June 29, 2013

Rohde & Schwarz Among The Winners of The 2013 Industrial Excellence Award Competition

The Teisnach plant of the Munich-based electronics company Rohde & Schwarz has won second place in Germany in the competition for the 2013 Industrial Excellence Award. The prize is awarded by the internationally renowned INSEAD Business School, the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and the German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche and acknowledges the sustained competitiveness of an organization or operational unit.

The key factor in the jury’s decision was the entire process chain involved in production and logistics processes – from the supplier to the end customer. The jury judged contestants primarily on the criteria of customer focus, innovation, lean production processes, sustainability and employee involvement. According to Johann Kraus, Plant Manager in Teisnach, the last of these categories is one of the plant’s key success factors: "Only the dedication of our employees makes it possible to win this kind of prize in the first place." They optimally use their freedom to act and participate while contributing to ongoing technological innovation and speed. The jury was especially impressed by the efforts made to create ideal conditions throughout all parts of the production chain.

"The award attests to our high performance and customer focus," says Kraus. In 2010, the production facility in Teisnach was already named "Factory of the Year" in the "Excellent Small Series Production" category. The prize is jointly awarded by the German business magazine Produktion and the consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

Rohde & Schwarz has invested approximately EUR 70 million, which contributed to the company’s successes in Teisnach since the new millennium. This investment has allowed the production area to be greatly increased and additional expertise to be developed in RF engineering, electronics and precision manufacturing. In addition, production turnaround time was in some cases reduced to five work days while keeping production costs the same.

The Rohde & Schwarz Teisnach plant (Germany) was founded in 1969. Today, it has 62,000 square meters of production space where it manufactures transmitter systems for broadcasting and television, radiocommunications equipment, electromechanical modules and systems, printed boards, antennas, enclosure components and custom-made mechanical products. The Rohde & Schwarz Teisnach plant currently has more than 1400 employees.


Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation as well as secure communications. Established almost 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8700 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.8 billion (USD 2.3 billion) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

R&S ® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

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