Lionel Hitchen

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In 1965, Lionel Hitchen founded a business sourcing, creating, manufacturing and supplying the finest flavour ingredients. Today, over five decades later, Lionel Hitchen is still an independent family-owned company, driven by that same passion.

Our success has seen the business grow over the years, laying down robust roots with suppliers and working closely with customers. From our manufacturing base in the UK, we now supply an extensive range of flavour ingredients to the food and beverage industries around the globe.
Our business thrives on close and long established relationships with our global suppliers, our team of talented employees and strong customer relationships based on trust, ethics and innovation.

Throughout the years we have established a reputation for developing and supplying unique and natural products of the highest quality. We provide a world class service to our valued customers through the application of our technical expertise, flexibility and tailored and bespoke product development. Our aim is excellence in customer care.

We operate from two sites in Hampshire in the UK. Our manufacturing site is in Barton Stacey and is home to all our production facilities and support services. Our Virginia Works site in Andover houses our Innovation Centre as well as Customer Services, Sales, Logistics and Warehousing.

World Class Manufacturing Programme

Our World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Continuous Improvement programme is the basis for how we work in every aspect across our whole business. We are proud that as a company, we are united in the goals we work towards, with WCM driving improvement and best practice at every step.

The WCM programme enables active involvement from every Lionel Hitchen employee, across all departments. Each and every effort is valued, so that individuals can proudly contribute to the growth and success of our company.

These innovative techniques create a culture of participation and engagement, which makes Lionel Hitchen an enjoyable place to work for everyone.

Visit Cost:

£345 plus VAT Per Person

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

World Class Manufacturing (WCM) … Lean … Lean Office … Maintenance & Engineering … Standard Work … Visual Management … Kanban … Five S … Notice Boards … Right First Time … Employee Engagement … Lean in Customer Service & Finance … Continuous Improvement

Visit agenda

09.45 Arrival & Signing In
10.00 Welcome & Introduction
10.45 Intro to WCM Programme
11.00 HR & Employee Engagement
11.15 Factory Tour Barton Stacey
12.00 Engineering Workshop
12.15 QC
12.35 Lunch
13.30 Finance (Lean Office)
13.40 Customer Service & Logistics (Lean Office)
14.10 Warehouse
14.45 Benefits of the WCM Programme
15.30 Q&A Session & Feedback
16.00 Close