Gerhard Schubert GmbH participated for the very first time and achieved the overall win for its Crailsheim plant. Ludwigsburg, the former royal residence just outside Stuttgart, Germany, hosted the event that has a special significance for manufacturing companies: the conference and gala for the “Factory of the Year 2018” competition.

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.

Under the title “Working on the future together, to be successful in the present,” Schubert gave 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 standardization. 

The key building blocks to achieve this are 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.