BRAMPTON, Ontario—Zochem L.L.C., one of the top manufacturers of zinc oxide, has received a Brampton Board of Trade award for its excellence in advanced manufacturing.
The "Best in Advanced Manufacturing Award" demonstrates that Zochem, which produces both zinc oxide powder and pellets and is the largest employer in Brampton, Ontario (about 25 percent of the Brampton work force), is both efficient and innovative in its operations.
Zochem "has exemplified both advanced manufacturing and innovation," the BBOT said in its May 12 recognition. "Being certified by both Health Canada and the FDA, Zochem continues to find new methods to protect the end customer in providing a safe, quality product."
Brampton Plant Manager Shahram Mehdian accepted the award on behalf of Zochem.
"This is a great achievement for Zochem, and recognition of the excellent work done by all of our employees who have made Zochem an industry leader in safety, quality and customer service," Mehdian said. "We are especially proud of the award, knowing that the four other category nominees have been industry leaders in their own fields for many decades."
The BBOT also said "Zochem's main driver of innovation is to react to the smallest undesired observation and run a trial to mitigate that observation from reoccurring."
Zochem has been in Brampton for 47 years and was founded in 1933. The company also maintains a facility in Dickson, Tenn., and supplies the rubber, chemical, electronics, agriculture, oil and gas, and other industries.