CPM Compact Power Motors GmbH Has Been Named a 2010 Global Cleantech 100 Company
Munich – October 13, 2010
CPM, a company supplying the most efficient and compact electric drives in the world for all types of vehicles, power units and generator-related applications, announced it has been named in the prestigious 2010 Global Cleantech 100, produced by the Cleantech Group, providers of leading global market research, events and advisory services for the cleantech industry. The list is produced as part of the Global Cleantech 100 program, run in collaboration with the Guardian News and Media and sponsored by Autodesk.
The Global Cleantech 100 is unique in as much as it highlights the most promising private clean technology companies from all around the world, those companies which are the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years, in the eyes of the world’s cleantech experts.
4,616 nominations were received from 3,260 unique sources, giving us a long list of 3,138 companies drawn from 50 countries. 218 companies were presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 14 countries.
The 60-strong expert panel is drawn from well-respected organisations in cleantech innovation from around the world, including leading investors such as Emerald Technology Ventures, Generation Investment Management, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, SAM Private Equity, Sequoia Capital, and VantagePoint Venture Partners, and from a wide variety of corporations from many different industries, such as BASF, GE, Honeywell, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, and Veolia.
“The Global Cleantech 100 list represents the most rigorous, serious attempt made yet to provide a scorecard of the progress that is being made by cleantech companies. This year’s expert panel involved a greater level of corporate participation than last year’s, and we also saw an increased presence of companies from China in the Top 100 list – both trends that we at VantagePoint see as critical signs of the times," commented Stephan Dolezalek, the CleanTech Group Leader at VantagePoint Point Venture Partners. VantagePoint, for the second year in a row, had more investee companies in the 100 than any other investor.
"We are very honoured to receive this award," said Nico Windecker, CEO of CMP Compact Power Motors GmbH. "We would like to thank the Selection Committee and are overjoyed at the recognition of our work and the accolade awarded to CPM as one the world's top 100 leading companies in the field of clean energy. It's good to see our enthusiasm for technology and the performance capabilities of electric motors being appreciated in this fashion and we are pleased to see the resulting compact, high performance products help our customers set new standards in terms of efficiency and lightweight construction."
The complete list of 100 companies is being unveiled today at Cleantech Forum New York www.events.cleantech.com/newyork. Some of the companies will be showcased in New York today, others at the Guardian’s Cleantech Summit in London on 23 November 2010 (www.guardian.co.uk/cleantechsummit).
Commentary and insight on the 2010 Global Cleantech 100 is available via two publications: one is a report written by the Cleantech Group and sponsored by Autodesk, Global Cleantech 100: A Barometer of the Changing Face of Global Cleantech Innovation is available for download. The second is a special newspaper supplement written by the Guardian, sponsored by Ernst & Young, and distributed with today’s newspaper in the UK.
The full list of Global Cleantech 100 firms is available online, on the websites of the Cleantech Group and the Guardian.
About the Cleantech Group, LLC
Cleantech Group, the leading global research and advisory firm focused on cleantech innovation, pioneered the clean technology category in 2002. Today, it helps its clients make critical business decisions by providing the latest market intelligence through subscription-based research, custom advisory services, and global networking events. The company’s growing international client base includes global corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, governments, and service providers. The company also produces the premier Cleantech Forum® and Focus™ events worldwide, including upcoming events in Paris, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Details are available at www.cleantech.com.
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About CPM Compact Power Motors GmbH
Driven by their enthusiasm for the performance of electric motors, the two managing directors Dr Thomas Leiber and Nico Windecker founded the company CPM Compact Power Motors GmbH in March 2008. They built up a top team of innovative inventors, specialists for the design and control of motors plus production and international marketing. Their conviction is to provide customers with the smallest and most efficient drive solution by offering leading-edge products and expert development advice. CPM develops unique electrical drives, which feature remarkable efficiency and compactness, as well as outstanding force and power density.