Nestlé Waters’ Madison Plant Named Company “Factory of the Year”Apr 12th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Community News
Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has named its Madison plant the “Manufacturing Excellence, Factory of the Year” – the highest honor for a Nestlé Waters plant in North America. The plant was selected from among NWNA’s 26 plants throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, the Madison plant was also selected as the Lighthouse Facility for North America for the Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) program, a Nestlé worldwide initiative.
“We have always known that our employees are second to none. They can take pride in knowing their hard work is being recognized by receiving this award and being asked to lead the way with the Nestlé Continuous Excellence initiative,” said Madison Plant Manager Rob Fisher.
Among the criteria used to determine the NWNA “Manufacturing Excellence, Factory of the Year,” are safety, quality, production performance and cost effectiveness. The Madison plant leads the company in the area of Safety, currently at 28 months without a recordable accident. Additionally, February marked 3 years since the last lost time accident.
As the Lighthouse Facility for Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE), the Madison plant will host Nestlé Waters’ employees from all over the United States and Canada as they learn about NCE processes in practice at the Madison bottling plant. The core principles of NCE focus on Delighting the Consumer with a superior quality product and outstanding service, Developing a Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace through being the best in the beverage industry and Excelling in Compliance.
About Nestlé Waters North America
Central to the leadership of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is its 35-year history and single-focus on producing bottled water products. The company’s dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, efficient production, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has helped Nestlé Waters become the number one bottled water company in the U.S. Nestlé Waters sources water from approximately 50 spring sites for its six spring water brands. Our 10 full-time Natural Resource Managers, trained hydrologists, geologists and engineers monitor our spring sources and manage them for long-term sustainability. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. To learn more, visit http://www.nestlewatersnorthamerica.com/.