Lean & Green 2022 Award Winner

Lean & Green 2022 Award Winner


Lean & Green Management Award
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Volkswagen de México, DMG MORI, Fischer, Festo and Schaltbau: These are this year’s winners of the Lean & Green Management Award. An award ceremony and an exclusive factory tour will take place on October 20 at Porsche in Leipzig.

Volkswagen Plant in Puebla, Mexico: Winner of the Lean & Green Management Award 2022 in the “Automotive OEM” category.

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Efficient and resource-saving production is becoming increasingly important in all industries and countries. The five winners of the Lean & Green Management Award 2022 demonstrate how lean production processes can be promoted alongside ambitious sustainability strategies at the plant level.

The award has been given since 2012. The focus is on the question of how all types of waste can be reduced in the company and how production sites should prepare for future challenges. All of this year’s award winners are characterized by outstanding processes, diverse best-practice solutions and forward-looking strategies.

2022 winners at a glance:

  • Volkswagen de México SA, Puebla plant: overall winner in the “Automotive OEM” category
  • DMG MORI, Pfronten plant: Overall winner in the “Manufacturing Industry” category.
  • Festo SE & Co. KG, Ostfildern plant: special prize “Lean Excellence”
  • Schaltbau GmbH, Velden plant: special award “Lean & Green new plant construction”
  • Fischer Group, Waldachtal plant: special award “Integrated Lean & Green Strategy”

Award ceremony at Porsche in Leipzig

The Lean and Green Management Award 2022 will be presented at Porsche on October 20 at the Lean & Green Conference in Leipzig. The day before and at the same place Smart Factory Day and “Automobil Industrie”. On both days there is an opportunity to take part in an exclusive factory tour. The number of participants is limited in each case. Click here to register for Lean & Green Conference or by email to: award@lean-and-green.de

Smart Factory Day

To produce easily, network meaningfully and purposefully, improve capacity utilization and quality, manufacture sustainably, motivate employees to do this: Production experts meet on »Smart Factory Day«; from suppliers, car manufacturers, start-ups and development service providers – and discuss common goals in a practical way.

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“The idea of ​​sustainability at the same time has evolved from a niche to a solid asset and will increasingly determine success on the market in the future. It is clear that social responsibility is also taken into account in the industry,” says Daniel Reichert, head of the award and responsible for the area of Lean & Green on the advisory board of T&O Unternehmensberatung GmbH.

Digital, flexible, high quality and motivated employees: At the Smart Factory Day, production experts discussed how networked production should look;  and what the way to get there might look like.  (Photo: Benedikt Knüttel/BK Fotofilm)

Statements of the award winners

Thomas Jakobler, Executive Vice President of Production and Shipping, Volkswagen de Mexico: “We are honored to be among the winners of the ‘Lean and Green’ award 2022. By participating in this award, we confirm the commitment of our company and our employees to rely on processes in our production system and increase the efficiency of resources not only in production, but across the company and at all stages of product development. With this award we want to make a contribution to society and our environment and also learn from the experiences of others. We are sure that we are on the right track to contribute to the ‘Zero Impact Factory’ goals of the Volkswagen brand and thus also to the well-being of future generations.”

Maurice Eschweiler, General Manager DMG MORI, Reinhard Musch, Managing Director Deckel Maho Pfronten: “Climate protection concerns us all. DMG MORI therefore takes full responsibility for the resources and continues the evolution to green production. Lean & Green work hand in hand because resource efficient processes are green processes. The Lean & Green Management Award confirms our DMG MORI Green Economy and motivates us to maintain and further develop the high standard.

Michael Straub, Head of Operations, Festo SE & Co. KG: “We at Technologiefabrik Scharnhausen are very happy to have won the special prize for Lean Excellence. At Festo we believe that lean is the basis of green in the factory. With efficient processes and a clear understanding of the green issue, we develop our competitiveness and protect our future. To determine our level of maturity, we like to measure ourselves against others. Feedback from the jury is important for us to set the right path.

Michael Ettl, Managing Director, Schaltbau GmbH: “The combination of Lean & Green forms an important basis for a high level of competitiveness. High energy and resource efficiency leads to lower costs, increased employee and customer satisfaction and thus achieves a better position in national and international competition.”

Christian Ziegler, Head of Sustainability, Environment and Energy, Christian Wurster, Head of Division, Fischer Group.: “We see the Lean & Green Management Award and the comparison with other leading companies as a good opportunity to repeatedly and seriously test the combination of strong and sustainable management, which is fundamental to us, to the test. We are very pleased with the recognition of our overall approach and the jury and it motivates us to continue working on the topic.

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