Analox win 'Best SME' at the Best Factory Awards

Best Factory Awards

Managing Director Mark Lewis and Operations Director Emma Harbottle

[19/10/16] Analox is celebrating after winning the ‘Best SME’ award at the Cranfield School of Management’s Best Factory Awards 2016.

The Best Factory Awards celebrates manufacturing excellence in the UK. The awards are open to any UK-based manufacturing plant and over 3000 companies have taken part in the scheme since it begun in 1992.

Analox were visited by the Best Factory Awards assessors in June this year and were told that they had been shortlisted for the ‘Best SME’ award, alongside two other awards, in August.

Previous winners of the Best SME award include Interflex Group, who supply packaging solutions,  and Tharsus, a manufacturer of electro-mechanical products.

Analox are not strangers to the Best Factory Awards scheme, having won the ‘Health and Safety’ award and being highly commended for innovation in 2012

The awards ceremony took place on Friday 14 October at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham, with the Best SME award presented by Santander. The judges were particularly impressed with Analox’s approach to continuous improvement, KPI-based management and approach to people management.

Other winners at the 2016 Best Factory awards included Fujifilm, Arla and 3M, with Brose winning ‘Factory of the Year’

Emma Harbottle, Operations Director at Analox said “I’m delighted that we won Best SME at the Best Factory Awards; the award is a reflection of all the great work everyone is doing. All shortlisted manufacturing plants with less than 250 employees are eligible for this award, so competition in this category is extremely high.”

Mark Lewis, Managing Director at Analox said “Continuous improvement is at the heart of everything Analox does and this award is a testament to all the hard work which has taken place over the last few years. Well done to everyone involved.”

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