University of St. Gallen names IST METZ as world market leader for UV curing systems


The headquarters of IST METZ in Nürtingen (photo: IST METZ)
The headquarters of IST METZ in Nürtingen (photo: IST METZ)

The UV specialist IST METZ GmbH (Nürtingen, Germany) has been awarded the title of "World market leader 2018" in the sector "Machinery and Plant Engineering" in the field of "UV curing systems based on ultraviolet light (UV), infrared (IR) and warm air (WA)". A ranking by the University of St. Gallen determined the world market leader index 2018, in which a total of 461 companies are listed.

For more than 40 years, IST METZ GmbH has been developing, producing and selling equipment for curing inks and coatings using UV light. The UV systems cure inks, coatings and a large number of other materials in a split second. The UV specialist has now made it into the world's leading index, developed by the Henri B. Meier Entrepreneurship School of the University of St. Gallen in cooperation with the Academy of German World Market Leaders (ADWM).

The index is based on an objective and transparent selection process for the current world market leaders from Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is intended to guarantee that all selection criteria and values determined are disclosed and made freely accessible.

IST METZ GmbH successfully meets all the necessary criteria and thus secures itself a place among the 461 companies listed in the index: With the highest or second highest market share in its own segment, annual sales of more than €50M, of which at least half must be generated abroad, and activities on three continents.