Eckernförde, 09. November 2018. punker GmbH from Eckernförde in Schleswig-Holstein was awarded the Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Award 2018 in the category of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on November 9, 2018 at a conference of the Manufacturing Excellence Network under the topic “Create the Digital Change together” in the Berlin Water Tower. punker was able to assert itself against strong competitors from all over Germany and convince particularly in the evaluation categories product innovation, information technology as well as management culture/employee integration.
„Winning the MX Award – at the first attempt – is an achievement for the entire punker team,” says Dr. Henning Bähren, Managing Director of punker.
punker took part in the MX Award to find out where the company, after more than 5 years of change in the direction of lean&smart, stands in the benchmark with top industrial companies in Germany and, above all, in which business areas there is further potential for improvement. The detailed feedback of the jury showed potentials and gave valuable hints on how e.g. the production control on site on the shop floor can be made more transparent and thus more efficient.
Über die punker GmbH:
punker develops, produces and sells metal radial fan impellers which are used in many industries, such as air conditioning, household appliances, industrial applications such as compressors, car washes as well as in the agricultural and food industries. punker has been at home in Eckernförde for over 60 years, produces around 4 million metal fan impellers annually for over 1,000 customers all over the world and is thus the largest manufacturer in this sector in Europe.
About the Manufacturing Excellence Award:
The guiding principle of Manufacturing Excellence is: “Recognizing strengths – setting standards”. The MX Award has been announced annually since 2005 and is a respected benchmark competition in the industry. The formulated claim is to be the leading network for the exchange of best practices in German-speaking countries. The primary goal of Manufacturing Excellence is to promote cross-industry collaboration to create a communication network for experts from science and practice. Innovative and creative solutions should not only strengthen international competitiveness in the long term, but also Germany as a location for business in a holistic way.
The MX Award is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Further information can be found at www.manufacturing-excellence.de