Gerhard Schubert awarded Factory of the Year

Gerhard Schubert was awarded Factory of the Year at this year’s conference, which took place 21-22 March 2019 in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Gerhard and Ralf Schubert, managing directors and shareholders of Gerhard Schubert GmbH, were delighted on behalf of the entire company to receive the award presented to them by last year’s winner Ilkay Ormandy, plant manager at P&G Crailsheim. In her laudatory speech, she underscored the passion required to build a business, develop innovative and compelling products, and ultimately succeed. “You can feel this passion when you walk through the company and meet the people working there. Nothing has changed since Gerhard Schubert’s early career.”

Gerhard Schubert participated in the awards for the very first time and achieved the overall win for the Crailsheim plant. “At this year’s competition, laureates such as Gerhard Schubert showed that they are able to bring their production to a level of excellence,” said Dr Marc Lakner, partner and managing director at A.T. Kearney, highlighting the performance of the award-winning companies. The eight jurors acknowledged Schubert’s ability to innovate, its quality management throughout the entire value chain and the appreciation it shows to its employees.

Under the title “Working on the future together, to be successful in the present”, Ralf Schubert gave the 220 conference participants insight into Schubert’s DNA, i.e. its focus on striving for perfection and sustainable solutions as well as the interaction of innovation and standardisation. The key building blocks to achieve this are the eight standard components, from which highly flexible solutions to individual customer requirements are created. These include three different robots as well as the Transmodul transport system and image processing systems developed in house. Processes in all departments and areas are defined and continuously improved with the GRIPS process management system. In order to play a pioneering role in all important key technologies, Gerhard Schubert GmbH relies on a clear digitalisation strategy.

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