1 Award Winner and 9 Prize Winners in the EFQM Business Excellence Awards

Oct 26, 2011, 02:30 ET from EFQM

MUNICH, October 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Bilim Pharmaceuticals wins the EFQM Excellence Awards 2011, the first pharmaceutical company ever to win the Award. Presented annually by EFQM, the award recognizes business performance measured against Europe's most widely used management framework: the EFQM Excellence Model. Another 9 organisations received Prizes for role model behaviour in one of the 8 Fundamental Concepts of Excellence.

118 independent assessors visited 20 organisations earlier this year, spending a total of 10 000 man hours analyzing results and interviewing people. The Finalists, Prize and Award winners celebrated their victories last night at BMW Welt, in the precense of  Martin Zeil, Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs and Deputy Bavarian Prime Minister.

EFQM's CEO, Mr. Pierre Cachet comments: "We have not seen such a high number of Prize and Award winners since 2005 ! Also, this year we have recognised the first organisation, based on a global scale assessment; Bosch Chassis Systems,who received a Prize for Leadership. All of this proves that Business Excellence is a vital strategy for European organisations and remains at the top of the business agenda."

From 30 000 organisations implementing the EFQM Excellence Model worldwide, these are this year's Winners:

    Company                     Country    Prize
    Bilim Pharmaceuticals       Turkey     Award Winner
    Bosch Chassis Systems
    Control                     Global     Prize winner
    Robert Bosch Bamberg Plant  Germany    Prize Winner
    RED                         Spain      Prize Winner
    Ricoh Deutschland           Germany    Prize Winner
    Liverpool John Moores
    University                  UK         Prize Winner
    Coplaning                   Luxembourg Prize Winner
    Grundfos Pumpenfabrik       Germany    Prize Winner
    Siemens Healthcare          UK         Prize Winner
    Hôpital Kirchberg           Luxembourg Prize winner


Photos of the Award ceremony are available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/efqm_foundation/

About EFQM

EFQM is a global not-for-profit membership foundation based in Brussels, Belgium. With more than 500 members covering more than 55 countries and 50 industries, we provide a unique platform for organisations to learn from each other and improve performance. EFQM is the custodian of the EFQM Excellence Model, a business model which is helping over 30 000 organisations around the globe to strive for Sustainable Excellence. (http://www.efqm.org)