This award recognizes significant contributions in improving and executing processes aimed at delivering products or services to customers in the most satisfying, sustainable, cost-effective and timely manner.
The award was created in 2018 in honor of former President and CEO Giulio Mazzalupi in recognition of the significant contributions he made to the Atlas Copco Group during his 31 years of service. Born in 1940, Mazzalupi joined Atlas Copco in 1971. After a few years in marketing he became Managing Director in Italy. He was appointed President of Airpower in Belgium in 1988. With a strong customer focus he changed the production philosophy to become lean and agile, which resulted in improved quality, lead-times and profitability. He also divisionalized the company and established the Compressor Technique business area. Between 1997-2002 he was the President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group.
This year’s award goes to Alexander Irchin and Oezkan Dimir who have found a way to move away from using air freight. Instead they use rail transportation which is more economical when sending heavy pumps weighing more than 150 kilograms, plus semi-finished parts like components and rotors, from Cologne in Germany to Tianjin, China, for local production and distribution. The rail transports balance costs, speed and environmental impact better than air and ocean freight and has ensured steady supply in times of pandemic restrictions.
2021 Alexander Irchin and Oezkan Dimir
2020 Bart Vercammen, Rik Van De Velde and Veerle Van Den Bossche
2019 Sylwester Manski, Mario Pappalardo, Isabelle De Wolf, Daniele Lucchini, Simone Rabadozza and Ruggero Vencato