Coca-Cola European Partners’ Morpeth factory marks important health & safety milestone
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is marking a significant milestone at its Morpeth site today, achieving a no Lost Time Incidents (LTI) record over the past ten years. The health and safety of CCEP employees is the number one priority, so it is with great pride that the company is able to mark the excellence of its safety record in this way.
Such an achievement would not have been made possible without the ongoing commitment to safe behaviours by all employees at the Morpeth site. From rigorous safety checks to constant evaluation of potential hazards, the safety culture at Morpeth is driven by its people. CCEP recognise the importance of ensuring all staff are trained in this way and will continue to invest in equipping them with the most relevant skills.
The moment was marked with a celebration at the site for all CCEP employees based at Morpeth, along with their families. The site also has also enjoyed honoring their tenth anniversary this year, after taking over from Waters & Robson in 2008. The site has been developed in many ways over the course of the last ten years, including changing the site’s focus from carbonated drinks to bottled waters as well as the launch of SmartWater in 2014.
This forms part of the significant investment in Morpeth production capabilities that have included £14m new high speed, fully automated water-processing and bottling line in 2016 – more than doubling capability to 56,000 bottles per hour, from the previous line’s capability of 18,200 bottles per hour.
CCEP’s Morpeth site also prides itself as being a pillar in the community since arriving a decade ago, helping to run Unified Sports, an athletics competition for those with intellectual disabilities, and providing free SmartWater at Morpeth’s annual bonfire night.
Paramjeet Pahdi, Operations Director at Coca-Cola European Partners, Morpeth, said: "I am hugely proud of all the employees at Morpeth and their dedication to maintain our outstanding health and safety record. Reaching ten years with a no Lost Time Incident (LTI) record is testament to the diligence and care of the workforce at the Morpeth site. Part of this is ensuring employees have the appropriate training to keep them safe in their jobs, something CCEP continue to invest heavily in.”