The Union of Japanese Scientists have announced the 2006 Deming Application Prize [the broken link was removed] winners:
- Nishizawa Electric Meters Manufacturing Co., Limited (Japan)
- Sanden International PTE Limited (Singapore)
- Sanden International, Inc. (USA)
The Deming Prize for Individuals: Dr. Yoshinori Iizuka, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Japan)
The Japan Quality Medal: GC Dental Products Corp. (Japan)
Recently Thailand and India had been dominating the awards: 3 of 4 in 2005, 6 of 6 in 2004, 6 of 7 in 2003, 2 of 2 in 2002 and 3 of 4 in 2001. Prior to that trend, nearly all awardees were based in Japan. Sanden International is the third USA based organization to win: Florida Power & Light Company (1989), AT&T Power Systems (1993).
Companies are eligible for the Japan Quality Medal only after they have received a Deming Prize. An official award ceremony will take place November, 7th.