ZKW won first place with 4.97 out of 5 points. The company beat out 44 other nominated firms throughout Europe.
The ZKW Group has already been relying on agile methods since the beginning of 2016. At present, two agile teams at ZGW are working on a total of fourteen projects in the fields of construction and module development. “We are delighted that the commitment of our project teams has been rewarded with the R&D Performance Award 2017, and will continue to focus on new trends in agile project management in the future”, says Oliver Schubert, CEO of the ZKW Group.
An overview of ZKW
The ZKW Group is one of the world's leading providers of lighting and headlight systems for the automotive industry. The group designs and produces complex premium lighting and electronic modules for international automakers using state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Its top products include powerful and cost-efficient complete LED systems. The ZKW Group has a total of eight locations worldwide which are networked intelligently in development and production. In 2016 the group employed some 7,500 people and generated overall sales of EUR 968.5 million. 99% of all production is exported. In accordance with the new corporate vision “Ground-breaking premium lighting and electronic systems from ZKW for all mobility concepts of the global automotive industry”, the company’s primary goal is to produce top-quality high-tech products and to promote the development of innovative holistic lighting systems. Its range includes main headlights, fog lights, indicator lights, interior lighting and number plate lights for passenger vehicles, lorries and motorcycles. Products from the ZKW Group are used by well-known automakers such as AUDI, VW, BMW, Porsche, Daimler, Opel, Skoda, VOLVO Car, MAN, Scania Truck and VOLVO Truck, thereby playing an important role in improving road safety.