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Pyrum awards

CEO Pascal Klein is among the 'Top 40 under 40'

CEO Pascal Klein is one of the “Top 40 under 40”

Pascal Klein, co-​founder and CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG, received the ‘Top 40 under 40′ award from the business magazine Capital. Once a year, Capital’s editorial team selects 40 of the brightest talents under the age of 40 from the fields of business, science, politics and society. During the selection process, the editorial team interviews politicians, top civil servants, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and past award winners. This year’s award winners were once again honoured at the ‘Top 40 Under 40’ gala in Berlin, which took place on 17 November 2022 for the 15th time since 2007. Over the years, the annual events have helped to cultivate a network that brings together top performers from a range of disciplines to discuss important topics for the future at the awards ceremony.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: ‘I was really very surprised when I heard about the award and, of course, I feel highly honoured. Our journey at Pyrum is far from over, and we want to continue contributing to the establishment of a circular economy in Germany and beyond. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues who made possible the incredible development we have enjoyed at Pyrum over the last few years!’

Pascal Klein founded Pyrum in 2008 together with his Management Board colleague Michael Kapf. Since the legal form was changed to a public limited company in 2018, he has headed the company’s Management Board as CEO and, in this role, has played a key role in successfully developing Pyrum’s technology so that the thermolysis process now works on an industrial scale. This laid the foundation for Pyrum’s large-​scale rollout, which has been gradually implemented over the past two years. To finance the expansion, Mr Klein, together with his colleagues on the Management Board, was responsible for the successful IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange in September 2021 and the secondary listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in March 2022. Mr Klein will also be a guest at the German Equity Forum in Frankfurt on 30 November 2022 and will present Pyrum Innovations AG to investors at 9:30 am.

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Pyrum Innovations AG receives 'Employer of the Future' award

Pyrum Innovations AG receives ‘Employer of the Future’ award

Pyrum Innovations AG (“Pyrum”), a pioneering company that sustainably recycles used tyres with its thermolysis technology, has been named “Employer of the Future” by the German Innovation Institute for Sustainability and Digitalisation (DIND). The award was based on a multi-​stage assessment process in which DIND experts examined the company’s future viability and analysed its digital touchpoints and brand presence. The official award ceremony will be held in Cologne on 1 December 2022 by former Federal Minister of Economics Brigitte Zypries.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: “We are delighted to have been recognised as an employer of the future, which also confirms our sustainable business model and our innovative technology. In order to utilise our great potential, we naturally need the right employees. In this respect, we see the Employer of the Future seal as a further argument for attracting skilled workers to us.”

The appraisal process focused on aspects that make the company attractive and are important for its future viability – in particular, digitalisation and sustainability. The DIND develops the methodology, content and assessment criteria in consultation with top experts from various disciplines and reviews these at regular intervals.

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TOP 100 Innovator 2022

TOP 100 Innovator 2022

Pyrum Innovations AG (“Pyrum”), a pioneering company that sustainably recycles used tyres with its patented thermolysis technology, has been ranked among the 100 most innovative companies in Germany in the TOP 100 innovation competition in the size category up to 50 employees. Pyrum’s innovation management was thus honoured in an independent process based on a scientifically sound study with more than 100 criteria from five categories. As the only innovation competition in Germany, TOP 100 has been recognising medium-​sized companies for their innovation process and success for 29 years.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: “This award is something very special for us, as it emphasises that we are very well equipped for future challenges. Furthermore, being included in the list of the 100 most innovative companies in Germany objectively proves that our employees find a working environment in which they can work innovatively and creatively. This is one of the reasons why we have been able to develop our unique thermolysis technology to industrial market maturity in recent years.”

The TOP 100 innovation competition assesses the innovation potential of companies using a sophisticated, scientifically independent benchmarking process. Aspects such as innovation success, innovation climate, innovative processes and organisation, external orientation /​open innovation and innovation-​promoting top management are examined with the help of a standardised questionnaire developed by Professor Nikolaus Franke. As the scientific director of TOP 100 and head of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Professor Franke is regarded as one of the world’s leading innovation researchers. The benchmarking process is designed to also factor in industry-​specific characteristics, allowing companies from a range of different sectors to be compared. The participating companies are divided into three size categories: up to 50 employees; 51 to 200 employees; and more than 200 employees. Of the more than 3,000 companies that usually apply to participate, only a maximum of 100 companies in each size category ultimately receive the award. The award ceremony will be held on 24 June 2022 at the German SME Summit in the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt am Main and will be hosted by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar.

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Recircle Award 2021

Pyrum Innovations AG, a pioneering company that sustainably recycles 100 % used tyres with its globally patented, unique thermolysis technology, last night won the Best Tyre Recycling Innovation category at the inaugural Recircle Awards. The event is a new global tyre industry initiative aimed at recognising companies and individuals within the tyre industry who are making a significant contribution within the tyre regeneration and recycling industry and whose work is focused on achieving a circular economy. The shortlist of nominated companies was determined by a selection committee of international industry experts. The winners were announced last night at a live-​streamed awards ceremony.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: “We are very proud of this award. We were already delighted to be included on the list of nominees, as this is an industry award and our successes are recognised by proven experts. The fact that we have now even won the Recircle Award encourages us in our efforts to contribute to a circular economy by enabling 100 % sustainable recycling of used tyres with our thermolysis technology. And on an industrial scale: our plant has been running since May 2020.”

You can watch the Recircle Awards 2021 ceremony here:

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Concours Lépine National: Grand Prix du Sénat

Concours Lépine International 2015 in Paris

Pyrum’s patent received the following award:

Concours Lépine National: Grand Prix du Sénat
The Concours Lépine is the most important award for technological inventions and new developments presented by a French organisation (Lépine). Hundreds of companies from all over the world apply for these awards every year. As a result, the Concours Lépine is not just limited to France, but is an international award. In 2015, Pyrum won the “Grand Prix du Sénat”, which equates to second place internationally.

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Concours Lépine Européen 2015 in Strasbourg

Pyrum was awarded the following prizes at the European edition of the Concours Lépine:

Prix du Conseil Régional d’Alsace (2nd place overall)
Prix de l’INPI (Prize of the French Patent Office)
At the Concours Lépine Européen, numerous inventions from Europe are presented at a separate trade fair in Strasbourg every September. Pyrum was awarded two of the prestigious prizes.

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KFW Founder Champion 2012

The Pyrum Innovations Group has received the following awards:

The prestigious awards for state and national winners are presented just once a year by the KFW Banking Group in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Economics.

Pyrum certificates

Ecovadis Rating 2023

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imug Substainability Rating

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EFB certificate

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DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certification

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certification

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DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 certification

DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 certification

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ISCC PLUS 2023

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Pyrum Innovations AG

RCS – Recycled Claim Standard

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