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St Helens site shortlisted for Best Factory Award

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Our St Helens site has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Best Factory Awards.
The St Helens site produces packaging for the UK and European foodservice market including caterers, restaurants and fast food outlets and is one of 14 plants to be shortlisted in the prestigious Best Factory category.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on September 26.
The awards are run by Cranfield School of Management in partnership with industry magazine Works Management and celebrates manufacturing excellence in the UK.
Chris Wright, Operations Manager at LINPAC Packaging, said: “It’s great news that we have been shortlisted for this much-respected industry award. It is testament to the hard work put in by the entire team at St Helens that we have been chosen as a finalist.”
The shortlisted sites have received a visit from the award judges and all entrants receive a benchmarking report from Cranfield School of Management comparing aspects of their plants’ performance with the average for the sector.
Professor Marek Szwejczewski, Director of the Best Factory Awards, said: "Now in its twenty-third year, the awards recognise and honour those UK manufacturers who are leading the way when it comes to continuous improvement and delivering superior results for their customers.
"This year's awards generated a high number of entries all of a very high calibre. This is very encouraging for UK manufacturing showing the sector is very much alive and thriving even in the turbulent times in which we are living."
He added: "The majority of the shortlisted companies are achieving increased sales in home and exports markets. This growth has come about due to an increased focus on their manufacturing capabilities during the recent downturn in UK manufacturing."
Besides LINPAC Packaging, other companies shortlisted for the Best Factory Award include 3M UK, Alcoa Manufacturing GB, Autoglym, Bosch Thermotechnology, Brita Water Filter Systems, City Technology, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Cummins Power Generation, Eaton Production International, Interflex Scotland, Merck Sharp &Dohme, Prism Electronics and TRW.

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