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Cheers! Leven plant is tops

Diageo officials and staff from Leven at the presentation

Diageo officials and staff from Leven at the presentation

There were celebratory drinks all round at Diageo as the Leven packaging plant became the company’s top-performing complex in the world.

Senior executives picked up the award at the Diageo Excellence in Supply Awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

Leven operations director, David Light, praised the role played by the 171-acre site’s staff in receiving the accolade.

“Everyone at Leven has contributed positively to a truly impressive performance record over the last year and to be named best plant in the world by our peers within the company is a terrific accolade to that performance,” he said.

“The volume packaged at Leven increased from 36.3 million cases in the 2013 financial year to a massive 37.5 million cases for the past year, while the amount of liquid packaged over the same period rose from 250.8 million litres to 257.2 million litres.

“Those are truly impressive figures, especially when you factor in the fact we also delivered 43 innovation projects during the year and we achieved excellent performance levels in our direct despatch service as well.”

Leven was opened in September 1973 after a two-year construction process and the site now employs around 1200 people at peak periods.

It includes 24 production lines, 11 of which are dedicated to the packaging of Diageo’s world leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Johnnie Walker, Old Parr and J&B.

The site also packages Diageo’s key gin and vodka brands, including Gordon’s Gin, Tanqueray and Smirnoff.

Diageo has invested more than £200 million in the company’s operations in Fife over the past three years and the Leven complex now packages a total of 142 Diageo brands on a 24/7 basis, to reflect the continued worldwide demand for the company’s leading brands. There were celebratory drinks all round at Diageo as the Leven packaging plant became the company’s top-performing complex in the world.

The facility, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, finished clear of other Diageo manufacturing sites around the globe to claim the prestigious internal award from the world’s biggest premium drinks company.

Senior executives picked up the award at the Diageo Excellence in Supply Awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

Leven operations director, David Light, praised the role played by the 171-acre site’s staff in receiving the accolade.

“Everyone at Leven has contributed positively to a truly impressive performance record over the last year and to be named best plant in the world by our peers within the company is a terrific accolade to that performance,” he said.

“The volume packaged at Leven increased from 36.3 million cases in the 2013 financial year to a massive 37.5 million cases for the past year, while the amount of liquid packaged over the same period rose from 250.8 million litres to 257.2 million litres.

“Those are truly impressive figures, especially when you factor in the fact we also delivered 43 innovation projects during the year and we achieved excellent performance levels in our direct despatch service as well.”

Leven was opened in September 1973 after a two-year construction process and the site now employs around 1200 people at peak periods.

It includes 24 production lines, 11 of which are dedicated to the packaging of Diageo’s world leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Johnnie Walker, Old Parr and J&B.

The site also packages Diageo’s key gin and vodka brands, including Gordon’s Gin, Tanqueray and Smirnoff.

Diageo has invested more than £200 million in the company’s operations in Fife over the past three years and the Leven complex now packages a total of 142 Diageo brands on a 24/7 basis, to reflect the continued worldwide demand for the company’s leading brands.

 

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