EFQM Award 2015

Announcing the EFQM Award Nominees 2015

Here is the list of Nominees from this year's edition of the EFQM Excellence Award (in alphabetical order). Congratulations to all of them for going this far into their Journey towards Excellence!

BMW AG Werk Regensburg

Plant Regensburg has been manufacturing vehicles for BMW AG since 1986. In 2014, 272,000 vehicles made in Regensburg were delivered to customers all over the world. So Plant Regensburg is the third largest plant in the BMW Group production network. Products include the 4 Series Convertible, the M4 Convertible, the Z4 Roadster, as well as the BMW 1 Series (3-door and 5-door), the 3 Series Sedan and the M3 Sedan.

Bosch Car Multimedia SA

BrgP is a production plant of complex electronic systems. With its high competency it has become the leading plant of the Bosch Car Multimedia business unit. BrgP produces a wide portfolio that spans navigation systems, instrumentation systems and high-end car radios for the automotive industry, steering angle sensors for ESP-system, electronic controllers for heating equipment, and controllers for household appliances. The company’s portfolio also offers services from a Research & Development Centre, a Competence Centre of production-specialised engineers, an Assistance and Repair Centre, as well as an IT-service Hub for Iberia.

Cabinet d'Orthodontie Becker & Associés

The mission of the Cabinet d’orthodontie BECKER & Associés is to carry out with Excellence a diagnosis, active treatment and follow-up of medical care in line with their patients’ orthodontic (straightening teeth and jaws, masticatory rehabilitation) or aesthetic needs. The whole organisation with the 5 sites belongs to Dr Germain BECKER, as the sole and unique legal owner.

Coca-Cola Icecek AS Bursa Plant

CCI Bursa Operation is one of the nine operations in Turkey and the first large-scale production plant in Turkey. Bursa Operation’s organisation consists of Production, Warehouse, Quality Assurance, Purchasing and Planning departments. Their operation performs high-tech production with high quality and distributes all over Turkey in the categories of carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, energy drinks, drinking water and natural resources, under 14 different brands and different packages.

General Directorate of IETT Enterprises

IETT is the public bus transport directorate operating under İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM). İETT offers services in the province of İstanbul (a total surface area of 5461 km²). İETT owns the General Directorate Building located in Beyoğlu/Tünel, an administrative  building located in Karaköy and ten garages for parking and maintenance-repair operations in various districts of İstanbul.

Geriatrische Gesundheitszentren der Stadt Graz

The Geriatric Health Centres of the City of Graz (GGZ) are a competence centre for geriatrics and gerontology. They are a commercially independent and in legal terms an integral part of the City of Graz (100% public ownership). The GGZ consists of 2 clinics, 4 nursing homes, 4 day-care centres and assisted living and other forms of accommodation. The scope of the assessment is the 2 clinics and 2 day-care centres, located in the same street.

Metsä Fibre Oy

Metsä Fibre (MF) is a responsible pulp producer. The main raw material for its Botnia products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. MF produces bleached softwood and birch pulp developed for the production of high-quality boards, tissue and printing papers and specialty products. In addition, MF produces biochemicals and bioenergy.

Pierburg S.A

Pierburg S.A., formerly known as Carbureibar S.A., was founded in Eibar, a town in the Basque Country (region of Spain), in February 1957 by 2 families. The company initially manufactured carburettors for motorbikes, cars and motor powered machinery, vacuum pumps for braking systems and mechanical fuel pumps. Pierburg S.A. became part of the German Pierburg GmbH group in 1991 and is currently the leading plant of the Pierburg Group in the manufacture of exhaust gas recirculation valves (EGR) and control valves for secondary air systems (SAS).

Robert Bosch France – Usine de Rodez

Bosch Rodez plant (RzP) is the largest Bosch factory in France. It is located in the South of France. They are the leading private-sector employer in the Aveyron department and provide work for approximately 10,000 people. RzP is in charge of the manufacturing – essentially high precision machining and grinding, heat treatment and assembly – of 3 types of energy saving and emission-reducing diesel components: Common Rail Injectors (CRI), Injector Nozzles (DLL) and Glow Plugs (GLP). They are Leadplant (LdP) for the metal glow plugs (GLP2).

Robert Bosch GmbH, Blaichach Plant (BhP)

BhP is the largest industrial employer in the Allgäu region and manufactures mainly electronic brake control systems (ABS and ESP®), injection components and sensors for drive technology. BhP as a manufacturing plant has a wide automotive product portfolio. As lead plant for ESP and ABS production BhP coordinates 11 plants within the International Production Network and is responsible for the production performance results of this global production network.

Sakarya University

Sakarya University Esentepe Campus Serdivan (SAU) contains 13 faculties located in 16 campuses, 4 schools, 14 vocational schools, 4 institutes and 3 heads of department affiliated to the Rector, with a total of 79,838 students.

Sanitas Hospitales

Sanitas Hospitales is the company that manages the hospital infrastructure within Grupo Sanitas. Since 1989, Sanitas has been integrated into the British group Bupa, created in 1947, specialist in the care of dementia, young people with disabilities, health consulting, workplace risk prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Sanitas Hospitales (SH), work to ensure their clients that they have put their health in the best hands. Their own network is made up of three hospitals and 19 Millennium multidisciplinary centres located in the main cities in Spain and some large cities in the Community of Madrid.


SCLE SFE is based in the south of France. The company is located in two cities, Toulouse for the headquarters and Marseilles for an agency. It is specialised in the designing, manufacturing and the distribution of products, systems and services for the high-voltage transformer substations automatisms and for railway signalling systems. Safety, quality, performance and availability are SCLE SFE’s focal points.

VAMED-KMB Krankenhausmanagement

VAMED KMB provides valuable and sustainable operations management services with the focal points building services, structural engineering, maintenance of about 50,000 medical devices, information- and communication technology as well as infrastructural and commercial services for the General Hospital of the City of Vienna. The technical infrastructure of the General Hospital consists of approx. 20,000 building technology systems – including items such as 135 elevators, 1,813 air conditioning and air handling units and many others.

Wakefield and District Housing (WDH)

WDH is the 5th single largest Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) organisation and in the top 20 social housing landlords overall in the UK. They manage and repair more than 43,000 properties including homes for rent, leasehold and shared ownership properties, increasing service coverage to over 15,500 sq km of northern England. Their business model is to invest in commercial activities outside the Wakefield district to increase their social dividend to the 31,000 properties they own and manage within the Wakefield district.

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