India’s leading manufacturing plants like Hyundai (Chennai), Ashok Leyland (Pantnagar) and BrahMos (Hyderabad) were awarded at The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards 2017 organised by Worldwide Media Pvt Ltd (WWM) in Chennai on May 18.
The third edition of the awards organised at Feathers – A Radha Hotel, celebrated excellence in Indian manufacturing. The ‘Machie’ trophy was conferred upon the winners in various categories such as Safety, Productivity, Machining Excellence, Digital Manufacturing, Innovation and Green Manufacturing. Taking the awards platform to the next level, three new categories namely — Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Human Resources (HR), Supply Chain Management — were introduced in this edition. Supreme Treon, Sanand plant was declared as ‘The Machinist Super Shopfloor of the Year’ in the SME segment while Ashok Leyland Ltd’s Pantnagar plant won ‘The Machinist Super Shopfloor of the Year’ in the Large Enterprises category.
Apart from rewarding best practices adopted by the shopfloors and plants, The Machinist also recognised individual contributions towards the Indian manufacturing sector. In this effort, Anshul Goel, MD, Duroshox Pvt Ltd was announced as ‘The Machinist Super Next Generation Leader 2017’ and Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries Ltd was declared as ‘The Machinist Super Entrepreneur 2017.’ The most prestigious ‘The Machinist Lifetime Achievement Award 2017’ was bestowed upon Mr. Sandeep Singh, MD, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Pvt Ltd.
On the occasion, an engaging ‘CEO Panel Discussion’ was held on the topic of ‘Can India become a Manufacturing Super Power?’ The eminent speakers in the industry threw light on the challenges and possibilities of the theory.
The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards 2017 was presented by Ace Micromatic Group and was powered by MotulTech. The other partners for the ceremony were Cutting Tool Partner — Forbes & Company Ltd (TOTEM), Talent Management Partner — DDI, Associate Partners— igus India and Tyrolit Group, Trophy Partner—EOS, and Hospitality Partner—Feathers - A Radha Hotel.