Being a technology group, we consider it an important task to continuously improve our innovative capacity, technological expertise, product range, our market position and our capital structure – and thus ultimately our competitiveness. To achieve this, it is necessary to keep tapping new business segments to make better economic use of existing know-how and to keep adding to it in a goal-oriented manner. Our business units are supported by the central technology of the Group in this task. Together, our experts identify future-oriented technologies, get innovation processes rolling, and provide assistance to group-wide competence teams. As specialists who are interested in research, they benefit from close, informal connections with universities and research institutes.