Apply here to take part in the 28th round of this benchmark competition.

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Important information on the Factory of the Year competition

Process and deadlines




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Click here to download the competition questionnaire.
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Winners 2018

More than 2,000 factories have taken part in this benchmark competition since its inception in 1992. Here are 2018’s 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 2018

GEO Award

Excellent Big Series Assembly

Excellent Small Series Assembly

Excellent Production Network

Excellent Location Safeguarding by Digitalization

Excellent Location Development

Best Startup Category

The Startup Challenge, the second of its kind, is being held in association with Hasso Plattner Ventures this year.

Best Startup



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