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Danaher Motion wins prestigious Logistics Award in Sweden

Wood Dale, IL -- The Stockholm office of Danaher Motion, a global manufacturer of motion control products, has won ...


October 27, 2006
By MRO Magazine

Wood Dale, IL — The Stockholm office of Danaher Motion, a global manufacturer of motion control products, has won first prize in Sweden’s prestigious Posten Logistics Award contest.

In competition with over 30 prominent companies and organizations, Danaher Motion won the award thanks to their work implementing a highly effective manufacturing logistics system in a short time, based on the Danaher Business System and the ‘Lean Thinking’ manufacturing principle. This is complemented with a business model which balances in-house manufacturing with outsourcing of volume products, resulting in high transparency and high manufacturer flexibility.

The award jury’s citation for Danaher Motion reads: “With an advanced process control, a systematic continuous hunt for improvements, innovative logistics solutions throughout the entire supply chain — and last but not the least, by smart utilization of strategic suppliers — this year’s winner of the Swedish Postal Service Logistics Award has designed an effective and a maximum value creating, world class logistics solution.”

“We are very happy that the distinguished jury of the Posten Logistics Award has appreciated our logistics work at Danaher Motion, Stockholm. The core reason for our success, for which we now have this important recognition, is that we always focus on continuously improving our processes in the leanest and most effective way, in accordance with our improvement and business development system, Danaher Business System (DBS),” says Andreas Koutzamanis, supply chain supervisor at Danaher Motion in Stockholm.


The prize is awarded to the company or organization that has created the most effective, innovative and creative logistics solution that also increases the competitiveness of the company.

“Our continuous improvement work drives every aspect of our culture and performance in all areas, from making sure that everyone has access to the same information to, for example, introducing the U-formed assembly lines or so called U-cells, instead of traditional straight assembly lines. U-cell assembling has many advantages, for example, more effective work operations, a steady one piece production flow and a minimum of inventory,” says Koutzamanis.

Danaher Motion divisions include Dover, Kollmorgen and Thomson. Danaher Motion is a strategic business platform of the Danaher Corporation, a manufacturer of process and environmental controls, tools and industrial components.

For more information, contact Danaher Motion at 1-866-993-2624 or visit