“The EFQM Model has forced me to ask myself this key question: how to improve our company attractiveness with respect to all of our key stakeholders?”
Olivier CAMPY, CEO of SANDEN MANUFACTURING EUROPE in France
Sanden Corporation was founded in Japan on 1943. They employ approximately 10.000 people (15.000 including Joint-Ventures) across the globe in 59 business operations spread across 23 countries. Their main business sectors include Automotive Equipment, Food & Beverage and Living & Environmental System.
They act in Europe under an European Automotive Business Division (EABD). This is one of the leading suppliers of compressors and components for automotive air conditioning and it consists of multiple site locations including several offices (UK & Germany) and manufacturing locations (Poland & France). They are involved as well in CO2 Heat Pump business development for residential & tertiary applications as new business for diversification outside the automotive market.
Total headcount in Europe ~1500 with sales turnover sales ~550 M€.
Sanden EABD achieved 5-Star Recognised for Excellence in 2013.
"SANDEN EABD has a very strong foundation of values that are lived everywhere, inspired by Japanese principles. To ensure future success, the organisation has ambitious strategic targets that include growth with environmental products. The Assessor Team is firmly convinced that these targets can be achieved if SANDEN EABD keeps using their advantages including flexibility and agility over their competitors."
Dr. Christian Forstner, Team Leader