String of award nominations for Boston labels factory

Coveris' Lealand Way site. EMN-160831-152733001
Coveris' Lealand Way site. EMN-160831-152733001

A labels factory in Boston has received a string of nominations in a national awards scheme for the manufacturing sector.

The site in Lealand Way, operated by packaging manufacturer Coveris, has been shortlisted in five categories in The Best Factory Awards including the coveted Factory of the Year Award.

Overseen by the Cranfield School of Management, the awards scheme invites entries from UK manufacturing plants with the purpose of promoting and rewarding industrial excellence.

The Lealand Way label site is in the running for the Household and General Products Plant Award, Continuous Improvement Award, Energy and Environment Award, and Supply Chain Award, as well as the Factory of the Year Award.

The factory is a printer of self-adhesive paper and flexible labels for FMCG goods specialising in chilled foods and produce.

David Smith, supply chain excellence director (paper) at Coveris, said: “We are honoured to have been shortlisted for the Best Factory Awards. Coveris strives for supply chain excellence and the Lealand Way site in Boston is a shining example of how we have implemented the Coveris Performance System.

“The Coveris Performance System encompasses our lean manufacturing strategy and is integrated in our daily working practices and processes as we aim for continuous improvement, impacting positively on our operations, business performance and employee engagement.”

Prof Marek Szwejczewski, director of the Best Factory Awards, said: “Our 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.”

The winners will be announced at the Best Factory Awards 2016 awards ceremony at the National Motorcycle Museum and Conference Centre in Birmingham on October 14.