Ardagh Glass Packaging-Poland claims Global KAIZEN Award

THE Global KAIZEN Award competition has declared Ardagh Glass Packaging (AGP)-Poland the overall winner in the 2023 international edition.

The announcement was made at a gala held in Lisbon, Portugal, with the achievement following AGP-Poland’s triumph in securing the top prize in the national leg of the competition earlier this year.

Representing AGP-Poland at the awards ceremony were Patryk Grzempa, Wyszk√≥w plant director, and Mariusz Petrow, regional continuous improvement and BSafe! manager. They gave a presentation showing the transformation AGP-Poland has undergone by introducing KAIZEN methodology into ‘virtually every area’ of the company’s operations.

Kamil Kantecki, operations director of AGP-Poland, said, “This achievement reaffirms our dedication to excellence and sets a standard for the industry.”

The Global KAIZEN Award recognised AGP-Poland for its commitment to continuous improvement. The team’s collective efforts are said to have not only embraced change but actively shaped it.

The term ‘kaizen’ derives from the Japanese language, with ‘kai’ meaning ‘change’ and ‘zen’ meaning ‘better’. The philosophy centres around continuous improvement, emphasising enhancements in processes, management, and production at every level.

Mr Kantecki added, “The journey of improvement continues, and I am excited to see where our collective efforts will take us next.”