HOF reaches Germany’s innovation elite for third year running

HOF reaches Germany’s innovation elite for third year running

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Press Release | HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH

OCTOBER 18, 2018

The German-based leader in high quality tailored freeze-drying lyophilization solutions, HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH, has been named as one of Germany’s TOP 100 Innovator companies for 2018, following similar awards in 2016 and 2017.

One of the award’s judges, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, rated HOF as particularly convincing in the categories “innovation success” and “innovation climate”.


TOP 100 Competition mentor, physicist and journalist Dr. Ranga Yogeshwar, presented the HOF team with their certificate and trophy at an official ceremony as part of the Small to Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) Summit at Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart.

After receiving the award, Dr. Alexander Hof, in charge of Strategic Management, commented:

“We are very pleased to be among the winners for the third time and would like to thank all employees for their motivation and power of innovation and of course we also thank our customers for the regular exchange of knowledge. For us, this award means motivation and encouragement to continue offering our customers the best solutions every time.”

The power of innovation

“It is no coincidence that we have received this award for three years in succession – it is the power of innovation and the simple maxim Always Think Ahead that make HOF so successful: always thinking a little further, always looking for the best solution for customers,” said Dr. Hof.

With over 30 years of experience, HOF is the leading specialist for manufacturing individual freeze drying systems, loading and unloading systems, and freezing and thawing equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

About HOF Sonderanlagenbau

HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH is a world-class and highly innovative special equipment manufacturer of lyophilization freeze-drying, freeze-thaw and loading/unloading systems for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Founded in 1988, this German family-owned company has become one of the world’s most respected names for high quality just in time freeze drying (lyophilization) solutions, with more than three decades of experience.

Sonderanlagenbau is German for ‘special equipment manufacture’ and in this case, refers to HOF’s lab scale, pilot scale and production scale freeze drying solutions, loading and unloading systems, and freeze-thaw units for the pharmaceutical, biotech and life science industries.

From its advanced manufacturing base at Lohra, north of Frankfurt, HOF designs and constructs specifically tailored freeze-drying and associated solutions for companies all over the world under its motto of “Just in time quality for demanding customers”

HOF Sonderanlagenbau does not offer off-the-shelf products but has instead constructed a fully integrated total design and build environment in which every machine is unique, exactly specified in partnership with customer and manufactured to meet very specific requirements. The partnership ethos extends into ownership, with our comprehensive service and maintenance offerings designed to ensure that no one needs to work on a HOF machine except its own experts.

Media Contact

Dr. Alexander Hof, HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH
Email: hofa@hof-sonderanlagen.de
Tel.: +49 (0)6462 9169-0


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HOF’s Top 100 Innovator Award

HOF’s Top 100 Innovator Award

Physicist Dr. Ranga Yogeshwar presents the 2018 Innovator Award to Stefan Becker, Project Controller (left) and Dr. Alexander Hof, CEO, of HOF Sonderanlagenbau (right).

Physicist Dr. Ranga Yogeshwar presents the 2018 Innovator Award to Stefan Becker, Project Controller (left) and Dr. Alexander Hof, CEO, of HOF Sonderanlagenbau (right).

Supplier Information
Supplier: HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH
Address: Ludwig-Rinn-Str. 1-3, 35102 Lohra, Germany
Tel: +49 6462 9169 0
Fax: +49 6462 9169 199
Website: www.hof-sonderanlagen.com

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