Vanderlande Industries Logistics Software GmbH from Dortmund has won the DEKRA Award 2013 in the "Health" category. The prize was presented at an award ceremony held in the premises of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
The DEKRA Award pays tribute to the best sustainable solutions for issues concerning the future of economy and society. Together with WirtschaftsWoche, Germany's leading economy magazine, the enterprise prize pays tribute to model projects in the health, environmental and safety sectors. Each year, the DEKRA Award focuses on a current topic in three categories.
Vanderlande Industries GmbH in Dortmund won in the "Health" category, which this year focused on "sustainable human resources policies". Vanderlande Industries has introduced an integrated concept for actively searching for young professionals. Its human resources policies are rounded off by a well thought-out work safety and health concept. As a result of the programme, the company has a permanently low absenteeism rate of under two percent.
At the award ceremony, Stefan Kölbl, Chairman of the Board of Directors of DEKRA e.V. and DEKRA SE, stressed that "Germany has a strong innovative economy and an enormous reservoir of companies with outstanding ideas. With the DEKRA award, we are providing a platform for these ideas, and once again this year, we are delighted to pay tribute to the best to offer ground-breaking solutions for the future."
A topnotch jury selected the companies to be awarded the prizes:
- Roland Tichy, Jury Chairman, editor in chief of WirtschaftsWoche
- Katrin Altpeter, Minister for Labour, Social Welfare, the Family, Women and Senior Citizens for Baden-Wurttemberg
- Dr. Raimund Klinkner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) (German Federal Logistics Association)
- Stefan Kölbl, Chairman of the Board of Directors of DEKRA e.V. and DEKRA SE
- Hatto Mattes, Assistant Head of the German Federal Department of Economy and Technology, Head of the Department of Product and Plant Safety, International Technical Harmonisation, and Transport of Dangerous Goods
Profile Vanderlande Industries
Vanderlande Industries provides automated material handling systems and services. The company is leader in the market for Baggage Handling at airports, and has a leading position in sorting solutions for Parcel & Postal facilities. Furthermore, the company has a strong position in the automation of warehouses for food retail, fashion, parts & components and tyres.
The company implements material handling systems of all sizes, ranging from local sorting depots, airports and distribution centres to the world's largest facilities. Vanderlande has sales exceeding EUR 700 million and employs 2700 people of whom more than 50% have a college or university degree.
Its systems and services focus on improving customers' logistics processes and increasing their logistics performance today, tomorrow and throughout the entire life cycle. The company strives for close cooperation with the customer, extending from initial analysis of the underlying business processes through to total life-cycle support.
To achieve this, the company has a wide product range and industry knowledge, and possesses capabilities in the relevant disciplines. These range from system design and engineering, through supply chain management and manufacturing, to information and communication technology, system integration, project management and customer services.
Vanderlande Industries is a global player with extensive experience in many industries and references in all major regions of the world. It operates locally through Customer Centres that handle all key business functions and maintain direct contacts with customers.