Thomas, Maintenance Manager, Ljungsbro, Sweden

Employees - Thomas

In our factory in Ljungsbro, Sweden, Thomas is working as a Maintenance Manager for our chocolate production lines. He says what is really satisfying working at Cloetta, is that you follow the raw material to finished product and all the way to the shelf in the store.

I have worked at Cloetta for almost 25 years. I started as an Operator on one of our chocolate lines. I have had several roles within the company among others the role as the Production Manager. As a Production Manager I had the overall responsibility for the employees in our chocolate hall and on two chocolate moulding lines. We have extensive chocolate skills within the company which we obviously must safeguard so one of my key tasks is to ensure continued expertise on the lines and making sure our operators always have the best skills.

Every day, I feel proud to be involved in the manufacture of our fine products and seeing other people enjoying eating our products. I am proud to represent three key chocolate lines and I hope that my employees feel comfortable with me as their leader.

I recently took on this new role as Maintenance Manager. As Maintenance Manager, I have the overall responsibility for the maintenance operations in the chocolate moulding lines. This includes nine major areas where I am responsible for the preventive maintenance, budget and ten people. Of course, it’s a big leap going from Production to Maintenance, but in my role as a leader it is the same competence and knowledge that is required.

The major challenges that I see going forward, is to make the lines I am responsible for to perform green OEE-numbers (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), eliminate waste and to work more proactively. We will have the best maintenance in all the Cloetta Group!

My favorite product has always been Center, it is very close to my heart. It was my favorite even before I joined Cloetta and I had the good fortune to start my career on the line that manufactures Center! Otherwise I eat everything we produce and there is nothing in the building that I don’t like. A new favorite is Tupla Double Layer – our most recent fantastic chocolate product!


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