Injection molder Plastek Industries received an award at Unilever’s annual Partner to Win Global Supplier Event.

Injection molder Plastek Industries received an award at Unilever’s annual Partner to Win Global Supplier Event held recently in London. The company received the “Winning Through Business Integration” recognition, which was one of twelve awards handed out that night to Unilever’s global supplier base.

The award recognizes suppliers that have displayed extraordinary achievement when integrating their operations with those of Unilever. It celebrates the way these companies have aligned in order to create value and drive growth for both businesses.

In addition, Plastek piloted the introduction of a Total Productive Manufacturing program at its main supplying site to Unilever, delivering 10% efficiency improvements. This has resulted in higher and more profitable asset use by Plastek and higher volumes for Unilever. This program is now being rolled out to other Plastek factories.

Paul Polman, Unilever’s CEO, explained: “Unilever’s suppliers are instrumental to delivering our vision of doubling the size of our company whilst reducing our overall environmental impact. This event allows us to celebrate the unique relationship we have with our suppliers and to cement our commitment to growing our businesses in a mutually beneficial and sustainable way.”

Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever, added: “This event presented us with a fantastic opportunity to recognize some outstanding examples of true excellence in our suppliers, who are leaders within their field. We are thrilled to award Plastek the ‘Winning Through Business Integration Award’ for their commitment to working with Unilever to grow our business in a mutually beneficial and sustainable way.”

Dennis Prischak, President/CEO of Plastek explained that “Plastek is very pleased to accept this award on behalf of all the employees of Plastek around the world that work hard every day to supply Unilever a reliable and cost-effective product.”