Fives - the 2014 Paris region winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Prize!
On 9 September 2014, Fives was selected from a pool of 120 candidates to win the EY* Entrepreneur of the Year Prize for the Paris region.
Over the past 22 years, this annual prize has recognized "companies that drive the economy and our society, which stand out thanks to their talent and daring, and which are driven by a passion to create, grow and share."
At the awards ceremony, Mr. Sanchez summed up the rich history of Fives, a group started by an engineer-cum-entrepreneur. Mr. Sanchez also recognized employees’ massive contribution to Fives' success; individuals whose entrepreneurial spirit helps to develop machines and innovative solutions for automobile, aeronautic, logistics and cement plants, steel mills, aluminium smelters, etc. around the world.
Fives was one of the very few companies nominated in the industrial sector; the 5 other prizes were awarded to companies mainly focused on digital technology. It was an opportunity for Frédéric Sanchez to remind everyone of the importance of believing in French industry and the need to ensure that it has the resources to realize its full potential notably by focusing on innovation to build the factories and plants of tomorrow, which must embrace digital technologies.
On 13 October, Fives will be competing to win the national prize alongside 6 other regional winners before - fingers crossed - going on to the international rounds!
*EY (Ernst & Young) is one of the world leaders in the corporate services sector (auditing, consulting, tax and law, transactions).