How LAPP promotes innovation
Innovation is deeply rooted within LAPP’s DNA. Innovation is one of our four corporate values. For LAPP, developing innovations means understanding customers, placing them at the centre of their service offer and finding new, better product and service solutions for their requirements over and over again. With a constantly flow of innovations, we support our customers in finding the right connection solutions and thereby transmitting energy, signals or data in an industrial environment. Our mission is clear: "Reliably connecting the world". We want to be a trustworthy partner for our customers when it comes to innovative solutions in the field of connection technology.
Finding solutions before they are sought
We don't just wait to solve customer-specific problems. Instead, we seek technological developments that make new solution approaches possible. Our self-imposed aspiration to always be at the forefront of technology also includes picking up on key technological trends before customers even ask for the corresponding solutions. How do we identify these? We rely on various building blocks here:
Maximum customer orientation
In order to develop product and service innovations that bring relevant added value to our customers, it is also important to be close to the customer and their challenges. Our aim is to find out how we can solve the most relevant problems of our customers. How can we best support them in their future challenges?
Our global colleagues from Market Intelligence, Sales and Product Management work closely together to identify market and application trends at an early stage and make the best use of them to develop innovative solutions.
Our aim is to take on board the stimuli of our customers and feed this into the development work. We are in close contact with our customers via the futureLab, an important element of our trade fair appearances for live presentations of new product and service innovations, so that we can discuss development ideas and prototypes at an early stage and actively acquire pilot customers.
Open innovation culture, connecting structures
We develop our innovations in a modern organisational structure based on ambidexterity and with an open innovation culture. What does this mean for our day-to-day innovation work? Alongside our Stage Gate process for new product development, we have successfully established the Innovation-for-Future format to create space for extraordinary ideas.