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The Shingo Prize is the world’s highest standard for operational excellence.

The Shingo Prize is based on a complete assessment of an organization’s culture and how well it drives world-class results. Shingo examiners focus on the degree to which the Shingo Guiding Principles of the Shingo Model™ are evident in the behavior of every employee. The examiners observe behavior and determine the frequency, duration, intensity and scope of the desired principle-based behavior. They also observe the degree to which leaders focus on principles and culture, and managers focus on aligning systems to drive ideal behaviors at all levels.

This focus is unique in the world and is the most rigorous way to determine whether an organization is fundamentally improving for the long-term, or just going through the motions of another flavor-of-the-month initiative.


Organizations that receive Shingo recognition fall into three categories:

  • Shingo Prize - a worldwide recognized symbol of an organization’s successful establishment of a culture anchored on principles of enterprise excellence
  • Shingo Silver Medallion - organizations maturing on the journey with primary focus on tools and systems for improvement
  • Shingo Bronze Medallion – organizations in the earlier stages of cultural transformation with primary focus on tools for improvement

Learn more about challenging for the Shingo Prize.

Also check out the Shingo Research Award and Shingo Publication Award

Shingo Prize Recipients - Click the Company Name for Profile Sheet

2018 Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain Facility, Sligo Sligo, Ireland
2017 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Vilnius Vilnius, Lithuania
Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, Naro Fominsk Ends Naro Fominsk, Russia
2016 Boston Scientific Cork Cork, Ireland
Rexam Querétaro Querétaro, Mexico
2015 Abbott Diagnostics Longford Longford, Ireland
Envases Universales Rexam de Centroamerica, S.A. Amatitlan, Guatemala
2014 NewsUK - Newsprinters Ltd Holytown, Motherwell, UK
Barnes Aerospace OEM Strategic Business Ogden, Utah
DePuy Synthes Ireland Cork, Ireland
Abbott Vascular Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
2012 Ethicon Inc. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Rexam Beverage Can, Águas Claras Cans Águas Claras, Rio Grande do Sul/Viamão, Brazil
2011 Goodyear do Brasil Produtos de Borracha Ltda São Paulo, Brazil
US Synthetic Orem, Utah
2010 John Deere Power Products Greeneville, Tennessee
Lycoming Engines Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Silver Medallion Recipients - Click the Company Name for Profile Sheet

2017 Visteon Electronics Tunisia, Bir El Bey Plant Bir El Bey, Tunis, Tunisia
MassMutual, CFO and MMUS Operations Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
2016 Hospira Limited - a Pfizer Company Haina, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Meda Rottapharm Ltd – a Mylan company Dublin, Ireland
2015 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Sydney, Australia
2014 Rexam Beverage Can South America, Jacareí Jacareí, São Paulo, Brazil
PyMPSA Plásticos y Materias Primas Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Rexam Healthcare, Neuenburg Neuenburg am Rhein, Germany
Rexam Beverage Can, Enzesfeld Enzesfeld, Vienna, Austria
Boston Scientific, Maple Grove Maple Grove, Minnesota
Vale Europe Ltd., Clydach Refinery Clydach, Swansea, UK
2013 MEI Queretaro El Marques, Querétaro, Mexico
Pentair Water Pool and Spa Moorpark, California
Rexam Beverage Can South America, Manaus Ends Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Rexam do Brasil Ltda Extrema Can Plant Extrema, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Visteon Climate Systems India Ltd Bhiwadi, Alwar, Rajasthan, India
Visteon Electronica Mexico - Saucito Plant Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
2012 Pentair Technical Products Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Tobyhanna Army Depot, COMSEC Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Visteon Electronica Mexico - Carolinas Plant Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
2011 Autoliv (China) Steering Wheel Co., Ltd. Shanghai, China
Barnes Aerospace OEM Strategic Business Ogden, Utah
dj Orthopedics de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Lundbeck, Supply Operation & Engineering (Valby and Lumsas site) Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Remy Componentes, S. de R.L. de C.V. San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico
Rexam Beverage Can South America-Recife Ends Cabo Sto Agostinho, Cabo Sto Agostinho, Brazil
Tobyhanna Army Depot (AN/MST-T1(V)) Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
2010 Autoliv Steering Wheels Mexico AQW S. de R.L. de C.V. El Marqués, Mexico
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Lawton, Oklahoma
Hi-Tech Gears Ltd. Manesar, India

Bronze Medallion Recipients - Click the Company Name for Profile Sheet

2017 Cardinal Health, Quiroproductos de Cuauhtemoc, S. de R.L. de C.V. Quauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico
Letterkenny Army Depot, Patriot Launcher New Build Program Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Land Apparel S.A. Puerto Cortés, Honduras
2015 Lake Region Medical New Ross, Wexford, Ireland
Boston Scientific, Costa Rica El Coyol, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Carestream Health, Yokneam Yokneam, Israel
2014 Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals Italy S.p.A. Padova, Italy
Vistaprint Deer Park Australia Derrimut, Victoria, Australia
Corporation Steris Canada Québec, QC, Canada
Autoliv (China) Inflator Co., Ltd. Shanghai, China
Rexam Beverage Can South America, Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 Covidien Athlone, Ireland
Letterkenny Army Depot, Force Provider Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IOPS) Rensselaer, New York
Rexam Beverage Can South America, Cuiabá Cans Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Starkey de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
2012 Johnson Controls Lerma Plant Lerma, Mexico
Lake Region Medical Limited New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Remy Automotive Brasil Ltda. Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil
State Farm Life Insurance Company, Operations Center Bloomington, Illinois
2011 Denver Health, Community Health Services Denver, Colorado
Letterkenny Army Depot, Aviation Ground Power Unit Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Leyland Trucks Ltd. Leyland, Lancashire, UK
Rexam Plastic Packaging do Brasil Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil
US Army Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey
2010 Letterkenny Army Depot, Patriot Missile Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Tobyhanna Army Depot, AIM-9M Sidewinder Missile Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

View the recipient archive, 1988 - 2009