Select Page

Hangana grabs quality awards

Herman Volkmann, (left), Manager Strategic Planning and Decision Support at Hangana Seafood; with Cerina Bezuidenhout, Manager: HACCP at Hangana and O&L Group Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Gideon Shilongo.

Herman Volkmann, (left), Manager Strategic Planning and Decision Support at Hangana Seafood; with Cerina Bezuidenhout, Manager: HACCP at Hangana and O&L Group Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Gideon Shilongo.

Walvis Bay-based Hangana Seafood, long known for it pioneering approach to value-adding amongst fishing companies, announced it has received awards from the Namibia Standards Institution in recognition of its role as a leading fishing and fish processing company.
Hangana Seafood has been awarded the large Enterprise Quality Company of the Year Award 2013, as well as the large Enterprise Quality Product of the Year Award 2013, in the NSI Quality Awards for 2013.  Judging criteria was based on five questions and Hangana scored high in all five categories.
Herman Theron, Managing Director of Hangana Seafood said “We are extremely pleased with these two awards as they prove that quality and best control is of utmost importance in our company as we adhere to the strictest rules and regulations – even on international basis – in everything we do.”
Hangana Seafood is a hake processor and is committed to the production of high quality, safe and legally compliant products.  Theron added “Quality Assurance of our products, services and operations begins with the hiring of qualified and competent employees. Not only is our personnel trained and up to date with current procedures, we also ensure that we use the best, most cost effective and modern equipment while at the same time subscribing to the highest international standards. All these elements combined make us a great company with great people and products.”
The judging took place based on answers and proof submitted to a judging panel that evaluated the company’s performance.
The questions relate to the company’s role to improve the quality of products, services and operations, and how it benefits from these improvements. Other questions focus on new business opportunities, expansion, and growing future business.
The National Quality Awards programme derives from the Cabinet-approved National Quality Policy document of 1999. This policy strives to establish, develop and enhance a strong and fully functional national quality infrastructure in Namibia.  The aim of the quality awards programme is to recognize and appreciate industries, enterprises (including the service sector) and individuals who perform excellently on quality.  It also honours those who contribute to quality advancement in all sectors of the economy by having measurements and quality systems, procedures and processes that are in line with local, regional and international practices.

About The Author

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!