TOP 100 award: Ranga Yogeshwar honors MECOTEC

Ranga Yogeshwar (centre) congratulates CEO Enrico Klauer (left) and Dr. Friedrich Rheinheimer (COO)

Congratulations at the German SME Summit: Ranga Yogeshwar congratulates MECOTEC GmbH from Bitterfeld-Wolfen on being awarded the TOP 100 seal. The award ceremony as part of the summit took place on June 23 in Augsburg for all medium-sized companies that received the TOP 100 seal at the beginning of the year. The science journalist accompanies the innovation competition, which is being held for the 30th time, as a mentor. In the scientific selection process, MECOTEC GmbH from Saxony-Anhalt impressed in size class B (51 to 200 employees), particularly in the "Innovation Success" category.

On the occasion of the award, the CEO and founder of MECOTEC GmbH Enrico Klauer says: “Generating cold with temperatures below minus 60 degrees on an electrical basis is in the DNA of our company. We see ourselves as a technological driver of two megatrends: New Health and ultra-low temperature storage. In medicine, New Health describes the change from regenerative to preventive medicine. Ultra-low refrigeration solutions are finding increasing application in the storage of sensitive materials such as mRNA vaccines. In both fields, we use our many years of expertise to the maximum benefit of our customers. We are therefore very pleased that this effort is being recognized. At the same time, the award with the TOP 100 seal is an incentive for us to further advance our research in this area - especially in the area of sustainable application".
The TOP 100 company portrait published on the occasion of the award states (excerpt):
In the 30 years of its existence, the company has become the industry leader for cold chambers worldwide thanks to the innovative strength of its dedicated management. The company's easy-to-use electric cold chambers have found their way from rehabilitation centers to both the sports and fitness sectors, and are also becoming increasingly popular in the wellness segment. This innovation success created a worldwide demand. "For the private sector, we want to create standard products with reduced technical complexity in the lower price segment," explains Managing Director Enrico Klauer. So that he has more time for innovative ideas and development, Dr. Friedrich Rheinheimer has been appointed as managing director. The medium-sized company supplies the cold chambers all over the world. While 150 chambers were produced last year, this year it should be 190.
The complete portrait is available here:


TOP 100: the competition
Since 1993, compamedia has been awarding the TOP 100 seal for special innovative strength and above-average innovative success to medium-sized companies. The scientific management has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nicholas Franke. Franke is the founder and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. TOP 100's mentor is science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Project partners are the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research and the BVMW. The magazines manager magazin and impulse accompany the company comparison as media partners, ZEIT for entrepreneurs is a cooperation partner. More information at


MECOTEC, based in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in the field of ultra-low refrigeration on an electrical basis. The company specializes in the segments of cold chambers, cold air devices and industrial refrigeration and is now a global leader in the fields of medicine, sports and wellness with more than 850 cold chambers installed.
The purely electrically operated cryo chambers are used in spa areas of upscale hotels, in clinics and in sports facilities, such as in the German Bundesliga, NFL stadiums in the USA and others. Since May 2023, the company has been the official sponsoring partner of the German table tennis professional and national player Dimitrij Ovtcharov.
The company has offices in France, the United States, the Middle East (Dubai), China and Singapore, and partners in Europe and Australia. MECOTEC works with leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and hospitals in the field of ultra-low temperature technology for medical devices and cold chambers. It was the first company to offer a mobile cooling solution for vaccines that had to be stored at ultra-low temperatures.
The company is managed by founder and managing director Enrico Klauer, who is supported by an advisory board made up of experts from the financial and pharmaceutical industries and Dr. Friedrich Rheinheimer, who has been responsible for the operative business as COO since the beginning of 2022.
MECOTEC GmbH is named as one of Germany´s Top 100 most innovative companies.

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