Factory of the Year

The Factory of the Year competition is not just the toughest of its kind, it is also the longest-standing. The annual benchmark competition concludes with the official Factory of the Year conference. The conference is organized jointly by SV Veranstaltungen with its partners Kearney and the industry magazine Produktion.

Review conference

Next conference

  • June 21 and 22, 2021 – ONLINE
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The Factory of the Year 2020 competition

Anyone who has successfully mastered an ambitious transformation in recent years, and in doing so has taken the entire team with them, was able to convince at this year’s benchmark competition and also to compensate for the current crisis better and faster. The targeted use of innovative technologies and digitization to increase one’s own competitiveness is still a major trend in the ‘Factory of the Year’ benchmark competition. This year, however, the ambitious management teams stood out in particular. “Prudent management, agile structures and digitization initiatives that were implemented with great attention to detail have kept the winner of the current crisis on course.” Daniel Stengel, Manager Kearney

Due to the current infection occurrence the congress with following evening meeting and award of the prize will not take place as usual in March, but only from 21. and 22.6.2021 in Esslingen. Since a limitation of the number of participants is certainly to be expected, we are already planning an offer for you to participate in the congress online, in order to be inspired for a participation in the Factory of the Year 2021.


Important information on the competition 2021

Process and deadlines




Winners 2020

Review conference

At the online congress, the winners of the 2020 competition presented their success strategies and were honored during a festive award ceremony.