H.C. Starck Receives Prestigious ‘Evolution of Manufacturing’ Award
EUCLID, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — H.C. Starck Inc. will receive the prestigious “Evolution of Manufacturing” award on February 17th at the Evolution of Manufacturing Conference being held in Westlake, Ohio. The award is given to manufacturing companies located in Northern Ohio who have adapted their business plan and evolved their management style in order to better compete in a global economy. H.C. Starck in Euclid was one of 12 manufacturing companies selected as winners of the award.
Consumer goods used in everyday life, such as high-definition televisions and smart phones, are produced from materials and products manufactured by H.C. Starck. To improve its competitive position globally and expand its business and markets, H.C. Starck’s management team developed and implemented key strategic goals. Among them, deployment of effective management systems focused on customer satisfaction, product quality, and on-time delivery.
Significant improvements were realized with the implementation of Continuous Improvement techniques such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma in conjunction with a Sustainable Energy Management system. By virtue of these changes, H.C. Starck was able to reduce waste, optimize productivity, streamline processes, improve efficiencies and reduce cost to become more competitive. Enhancing these initiatives are H.C. Starck’s highly educated staff of research and development engineers who work closely with customers to develop and improve products.
“HC Starck is committed to supporting our customers with the best technology, quality and delivery. High-tech industries such as modern displays evolve rapidly, and our customers expect us to stay on the cutting edge. This means continuing to invest in our manufacturing processes, skills and technology. Euclid’s plant continues to be a critical site in our global manufacturing infrastructure. We are honored to receive this award,” says Dmitry Shashkov, President and CEO of HC Starck Inc.
H.C. Starck will be featured in the February 2011 edition of Smart Business.
About H.C. Starck
The H.C. Starck Group is a leading global supplier of refractory metals, technical ceramics, and serves growing industries such as the electronics, chemicals, automotive, medical technology, aerospace, energy technology, and environmental technology industries, as well as mechanical engineering and tool manufacturers. H.C. Starck has manufacturing facilities located in Europe, America, and Asia, with close to 3,000 employees worldwide.
SOURCE H.C. Starck Inc.