The "Factory of the Year" is one of the most prestigious industrial competitions in Europe. The winners of the current benchmark competition will be honored at the congress in June 2020.

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Important information on the competition 2021

Process and deadlines




Winners 2020

More than 2,000 factories have taken part in this benchmark competition since its inception in 1992. Here are the winners of the previous years.

Winners 2019

Winners 2018

Congress 2020

Join Europe’s largest industry meeting for production and learn from the winners of this year’s competition what sets them apart from their competitors. 22-23 June 2021.

Startup Challenge



Past winners

You could win an award in any of these categories

There are seven main categories, plus a special “Best Startup” category

Factory of the Year

GEO Award

Excellent Big Series Assembly

Excellent Small Series Assembly

Excellent Production Network

Excellent Location Safeguarding by Digitalization

Excellent Location Development

Best Startup Category

Young start-up teams can present their idea for the industry of tomorrow at the congress – the audience decides who will win.

Best Startup