- The award honors the company’s high quality standards and the special level of performance in the production of plastics pipes for the energy and water supply industry as well as for the fibre-optics infrastructure
- Solid future prospects: Family business from the German Münsterland region makes ongoing investments into modern production systems as a central element of safeguarding the production facility
egeplast international GmbH, headquartered in Greven, has been declared the winner of the “Factory of the Year” benchmarking competition 2022 in the category of “Outstanding Serial Production”. After in the previous years, it was primarily groups such as ABB AG (2021), BSH Hausgeräte GmbH (2020) or Continental Automotive GmbH (2019) who ended up winning in this category, this year, with egeplast, a medium-sized family company from North-Rhine Westphalia came out top.
The “Company of the Year” counts among the most prestigious and ambitious industrial competitions in Germany and Europe. The awards in the various categories are granted annually by Kearney Management Consulting in cooperation with the “Produktion” trade journal as a benchmarking for the processing industry. Their goal is to identify and honour top achievements reached by manufacturing companies.
“We are delighted to have won this award. It confirms our commitment to being quality leaders for plastic pipe systems. Any successes achieved by egeplast have always been successes of the entire team. Therefore, our special thanks goes to our team in Greven, the great diligence in performing its work has provided the basis for our success. The award confirms that we are moving into the right direction by focusing on state-of-the-art production systems to create solid future prospects for the company and also to safeguard the site”, Dr. Ansgar Strumann, Managing Director of the plastic pipes manufacturer from Greven commented.
Torsten Ratzmann, the Manager of Operations and Innovation at egeplast, adds: “At this point, the ‘Factory of the Year award’ has been unheard-of in the plastics industry and acknowledges the efforts and progress of our internal ImPROVe value-creation programme. Our work as well as our disciplined compliance with quality processes and our commitment to professional development have been worth it: We operate an outstanding factory producing plastic pipes here at the Greven production facility which provides peak performance. More than anybody else, our customers benefit from this, but so does our region and does the local community.”
As a matter of principle, egeplast attaches great significance to customer-oriented production processes featuring short processing times, high delivery performance and premium quality. To permanently secure all of this, the team comprehensively uses lean culture to optimise production factors and product quality on an ongoing basis as well as to make the production apparatus more flexible.