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ASM is the "Factory of the Year" for 2016
ASM Assembly Systems has won one of the most coveted benchmarking competitions in the manufacturing industry. The Product Line Innovation Center in Munich, which functions as the reference plant for ASM plants worldwide, was named "Factory of the Year". According to the panel of judges, the main reason for the ASM plant's success and competitive strength is its flexibility, which it achieves through a consistent focus on lean production principles and digital initiatives. The ASM factory in Munich is one of three Product Line Innovation Center within the company's SMT Solutions Segment. The R&D and production departments cooperate closely on the basis of globally defined quality processes in Munich as well as in Singapore and Weymouth (UK).
The performance of the ASM factory is also reflected in the corporate indicators, which are issued globally as the ASM production standard and where the Munich plant consistently garners top ratings. "We won the Global Excellence in Operations Award in 2012, which was an incentive for us to keep making improvements in accordance with our motto of 'Together #1’. Being named ‘Factory of the Year’ for 2016 is proof that our team was able to push the limits even further in terms of efficiency and flexibility," said Jörg Cwojdzinski, Head of Global Supply Chain Management at ASM about the coveted award, which has been sponsored for 25 years by Produktion magazine and consultancy A.T. Kearney.