Sandvik awarded The Best Innovators of the year in Czech Republic
Sandvik in Chomutov, Czech Republic has been announced as the winner of the prestigious award Best Innovator of the year in the Czech Republic - a recognition of the company's way of working with innovation.
Sandvik has received the prize in the category of large companies. The award acknowledges companies' innovation process, where the jury looks into the way of working and driving innovation, how innovative the organization is and the engagement for driving innovations among the employees. "We are pleased that the jury recognized our company's attitude and mindset towards innovations. We would not be able to defend our position on the market without a strong innovation culture", says Jiri Polman, Managing Director of the Chomutov product unit.
At the site in Chomutov, Czech Republic, stainless steel umbilical tubes for the oil and gas industry are manufactured. The tradition of metallurgy goes back to 1887 when the Mannesman brothers founded the first tube mill.
Having supplied more than 300 million feet (100 million meters) of umbilical tubing to the offshore oil and gas industry, Sandvik is well known among all major fabricators and oil companies today for its reliable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant tubes.
The organization behind the award is the global consulting company A.T. Kearney with an independent jury comprised of the Minister for higher education and research, the General Secretary of the Association of Innovative Entrepreneurship, university professors and journalists.