The Kaizen Institute, the consulting group specialized in continuous improvement for improved profitability and sustainable growth, today announced the winners of its Kaizen Lean Awards.
Held at Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles, where major companies from all sectors gathered together, in this sixth implementation of the programme the award for Excellence in Growth Strategy went to Grupo Calvo.
For several years now, Grupo Calvo has been deploying a model of operational excellence known as the Calvo Excellence System (CES). As the product of an exceptional change yielding significant results in terms of profitability, the Galician food company has extended the Kaizen dynamic for defining and rolling out the strategy, whilst ensuring company growth and improvement initiatives for sales, innovation and profitability throughout the organization. According to Managing Director Alberto Encinas, “The Calvo Excellence System is the system that is going to enable us to achieve the objectives of our strategic plan. This model seeks business excellence through continuous improvement of all company processes and is helping us to face present challenges and address challenges in the coming years with higher assurances”.
For Borja Iglesias, Operations Manager for the Kaizen Institute. “Grupo Calvo embodies a clear example of the importance of the use of continuous improvement for an enterprise. Well formulated and effectively implemented strategic planning has driven the company’s growth, materialized in rising sales and increased profitability”.