Staff at our flagship facility in Tomaszów-Lubelski (Poland) are celebrating the news that the plant has achieved SVZ’s first TPM Excellence award. A team from Tomaszów travelled to Kyoto (Japan) recently to receive the coveted award following a four year programme of consistent improvement. This exciting event is another important milestone in SVZ’s operational excellence strategy.

TPM certification is tough to achieve but has huge value for both the companies that win it and their customers. While our business benefits from maximum operational efficiency and a safer working environment, the TPM standard means product quality is improved and even more consistent, plus our manufacturing (and therefore supply to customers) is constant and dependable.

Józef Moszyński, general manager at SVZ Tomaszów, says the award is well-deserved recognition for the efforts of the entire Poland team. “When a company decides to aim for TPM, everyone has to be on board, especially shop floor colleagues, or it just won’t work. I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved, but the hard work doesn’t end here. SVZ is all about continuous improvement and we’ll go on looking for more ways of making our business, and our products, better and better.”

SVZ’s TPM manager, Graham Tweed, is also thrilled with the news. “The implementation of TPM has been instrumental in reaching the excellent standards at our flagship plant in Tomaszów and we’re using our learnings from Poland at our other plants in Belgium, Spain and the United States. In fact, we’re hopeful SVZ Rijkevorsel (Belgium), will gain its first TPM award soon too.”

Graham Tweed, SVZ TPM Manager

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