RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr today announced that the prestigious magazine Voce S/A has ranked the company's Brazilian operations first in the electronics sector in the publications' "The Best Places to Work 2012 Guide." Landis+Gyr has been honored as a "Best Place to Work" in Brazil for eleven of the past twelve years.
The annual "Best Places to Work" guide is compiled using research methodology developed by the Foundation Institute of Sao Paulo (FIA) and asses the organizational climate and internal performance of the featured companies. Landis+Gyr's focus on employee programs coupled with a constant eye toward social responsibility are just two of the attributes that make the company a leader in the dynamic Brazilian electronics sector.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from Voce S/A, particularly since the rankings are based on feedback from our employees," said Alvaro Dias Jr., Executive Vice President, South America and CEO of Landis+Gyr Brazil. "Our employees are central to our success, both here in Brazil and globally, and this accolade is testament to their positive impact on Landis+Gyr's culture."
Exceeding both Brazilian and global energy sector quality standards, Landis+Gyr's Curitiba facility is one of the most modern plants in the Landis+Gyr network. The Curitiba plant, which employs 470 people, has an annual production volume of 3 million meters, representing about 10% of Landis+Gyr's global production. Its integrated service offering and quality products makes it a strategic partner for major energy utilities in Brazil, such as Ampla and Light, and across South America as well.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.