CEO Manufacturing Magazine and have successfully completed another CEE Manufacturing Excellence & Industrial Property Awards for the 4th year in succession. Held in Warsaw’s Intercontinental Hotel, the awards ceremony was witnessed by a select group of senior European and Central European Manufacturing professionals; affirming the event’s status as a true landmark occasion for the manufacturing industry.

This year’s awards were populated by winners from the automotive manufacturing industry, emphasising the growing importance of that sector in the region.

Valeo Group, a leader in power and automation technologies that enable customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact picked up awards in the Production Innovation, Quality Control and Customer Relationship Management/Customer Service/Customer Satisfaction categories as well as Automotive Industry Manufacturer of the Year.

Marek Potoczny, Valeo’s Industrial Projects Leader, was named this year’s Industry Professional, topping off a very successful night for the group.

“It is a great honour and privilege to win at such a prestigious competition,” commented Marek Potoczny at Valeo Group. “They are all special and exceptional. Each one is a testament to the great determination and professionalism across the entire Valeo organisation.”

Flex, a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, collected three prizes on the night. The company’s Vice President and General Manager Andrzej Połojko was voted Plant Manager of the Year, and they also collected Robotics/Automation Supplier, as well as the coveted Overall Manufacturer prize.

Nexteer Automotive, a global steering and driveline business, also collected three awards on the night, including Manufacturing Supplier, Information for Manufacturing Technology and another for Robotics/Automation.

On the industrial development side, Panattoni Europe was again voted Developer of the Year and picked up two project awards in the BTS small and large categories. Segro collected a project award in the BTS medium category.

Lynka, a manufacturer and supplier of corporate apparel, work wear, and promotional clothing and accessories, won two awards, one in the Sustainability & Environment category, as well the Textile Manufacturer of the Year. Other big Manufacturing winners included Lotte Wedel, which won the Food Industry Manufacturing award, Recaro picked up the Supply Chain Management (SCM)/Logistics award, and Rockwool walked away with the Construction Industry Manufacturer of the Year award.

Hays Poland picked up the evening’s first award in the Professional Service Provider category. Other Service providers awarded on the night included Cushman & Wakefield for Corporate Real Estate Consultancy, and BilFinger won in the Facility Maintenance/Property Management category.

The fifth annual CEE Manufacturing Excellence & Industrial Property Awards will be held on June 22nd, 2017.

Full List of Winners for 2015:

Professional Service Provider – Hays Poland

Facilities Maintenance/Property Management  – BilFinger HSG Facility Management

Corporate Real Estate Consultancy – Cushman & Wakefield

Developer – Panattoni Europe

BTS Project of the Year – Small (under 20,000 sqm) –  Panattoni Bombardier BTS – Panattoni Europe

BTS Project of the Year – Medium (over 30,000 sqm) – Volkswagen Group Polska in SEGRO Logistics Park Poznań, Komorniki – SEGRO

BTS Project of the Year – Large (over 50,000 sqm) – Amazon Fulfilment Centre – Panattoni Europe

Robotics/Automation Supplier – Flex

Manufacturing Supplier of the Year – Nexteer Automotive

Plant Manager – Andrzej Połojko – Flex

Sustainability and Environment – Lynka

Information Technology for Manufacturing – Nexteer Automotive

Product Design/Life Cycle Management – Valeo Group

Robotics/Automation – Nexteer Automotive

Supply Chain Management (SCM) / Logistics – Recaro

Quality Control – Valeo Group

Customer Relationship Management/Customer Service/Customer Satisfaction – Valeo Group

Construction Industry Manufacturer – Rockwool

Food Industry Manufacturer – Lotte Wedel

Textile Industry Manufacturer – Lynka

Automotive Industry Manufacturer – Valeo Group

Manufacturer of the Year – Flex

Professional of the Year – Marek Potoczny – Valeo Group