AS Harju Elekter was awarded the title of Factory of the Year 2024

15.03.2024 Blog Harju Elekter Estonia

On March 14th, the laureates of the ‘Smart Industry 2024’ industrial sector event were announced during the gala. In the category of large enterprises, AS Harju Elekter was awarded the title of Factory of the Year. The goal of the Factory of the Year competition is to recognize and showcase factories that have successfully implemented innovative solutions in their production processes, thereby inspiring others.

Upon receiving the award, Managing Director Alvar Sass stated that a lot of work has been done, and it’s thanks to the entire company team. “This award should be accepted by all of our more than 340 employees,“ said Sass.

According to the competition jury, Harju Elekter stood out as an excellent implementer of Lean methodologies, measuring the benefits derived from them. Additionally, over the past two years, the company has successfully merged and updated its two Keila factories, actively involving factory workers in development work, emphasizing clear goals and digitalization, and paying attention to workplace safety.

The Factory of the Year competition, which took place for the third time, awarded titles in three categories: 1) large enterprise; 2) small and medium-sized enterprise; and 3) a special award for the responsible factory of the year.

To participate, companies had to complete a special questionnaire, which was evaluated by the competition jury, including Lean Digital partner Aleksandr Miina, German Automation Director Ats Alupere, Tallinn University of Technology’s Institute of Mechanics and Industrial Engineering Professor Tauno Otto, and Leanest CEO Marko Saviauk.