"In 2021, outstanding companies will once again show how they are continuously developing, using the latest technologies and approaches, and thus strengthening their competitive position." This is the conclusion drawn by Dr. Marc Lakner, Partner Strategic Operations European Lead, Kearney on this year's competition.
31st Factory of the Year – The winners of this year’s production competition have been announced!
Congress with award ceremony and gala on March 22 and 23, 2023, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich.
For the 31st time, the management consultancy Kearney, together with SV Veranstaltungen and the trade journal Produktion, is honoring factories that master current production challenges in an exemplary manner.
Supply chain resilience, sustainability and employee availability were the key topics in the 31st benchmark competition. In the process, the participants of the ‘Factory of the Year 2022’ managed to draw sustainable benefits for their company from the current challenges.
The Rational plant in Landsberg am Lech is the ‘Factory of the Year 2022’! The plant is particularly characterized by its strong production figures and is able to flexibly adapt and optimize processes. In addition, Rational invests a lot in promoting and retaining its employees,” says Daniel Stengel, Director at Kearney, explaining the jury’s decision to select the “Factory of the Year” 2022.
This year, the special “Global Excellence in Operations (GEO) Award” goes to the Power Systems division of Rolls-Royce with its plants in Friedrichshafen. The plant is the largest in the network of 12 locations and takes on a lighthouse function: “Rolls Royce convinces with a sound and future-oriented operations strategy and has a clear concept for the future, which is characterized by digitalization and process streamlining,” says Dr. Marc Lakner, Partner at Kearney.
For more category winners, see the overview.
Learn from the best and look forward to the presentations of the winners, who will share their path to success with you.
The next conference will take place on March 22 and 23, 2023, in Munich, Germany.
We look forward to seeing you again!
Your SV Veranstaltungen & Kearney Team
FACTORY OF THE YEAR 2022
RATIONAL AG, Factory 1-3, Landsberg am Lech
Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Factory 1 and 2, Friedrichshafen
EXCELLENT TRANSFORMATION: SITE
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Bad Neustadt factory
EXCELLENT TRANSFORMATION: DIGITALIZATION
WILO SE, Dortmund location
EXCELLENT SERIES PRODUCTION
egeplast international GmbH
EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY
Voith Group, Garching factory
EXCELLENCE IN SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE
Siemens Schweiz AG, Zug factory
Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23, 2023
Place of event:
Süddeutschen Zeitung skyscraper
Hultschiner Str. 8
Please register under the tab “Registration”. After receipt of your written registration you are registered as a participant* and will receive a written confirmation as well as the invoice, which has to be paid before the event starts.
In case of cancellations after the cancellation period (14 days before the event) or in case of no-show, the full participation fee will be charged; however, a substitute participant* may be provided. Cancellations before this date will be charged with € 150,- administration fee. All cancellations must be made in writing and the organizer reserves the right to relocate, change or cancel the entire event or individual parts of it at short notice.
The regular participation fee at the congress is 1980 € plus VAT.
The participation fee includes the following services:
- Participation in the congress (March 22 and 23, 2023)
- Gala on March 22, 2023
- Participation in the award ceremony during the evening event on the first day of the congress
- Participation in the factory tours on March 23, 2023: RATIONAL AG (Landsberg), Voith Group (Garching factory)
Scandic München Macherei
Tel: +49 (0)89 9254950
Call-off contingent / 132,00€ callable until February 13, 2023
Keyword: Factory of the year
Or directly via the following booking link: Book here (BSVE210323)
AZIMUT Hotel Munich
Kronstadter Str. 6-8
Tel: +49 (0)89 943 844 2604 Fax: +49 (0)89 943 844 2670
Call-off contingent / 89,00€ callable until February 13, 2023
Keyword: Factory of the year
Vice President Supply Chain Management, ASMPT GmbH & Co. KG, München
CEO KATEK GmbH Grassau, Part of KATEK Group
Director of the Institute Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik IWU, Chemnitz
Chair of Supply Chain Management at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nuremberg
Senior Vice President Production, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, München
Former CEO of FAG Kugelfischer AG, Schweinfurt, and DEKRA AG, Stuttgart
Former automotive company plant manager and managing board member, currently working as a consultant, coach and interim manager for major industrial companies
Managing Director Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Kearney
Former manager of the Chemnitz Engine Plant, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH
CEO of egeplastinternational GmbH
Bernd C. Schmidt
Vice President Operations Strategy & CI at BU Transformers, Hitachi Energy
Director of the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL at RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
COO, RATIONAL AG