April 28, 2008
Graham Packaging Begins European Rollout of InfinityQS Software
Major Packaging Manufacturer Implements Quality Solution Across Global Enterprise
Chantilly, VA - April 29, 2008 - InfinityQS® International, the leading provider of real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, today announced that Graham Packaging Company, L.P. is beginning its European rollout of InfinityQS quality solutions. Graham Packaging, the global leader in packaging design, sale and manufacturing, had standardized on InfinityQS SPC software in 2006 across 65 production plants, and this European implementation is the next phase of the global quality control initiative.
To kick-off the implementation, Graham has engaged InfinityQS for on-site training and consulting services in six manufacturing sites across Europe. Additional sites will be added across Europe as Graham continues to recognize true product quality and productivity improvements.
Prior to 2006, Graham Packaging had implemented individual SPC systems at plants across the globe. When the packaging manufacturer sought to establish full, seamless communication among all of its plants for an enterprise wide quality program, the company decided to implement InfinityQS software solutions, globally replacing their former ASI DataMyte/Quantum SPC system.
"When we tested the software against our previous SPC provider, InfinityQS stood out as a solution that provided full capabilities to production processes analysis as well as the scalability to expand with our global needs," said David Shan, vice president, Global Continuous Improvement and Quality for Graham Packaging. "We were looking for a solution that met our high-level of quality requirements and InfinityQS software met our expectations."
The software is currently monitoring Graham Packaging's manufacturing processes in real-time, in more than 65 plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Using sophisticated statistical analysis and alarming features, the company is able to compare quality data across lines in high-volume production environments.
"InfinityQS is working to measurably enhance the quality management for Graham Packaging's entire world-wide manufacturing enterprise," said Michael Lyle, president and CEO of InfinityQS International. "This manufacturer is responsible for the packaging of many of the high-visibility brands that consumers use everyday. It is imperative that their products meet very precise quality requirements."
About Graham Packaging
Graham Packaging, based in York, PA is a worldwide leader in the technology-based, customized blow-molded plastic containers for the branded food and beverage, household, personal care/specialty, and automotive lubricants product categories. The company produces more than 20 billion container units at 85 plants in North America, Europe, and South America, and had sales of $2.5 billion in 2007.