Swiss sensor manufacturer Sensirion has been honoured with the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year 2010″ award. Moritz Lechner und Felix Mayer (pictured), founders and managing directors of Sensirion, won the title in the category “High-Tech/Lifescience.”
Among the reasons for the decision, the jury named the extraordinary innovation potential in combination with a high customer- and service orientation. Furthermore, they justified their choice with the success story of the enterprise. Sensirion has developed from an ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) spin-off into an established and technologically leading enterprise with more than 200 employees within 12 years. In particular, the independent evaluation committee emphasized the achieved growth of more than 30%, even in the crisis year 2009. Their distinct corporate culture also contributed to winning the business award, the jury said. Sensirion is “solid, consequent, innovative, cosmopolitan and still modest,” so the judgement in the laudation.
The company’s product range comprises of humidity- and temperature sensors, mass flow controllers, flow sensors for gases and fluids as well as differential pressure sensors.Yvonne Klöpping