-  11 June 2019

Plastic Omnium recognizes innovative projects from teams with the first "Innovation Awards"

Laurent Burelle, Chairman and CEO of Plastic Omnium, has presented the first "Innovation Awards" to the winning teams from Plastic Omnium in this first in-house challenge designed to inspire innovation.

In doing so, he rewarded the finest initiatives focused on three categories, each illustrating the issues in play for the group's success and the future of the automotive industry. The ceremony was held in the presence of Alain Mérieux, a director of Plastic Omnium from 1993 to 2018, and the Chair of "Institut Mérieux", the sponsor for this first edition.

Ten projects were rewarded in the three categories: Operational Excellence, Products and Open Innovation. They were the winners from the 168 candidacies submitted by over 600 group employees at 52 sites in 18 countries. They all illustrate the importance of digital technologies working for operational efficiency and products with higher added-value. The very many projects involving rechargeable hybrid vehicles confirm Plastic Omnium's commitment along the road to clean mobility.

"Innovation which, from the outset has always driven the group's development, is now more than ever the lever for the transformation and growth of Plastic Omnium. These Innovation Awards are the opportunity to give pride of place to all our employees who make a day-to-day contribution to the performance and competitiveness of Plastic Omnium", said Ronan Stephan, the group's Scientific Director at the end of the ceremony.

Given this success and the excellence of projects submitted, Plastic Omnium has here and now decided to repeat this in-house challenge in 2020.