We are looking forward to 2021 - next year the conference on the Factory of the Year 2020 competition will not take place in March as usual, but only in June. Soon we will present the program for the conference and the planned workshop here on this page. At the conference not only on-site participation will be possible, but due to the current infection situation the conference will also be offered for digital participants.


Next conference | 22. to 23. June 2021

Winners 2020

participation fee #on site

Participation details

participation fee #virtual

Sponsors and exhibitors

Hygiene concept on site

Details on virtual participation

Speakers 2021


Michael Baumeister

Head of Operations Global, Product Division Consumer Products Global, BSH Hišni aparati d.o.o. Nazarje


Oliver Grünberg

Vorstandsvorsitzender, Volkswagen Slovakia a.s. ,Werk Bratislava, Slowakei

Bernd Hausler

General Manager Division Production Position Sensor, ifm electronic gmbh , Werk Tettnang Bechlingen


Johannes Holtbruegge

Senior Manager Digital Transformation, Henkel Global Supply Chain BV, Amsterdam


Stefan Kozielski

Werkleiter, Henkel Global Supply Chain BV, Werk Düsseldorf


Marc Lakner

Partner & Managing Director, Co-Leiter Operations Practice EMEA, Kearney

Matija Petrin

Managing Director responsible for Technology in Factory Nazarje, BSH Hišni aparati d.o.o. Nazarje

Andreas Voll

COO, IWC Schaffhausen Branch of Richemont International S.A., Manufaktur Schaffhausen, Schweiz


SV Veranstaltungen
Division Management

Franziska Blume

SV Veranstaltungen
Sponsorship & Trade Exhibitions

Alexandra Nämack

SV Veranstaltungen
Conference Management

Kathrin Schricker

Advisory Board

Katrin Fricke

Plant Manager, Diehl Controls, Wangen im Allgäu factory

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Evi Hartmann

Chair of Supply Chain Management at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nuremberg

Johann Kraus

Plant Manager, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Uwe Loos

Former CEO of FAG Kugelfischer AG, Schweinfurt, and DEKRA AG, Stuttgart

Roman Löw

Former automotive company plant manager and managing board member, currently working as a consultant, coach and interim manager for major industrial companies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.

Reimund Neugebauer

President of the Fraunhofer Society, Munich

Heinrich Nottbohm

Former manager of the Chemnitz Engine Plant, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH

Torsten Ratzmann

CEO of Pöppelmann Group


Bernd Schmidt

Group Function Quality and Supply Chain, ABB Management Services Ltd.

Prof. Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirt. Ing.

Günther Schuh

Director of the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL at RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Peter Wiedemann

CTO, Rational AG