Unilever’s Lipton Jebel Ali (LJA) factory is the first manufacturing facility in the Middle East to be awarded the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) status at the Bronze level.
The LJA factory is currently the largest tea manufacturing facility in Unilever producing more than 50 million tea cups per day and nearly 20 billion tea cups a year. It exports to 63 countries including Eastern Europe and Canada, from the UAE.
The factory is now counted as one of the top tier manufacturing plants in the world.
Yasir Jamal, Unilever's Vice President of Supply Chain for the Middle East and North Africa region, said: “Three years is a commendable time frame, versus the current industry average of five years, to review and enhance all processes for Unilever’s largest tea manufacturing operation.
“We have seen remarkable results ensuring the speedy delivery of premium quality products to MENA and global markets with minimal environmental impact.”
WCM is one of the highest and most rigorous certifications that can be achieved to ensure a stringent commitment to operational efficiency, wastage reduction and creating cost efficient processes by using the latest cutting-edge technology and through workforce empowerment.