Chinese construction equipment manufacturer SDLG is celebrating after the company received a prestigious accolade for performance excellence – the coveted China Quality Award. This award is the nation’s highest honour for performance excellence.

SDLG awardKnown as the Chinese Oscar of the business world, the award recognises enterprises for superior achievements in quality management and operational development.

SDLG, the construction brand produced by Chinese equipment manufacturer Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co, Ltd, also known as Lingong, adopted lean production methods and introduced a performance excellence model a decade ago.

The company has undergone a major transformation – implementing an innovative management style and optimising its operations. Lean production has boosted productivity and efficiency levels in various areas including material management, quality control and technology.

Every aspect of the business has been carefully evaluated against the parameters of a performance excellence model. These quantitative methods have allowed SDLG to continuously improve the quality of its products and enhance operational efficiency.

“We are extremely proud to win the prestigious China Quality Award,” says SDLG board chairman Wang Zhizhong. “As one of the most influential construction equipment manufacturers in the country, SDLG values innovation and continuous improvement in every step of its production processes. We believe the essence of ‘reliability in action’ lies in high quality control standards and a flexible management style.”

SDLG was presented with the China Quality Award at the 16th annual Quest For Excellence Conference in November in Beijing. The conference provides an interactive platform for businesses to exchange views and experiences on applying innovation to operations management.

The China Quality Award was established by the China Association for Quality in 2001, aiming to boost the overall competitiveness of Chinese industry.