LAHORE, Pakistan: Tetra Pak’s packaging material factory in Lahore has received the world’s top award for manufacturing excellence, becoming the 24th factory worldwide to win the prestigious award.
Appraised by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM), the World Class Total Production Maintenance (TPM) Award is presented to facilities that have achieved outstanding levels of production quality, reliability, efficiency and environmental performance.
“This Award is a tremendous recognition for the hard work, dedication and focus of our Lahore team. The stringent assessment process covers the entire operation from the shop floor to the executive boardroom. The award can only be achieved by firms demonstrating a true company-wide commitment to production distinction” said Mr. Jorge Montero, MD Tetra Pak Pakistan. Reiterating the significance of the award, Mr. Mansoor Zaman, Factory Director Pakistan stated “This is the first factory in Pakistan to reach this level of manufacturing excellence. We are extremely proud to establish world class standards in the country which not only enhances the confidence of our customers to work with a reliable partner but also identifies the potential of our employees to match the highest level of professionalism which can exist in the world”
This is the third time in four years that a Tetra Pak facility has received this award, following the 2016 and 2018 successes of its Gornji Milanovac factory in Serbia and the Izmir Factory in Turkey.
With an annual capacity of more than 10 billion packs, the Tetra Pak Lahore factory produces 29 different packaging products. Last year, of the 6.4 billion packages produced, 22% were exported to customers in 21 Countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, with a delivery lead time of 25 Days.