In 2011, OJSC KAMAZ participated in the EFQM competition. As a result, OJSC KAMAZ’s management system was certified for compliance with EFQM requirements. The company achieved Recognized for Excellence certification at 5-star level and entered the Register of Europe’s best performing organizations, which is exceptional in the Russian automotive industry.
The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) is a not-for-profit membership established in 1987 by fourteen leading companies from Europe (Bosh, BT, Bull, Ciba-Geigy, Dassault, Electrolux, Fiat, KLM, Nestle, Olivetti, Philips, Renault, Sulzer, Volkswagen) supported by the European Commission. It was founded to develop a management tool that would increase the competitiveness of European organizations, to energize people who want to learn the fundamentals of management and establish quality awards to recognize achievements in this sphere.
In 2007, OJSC KAMAZ participated in the Russian Quality Assembly and received “The Gold Certificate of Quality”.
The Russian Quality Assembly confirmed that OJSC KAMAZ’s products comply with the world’s quality standards. The organizational committee of the Russian Quality Assembly included the representatives of the marketing and management center from Geneva, the international research center, as well as the English and Swiss certification experts.
The award was established by the Swiss company Centre for Marketing and Management (CMM), an experienced provider of quality solutions. One of the results of CMM’s activity is the International Program of Quality Promotion. The program uses the global know-how to set the general benchmark the principles of which are stated in the declaration of the International Program of Quality Promotion.
The “gold” quality certificate is given to enterprises following the principles stated in the quality declaration. This document confirms that the enterprise attains the high quality level and tries to constantly raise it, which improves its image and reputation not only in Russia, but also abroad.
OJSC KAMAZ is officially authorized to use the logo of the global program of quality promotion for marketing.
In 2004 and 2005, OJSC KAMAZ participated in the competition for the quality award of the Russian Government. As a result, OJSC KAMAZ was highly assessed by the Russian Government Quality Award Board which conferred the title “Winner of the 2004 Quality Award of the Russian Government” on the company in 2004, and a year later OJSC KAMAZ became the laureate of the quality award of the Russian Government.
The competition has been held since 1997 to determine the best companies able to offer high-quality, competitive products or services. The winner selection criteria of the competition based on the model of the prestigious European quality award offer the Russian companies an up-to-date tool of targeted development and competitiveness improvement. OJSC KAMAZ is the first automobile company of Russia which became the award-winner of this prestigious competition. It is a great achievement of our company strengthening the positions of OJSC KAMAZ as one of the leading producers of high-quality vehicles in Russia.