Rittal. Award-winning.

Innovation is in the Rittal DNA



Since the company’s foundation in 1961, its owner Professor Friedhelm Loh and Rittal have received countless accolades. Here are just some of them:

“Top 100” seal 2024

Rittal is one of Germany’s top innovators for the third time in a row

Rittal has been awarded the Top 100 seal for its innovative strength and sustainability following an independent scientific selection process. This means that the largest company in the Friedhelm Loh Group is again one of Germany’s 100 most innovative medium-sized companies for the third year in a row.

Friedhelm Loh Group receives training seal of approval

“Best Place to Learn” – shaping the future through first-class training

The Friedhelm Loh Group has been awarded the “Best Place to Learn” seal of approval for its in-house training based on over 70 criteria. Evaluators confirmed the Friedhelm Loh Group provides first-class conditions in terms of induction, training course content, practical experience and professional outlook, showing that young people are ideally prepared for their professional future here.

„Top 100” 2023

Rittal is one of Germany’s 100 top innovators

Rittal has proven its innovative qualities during an independent, scientific study, and has now been awarded the “Top 100 Innovator” seal for 2023. The largest company in the Friedhelm Loh Group was able to impress with its special innovative power and above-average innovation successes.

Industry 4.0 Award 2022

Outstanding! Rittal wins Industry 4.0 award for its smart factory in Haiger

The ROI-EFESO management consultancy has established a benchmark for the industry in the shape of Industry 4.0 Award. Every year, it honours companies that are doing pioneering work for German industry with smart factories. Rittal won the “Industry 4.0 Award 2022” for digitising production at the Haiger plant with German Edge Cloud, its sister company.

Winner „IT-Awards 2022“

Best cooling provider: Rittal wins at the “IT Awards 2022”

Between April and August, no less than 72,000 readers voted to choose the best IT companies of 2022. The winners of Vogel Business Media’s “IT Awards 2022” have now been made public. At a celebratory awards ceremony in Augsburg on 20 October, Rittal won the platinum award in the “Cool Cooling” category, honouring the company as the best provider of IT cooling solutions. The seven major specialist portals for IT professionals were: data centre insiders, big data insiders, as well as insiders in cloud computing, development, IP, security and storage.

Top 100 2022

top innovator 2022

Rittal has been named one of Germany’s 100 most innovative mid-size businesses via an independent selection process. The Top 100 accolade reflects the quality of innovation management and the pioneering products of the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial enclosures and IT infrastructure. Top 100 is regarded as Germany’s most prestigious accolade for mid-size players.

Top Employer 2022

“Top Employer Germany” for the last fourteen years

In 2022, our Group was awarded the accolade “Top Employer Germany” for the 14th time in succession. The Top Employers Institute certifies companies worldwide that consistently provide outstanding working conditions for their staff. As a group, we rely on the expertise, education and training of our workforce. In this way, we create prospects and space for professional and personal development.

Best training company 2021

What trainees want: Friedhelm Loh Group receives Top Training Company award

For the fifth time, the Friedhelm Loh Group has been named as one of Germany’s top training companies. In 2021, the Friedhelm Loh Group scored very highly in a study commissioned by Deutschland Test and Focus Money, which identified the family-owned enterprise from central Hesse as one of the best training companies in Germany.

Innovation Champions Award 2020

Friedhelm Loh Group wins innovation prize with ONCITE

The Friedhelm Loh Group won first place in the "Innovation Champions Award 2020” for its award-winning ONCITE solution. It is the world’s first real-time AI-based edge cloud data centre with data sovereignty for future industrial production data processing. The award, presented by the journal WirtschaftsWoche, St. Gallen University and ADWM (Academy of German Global Market Leaders), recognises the most innovative companies in Germany. The “all in one edge” solution was hailed a “flagship for German industry” and awarded first prize in the Technological Innovations category.

SSB Innovation Award 2020

Innovation in switchgear manufacturing and panel building: Wire Terminal WT from Rittal

The winners of the SCHALTSCHRANKBAU Innovation Award 2020 have been announced: The jury, comprised of representatives from research, switchgear manufacturers and the trade press, included Rittal’s Wire Terminal WT in its list of awards. In 2019, for the first time, SCHALTSCHRANKBAU, the sector’s leading trade journal, presented the Innovation Award to five exceptionally innovative products.

Besser Lackieren Award 2019 for industrial coatings

Rittal makes a quantum leap in spray-finishing

Rittal won over the jury with its digital integration. The company was awarded a special prize for innovative digitalization for its spray-finishing plant at the Haiger factory. “At its new spray-finishing plant, the company has consistently implemented the Smart Factory concept.
The awards are an annual benchmark competition for industrial spray-finishing, initiated by Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA) and the editors of the trade journal Besser Lackieren.

German Innovation Award 2019

Top marks for VX25

In 2018, Rittal launched the VX25, the first enclosure system designed specifically to boost productivity in controlgear and switchgear manufacturing as well as in Industry 4.0 value chains. The German Design Council, set up by the German Parliament (Bundestag), presents the German Innovation Award for forward-thinking innovations with lasting impact offering added value to users.

Deutscher Rechenzentrumspreis 2019

Data centre in wind farm wins first prize

Rittal, SICP and WestfalenWIND IT won first prize in the “Data Centre Ideas & Research” category of the Deutscher RZ-Preis 2019 for their concept "WindCORES++". For nine years, this prize has been awarded to pioneering ideas and concepts to boost energy efficiency in data centres. The 16 members of the jury were particularly impressed by this new concept’s combination of cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Rittal supplies all the entire data centre infrastructure to “WindCORES++”, including security rooms, IT racks, climate control, UPS and monitoring.

Best of Industry Award

Cool accolade: Cooling unit wins Best of Industry Award

Blue e+ from Rittal has been named one of the best products of 2017. The trade journal MaschinenMarkt presented this generation of cooling units with the Best of Industry Award in the automation category. Publishing group Vogel Business Media bestows this prize on solutions that have already won an industry award or generated an exceptional market response. It makes decisions based on the criteria “Level of technical innovation” and “Benefits for industry, environment and society.” Blue e+ from Rittal met both these criteria with aplomb. This generation of cooling units represents a genuine quantum leap forward in terms of energy efficiency.

Most successful innovation achievement

The highest accolade for entrepreneurial success

On 30 November, Deutsches Institut für Erfindungswesen e.V. (German Inventions Institute) awarded the Diesel Medal 2010 to Friedhelm Loh. This prestigious award in the Best Innovation category honoured Loh’s business achievements with Rittal. This medal is known as the “Oscar of inventors” and is the highest accolade for inventors whose work benefits society. The prize, which has been awarded since 1953 in memory of Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, honours inventiveness as well as inventions leading to corporate success.