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Our lean management culture comes from the Japanese Continuous Improvement Process. This philosophy eliminates non-value added tasks, which we refer to as ‘wastes’. These tasks create no value for our customers or our manufacturing or business processes, and are thereby unnecessary, or ‘wastes’.

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Esselte Lean CultureWe kicked off our lean journey in 2002. Since then it has become one of our key drivers for success. Committed to Kaizen and the lean management tools, our management offers 600 Kaizen workshops annually to all parts of our organisation. Each year our senior management team, owners and more 50 managers run a week-long Kaizen workshop at one of our manufacturing sites.

The results of our company-wide lean efforts: improved productivity, sustainability and quality performance.