First Group-wide Innovation Tournament at Heitkamp & Thumann
On December 1st, 2016 representatives from various companies of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group (H&T) came together for the first group-wide innovation tournament. Hosted at the H&T site in Blackburn (U.K.) the innovation tournament was carried out to familiarize H&T’s employees with creativity techniques, design thinking elements, and to jointly brainstorm for new radical product ideas based on H&T’s innovation search fields and core competences. In the end, four winning radical ideas were selected out of 200 during a tournament process in which all ideas competed against each other. Innovation tournaments are held several times a year at different locations of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group to fill the innovation funnel with new ideas.
The Heitkamp & Thumann Group is a leading global partner for the development and supply of world class precision formed components in both metal and plastic. Founded in 1978, the Group today comprises more than twenty small and medium-sized companies located in nine different countries.