Another STARS Award for Exceptional Achievement awarded to our Paint Manager for improving our Paint Processing
Per Pedersen receives a STARS award improves our paint shop utilisation and 20% reduction in gas usage
We are delighted to announce that a STARS award has been made to Per Pedersen for exceptional performance.
In our Paint Shop we are using standard LPG as BioMix fuel is not currently available and we have seen a 17% price increase this autumn. Looking to improve the process, Per worked with the paint provider company to reduce the temperature in the oven and slightly increased the speed of the conveyor. He also changed the working pattern for the team so we reduce wasted time during the start-up of the system. This resulted in improved Paint Shop utilisation and a 20% reduction in gas usage as well as a reduction of 50,000 litres of water annually.
Saving costs and reducing emissions is fully in line with our core beliefs ‘Respect our Planet’ and ‘Seek opportunities for improvement’.
STARS Awards are in recognition of exceptional performance only and the recipient or team will have to have demonstrated one or more of following:
- Exceptional improvements in our products and processes
- Exceeded customer expectations
- Embraced our core beliefs and provided a positive example to others
Per has fully demonstrated exceptional improvements here at Ergonomic Solutions and we congratulate him on his well-deserved award.
STARS is our development and sustainability programme, originally introduced to our team in 2008 and the inspiration comes from the award-winning work on change management of Harvard Business School’s John Kotter. Kotter’s 8-step change management theory is in a simple and fun manner explained in the fable ‘Our Iceberg is Melting’, which is a story about a penguin colony and how they are dealing with the stress and uncertainty of rapid change and can overcome this.
Per Bjerring, COO / Chief Operations Officer (pictured right) of Ergonomic Solutions presents a STARS award to Per Pedersen, our Paint Manager (pictured left)