Astrapak Limited’s Thermopac plant in Cape Town completed its annual BRC (British Retail Consortium) audit in January and again achieved their BRC status with AA certification.
Thermopac General Manager, Craig Matthews, commended his team for the immense amount of focus placed on maintaining hygiene and food safety as a top priority throughout the business. In particular, Matthews extended his congratulations to Yavini Iyer (Thermopac Quality Manager) and Amina Benjamin (Thermopac Document Controller), who were the key champions in driving the processes to maintain the BRC status.
“Yavini and Amina have achieved a remarkable result, particularly taking over a large staff turnover during the past few months into account,” said Matthews.
With uncompromising commitment to quality throughout the group, which emanates from senior management, Astrapak CEO Robin Moore also extended his congratulations to the team. “Well done Craig, Amina and Yavini on the fantastic job you have done in leading your team through the process. This is great news for Thermpoac in the market place and with our customers.”
Consistently achieving such high levels of accreditation for the past eight years based on the BRC Audit principles is a testament to the commitment Astrapak’s Thermopac Team have made to the Group and their customers. This achievement, said Matthews, goes a long way to keeping Astrapak active in the food markets that they’re serving. Constant attention to detail and processes focusing on maintaining internal operational improvements in hygiene and safety has allowed Thermopac to significantly reduce non-conformances and provide ultimate quality. This shows commitment to the high standard and continued improvement in operational excellence from the team.
Ensuring that Astrapak leads the market in all aspects of which quality ranks high, achieving the BRC certificate of conformity provides the Group with an internationally recognised approval offering customers and consumer peace of mind and a mark of quality and commitment.