Our Factory - People & Safety, Quality & Continuous Improvement

Our Factory

Huhtamaki Henderson Ltd has a history dating back to 1939 when it started as Carton Specialties.  Having been at the present manufacturing site since 1962, Huhtamaki is a well-known employer in the West Auckland area, presently employing approximately 300 people. The factory has had, and continues to have, numerous hygiene upgrades, installing air showers at the factory entrance and installing a cleanroom environment.

People & Safety

This site is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all employees, visitors and contractors.  The site has an excellent record in safety and due to our safety record is part of the Zero Accident Club, a Huhtamaki Global initiative.

Quality Assurance

ISO9001 This certification indicates Huhtamaki Henderson's commitment to internal and external customer satisfaction and to best practice decisions in every facet of the business. 

ISO14001 The Environment Management Standard.  Huhtamaki Henderson manufactures products with the aim of minimising natural resource depletion, optimising process efficiency and reducing solid waste generation. Employees are also educated and trained to develop a keen sense of environmental responsibility and accountability.

ISO 14644 Pt 1 and 3: This certification is for our clean room. It shows that the number of air particles for both the At Rest state (Class 8) and In Operation state (Class 9) are compliant. 

FSSC22000  This stand is specifically for food packaging and is obtained through certification ISO22000 Food Safety Management Systems. It replaces the old HACCP Certification and is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

OHSAS 18001: This certification indicates Huhtamaki Henderson Ltd comply to operate a health and safety management system. 

Continuous Improvement

Huhtamaki Henderson has decided that to be a world class packaging manufacturer the site has to focus on continuous improvement.  That means Huhtamaki has made a commitment to continuously improve all processes within the organisation; always looking for a quicker, safer, better, easier, leaner, simpler way of doing things. 

Lean Six Sigma  At Huhtamaki Henderson continuous improvement is achieved through Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma focusses on the customer;  improving the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects, by minimising variability in processes and by creating value and flow.