The BSFZ seal is intended to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises in particular to invest more in research and development.
A German fittings manufacturer recently received the BSFZ seal for its research and development. The seal of the BescheinigungsstelleForschungszulage (BSFZ) recognises companies that invest in the further development of their products to drive innovation in Germany.
The award is intended to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises in particular to invest more in research projects and thus strengthen the country's innovation competence.
Research and development has played an important role at Hartmann Valves since the company was founded in 1946. The company patented the ball valve as early as the mid-1950s. In the following decades, further innovations followed and in the mid-1980s, the purely metal-seated ball valve was developed.
In 2019, the company will set another milestone and spin off the topics of research and development from operational design. “The spin-off of research and development into a separate department enables us to develop new products and innovations even more intensively”, says Christian Hartmann, Managing Director of Hartmann Valves GmbH.
Award for two research projects
“The BSFZ seal enables us as a medium-sized company to show our innovative spirit to the outside world as well. We are proud to have been awarded the BSFZ seal and see this as an obligation to continue to drive forward groundbreaking innovations in the future. The goal is to inspire our customers with high-quality products and solutions and at the same time to contribute to technological progress in Germany”, Christian Hartmann continues.
Hartmann Valves has received the BSFZ seal of approval for two research projects that have been eligible for funding since 2021. Firstly, for the development of high-pressure and high-temperature oxygen valves and secondly for the development of control ball valves. Hartmann Valves wants to set new standards for ball valves in the field of oxygen valves.