odelo wins national and international TPM Award 2017

Merklingen, 06th and 07th December 2017

The odelo group ends the year 2017 with a significant success. The production sites Geislingen and Prebold (Slovenia) received the highly coveted "TPM-Factory of the Year" award in the national and international category.

These are not the first awards for the odelo Group, a leading supplier for German premium automotive manufacturers. In the years 2012 and 2015, the tail light manufacturer was already able to prevail against numerous competitors. As a result, the company positions itself alongside other TPM-Award winners, such as Mercedes-Benz, Bosch and Siemens.

The "TPM-Factory of the Year" award is presented annually by the international TPM institute based in the USA and the magazine "Maintenance". In the recent years, the award has become a hallmark of operational excellence. More than ever before, the highly competitive, global manufacturing industry makes it necessary to maximize the potential of machines and people.

This year’s 21st international TPM conference took place on the 06h and 07th of December at the Hotel Ochsen in Merklingen. The main topic of the conference was "TPM as Basis of operational excellence".

The highlight of the event was the awarding of the "TPM-Factory of the Year" award. The odelo Deutschland GmbH received the prize in the national category. The odelo Slovenija d.o.o. received the prize in the international category. The prices were received by Mr. Michael Braun, Plant Manager of odelo Deutschland GmbH, and Mr. Davorin Dobocnik, Plant Manager of odelo Slovenija d.o.o.

To gain an insight into a successful TPM program, a factory tour took place at the winner’s plant of the national price, the odelo Deutschland GmbH.

At this year’s conference selected contributions from Eric Hoffmann and Christoph Klaus, Consultants of the International TPM Institute, as well as from speakers from successful German companies like Andreas Ronken, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG (Ritter Sport), Heiko Smilowski, odeloFarba Group, Holger Schmitz, Gerresheimer AG, Michael Braun, odelo Deutschland GmbH Geislingen, Davorin Dobocnik, odelo Slovenija d.o.o., Stefan Pratz, Metabowerke GmbH and Walter Kelliger, Benteler Steel/Tube GmbH Paderborn, took place.

Listeners were given valuable suggestions and new ideas on how to optimize their own production through the inclusion of the management, the personal responsibility of all employees and active teamwork. It was demonstrated how TPM forms the basis for operational excellence – the fundamental prerequisite for the successful establishment of industry 4.0.

Detailed information can be found directly under www.tpm-institute.com


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