Top manufacturers, logistics and related industries celebrate industry success in Warsaw
24 June
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EO Manufacturing Magazine and EuropaProperty.com would like to thank all those that attended the 7th annual CEE Manufacturing & Logistics Awards held in Warsaw's prestigious Raffles Europejski Hotel. The glittering awards ceremony looked fantastic and was witnessed by a select group of senior European and Central European manufacturing and logistics professionals; affirming the event’s status as a true landmark event for the manufacturing, logistics and related industries.

Volkswagen Group were the big winners on the night collecting a hat trick of prizes. Other multiple award winners included Panattoni Europe, DHL Supply Chain and Rockwell Automation.

Volkswagen, the global automotive giant, was recognised for its continued Excellence in Manufacturing and walked away with the following awards Customer Relationship Management/Customer Service/Customer Satisfaction; Supply Chain Management Logistics; and the coveted Overall Manufacturer of the Year prize.

Panattoni Europe, once again flexed its development muscles as Europe's biggest warehouse and industrial developer. The company enhanced its development credentials even further by picking a BTS award in the small category for a newly built 18,000 sqm warehouse and manufacturing facility for K-Flex in Poland, along with the Developer of the Year.

Hillwood, a leading commercial real estate firm with 30 years of experience in delivering investments across Europe and North America, walked away with the BTS award in the large category for a development for Zalando in Olsztynek, Poland.

DHL Supply Chain, a world leader in supply chain logistics, and Rockwell Automation, one of the world’s largest companies dedicated to industrial automation and information, making its customers more productive and the world more sustainable, walked away with some of the other big company prizes.

DHL won the Logistics Supplier award as well as the Industry Professional award for the firm's CEO for the CEE region, Hendrik Venter. Rockwell collected awards in the Business & Science and Manufacturing Maintenance categories.

Flex, a leading sketch-to-scale solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, collected the Automation/Robotics prize on the night.

Toyota Motor Group, a leader in automation technologies that enable customers to improve their automobile performance, picked up an award for Production Innovation in the Product Design/Life Cycle Management category.

Winners of the other Manufacturing Supplier categories included Zebra Technologies for Information Technology and Valeo Group, a worldwide automaker supplier, was voted Manufacturing Supplier.

Avon Operations Poland collected the Sustainability and Environment award, BorgWarner's Paweł Tetela was voted Plant Manager of the Year, and the Quality Control award went to pharmaceutical firm Polpharma.

Cushman & Wakefield were the eventual winners of the highly contested category Corporate Real Estate Consultancy, beating off stiff competition from an array of fellow real estate heavy weights.  

Metroplan Poland picked up the evening's first award in the Professional Service Provider category. Other service providers awarded on the night included Apleona HSG in the Facility Management category, White & Case was voted Law Firm of the Year, Arcadis was voted Project Management Firm, and Kajima was voted Construction Company of the Year for the third year in succession.

The awards were preceded by a series of discussion panels covering the manufacturing and logistics industries in the region. Panelists agreed that the region is at the doorway to Industry 4.0 with automation, data integration and co-robotisation as the main challenges that production plants and logistics supply chains will face in the coming years. They also agreed that without tackling these factors, they will not be able to build a competitive advantage.

On behalf of our sponsors, judges and attendees, we offer our congratulations to all the winners. Foundations are already in place for next year’s event, which promises to be even bigger. The eighth annual CEE Manufacturing & Logistics Awards will be held on June 22nd, 2020.

Full List of Winners

Professional Service Provider

Presented by: 

Metroplan Polska

Metroplan is a leading technical consultancy, planning and management projects company. From its sites in Hamburg, Wroclaw and Warsaw, it designs comprehensive solutions for production and logistics locations. Its high implementation expertise, interdisciplinary approach and efficient project management set it apart from the competition. The firm's experience is based on sound analysis and hard facts. It provides security for investment decisions and creates the conditions needed for success.

 

Law Firm

Sponsored by:

White & Case

Poland is the heart of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) legal market and has been home to White & Case since 1991. The Warsaw team of lawyers advises and represents clients in various complex legal matters, guiding Polish and international corporations, banks and funds through the intricacies of market regulations and demands.

 

Facility Management Firm

Presented by:

Apleona HSG

Apleona HSG provides comprehensive integrated Facility Management. The company supports technical and infrastructural facilities, office, industrial, logistics, commercial centers and other throughout the country. Moreover, Apleona HSG supports facilities certified by LEED and BREEAM, as well as provides additional services to support production processes and management

 

Project Management Firm

Arcadis

Arcadis is a leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying its deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services it works in partnership with its clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets.

 

Construction Firm

Sponsored by:

Kajima

In 2018 Kajima achieved its best performance yet, with turnover of over €260 million and completed 18 projects. Kajima – a general contractor with Japanese capital, a member of the Kajima Corporation group of companies, a world leader in construction and construction technologies. Kajima specializes in the construction of buildings mainly for the industrial and logistics sectors. During the 17 years it has been active on the Polish and Czech markets, it has constructed over 150 buildings - mainly warehouses and logistics halls and industrial plants.

 

Agency

Sponsored by:

Cushman & Wakefield

The industrial & logistics team of 16 experts provides advisory services for occupiers, landlords and investors, and actively markets logistics and industrial properties on a local and also global basis. The company works with national and multinational industrial clients and provides tailor-made industrial real estate advisory services that ultimately allow its clients to achieve their operational objectives.

 

Developer

Panattoni Europe

The top developer in Europe - first place in 2018 - over the past three years, the company delivered 117 projects totalling 3,834,562 sqm in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany, which constitutes a 41 per cent increase compared to the previous list for 2014-2016; the top developer in Poland - first place with 1.3 million sqm under construction as of Dec 31st, 2018 - 3 Amazon projects under way, including the largest multi-storey warehouse in Europe totalling 210,000 sqm, and a leading position on the Czech market.

 

BTS Project Small

Sponsored by:

Panattoni Europe BTS for K-flex

The investment for K-Flex is the third one delivered by Panattoni Europe to this client. All three investments consisted of upgrading and expanding a factory run by K-Flex. For K-Flex Polska this transaction was a value-add acquisition, in which Panattoni Europe acquired an industrial facility and undertook activities aimed at adding value to the property, such as building upgrade and expansion, as well as infrastructure enhancement.

 

BTS Project Large

Sponsored by:

Hillwood BTS for Zalando Olsztynek

Hillwood BTS Zalando Olsztynek is a 120,000 sqm BTS warehouse designed and developed for Zalando, one of the leading global e-commerce retailers. It is located in Ameryka near Olsztynek in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie region. It is Zalando’s largest facility in terms of cubic capacity in Poland. The warehouse is used for servicing Zalando Lounge shopping club. Some 500 persons will be employed in the warehouse.

 

Information Technology

Zebra Technologies

Zebra empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. It delivers industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help customers make business-critical decisions. To meet customer demand and stay ahead of the competition, Zebra's purpose-built solutions span all aspects of manufacturing operations: plant floor, field operations and warehouse environments. Whether a customer needs fundamental mobility solutions - or is ready for a fully integrated 'Factory of the Future' solution - Zebra helps future-proof manufacturers with unparalleled visibility into goods, assets and transactions

 

Logistics Supplier

Sponsored by:

DHL Supply Chain

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. The DHL family of divisions offers an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 350,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

 

Manufacturing Supplier

Sponsored by:

Valeo Group

Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and improved vehicle performance and to the development of intuitive driving.

 

Sustainability and Environment

Avon Operations Polska

Avon Operations Polska in Garwolin was established in 1997. It's the largest and the most technologically advanced AVON factory in the world. It employs over a thousand employees and produces cosmetics sent to more than 59 countries around the world. The AVON factory consists of three Operations (production areas). About 40% of the volume, mainly perfumes, mascaras, lip glosses and undercoats, is made in Operation 1. The largest part of the volume, as much as 47%, comes from Operation 2 (mainly creams, shampoos, conditioners and body and face lotions). The remaining 13% of the volume consists of lipsticks and lip balms, is produced in the Operation 3 established in 2011.

 

Business and Science

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. In Poland the company is engaged in full operational scope: production plant, research and development, shared services centers, sales and operation.

 

Automation/Robotics

Presented by:

 

Flex Poland

Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight, and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.

 

Manufacturing Maintenance

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. In Poland the company is engaged in full operational scope: production plant, research and development, shared services centers, sales and operation.

 

Product Design/Life Cycle Management

Presented by:

Toyota Motor Europe

Toyota Motor Group is a leading automotive, engine, transmission & vehicle manufacturer. Services provided include Powertrain units & Vehicle Manufacturing, and performance improvement trainer. The group has regional factories in Poland and the Czech Republic.

 

CRM/Customer Service/Customer Satisfaction

Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group Polska (VGP) was established on 1 June 2012 as a result of the merger between KPI Polska and Škoda Auto Polska S.A. Its mission is to be the best automotive group in Poland. VGP is an importer of six brands: Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA, SEAT, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Porsche. The firm operates in the field of distribution of new cars, spare parts and accessories and assure compliance with legal requirements for their placing on the market. To pursue its mission, the firm cooperates with the Authorized Dealer Network and Authorized Services, which it supports in providing satisfying customer care.

 

Quality Control

Polpharma

Polpharma is the largest Polish manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and the leader of the Polish pharmaceutical market. The company actively operates in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. For over 80 years, Polpharma has been trusted by patients, healthcare professionals and business partners alike. Every 8 pack of medicine in Polish pharmacies and every third packet in Polish hospitals is manufactured by Polpharma.

 

Supply Chain Management Logistics

Sponsored by:

Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group Polska (VGP) was established on 1 June 2012 as a result of the merger between KPI Polska and Škoda Auto Polska S.A. Its mission is to be the best automotive group in Poland. VGP is an importer of six brands: Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA, SEAT, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Porsche. The firm operates in the field of distribution of new cars, spare parts and accessories and assure compliance with legal requirements for their placing on the market. To pursue its mission, the firm cooperates with the Authorized Dealer Network and Authorized Services, which it supports in providing satisfying customer care.

 

Plant Manager of the Year

Sponsored by:

Paweł Tetela - BorgWarner

BorgWarner Rzeszów Sp. z o.o. is a part of the American concern BorgWarner Inc., a manufacturer of technologically advanced components and units for drive and drive transmissions systems in motor vehicles. A worldwide leader in automatic transmission components and systems, BorgWarner Transmission Systems supplies clutch modules, friction plates, transmission bands, one-way clutches. The firm supplies its products to almost all major car manufacturers around the world.

 

Manufacturer of the Year

Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group Polska (VGP) was established on 1 June 2012 as a result of the merger between KPI Polska and Škoda Auto Polska S.A. Its mission is to be the best automotive group in Poland. VGP is an importer of six brands: Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA, SEAT, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Porsche. The firm operates in the field of distribution of new cars, spare parts and accessories and assure compliance with legal requirements for their placing on the market. To pursue its mission, the firm cooperates with the Authorized Dealer Network and Authorized Services, which it supports in providing satisfying customer care.

 

Professional of The Year

Hendrik Venter - DHL

Hendrik Venter, CEO Central & Eastern Europe, has been working in DHL Supply Chain in Poland since 2013. First as a Managing Director for DHL Supply Chain Poland being responsible for strategic management, business development and overall financial results. Then in 2016 he has been appointed CEO for Central & Eastern Europe being responsible for Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic , Slovakia and Russia. He is a Supply Chain specialist with more than 20 years of supply chain management experience gained across different geographies, organizations and sectors, including Consumer, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Transportation and Technology. During this period he successfully lead a number of business turnarounds and demonstrated strategic leadership skills with new market entries, reorganizations, complex implementations and establishing sustainable and customer centric supply chains throughout EMEA. Hendrik successfully facilitated DHL Supply Chain’s entry into the Polish Pharmaceutical and Automotive sectors, celebrating significant new business development.

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