strategies and most efficient concepts in industrial painting and coating technology. Since then, coating companies have been honoured annually by a high-calibre jury from the worlds of business, science, media and politics.
This year, 17 finalists were selected from all the applications submitted, which were scrutinised by the jury during visits to the respective companies. The economic, ecological and social aspects of coating system and painting technology were analysed. The jury then selected the winners, who were presented with the BESSER LACKIEREN Award 2023 last Wednesday, 13 December 2023, in Stuttgart.
GBneuhaus also received the award in the category of contract coaters with 50 to 100 employees.
GBneuhaus stands for innovation from Thuringia. Founded in 1991 as a small family business, the provider has continued to develop its product portfolio and is now a sought-after and competent service partner for innovative and high-performance functional coatings. This year, the contract coater inaugurated a new technical centre and invested in a fully automated system. This enables GBneuhaus to develop and refine products in an efficient and targeted manner. Thanks to the modular design of the system, new technologies can be combined in a wide variety of ways and their interactions and influences on the applied coatings can be tested. This lays the foundations for long-term and sustainable innovative research and development.
Normally, contract coaters only do what you do as a contract coater. GBneuhaus has set its sights higher and has set itself the task of mastering divergent materials such as SolGels," said Dr Michael Hilt. "This means that we have to take a close look at the entire process chain and thus become a pioneer for new coating concepts. The portfolio now ranges from antimicrobial, antistatic and antiviral to hydrophilic and hydrophobic, transmission coatings and much more. "Yes, we coat!", the company's slogan, sums up the entire company philosophy perfectly.
Source: Besser Lackieren, © Photos: Jochen Kratschmer / Editorial team Besser Lackieren