The Production department represents the factory floor of Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited. It was in this area that the actual manufacturing process occurred. At the head of the Production department was the Production Manager who reported directly to the General Manager of the company. Production Managers included D. K. Grant (c.1979 - 1982, later General Manager).
Reporting to the Production Manager were three to four Superintendents - Azo and Phthalo Superintendents and, at various times, Dryline Superintendent, Dispersions Superintendent, Productivity Superintendent, and a Training Supervisor. The next level of the department consisted of Shift Foremen (later Shift Supervisors), who ran teams of Azo and Phthalo operators, despatch staff, etc.
Production was the largest department in PMA Ltd. For example, an organisational chart from September 1979 (PMA0852) shows 44 staff reporting to the Production Manager, representing approximately half the total PMA Ltd workforce at that time.
Production staff whose records appear in this collection include D. K. Grant, Laszlo Horvath, John H. Owens, and T. Jones.
By January 1981, Production had become the Operations department (see Provenance entry for Operations - PMA Ltd).