Magog, QC, August 28, 2019 – Camso announces that its Ancillary Products Division (APD), located in Ekala, Sri Lanka, achieved three years accident-free on August 23.
The anniversary is a historical milestone in health and safety at Camso, as this is the manufacturer’s first plant to reach this major achievement. Three years without accident in a plant dedicated to recycling and producing ancillary rubber products is worthy of mention in the rubber manufacturing industry, as not many plants reach such an accomplishment.
“Achieving this important milestone fills us with a lot of pride and we want to congratulate every member of the team who contributed to making it possible,” says Sébastien Demers, Mixing Division Executive Director at Camso. “Ensuring our plants are accident-free requires continuous effort. In fact, it’s an everyday challenge. We must keep up the good work, continue to generate awareness among our teams and make sure that health and safety remains a top priority.”
Founded in 2001, the APD plant employs nearly 200 people. Over the past 15 years, the team developed and improved multiple fabrication and recycling processes through innovation and new technologies. The specialized equipment managed by the employees presents particularities that require proper training and regular risk assessment.
Setting the example for other plants
To address health and safety issues, Camso believes that there needs to be a culture change. “Health and safety is not a destination, but a journey,” adds Mr Demers. “The key to success goes way beyond work equipment or workspace organization: it lies in our teams’ mindset and their behaviour. It’s about developing a culture of health and safety.” This cutlure, the APD plant masters and it is setting the example for all other Camso plants.
Camso, the Road Free company, is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees who place 100% of their effort on 11% of the global tire and track market; the off-the-road market. It operates advanced R&D centres and manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Camso is a supplier to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network.