Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association firmly believes that it is necessary to recognise those who have contributed to productivity improvement in Indian industries and to encourage more to emulate these pioneers. With this objective, IMTMA hosts the National Productivity Summit every year. The summit this year was recently organised at Gurgaon.
The event showcased the best productivity improvement projects in metal working industries, which have excelled in achieving superior performance through sustained productivity improvements. The two-day event witnessed around 300 participants from 102 companies. L Krishnan, President, IMTMA, presented the welcome address, where he spoke on innovative approaches to address productivity challenges, new ideas and concepts. Presentations were put up by teams from Maruti Suzuki, Honda Cars, Hitech Gears and Sartorius India Group.
During the event, Dr Saraswat, Hon’ble Member, National Institution of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, briefed on the current Indian economic scenario, the challenges and opportunities lying ahead. He then impressed upon the importance of productivity and manufacturing to the growth of the nation, in conjunction with the drive of the government on the ‘Make in India’ campaign, to equip the Indian manufacturing fraternity and scale them to greater heights in the global arena.
Leading firms such as Ashok Leyland, Bajaj Auto, Bosch, Keihinfie, Lucas TVS, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, TVS Motor and Wabco India presented their case studies on productivity practices, all of which contested for IMTMA – ACE Micromatic Productivity Championship Awards 2015 that gave away cash awards of ` 10 Lakhs.
Wabco India, TVS Motors, Bajaj Auto, Keihinfie, Lucas TVS and SKF India were adjudged the winners of the IMTMA - ACE Micromatic Productivity Championship 2015 Awards. Further, a Vox Populi award was given to TVS Motors. Also, plant visits to Hero Motocorp, Sona BLW Forging, Hitech Gears and Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India were arranged a day prior to the event.