May 26th Warsaw, Poland – EuropaProperty.com and CEO Manufacturing Magazine are proud to announce the semi-final results for the upcoming EuropaProperty CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards (CEEMEA) representing the most outstanding and accomplished manufacturers, suppliers, companies, and individuals throughout the region in 2013. The anticipated celebration, which will be attended by some of the region’s leading manufacturers, business leaders and individuals, will take place on June 10/11th 2014, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw, Poland.

“The quality of the shortlisted companies for the second annual CEEMEA 2014 awards is very high and some of the most recognized manufacturing sector companies and their representatives will be competing for the highly prestigious awards,” said Craig Smith, Publisher and Founder of EuropaProperty, CEO Magazine and organiser of CEEMEA. “It pleases me greatly that this year we have received a record number of nominations. The sponsors, attendees and judges are senior level European or Central European directors, which affirms the CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards as a true industry landmark event,” he added.

Building on the success of the inaugural event, CEEMEA is being hosted in the beautiful InterContinental Hotel ballroom. With over 100 manufacturing executives and 300 industry leaders attending the summit and gala, and with 18 awards covering the leading manufacturers and suppliers, this event is promising to be a not to be missed occasion.

The second annual CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards & Strategy Summit will support and recognize manufacturing success in all sectors of the industry, and is now widely trumpeted asthe most prestigious manufacturing awards promoting the region to the international manufacturing sector.

The selected companies will compete over a total of 18 awards for manufacturing business achievement in 2013 including manufacturering, suppliers, companies, industry professionals and excellence in leadership.

Award categories and criteria

In this the second edition, five of the most important categories in manufacturing will be covered: Production Innovation, Excellence in Manufacturing Management, Information Technologies for Manufacturing, Sustainability and Environment, and Business and Science.

As well as Manufacturing Supplier & Professional Service Categories: These awards recognize excellence in the advisory and outsourcing services, innovative products and IT Systems that are provided to manufacturing companies.

There will be a Grand Prize for the Manufacturing CEO of the Year. This award distinguishes the best over all manufacturing firm in the CEE region. This award specifically highlights achieved excellence in manufacturing. It confirms the exceptional achievements of the company, which led to its prosperity in every respect, and thus significantly increased their competitiveness.

A detailed description of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards categories can be found here: www.manufacturingawards.eu

The awards are judged by an independent elite panel of 41 industry professionals from the leading companies of the manufacturing sector and its international industry partners. The Jury will debate to select the winners of the CEEMEA awards from the shortlisted companies. In order to ensure maximum objectivity and transparency of the final results, the judging procedure is overseen by EY – one of the world’s leading professional services organizations.

The semi-final results have been narrowed down, by an independent jury of judges, from a field of over 300 nominated companies to determine the following semi-finalists:

Manufacturing Supplier & Professional Service Categories:

Professional Service Provider of the Year

  • CDM Smith
  • CH2M Hill
  • DMS Legal
  • Hay Group Poland
  • HungaroControl
  • JLL

Recruitment Engineering & Manufacturing Firm of the Year

  • Headcount Solutions
  • Work Service

Facilities Maintenance/Property Management Firm of the Year

  • CDM Smith
  • Sodexo

Enterprise Industrial Software Firm of the Year

  • Adventech Europe
  • BrandMaker
  • I&B Consulting
  • More7 Polska
  • RHO Software
  • Sii
  • VIX Automation

Logistic Services Supplier of the Year

  • ID LOGISTICS POLSKA SA
  • POL-Frans
  • Raben
  • Wuwer

Robotics/Automation Supplier of the Year

  • ABB
  • Advantech Europe
  • Blue Prism

Manufacturing Supplier of the Year

  • Advantech Europe
  • ANDRITZ AG
  • Blue Prism
  • BrandMaker
  • DENIOS
  • I&B Consulting
  • ID LOGISTICS POLSKA SA
  • More7 Polska
  • POL-Frans
  • RHO Software
  • Sii
  • VIX Automation
  • Wuwer

 Manufacturing Excellence Awards Categories:

 Information Technology for Manufacturing

  • Advantech Europe
  • AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG
  • Nexteer Automotive Poland
  • Zito Group

Business & Science

  • Advanced Studies and Research Center
  • ABB
  • AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG
  • Savabien
  • Twining

Sustainability & Environment

  • Chemosvit
  • Flextronics International
  • General Motors Manufacturing Poland
  • Indesit Company Polska
  • Twining
  • Zito Group

Production Innovation

Product Design/Life Cycle Management

  • Chemosvit
  • General Motors Manufacturing Poland
  • Fischer Automotive Systems
  • Rolls Royce Poland
  • Zito Group

 Robotics Automation

  • ABB
  • AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG
  • Fisher Automotive Systems
  • General Motors Manufacturing Poland
  • Indesit Company Polska
  • Nexteer Automotive Poland
  • Twinings
  • Zelmer

Excellence in Manufacturing Management

Supply Chain Management Logistics

  • Flextronics International
  • Gonvarri Polska
  • Loma Systems
  • Twinings

Customer Relationship Management / Customer Service / Customer Satisfaction

  • Chemosvit
  • Lynka
  • Flextronics International
  • General Motors Manufacturing Poland
  • Rolls Royce Poland
  • Zito Group

Quality Control

  • Chemosvit
  • Flextronics International
  • General Motors Manufacturing Poland
  • Lynka
  • Nexteer Automotive Poland
  • Zelmer
  • Zito Group

Plant Manager of the Year

  • Monika Czupryna – Mondelez Polska Production
  • Artur Kanigowski – Twinings
  • Andrzej Korpak – General Motors Manufacturing
  • Andrzej Marcinek – Gedia Poland Assembly
  • Łukasz Necki – Aquila Radomsko
  • Andrzej Połojko – Flextronics International
  • Łukasz Toboła – Graham Packaging Poland
  • Marcin Tomkiewicz – Zelmer
  • Danny Wauters – Proseat

Manufacturer of the Year

  • Chemosvit
  • Fischer Automotive Systems
  • Flextronics International
  • Gedia Poland Assembly
  • General Motors Manufacturing
  • Gonvarri Polska
  • Gryf Confectionary
  • Indesit Company Polska
  • Loma Systems
  • Nexteer Automotive Poland
  • Rolls Royce Poland
  • Twinings
  • Zelmer
  • Zito Group

The Manufacturing Strategy Summit

CEEMEA awards are also an opportunity to debate on key factors driving the manufacturing sector. On 10th to 11th June 2014, regional, international experts and business leaders will examine the business case for manufacturing investment opportunities at a whole two-day event – The Manufacturing Strategy Summit. This senior level forum will include leadership presentations, panel debates, breakout discussion groups and workshops focused on regional and global manufacturing business. The Summit will also be an ideal opportunity for extensive networking among top leaders, innovators and business minds of the manufacturing sector.

In addition to offering the opportunity to meet and network with leading market players, the two-day Manufacturing Strategy Summit will examine, in detail, the manufacturing investment trends of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Baltic’s. The schedule includes morning and afternoon networking coffee breaks and lunch.

As with all EuropaProperty events the 2nd Annual CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards and Strategy Summit will pride itself on an unrivalled format that brings together top professionals in an environment conducive to offering the opportunity to meet and network with leading market players.

Current Partners, Sponsors & Supporters

Premier Partner: CH2M HILL, PM Group

Associate Partners: CBRE, Panattoni Europe, Forrest Equity Management

Exclusive Automotive Partner: Mazda

Aero Space & Defence Partner: CEC Government Relations

Supply Chain Solutions Summit Partner : JLL

Award Sponsors: Hays, Arcadis

Official Patronage: PAIiIZ (Paiz)

Auditor: EY

Chambers of Commerce: British Polish, British Romanian, Indian Polish

Supporting partners: RICS, Build Green Romania, Officerent Info, Drukart, Romania Green Building Council, Operational Excellence Society, Xonitek, Sur

Innovation Partner: Rosa

PR Partners: Mosaic PR, Communico arts

Media Supporters: EuropaProperty, BizPoland, BiznesPolska, Polski Przemysł, Harvard Business Review Polska, Capital24, PAR, Pneumatyka, SGP, Vidart, Warsaw Voice

Luxury Spirit Partner: Polugar

Whiskey Tasting Partner: Dobre Wina

Charity Partner: Litewska Children’s Hospital

Supply Chain Management Media Partners: Logo24, Euro Logistics

Exclusive Business Club: Pure Sky Club

Energy Solutions Software Partner: IBC

Exposition partner: Expo Silesia

Official Patronage: Invest in Poland

Car Rental Partner: Avis