By carolemetcalfe

Tong appoints new Quality Manager as growth strategy progresses

Denzil Phillips joins Tong as Quality Manager

Leading UK potato and vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Tong Engineering has announced the appointment of a new Quality Manager.

Denzil Phillips has joined the company with over 30 years of experience in developing, implementing and managing quality management systems across a variety of manufacturing industry sectors. His wealth of expertise will see him overseeing the company’s customer-focussed quality management system across all departments, ensuring maximum quality and consistency throughout.

As an International leader in custom built vegetable handling solutions, Tong Engineering is committed to providing the highest quality equipment and service to customers in the UK and worldwide. The appointment of a new Quality Manager to continuously focus on developing, delivering and maintaining the company’s quality assurance programme comes as part of an exciting programme of expansion for Tong, including the building of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which is due to be fully operational mid-2020.

With extensive previous experience in overseeing quality assurance of high-end automotive and engine manufacturing processes, working with clients including JCB, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Volvo, Denzil has developed an innate and meticulous dedication to ensuring total quality management, which he will implement across the complete production process at Tong Engineering.

“We are very pleased to welcome Denzil to the team,” said Edward Tong, Managing Director at Tong Engineering. “As we continue to expand our operations, working with growers and fresh-pack companies of all sizes in our home and export markets, it is our priority to ensure utmost customer satisfaction of our advanced products and stead-fast service. By introducing a dedicated Quality Manager to develop our existing best in practice manufacturing systems, we can ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality service to our expanding customer base.”

Of his new appointment, Denzil comments; “I am delighted to join an expanding family business like Tong Engineering, where the company’s ethos demonstrates great focus on its customers and employees. These two elements combined make for a very strong basis for me to expand and develop the company’s quality management system, where every person, and every department works together to achieve the ultimate goal of unrivalled quality and reliability.”

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