Economic magazine Wirtschaftswoche commissioned a study by Munich Strategy Group (MSG) to closely examine medium-sized companies in Germany and how truly innovative they are. The result is a ranked list based on turnover, annual reports and presentations, and interviews with customers, industry experts, managing directors, owners, and company advisory boards. Kaeser was ranked second out of more than 3300 companies examined.
A key contributor to Kaeser's high ranking is the company’s commitment to integrating digital communications technology into its product line—-most notably with the newly launched Sigma Air Manager 2 (SAM 2) system master controller. Kaeser has been at the forefront of Industry 4.0, working with customers to offer compressed air solutions that will optimize their operations and reduce energy and maintenance costs.