ASTANA – One of the largest ketchup, tomato paste and canned vegetables producers in Kazakhstan – Tsin-Kaz – was awarded Dec. 8 the Paryz Award for Best Employee Agreement in Astana.
Each year, the Kazakh President bestows the Paryz award for social responsibility and Altyn Sapa for best quality product made in Kazakhstan.
This year some 501 enterprises vied for the Paryz award and the Almaty-based Tsin-Kaz beat out Sagiz Petroleum Kazakhstan from Aktobe to get the Best Employee Agreement Award. The company was the only winner from the sector of tomato producing companies.
There’s a reason why the company has been honoured with the trophy. Tsin-Kaz offers numerous privileges to its 130-person staff, the most notable is the 40 percent extra fee for following the terms of the agreement.
“The company has a system of motivation and reward, which is transparent so every employee would understand their functions and could make in practice a timely and adequate assessment of their work. Motivation provides high efficiency work and loyalty of employees,” said company’s General Manager Chen Qigang.
According to the company’s Managing Director Alma Mukasheva, over the 18 years of working in Kazakhstan, Tsin-Kaz achieved remarkable results in many regards thanks to the solid and prudent leadership of Chen Qigang and his management model HPFM where H stands for HR and management localisation; P – Product R&D Serialisation; F – Financial Budget Management (budget and financial management, and M stands for Marketing Network (network marketing)).
“HPFM has created the local management team and excellent technical foundation, formed a corporate culture with shared values; introduced the ‘Manufacturing Enterprise Management,’ which allows to optimise all financial flows and the control system, the well thought-out marketing allowed suppliers and distributors to establish reliable and mutually beneficial relationship,” Chen Qigang underlined.
“As a result of this work, our tomato products have a share of more than 35 percent of the total capacity of the market; our products are sold in 42 districts in Kazakhstan; the annual increase in production volumes and sales is on average 5 to 7 percent; the company is expanding the range of products – six new types of vegetable salads and soy sauce have been introduced; it is developing export capacities to Russia and Afghanistan – a tenth part of the total production and we are improving social responsibility and staff salaries,” she added.
In addition, the company signed a quality declaration according to the international Global Quality Promotion Programme and was awarded the Gold Certificate of Quality and in 2014 Tsin-Kaz won the Best Product of Kazakhstan award at the Best Product of Kazakhstan contest.
Chen Qigang also emphasised the company uses three international management systems: quality management system ISO 9001; labour protection and health safety system OHSAS 18001 and safety of food product system ISO 22000.
Tsin-Kaz personnel feels like they’re one big family, Chen Qigang assures, resolving all the challenges and issues together. The management tries to meet the demands of the staff and the employees reciprocate.