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Digital Champion Sector Winner 2018

The medical technology company Richard Wolf, as part of the renowned `Deutschland-Test´ carried out by the well-known magazine "Focus Money," was announced as the sector winner by a large margin, and may now bear the seal of "Digital Champion".What was found to be particularly striking was the strong general level of digitalization in the company and the high digital competence of its workforce. 

The overall judgment: Richard Wolf has undertaken the challenges of digitalization more actively than any other company in the German medical technology market.

Within the medical technology industry, Richard Wolf, with 100 points, won first place and was named "Digital Champion" of the industry. Richard Wolf was evaluated as being particularly good in communication with customers and stakeholders. Over the last few years, the company's focus has been on expanding ways to digitally address customers, interested parties, and sales partners. In the re-launch of the new website and app, in addition to modern design, emphasis was placed on user-friendly operation, optimized presentation for various end devices, and discoverability in search engines. By creating an account on the Richard Wolf website and the app, prospective and existing customers and sales partners can gain access to extra content. Users can then benefit from adapted content tailored specifically to the relevant target group, as well as practical functions such as creating a wish list and sending download packages. In registering, the user also has the opportunity to sign up for the Richard Wolf newsletter as well as the e-learning tool.

Press Release

Interview Jürgen Steinbeck
Co-CEO Richard Wolf GmbH

„The `Deutschland-Test´ by Focus Money and the award they have bestowed on us confirms that we have embraced the challenges of digitization and, to be precise, have tackled them more actively than other company in the German medical technology sector.“

Interview Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel
CEO of Hamburg Institute of International Economics

„It was important to us to map all aspects of digitalization in our research. We weren´t just interested in whether specific technical processes are now being converted from analog to digital. Instead, we are concerned with cultural changes in companies.“


Richard Wolf GmbH has won the GERMAN MEDICAL AWARD in the category “Medical Communication Award”. On 25 November 2017, the gala presentation of the award was held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Esplanade in Berlin with guests from medicine, business and government. Instrument maker Richard Wolf was privileged to be present at the ceremony to accept the award.

Richard Wolf received the accolade of the “Medical Communication Award” for the company’s brand strategy. 

The medicine and management prize – GERMAN MEDICAL AWARD is bestowed on innovative physicians, medical practices, hospitals and research projects, companies and organizations, which are committed to sustainable improvement of quality in medical provision for patients. The award is intended to highlight commitment to the principles of medical ethics and maintenance of the highest standards of quality. This is the second time that the German Medical Club e.V. – development association for medicine and management – has conferred the prestigious GERMAN MEDICAL AWARD in Berlin.


International Business Awards 2017 Winner

Richard Wolf continued to showcase the spirit of excellence by winning top honours at the Hong Kong Business International Business Awards 2017. On July 25, Richard Wolf Greater China was honoured at the official presentation ceremony at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

Organised by Hong Kong Business, the International Business Awards is the first awards to highlight the achievements and best practices of international enterprises in the areas including contributions to Hong Kong and China economies, market development, product development and innovation. In addition to these areas, Richard Wolf’s ENDOCAM Flex HD has won the Health Products & Services Awards.

German Brand Award 2017 Winner

Richard Wolf was awarded the German Brand Award 2017 in the category “Industry Excellence in Branding” for the brand strategy of the Richard Wolf organization.

The German Brand Award celebrates modern, successful brand management in Germany. Established by the German Brand Institute and German Design Council and bestowed by a top-class jury of experts in brand economy and brand science, the German Brand Award is designed to showcase outstanding brands and brand builders.

M&K AWARD 2017 Winner

core nova, Richard Wolf’s innovative OR integration solution was awarded first place in the “IT and Communication” category of the Management & Hospital AWARD 2017.

In the fall of 2016, two Richard Wolf products – ENDOCAM Flex HD, a small and compact camera solution, and core nova – were nominated by the jury as finalists in two different categories. The nominating jury is made up of representatives from the German Federation of Health (bvitg), the Federation of German Interior Design Architects (BDIA), the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH), the Specialist Association for Biomedical Technology (fbmt), and Heidelberg University Hospital. From October to November 2016, readers and online visitors had the opportunity to cast their votes in support of their favorite product.

The OR integration solution core nova from Richard Wolf was selected for first place in Category B “IT and Communication”. 


New media publisher, Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH, awards the INDUSTRY PRIZE to advanced industrial products that offer notable economic, social, technological, and environmental benefits. The expert jury awarded the accolade BEST OF 2017 to Richard Wolf’s ENDOCAM Logic 4K camera.

Made up of industry sector experts, professors, and trade journalists, the jury ensures maximum objectivity and relevance within the industrial sector.

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