National Quality Award for PBS Velká Bíteš

První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš, a. s. has won the prestigious National Quality Award of the Czech Republic in the category of "Successful Enterprise". It is awarded by a professional jury in 85 countries all around the World applying the same rules, and is one of the most reputable awards that enterprises can win in the field of quality.
 
This year PBS Velká Bíteš registered in the Start Plus programme of the National Quality Award of the Czech Republic, with the aim of building a structured approach towards improvement in the organization´s performance and gaining an independent appraisal of its efficiency. The performance of the organization and efficiency of its activities were evaluated in the form of self-assessment and consequently reviewed by a team of independent evaluators. 
 
"We were motivated to register in the National Quality Award programme not only to win another award among others given to our company by many independent institutions. I can, for example, mention our stable position within the "100 best" award by Comenius and the prestigious award Vodafone Company of the Year 2012. The main objective was to initiate the process of overall application of EFQM Excellence model and principles in practice for the continuous improvement of company´s processes,“ said Luděk Švenda, quality manager of PBS Velká Bíteš. It will help the company to identify potential weaknesses, meet the requirement for improvement through efficient actions and finally improve even more the economical indicators of the company. "I believe that it can be said that so far we have met the expectations which inspired us to participate in these programmes,“ Švenda added.  
 
Representatives of PBS Velká Bíteš received the award during the ceremony in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle on 27 November 2015. The event, as well as other events of the "November - the Month of Quality in the Czech Republic", was organized under the auspices of Miloš Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic.