On 9 November 2016 in Paris, France, Opeo* organised the ceremony for the Operational Excellence Awards at the "Encounters for Industrial Competitiveness" event. 

The Imerys Ceramics France - Provins Ball Clays site was one of the companies in contention to win the first prize. 

Provins Ball Clays passed several selection steps and reached the final stage as a result of the internal Operational Excellence programme rolled out by the Imerys group at this site since the end of 2015. 

100 industrial companies composed the deliberative assembly.
* Operational Excellence Consultants