4 February 2022
Lumentum receives Thailand’s 2021 Prime Minister’s Industry Award in Productivity category
Lumentum Holdings Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which designs and makes photonics products for optical networks and lasers for industrial and consumer markets) says that Thailand’s prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has presented it with the 2021 Prime Minister’s Industry Award in the Productivity category.
The award recognizes Lumentum’s outstanding achievements in successfully integrating efficiency and effectiveness into its manufacturing processes, emphasizing continuous improvement at its Thailand facility.
Since 1981, the annual Prime Minister's Industry Award has honored outstanding enterprises – of any size within any industry – that have proven business achievements and contributions to the benefit of Thailand’s society and economy. Award winners are selected based on management capability, business performance, innovation, technology, economic and social impact, and corporate governance.
“This recognition demonstrates our ingrained culture of continuous improvement and our zero-defect mindset,” says Chris Parsons, senior VP of Asia Operations and Services at Lumentum. “We leverage Kaizen and innovation to drive efficiency through the product lifecycle, from product concept to the manufacturing processes.”
This is the second major award for Lumentum’s Thailand Navanacorn factory after being presented with the 2020 Prime Minister award for Outstanding Achievement in Quality Management. The newly developed site is the quickest ever to be recognized with this award and in its first attempt.