SICK honored with the 2023 Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan for Best in Class in the Global Industrial Sensor Solutions Industry

Manufacturing and process spaces are experiencing a revolutionary shift due to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This dynamic technology opens vast possibilities for increasing production, simplifying processes, and improving operational efficiency. Nevertheless, determining the ideal IIoT partner for your specific requirements can be challenging.

SICK is pleased to announce that it has received the 2023 Company of the Year Award for best in class in the Global Industrial Sensor Solutions Industry. This is the second year in  row that SICK has received this award. Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year Award is its top honor and recognizes market participants that embody visionary innovation, market-leading performance, and unmatched customer care. The award was independently analyzed and evaluated based on criteria like addressing unmet needs, leadership focus, best practices, price/performance value, and customer experiences.

“SICK designs its technology for easy integration into other systems, including automation and control systems, simplifying incorporating the sensors into existing systems. The company offers end-to-end support throughout the customer journey, from initial consulting to final training and customer service, SICK continues to carve its place in the IIoT landscape.” said Samantha Fisher, Best Practices Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

SICK’s Dedication to Research and Development

SICK has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its commitment to creating innovative products through customer engagement and feedback.

This acknowledgment is a result of SICK's dedicated research and development (R&D) efforts, which prioritize incorporating customer input and requirements into the design process. By actively seeking customer insights, SICK ensures that their roadmap aligns with customer needs and addresses significant business challenges.

SICK also stays ahead of market trends and integrates disruptive technologies into their solutions, enabling them to offer cutting-edge technology that effectively solves industrial sector problems. This approach has led to SICK's portfolio of exceptional and game-changing technologies.

The SICK Mindset for Digital Transformation and IIoT

Intelligent sensors play a critical role in the successful implementation of IIoT and digital transformation applications. These sensors not only gather data but also convert it into valuable information that aids decision-making. They go beyond mere sensing capabilities and possess the ability to enhance processes in the realm of industrial automation.

SICK offers a range of products and solutions that boast seamless connectivity across various platforms, including cloud solutions and their Telematic Data Collector (TDC). Their offerings encompass SICK AppSpace, advanced deep learning technologies, quality control mechanisms, localization and navigation technologies, as well as a wide array of cutting-edge Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors.

“SICK offers a game-changing product and service portfolio with common connectivity across platforms to the cloud, and the company’s TDC, an intelligent network solution that facilitates data gathering from legacy machines. The company outfitted TDC with innovative technologies, including deep learning and LiDAR. SICK allows customers to link ‘islands of information’, optimizing production across the entire organization,” said Sebastián Trolli, Sr. Industry Analyst, Industrial Technologies at Frost & Sullivan.

There is some market resistance to implementation, despite the proven benefits of digital transformation and IIoT principles. Most adoption resistance comes from overcoming challenges with implementation related to costs, complexity, and perception.

With a customer-centric strategy, SICK continues to take strides to address these challenges. A combination of sensor intelligence with industry and application expertise can take our partnership with customers to the next level and help others rapidly develop sensor-based applications.

Because of these commitments are our continued work in the IIoT space, SICK earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2023 Global Company of the Year Award in the IIoT sensor industry. Check out the full report from Frost & Sullivan.

Want to learn more about digital transformation and IIoT? Contact a SICK representative today.