Saturn Gas Turbines wins quality competition

Saturn Gas Turbines was announced as the winner of the 8th annual International Quality Competition for countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

The International Quality Competition for countries in Central and Eastern Europe was founded in 2005 with support from the European Fund of Quality Management (EFQM), the Ďarbiter of fashioní for organizing in Europe, aiming for leadership and business improvement.

The competition is an effective international benchmark that attracts companies to the process of improving and determines the best companies in the CEE region as examples to follow. According to Pierre Cashie, EFQM General Director, the competition is an intermediary step between national awards for quality in Central and Eastern European countries, and the European Quality Awards. The companies are evaluated based on models of improvement from the European Fund of Quality Managementís experienced experts, appointed by the EFQM. The competition committee includes authoritative representatives from all countries taking part in the competition, as well as Managers of companies that achieve high results on the EFQM improvement model.

In 2012, the Russian power machine building company won the competition for the first time.

The official awards ceremony took place on December 6 in Chisinau, during the congress of the General Assembly of the EOQ, in the presence of the leaders of national organizations on quality from European countries.

We congratulate the Saturn Gas Turbines team on their high achievement and well-deserved victory.

The thorough work with future engineers starts long before they are hired as staff: as far back as applying to higher educational institutions to study in high-profile specializations, the most promising talent is already picked out. Incentivizing the best students with Aviadvigatel scholarships, a well-planned system of practical experience and internships, bringing part of the studies into the company, and acquainting students with corporate culture ó this all helps the student to make an informed choice of employer. The status of a young Aviadvigatel specialist for a graduate from a technical institution, without any work experience, envisages a special system of selection and a system of remuneration, additional social discounts and preferential treatment, and a personal mentor system. The company has created and is developing its youth environment, using all means and tools to train personnel, and to stimulate innovative engineering ideas. Young people get real priority in the distribution of the companyís resources.

Aviadvigatelís unique youth policy has been praised and approved at the federal level: in 2009, Aviadvigatel won the All-Russia competition Youth Employer of the Year: engineering staff for an innovative Russia in the Master Class category, for best practice in supporting educational institutions and cooperating with them.

The constant influx of promising young specialists enables the company to develop dynamically, ensuring seamless transmission of production experience and creating a good system of replacing employees from the older generation.