Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) announced that its Biyagama plant has been bestowed with an Award for ‘TPM Excellence by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM).
As per the audits done by JIPM, Coca-Cola’s Biyagamaplant significantly improved its Productivity, Quality, Cost, Safety, Delivery and Morale through the implementation of TPM systems and processors. It is the 7th Coca-Cola plant in South Asia to win this award.
Commenting on Coca-Cola’s achievement, Thilak Pushpakumara - CEO, Institute of Lean Management and the Founder of the Association of TPM Practitioners in Sri Lanka said “I’m proud to see a company in Sri Lanka receiving the TPM Excellence Award as it will definitely set a world class benchmark for Sri Lankan industries driving towards manufacturing excellence. The efforts of the Coca-Cola Sri Lanka team to achieve this internationally recognized award is highly appreciated.”
Commenting on the accolade, Manone Perera - Supply Chain Capability Development Manager, South West Asia - Coca Cola Bottling Investment Group, said “The Coca-Cola Company places high emphasis on quality and efficiency and the plant in Sri Lanka uses world-class technology to manufacture its products.”
There were specific factors that resulted in the TPM Excellence award for Coca-Cola . The overall plant efficiency was increased while cost reduction in manufacturing was achieved. Furthermore, the speed of the plant’s 31-year-old filler was increased by 17% through a team-based speed improvement project. Emphasis was also placed on sustainable aspects of manufacturing by reducing water and energy usage.