CeramTec Values


Turner (conventional turning) at Šumperk, Czech Republic

Zdeněk Navrátil

Award, 2021

Mr. Zdeněk Navrátil from Sumperk has taken responsibility for a healthy working environment by initiating and implementing the remediation of the contaminated floor in the "soft machining workplace" area. He also contributed numerous improvement ideas in the area of SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) and productivity enhancement, such as designing a new layout to significantly increase work efficiency and renovating the floor in the green processing hall.

The latter in particular has helped to eliminate odours in the problem area as well as the risk from environmental pollution from the past. It has also helped to improve cleaning in the problem area.

CeramTec Šumperk
James Bennett
Senior Ceramic Engineer in Ruabon, UK

James „Jim“ Bennett

Award, 2020

During 2019, one of Jim’s colleagues unfortunately suffered an injury outside work and as a consequence was absent for a prolonged period of time while he recovered.

Throughout this time, Jim stepped up to take responsibility for the workload assigned to his colleague in addition to completing his own duties. In taking accountability to ensure all critical deliverables were achieved he regularly worked additional hours and weekends and ensured the business had technical support in place. In addition to covering the day to day responsibilities of the role, Jim also took responsibility for the technical aspects of a major customer investigation including representing the technical team on a number of customer calls and site visits. Jim also played an instrumental role in introducing a new improvement process for powder mixing which his colleague had previously taken responsibility for. Jim’s commitment to take Accountability during this challenging time was exemplary.