The leap up to the Top 100 followed a tough selection process by the innovation researcher Prof Nikolaus Franke of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Among other aspects, the award underscored Homag’s innovative power combined with the company’s direct links and proximity to its customers.

In the company’s history spanning more than 50 years, Homag has realised many revolutionary ideas. These include the continuous refinement of edge processing – from the world’s first edge banding machine to zero joint technology with laserTec and airTec, and the control concept powerTouch, which enables control over all machine functions by directly touching the display.