Lumentum receives Thailand prime minister’s industry award for the second consecutive year

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Lumentum, a designer and manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products, has announced that Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has presented the firm with the prestigious 2021 Prime Minister’s Industry Award in the Productivity category.

The award recognises Lumentum’s achievements in successfully integrating efficiency and effectiveness into its manufacturing processes and emphasising continuous improvement at its Thailand facility.

“We are extremely honored by this award and are incredibly proud of the diligent and passionate team at Lumentum,” said Chris Parsons, Senior Vice President of Asia Operations and Services at Lumentum. “This recognition demonstrates our ingrained culture of continuous improvement and our zero-defect mindset. We leverage Kaizen and innovation to drive efficiency through the product lifecycle, from product concept to the manufacturing processes, and to deliver the highest quality and best-performing products that meet or exceed the needs of our customers.”

This recognition marks the second major award for Lumentum’s Thailand Navanacorn factory, following being presented with the 2020 Prime Minister award for Outstanding Achievement in Quality Management. The newly developed site made history by being the quickest ever to be recognised with this award and in its first attempt.

Since 1981, the annual Prime Minister’s Industry Award honors 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.