We were very honored to have opportunity to visit Algida Ice Cream Factory in Veszprém. Under the leadership of Professor Zoltán Kovács -who is the teacher of our Logistics class- we arrived at the factory on 13th of May 2019 at the agreed time. Our Professor believes the visit will be very helpful for our better study and deeper understanding of this course. The factory is located in Veszprém on the outskirts of a similar industrial park. The slight of the factory touched me deeply. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy accompanied by rain but this did not reduce the enthusiasm for students about to enter the world-famous Algida ice cream factory. While waiting for the staff to confirm our identity and give us permission to pass, I was observed the very rigorous inspection procedures of the factory. The pay special attention for the entry and exit persons and vehicles. Upon entering the factory, we found that, unlike ideas, it is not full of crowds with people and loud machines. Instead of it was like a pleasant environment of a small forest. Under the guidance of road signs and the staff, we quickly arrived at the building where ice cream is produced.
First we went to the conference room and after a little waiting we were welcomed by the enthusiastic reception staff and the managers responsible for managing the several departments of the factory.They presented the operation of the factory in detail such as the main business model and the relevant information in transportation. Our teachers also explained and demonstrated the similarities in the Logistics class. At the end of the presentation, the manager of the safety management department introduced us some of the “golden rules” and precautions before the visit. We were divided into three groups and took turns to visit. During the waiting period, we were fortunate to have tasted different varieties of Algida ice creams.
Before we entered we had to wear masks, headgear, earplugs, goggles and disposable overshoes, and at last we had to clean and disinfect our hands which ensures that we can do the visit safely and smoothly. We visited the temporary warehouse, production workshop, packaging workshop and the office that monitors the operation of the production machine. The environment inside the factory is very clean, and the workers are also in order. It was good to see all the staff were smiling, maybe this is the magic of Algida ice cream!
The visit was very successful and we enjoyed it. We would like to thanks to Algida Ice Cream Factory and professor Zoltán Kovács can give us such an unforgettable experience!