uvex group becomes part of the Maschinenraum innovation ecosystem

Press Release I 23.11.2021

Berlin / Fürth

uvex group (https://www.uvex-group.com), producer of innovative and high-quality products that protect and support people in sport, leisure and everyday work, is becoming part of Maschinenraum (https://maschinenraum.io/de).

The Maschinenraum alliance, consisting of around 40 Mittelstand companies as well as university partners and other innovators, is working together on the digital transformation of German SMEs. The uvex group wants to use the exchange with other members of Maschinenraum to share ideas on how to deal with challenges in sustainability, future technologies and digitalisation.

Founded in 1926 by Philipp M. Winter, the company has now grown into an international group of four companies: uvex safety group, uvex sports group (uvex sports and ALPINA), Protecting People GmbH and Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta). uvex group is represented by 49 branches in 22 countries and out of conviction produces mainly in Germany; 60 percent of the approximately 3,000 employees (as of FY 2020/21) are employed in Germany.

„protecting people“ – the overarching mission

"The protection and safety of people in sport, leisure and work are our mission and obligation. We are passionate about setting standards and trends, offering innovative solutions and using pioneering technologies," says Bernd Preuschoff, Chief Digital Officer of uvex group and CEO of uvex protecting people GmbH. "Therefore, innovation topics for product and process are of course of essential importance to us. The fact that there are interested companies with the same challenges in Maschinenraum with whom we can directly exchange experiences and learn from each other is a real added value. At the same time, we can also incorporate valuable knowledge from our digital activities here – we are very much looking forward to the exchange with like-minded people!"

"As a shared innovation ecosystem from Mittelstand for Mittelstand, we offer the ideal environment to mutually benefit from familiar exchanges. At uvex group, in addition to innovation topics, the topic of sustainability, for example, has also been at the top of the agenda for many years – here we will be able to learn a lot from each other. I am convinced that joining Maschinenraum will provide the right impetus to successfully position the company for the future – even beyond the topics of innovation and sustainability," says Tobias Rappers, Managing Director of Maschinenraum.

About Maschinenraum:

Maschinenraum, a shared innovation ecosystem from Mittelstand for Mittelstand, unites German SMEs and family businesses to boldly shape the future. Already around 35 family businesses – including Viessmann, Fiege Logistik, Dussmann Service and Paracelsus Kliniken – have joined Maschinenraum to jointly drive the digital and sustainable transformation of Mittelstand.

About uvex group:

uvex group unites four internationally active companies under one roof: uvex safety group, uvex sports group (uvex sports and ALPINA), Protecting People GmbH and Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta). uvex group is represented by 49 branches in 22 countries and out of conviction produces mainly in Germany. 60 percent of the approximately 3,000 employees (as of FY 2020/21) are based in Germany. uvex is a global partner of top international sports as an outfitter of countless top athletes. The guiding principle of protecting people is both a mission and an obligation. To this end, uvex group develops, produces and sells products and services for the safety and protection of people in the professional, sports and leisure sectors.

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