Managing Director, Ashley Maile, presented the PEME sponsored ‘Best Engineering Plant’ award to Bosch Thermotechnology at this year’s Best Factory Awards, which recently took place in that there London and attracted an audience of over 300 manufacturing leaders. The awards ceremony was hosted by BBC business reporter Steph McGovern.
The Best Factory Awards (BFA) are organised by Works Management in partnership with the Cranfield School of Management and bring together the best manufacturers in the country to share best practice and to celebrate their achievements. Since 1992 more than 1600 manufacturing Plants have taken part in the Best Factory Awards. Each Plant has benefited from the audit report that it receives comparing its performance with other Plants in the same sector. In addition a number of Plants each year have gone on to win one of the prestigious Best Factory Awards.
Bosch Thermotechnology is the UK’s number one supplier in its market; a position it puts down to a business strategy that defines customer focus as its undisputed number one priority. The site has been on a continuous improvement journey for 15 years. It was the pilot for the Toyota-based Bosch Production System and now, as the first in the worldwide, 23-factory-strong Bosch Thermotechnology group to introduce lean line assembly, is that group’s manufacturing centre of competence.
Ashley is shown presenting the prize to Bosch Thermotechnology Managing Director, Bob Murdoch. After the event Ashley said “It was a real privilege to present the PEME sponsored award to an organisation that represents the best in Plant engineering. A subject that we as a supplier of outsourced maintenance services to several blue-chip organisations know something about and strive to work with our clients in a long-term partnership to help them achieve similar results”.