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KMF Precision Sheet Metals

Newcastle-Under-Lyme, UK

KMF are the market leader in the supply of precision sheet metal solutions. We are committed to Quality, Investment and Innovation providing contract manufacturing solutions to a diverse range of industry sectors.

"The audit process, once implemented, is owned and managed by the team who are directly responsible for the control of the process. This creates much better links between process owners and quality teams who can now focus on reducing variation as opposed the watching what each other does. I personally feel that this will become a key improvement tool for KMF in years to come and will change the way we manage quality, maintenance and health and safety"

GARY SUTTON, QUALITY MANAGER

JPAO & CO LTD

London, UK

J Pao and Co Ltd is the UK market leader in the growing, processing and distribution of superior quality Beansprouts for the retail, catering and food processing sectors. Today, half a century since its foundation, J Po continues it success story. They are the largest UK grower and processor of Beansprouts. Meticulous attention to detail at everyi stage of production ensures their produce is consistently of the highest quality. With over 250 tonnes of Beansprouts being produced weekly.

"We now have instant accessibility and tractability from ‘seed to shelf’, which really saves us a lot of time and worry ahead of audits and our production team has saved an incredible 40% of its time using the Canon QMS system”"

DAVE PAO, DIRECTOR

Peter's Foods

Caerphilly, UK
Peter's Foods

Peters is a market leader supplier of savory pastry products to the retail and food service markets, so it’s fundamental to both our brands and our customers that we maintain the highest and most consistent technical standards.

"Canon QMS enables us to do just this in a robust and consistent way and it supports our working smarter strategy and offered an affordable adaptable paperless data management solution which supports Peters working market strategy. Mobile handheld devices work with Canon QMS to facilitate the electronic collation and control of any process or procedure. Its fully flexible software is capable of providing a full paperless system, data capture and reporting is generated in real time on handheld devices and shared for information or action with a pre-determined email group. It eliminates time consuming report writing and duplication therefore freeing up staff to do other things. It supports consistency in task completion and auditing standards, it reduces the risk of human error, it provides fast and effective trending and retrieval of data and essentially Canon QMS provides a visual management tool which encourages operations team engagement."

AMANDA LA ROCHE, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Morrisons Manufacturing

Manchester, UK
Morrisons Manufacturing

Applied Principles have been working closely with Morrisons Worsley, formally Simply Fresh, since 2009. During this time we have removed paperwork from various sections of the plant and ensured quality standards are maintained and are easily visible.

"The level of 'noise' about quality has risen perceptibly, from the canteen to the factory floor. The system forces everybody to be accountable and take pride in what we produce, and because the system creates a uniformity of standards across shifts, everyone is working to the same goal."

JILL TOLAN, TECHNICAL MANAGER AT MORRISONS WORSLEY

Cemblocks

Rustenburg, South Africa

Cemblocks are manufacturers of cement bricks and pavers and similar concrete products. First established in 1982 by Nic Alberts, the company today manufactures 330,000 bricks a day, which equates to 86 million bricks a year. In recent years the company has maintained a consistent year on year growth of 35%, and is now able to deliver to customers anywhere within a 400km radius of Rustenburg.

"We found that the main benefit of Principle Suite™ was how easily accessible the system is. Technicians who were unfamiliar with the electronic devices found that they were completely at home with them within a day! Our management team also found that the flexibility of the system was a huge benefit!"

NIC ALBERTS, FOUNDER OF CEMBLOCKS

Semikron

Centurion, South Africa
Semikron

Semikron is a one-stop provider of chips, discrete semi-conductors, transistor, diode and thyristor power modules, power assemblies and systems for markets. The markets that Semikron currently operate within are industrial drives, wind and solar, hybrid and electric vehicles, the rail industry and power supply systems. Semikron is the market leader in the field of diode/thyristor semiconductor modules, enjoying a 30% share of the worldwide market.

"Since the implementation of Principle Suite ™ we have reduced errors due to the task-based approach in our income and dispatch departments, as well as an increase in consistency and accountability in quality control. I am looking forward to seeing Principle Suite™ deployed in other departments."

WILLIE VAN DEN BERG, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SEMIKRON SOUTH AFRICA

Carton Brothers

Clonee, Republic of Ireland
Carton Brothers

Carton Brothers has been working closely with Applied Principles since June 2008. Carton Brothers is one of the leading producers of chicken in Ireland – best known for their Manor Farm Chicken brand. First established in 1775, the company today has a turnover of €168 million and is run by two brothers from the 8th generation of the Carton family, Justin and Vincent Carton.

"Since 2008, when we first introduced Principle Suite ™ into our business, we were very impressed by how quickly it improved quality and reduced costs. The success of the system has prompted us to roll out the system to our farm supervisors to enhance our existing processes"

JUSTIN CARTON, DIRECTOR OF CARTON BROTHERS