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Manufacturing and industrial excellence celebrated in Warsaw

CEO Manufacturing Magazine would like to thank all those that attended the 5th annual CEE Manufacturing Excellence & Industrial Property Awards for 2016. Once again the awards ceremony, hosted at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw, was witnessed by a select group of senior European and Central European Manufacturing professionals; affirming the event’s status as a true landmark occasion for the manufacturing industry.

Recaro Aircraft Seating, Toyota Motor Europe, Panattoni and Valeo Group were this year's big winners.

Part of the Recaro Group, Recaro Aircraft Seating picked up four awards. The company's Deputy General Manager Michal Nowicki was named this year’s Industry Professional, topping off a very successful night for the manufacturing company. Additional achievements on the night included, winning in the Quality Control and Customer Satisfaction categories as well as Plant Manager for Recaro's Thomas Keller.

Panattoni Europe was once again named BTS Developer of the Year, after winning two project prizes for their BTS developments in Poland - Panattoni Europe BTS for Ideal Automotive in the small category and  Panattoni Europe Fulfilment Centre BTS for Amazon in the large category. Kajima Poland also won in the BTS medium category for NGK at Dąbrowa Górnicza in Poland.

"It is a great honour and privilege to win at such a prestigious competition,” commented Marek Foryński, BTS Group Managing Director at Panattoni Europe.

Toyota Motor Europe, one of world's leading automobile manufacturers, also gathered a considerable haul of prizes. On the night the company was awarded for its manufacturing excellence in Information Technology, Automation & Robotics, Maintenance and Supply Chain Management Logistics.

Cushman & Wakefield continued their previous successes at the event by once again picking up the Corporate Real Estate Consultancy award.

Tom Listowski, Partner, Head of Industrial Poland & CEE Corporate Client Relations, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “This award, which we are immensely proud to receive, confirms Cushman & Wakefield’s leading position in the industrial and logistics real estate sector in the CEE region.”

Valeo Group, a leader in power and automation technologies that enable customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact, picked up awards in the Sustainability & Environment and Product Design/Life Cycle Management categories.

Flex, a leading sketch-to-scale solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, was voted as the Overall Manufacturer of the Year. And Koettermann, a producer of high quality steel laboratory furniture, won the Business and Science award.

DSV Solutions, a global transport and logistic services provider, Valeo Group, an automotive supplier/partner to all automakers worldwide, and igus, an innovator and manufacturer of polymers in motion, were also among the award winners in the Manufacturing Supplier categories.

Hays Poland, a global recruitment firm, picked up the evening's first award in the Professional Service Provider category. Other Service providers awarded on the night included Apleona HSG in the Facility Maintenance/Property Management category. CMS was voted Law Firm of the Year, and Kajima Poland was voted Construction Company of the Year.

The sixth annual CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards will be held on June 21st, 2018.


Full list of shortlisted companies, projects and winners

Professional Service Provider

Agencja Celna Complex Sad

Avitus Group

Blue Projects

Dorota Raben Consulting

Hays Poland - Winner

TPA Poland


Facilities Maintenance/Property Management

ATHENA Property Management

Apleona HSG Facility Management - Winner

SPIE Polska


Law Firm


CMS - Winner

Wierzbowski Eversheds


Corporate Real Estate Agency


BNP Paribas Real Estate


Colliers International

Cushman & Wakefield - Winner


Construction Company

CFE Poland

Kajima Poland - Winner



Industrial Developer

CTP Invest

Industrial Park Development Company CJSC

Panattoni Europe - Winner

P3 Logistic Parks

7R Logistic



BTS Project of the Year - Small (under 20,000 sqm)

Panattoni Europe BTS for STS Acoustics - Poland

Panattoni Europe BTS for Ideal Automotive - Poland - Winner

Panattoni Europe BTS for Sanden Manufacturing - Poland

InPost at P3 Piotrków Park - Poland

Panattoni Europe BTS for Skamol - Poland

7R Logistic BTS for Velvet CARE in Klucze - Poland


BTS Project of the Year - Medium (over 30,000 sqm)

Panattoni Europe BTS for Tchibo Praha - Czech Republic

Kajima Poland for NGK at Dąbrowa Górnicza - Poland - Winner

Panattoni Europe BTS for IFA Rotorion - Poland

PTG at P3 Bratislava Park - Slovakia

Panattoni Europe BTS for Reuss Seifert - Poland

Panattoni Europe BTS for DSV Road - Czech Republic

VF Corporation (phase II) at P3 Prague D8 Park - Czech Republic

Tesco Distribution Centre at SEGRO Logistics Park Poznań - Poland


BTS Project of the Year - Large (over 50,000 sqm)

Panattoni Europe Fulfillment Centre BTS for Amazon - Poland - Winner

CTP BTS for MAKRO Cash & Carry - Czech Republic

CTPark Bucharest West 12 - Romania

Carrefour BTS at P3 Bucharest Park - Romania

Great Stone Industrial Park - Belarus


Logistics Services Supplier

DSV Solutions - Winner

ID Logistics Polska



Robotics/Automation Supplier

Guenther Polska


Valeo Group - Winner


Manufacturing Supplier of the Year

APA Group

Electropoli Poland

Guenther Polska

Igus - Winner

PCC Exol


Plant Manager

Andrzej Dabrowski -  SGX Sensortech

Thomas Keller - RECARO Aircraft Seating - Winner

Piotr Sroka - WABCO Polska

Szymon Słojewski - Mercor

Krystian Szypka - Electropoli Poland

Marek Zabielski - BorgWarner

Andrzej Połojko - Flex


Sustainability and Environment


Electropoli Poland

Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd


RECARO Aircraft Seating


Valeo Group - Winner


Business & Science

Guenther Polska


Koettermann - Winner


Information Technology for Manufacturing



RECARO Aircraft Seating


Toyota Motor Europe - Winner



APA Group



PZL Warszawa-Okęcie SA

Toyota Motor Europe - Winner



Cofresco Poland



Toyota Motor Europe - Winner


Product Design/Life Cycle Management

APA Group




RECARO Aircraft Seating

SGX Europe

Toyota Motor Europe

Valeo Group - Winner


Supply Chain Management Logistics



RECARO Aircraft Seating

Toyota Motor Europe - Winner

WABCO Polska


Customer Satisfaction





RECARO Aircraft Seating - Winner

Toyota Motor Group

WABCO Polska


Quality Control


Electropoli Poland


GripIt Fixings


RECARO Aircraft Seating - Winner


Professional of the Year

Michal Nowicki - RECARO Aircraft Seating Polska - Winner

Grzegorz Sobiecki - SKF

Piotr Sroka - Wabco

Maciej Walenda - DSV

Krzysztof Wronkiewicz - Köttermann

Marek Wzorek - Igus


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