EKALA, Sri Lanka—Camso Group's recycling and ancillary rubber products facility in Ekala has marked three consecutive years without an accident, making it the first plant in the company to do so.
"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," Sebastien Demers, Camso's mixing division executive director, said in a statement.
The APD plant employs about 200 people, and has developed and improved fabrication and recycling processes, Camso said. The employees manage specialized equipment that requires training and regular risk assessment.
Addressing health and safety issues calls for a culture change, which the APD plant has mastered, setting the example for other Camso plants, Demers said. It relies on the employees's mindset and behavior, and developing a culture of safety as an every day 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," Demers said.
Camso, a manufacturer and distributor of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems, was acquired last year by Michelin in a $1.45 billion deal. Formerly known as Camoplast Solideal Inc., the Quebec-based company relaunched itself in 2015 as Camso and unveiled an identity campaign pitching itself as the "Road Free" company.
Today, Camso serves the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It operates in 27 countries and 24 manufacturing plants, employing more than 7,500 worldwide.