APS appoints new quality chief

Calvin Hankins

CALVIN Hankins has been appointed quality and improvements manager at Automated Packaging Systems.

The firm revealed he brings more than 26 years of packaging experience to the business and will use the Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) method to “streamline work, reduce waste and enhance the production of products”.

Calvin Hankins said, “Essentially, if you don’t have quality, you don’t have customers, and therefore every business should dedicate resource to assessing quality and internal processes to ensure the customer journey is as smooth as possible.

“Automated Packaging Systems recognises the importance of quality and, as a result, has invested a lot of time and money in this area. It’s great to work for such a forward-thinking business that continually explores opportunities for progression, which is highlighted by its recent ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for quality management.

“Family is at the heart of the company’s ethos and it’s motivational to know that any improvements are carried out for the greater good of the business. I look forward to maximising potential opportunities to refine our processes and engaging directly with customer requests to enhance the customer experience.”

Peter Wylie, Automated Packaging Systems managing director added, “We’re delighted to welcome Calvin to the team and we’re confident his industry experience and quality expertise will be a major asset to the team. Our customers expect products and services of the highest standard and we take quality very seriously.

“We actively work to ensure our customers have access to the most efficient, high-quality, environmentally conscious packaging products and materials available, and Calvin will play a key role in this process.”