Explaining their decision, the eight jurors from the areas of business and science highlighted the fact that Schubert thinks ahead in a way that is very innovative, has very high-performance indicators and is driving digitalisation forward with a clear strategy. This is precisely what led to the creation of the TLM packaging machines which have made the family business so successful since its founding in 1966. The project teams, following a modular concept, develop highly flexible solutions that are specifically tailored to the needs of each individual customer. The spectrum of users who rely on the Crailsheim machines ranges from confectionery manufacturers to the pharmaceutical industry to the cosmetics sector.
More than 2,000 submissions in 27 years
The “Factory of the Year" competition was initiated in 1992 by the internationally active A.T. Kearney consulting firm in collaboration with the German ‘Produktion’ trade magazine. Since then, up to 100 manufacturing companies have participated in the benchmarking test every year. According to the initiators, it is considered to be the most stringent test in this area. Headquarters in Germany, Austria or Switzerland and a staff of at least 100 are prerequisites for participation.
A two-day conference and award ceremony conclude the yearly awards. For the “Factory of the Year 2018”, this will take place on 21 and 22 March 2019 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Ralf Schubert will give a talk on Gerhard Schubert GmbH’s successful journey. Interested participants will then have an opportunity to experience the plant first-hand during a guided tour in Crailsheim on the second day of the conference.