uma honoured with TOP 100 seal
Competition mentor Ranga Yogeshwar (centre) presents uma's managing directors Alexander and Jochen Ullmann the TOP 100 trophy.
uma Schreibgeräte Ullmann GmbH was voted amongst the best in the TOP 100 innovation competition. In the independent selection process, the company particularly impressed with its innovation success and its innovative processes. With an annual sales volume of around 80 million advertising vehicles, uma is one of the world's leading manufacturers of promotional writing instruments. The top innovator from the Black Forest is increasingly focusing on the use of alternative materials. In addition to classic plastics, biodegradable materials such as polylactides, PEFC-certified beech wood or newly recycled PET material are also used. As a TOP Innovator, uma was the first company in Germany to develop a sustainable ballpoint pen made from recycled PET bottles. Colours, shapes and surface structure take into account the current demands and requirements of the market. Creativity, imagination, empathy and the courage to innovate are in demand – innovative ideas are constantly being created at uma. Involving employees in strategic planning and frequently querying customers' wishes enables the innovation leader to recognise market requirements as quickly as possible. More information is available at: www.uma-pen.com/de/Awards-1014,20010.html