Bekaert’s Central Quality Assurance team has won the VCK Business Excellence Award 2021. VCK (Belgian Association for Quality) groups 200 organizations that believe in quality as a lever for growth, performance and sustainability. Each year, a professional jury awards the best quality project. Besides convincing the professional jury, Bekaert also won the popular vote and took the Audience Award.
Silvie Coutuer, who presented the case to the VCK, explains the major benefit of the project: “SMART targets for organizational quality translate non-product related aspects of quality into measurable dashboards. The ultimate goal of making the organizational quality aspects more measurable is to keep improving the basics step by step. This enables the Bekaert Integrated Management System to be used in a better way as an integrated part of our daily business.”
An Kint, head of VCK, hands over the Business Excellence Award to Silvie Coutuer, Global QA and SQM Manager at Bekaert, and Filip Maes, QMS Engineer