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Previous Award Winners - 2007
Reckitt Benckiser in Hull was the winner of the Factory of the Year 2007.
The Reckitt Benckiser factory manufactures a range of over the counter and prescription medicines. These embrace wet and dry pharmaceutical products, including well-known names such as Gaviscon, Lemsip and also Dettol. It employs 210 people on the site in Hull.
Other winners were:

Reckitt Benckiser - Factory of the Year, its sector title - Best Process Plant, and the award for People Management, sponsored by Productivity Europe.

Best Engineering Plant was Ultraframe (UK), a manufacturer of conservatory roofing components and systems.

APPH Runcorn Landing Gears was Highly Commended in the Best Engineering Plant Award. The site makes aircraft landing gear systems and associated hydraulics.

The Best Electronics and Electrical Plant, sponsored by O2 was Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems of Edinburgh. This plant manufactures airborne radar and sensor systems for the defence avionics industry, and also took the title for Supply Chain, sponsored by Toyota Industrial Equipment.

Coca-Cola Enterpises from Edmonton, North London, which manufactures branded soft drinks, won the Best Household and General Products Plant Award, sponsored by Wincanton. It was also Highly Commended in the Most Improved Plant Award.

Winner of three awards - Best Small Company, The Judges' Special Award, and being Highly Commended in its sector award for Best Electronics and Electrical Plant was Exception PCB of Tewkesbury. Making printed circuit boards, this is a fast growing and entrepreneurial manufacturing business.

The Most Improved Plant Award, sponsored by TBM Consulting Group, went to Rocket Medical of Washington, Tyne & Wear. This site, manufacturing plastic components for sterile medical devices, also took the Innovation Award.

Sharp Interpack of Yate, near Bristol, took the Health, Safety and Environment Award sponsored by Unite the union. Making produce trays for the retail food industry, the site was also Highly Commended in its sector award - Best Household and General Products Plant.

KeyMed (Medical and Industrial Equipment) again won a High Commendation in the Most Improved Plant Award. Performance is increasing in this medical and industrial device business, even though it has had the upheaval of moving to new premises in 2007.

Coors Alton Brewery was Highly Commended in the Supply Chain Award. The site at Alton brews beers such as Carling, Worthington and Grolsch among other brands.

The Storm Interface site at Maldon in Essex, employing just 24 people, was Highly Commended in the People Management Award. It makes data entry products for public environments.

And Rencol Tolerance Rings was Highly Commended in the Judges' Special Award, recognising that this tolerance ring manufacturing business excels at rapid customisation of its product range.

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