Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) recently announced The World Class Winners of the Global Performance Excellence Award (GPEA).

In its eleventh year, The Global Performance Excellence Award honour organisations for outstanding performance and leadership in business excellence. The award winners will receive their award at the Business Excellence Global Conference, 17-20 October, Singapore, http://www.begcapqc.com. The Singapore Productivity Association (SPA) and SPRING Singapore in collaboration with Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) and Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is organizing the 3rd Business Excellence Global Conference & 17th Asia Pacific Quality Conference, with the theme 'Productivity – Enabling Business Excellence.

The Award demonstrates the APQO commitment to business excellence and continual improvement through promoting quality initiatives to organisations of Asia and the Pacific region and helping them to be a global benchmark of business excellence.

Dr Robin Mann, Chairman of the Global Benchmarking Network and Founder of BPIR.com Limited, will be congratulating all the award winners. To help them maintain their exemplar status and inspire others each winner will be allocated free passwords to the BPIR.com – a leading benchmarking, best practice and business excellence resource.

Below is the press release.

Ahmed Abbas

Chicago, Illinois, USA June 30, 2011- Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) today announced The World Class Winners of the Global Performance Excellence Awards.

“We are pleased to announce that six organizations from six Asian and Pacific Rim Countries are being recognized as exemplary companies of world class quality performance. They have achieved the Global Performance Excellence Award modeled after the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Award” said Charles Aubrey, Chairman of APQO and the Global Performance Excellence Award Executive Committee.

The following organizations have won the World Class Award (Highest):

Large Manufacturing:
Goodbaby International Holdings Limited, Jiangsu Province, China; Mr. Zhenghuan
Song, CEO.

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, StarHub Centre, Singapore; Mr. Tan Pheng
Hock, President & CEO.

Shanghai No.7 Construction Co., Ltd. Shanghai, PRC; Mr. LianYun Wang, Chairman of
the Board.

Global Indian International School Singapore, (representing India), Mr. Atul Temurnikar, Chairman.

Not for Profit:
PUB, Singapore National Water Agency, Singapore; Mr. Khoo Teng Chye, Chief
Housing & Development Board, Singapore; Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, Chief Executive

The following seven organizations won the Best in Class Award (Second Highest):

Large Manufacturing:
Lanxess India Private, Birlagram, Nagda, India; Mr. Neelanjan Banerjee, Senior
Executive Director.

Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (PVT) LTD. Sri Lanka; Mr. D. L. Weerashooriya, Chief
Executive Officer.

Large Service:
Information Systems Resource Centre, Pvt. Ltd., Otis Elevator company, Samrat Ashok
Path, Mr. Ramaswamy Narayanan, Director.

Urban Power Supply Company, Shanghai Municipal Electric Power Corporation,
Shanghai, PRC; Mr. Wei Zhang, General Manager.

Small Service:
Qian Hu Corporation Limited, Singapore; Dr. Kenny Yap, Executive Chairman &
Managing Director.

Global Indian International School, Singapore, East Coast Campus, Singapore;
(representing India), Mr. Atul Temurnikar, Chairman.

Not For Profit:
Laboratorio De Pruebas De Equipos Y Materiales (Lapem) Comisión Federal De
Electricidad México, Irapuato, Gto. México; Mr. Luis Javier Freyre Rizo, Gerente del Lapem.

Finally, the following five organizations won the Quest for Excellence Award (Third Highest):

Large Manufacturing:
Minh Long I Company, Ltd. Vietnam; Mr. Minh Ly Ngoc, Chairman.

Small Manufacturing:
CIC Agri Business (Pvt) Ltd. Sri Lanka; Mr. Keerthi B. Kotagama, Managing

Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Limited, Sri Lanka; Mr. Imal Fonseka, Managing Director.

Robot Investment Corporation, Vietnam; Mr. Nguyen Phuong Nam, President – General

Global Indian International School Singapore, Balestier Campus, Singapore;
(representing India), Mr. Atul Temurnikar, Chairman.

The awards will be presented at the 17th APQO/International Conference on Quality in
Singapore on October 17-19, 2011. For more information please visit: www.apqo.org or

This is the eleventh year of the International Asia Pacific Quality Awards Process.

About the Global Performance Excellence Award (GPEA)

The GPEA is the only formal international recognition of performance/business excellence. Since 2000, 91 organizations have received the various categories of this award. In 2010, the name of the award was changed from GPEA to reflect the evolution in the field of quality from a focus on product and services to a strategic focus encompassing overall organizational performance termed performance / organizational / business excellence.

GPEA is a strategic enabling tool for global performance excellence. It helps to strengthen the strategies and performance of organizations to succeed in the fast evolving global market place. The GPEA process promotes awareness in performance excellence as an increasingly important tool in competitiveness towards global business success and sustainability. For more information about GEPA visit www.apqo.org.

About the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO)
The APQO was founded and organized by National Quality Organizations in Asian and Pacific Rim countries including the American Society for Quality and was incorporated in the Philippines in 1985. It is a non-profit organization formed to be a primary mover for quality and continuous improvement for goods and services and quality of life in the Asia Pacific Region. APQO has several hundred National Quality Organizations (Core members), Corporate members, and Individual members. For more information about APQO visit www.apqo.org.

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