Wildpoldsried, 12 April 2017 – sonnen has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. The list presents the 1,000 companies with the highest growth percentage from 2012 – 2015. The statistics portal Statista identified tens of thousands of companies in Europe as potential candidates for the ranking. With a cumulative growth of 567%, sonnen ranked number 218 among all participating European companies.
The listing in the Financial Times is the third distinction sonnen has received for its fast company growth in the course of just a few months, following the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award 2016 and the Focus Wachstums-Champion 2017 (Focus growth champion 2017). sonnen achieved a turnover of 42 million EUR in 2016, according to provisional results.
‘On a national level, sonnen is in the top 50 fastest-growing companies in Germany,’ says Philipp Schröder, Sales and Marketing Director at sonnen. ‘This trend is already successfully continuing in 2017 thanks to the extension of sonnenFlat to apartment owners and the expansion into new international markets.’
This ranking reflects sonnen’s leading position on the battery storage market. Additional areas of growth include international markets such as Italy, the USA and Australia, and, increasingly, brand new energy services like sonnenCommunity and sonnenFlat.
The sonnen Group is one of the fastest growing companies in Germany. In a ranking of the ‘Top 50 Smartest Companies 2016’ by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sonnen GmbH was listed alongside Amazon, Facebook and Tesla. Investors in the Allgäu company include the US technology corporation General Electric. sonnen already supplies over 60,000 people globally with clean energy. The sonnenCommunity is an online network based on the blockchain idea for sharing self-generated power.