Onsite Insights visit to Worldwide Fruit
As our name implies, we are an international fruit marketing and distribution Company. We source products globally, from over 1000 growers worldwide ensuring continuity of supply 365 days of the year.
Established in January 2000, we are an award winning business supplying top quality fruit to the UK’s leading supermarkets. Specialising in apples, pears and avocados and with offices in Spalding, Lincolnshire and Whitstable, Kent, we employ 452 people and have a turnover of over £220 million per annum.
Product is sourced from top quality suppliers in the UK, New Zealand, South America, South Africa, USA and Europe. Our Packhouse at Spalding handles 4.4 million cases per annum which equates to 52.8 million packs.
We truly believe our employees are our greatest asset and are proud to have been awarded the Investors In People Gold Award, FPC Best Place to Work
Award and we have S A Partners Gold Accreditation.
Our four Company values were chosen in consultation with our people and they chose – Passion – Quality – Innovation – Together. Our Company mission is to be “Customers First Choice”. With the introduction of a coaching culture and the development of a lean production system,
continuous improvement is how we do business.
Visit in 60 seconds / Awards
Process Control…Flow…Visual Management…Strategy & Deployment…Communication Boards…Problem Solving Activities
10.00 Arrival & Welcome
10.30 Lean & CI Journey
11.00 Factory Tour (Gemba)
13.30 Overview on Ent Ex System and Annual Objectives
13.45 Ohno Circle Exercise (at the Gemba)
15.00 Q&A and Close