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Leadec picks up two prestigious health and safety management awards at the first attempt


Wolverhampton/ Castle Bromwich (UK), 13 January 2020 – Leadec, a Triton Fund IV portfolio company, has been awarded by The British Safety Council with two Sword of Honour awards for 2019.

Its on-site operations at Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton and vehicle assembly plant in Castle Bromwich, where Leadec provides facility management services including cleaning and waste management, were two of 84 worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour in 2019. They are awarded to companies that demonstrate excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, Leadec first had to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme in the period August 2018 – July 2019. It must also demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that it has achieved excellence in health and safety management throughout the business – from the shopfloor to the boardroom.

Leadec undertook five-star audits at its head office in Warwick and at four Jaguar Land Rover locations, having chosen to make no preparation before the first site audit to test its management systems against the industry benchmark. They narrowly missed out on scoring five stars at that audit, and after making only minimal changes to their management systems, achieved five stars for the remaining three audits, with the first audit site awarded five stars shortly afterwards.

The Company, which renewed its existing cleaning and waste management contracts at Jaguar Land Rover’s three UK vehicle assembly plants this year, and which provides facility management services to the EMC, has recently also completed its latest three-year audit cycle of company management systems certified to the latest standards (ISO 45001, 9001 and 14001), with zero non-conformities. With these systems, Leadec can consistently implement the same standard of health and safety (and quality and environmental) management across its customer base and sectors. Among others, Leadec is also certified to IATF16949 for its assembly operations.


About Leadec

Leadec is a leading provider of technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries. The company, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, employs almost 20,000 people worldwide. In 2018, Leadec earned sales of around EUR 900 million. For more than 50 years, Leadec has been supporting major car manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and other manufacturing companies along the entire production supply chain. The service provider is based at more than 250 locations, often directly at the customers’ plants and facilities.

Leadec’s global services comprise: Engineer (consulting and engineering), Install (electrical installation, automation, disassembly and reassembly), Maintain (production equipment maintenance and technical cleaning), Support (facility management and internal logistics) as well as other local services. The services are provided either in projects or permanently on site at the customer's premises.

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About Triton

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored nine funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and health sectors. The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.

Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth.

The 42 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around €16,7 billion and around 80,800 employees.

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