For the first time ever, Gerhard Schubert GmbH ( took part in the “Factory of the Year 2018” competition and promptly won over the jury: the Crailsheim, Germany, site was awarded the top prize. The jury was especially impressed with the plant’s innovative capability, the outstanding quality throughout the entire value chain and respectful treatment of employees. The conference of the same name and the awards ceremony scheduled to take place in March 2019 will conclude this year’s competition.

“We are delighted to be honored with this prestigious award. We are especially proud that the jury selected us as the overall winner the first time we participated in the competition,” says Jörg Brenner, CFO at Gerhard Schubert GmbH. 

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 digitalization 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 jury also noted  the close collaboration between Gerhard Schubert GmbH and its suppliers. 

The Factory of the Year competition was initiated in 1992 by 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. Headquarters in Germany, Austria or Switzerland and a staff of at least 100 are prerequisites for participation.

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