The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) presented SDLG with the accolade at the EFQM Global Excellence gala dinner in Helsinki, Finland on October 23rd.
SDLG wins a seven-star Global Excellence award for Outstanding Achievement in People at the EFQM Global Excellence awards in Helsinki, Finland. SDLG general manager Wen Degang and other SDLG representatives were present to accept the accolade at a special gala dinner on October 23rd.
EFQM Global Excellence recognition is considered one of the top endorsements for process improvement and quality management in the world, akin to the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in the US and the Deming Prize in Japan. 75 EFQM award assessors from 40 countries came together to recognise SDLG for its employee management processes. This is the second time SDLG has been nominated by EFQM, having previously won the Chinese Quality award.
“SDLG has fully embraced the components of the EFQM Excellence model,” commended Graham Hull, EFQM master assessor and licensed advisor. “The company has taken previous learnings on board and applied them, fulfilling all criteria of the model. The team has done a great job of getting to this position.”
Putting people first
For 45 years, SDLG has striven to embody its company policy ‘innovation-driven, quality first’, constantly benchmarking itself against the global construction market. It has accumulated several quality awards, including the 2017 Asian Network for Quality Award. With operational quality at the core of its brand, SDLG has positioned itself as an industry leader for internal operations, consistently evolving to stay up to date and improve employee processes.
SDLG has established a forward-thinking employee management model where employee input is greatly valued in company development processes, from management to technology. In an effort to implement new, innovative process methods, workers, technicians and managers come together to greatly improve the efficiency of different organisational areas, known as the to “1+1+1 >3″ model.
As well as its focus on people, SDLG combines innovation and advanced manufacturing technology to continuously improve equipment production. The company is one of the world’s top 50 construction equipment manufacturers and one of China’s three major construction equipment exporters, providing high-quality products and services to customers around the world.
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Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., (known as Lingong) is one of China’s leading manufacturers of construction equipment, which it produces under the SDLG brand. It is one of the world’s leading suppliers (by volume) of wheel loaders. The company’s headquarters are in Linyi, China, and it has an additional manufacturing facility in Pederneiras, Brazil.