The Factory of the Year competition is open to manufacturing companies from all industries that have at least one factory and one business unit and more than 100 employees. Since 1992, more than 2,000 companies have participated. "Factory of the Year is the toughest competition and hardest benchmark for manufacturing companies," said Dr. Martin Eisenhut, Partner and Managing Director A.T. Kearney Central Europe prior to the award ceremony on March 21, 2019 in Ludwigsburg (State of Baden‐ Wuerttemberg,Germany). "The companies awarded today should be an example and incentive for others to think about innovations in their field. Innovations are crucial to increase the overall competitiveness of Germany’s economy.”
Production manager Hubert Renner accepted the award on behalf of the whole company. In addition to the “Excellent Small Series Assembly”, FAULHABER’s social commitment was also appreciated on stage. "Your support of Schönaich’s voluntary fire brigade by letting employees leave their workplace to answer a call is a great service to the public. Outstanding! Each of your volunteer firefighters had an average of more than 20 calls last year. Please express our gratitude for this service to the rest of your team."