Unilever Ceytea factory wins productivity award
Unilever Sri Lanka's Ceytea factory was recognised for its
productivity practices at the 18th annual Japan-Sri Lanka Technical and
Cultural Association (JASTECA) awards recently.
Ceytea was adjudged the winner of the 5S award in the manufacturing
and engineering sector of the Taiki Akimoto 5S competition 2014 and the
Nagaaki Yamamoto Kaizen award of the Nagaaki Yamamoto Kaizen competition
at the event.
"We are delighted to be recognised at this distinguished forum. This
award is a reflection of the Ceytea team's outstanding efforts and its
steadfast commitment to the implementation of 5S and Kaizen," said
Supply Chain Director, Unilever Sri Lanka, Noman Lutfi.
"The two practices have been pivotal in helping the factory keep up
its high levels of productivity and efficiency over the years to deliver
greater business results," he said.
The Unilever Ceytea factory, formerly known as Premium Exports Ceylon
Limited (PECL), is Unilever's 'instant tea' factory in Agarapathana and
functions as a strategic unit of the Lipton Iced Tea supply chain,
supplying over 70% of the ready-to-drink volumes sourced by Pepsi Lipton