“Jury Meet for Machie 2018 successfully conducted in Pune”


The fourth edition of The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards has received overwhelming response from all over the country. Top manufacturing brands from the discrete industries have sent entries across ten categories and two segments (large and SMEs). In fact, nominations were pouring in till late afternoon yesterday (April 26, 2018).
These nominations were presented to a ten-member jury team in Pune today. With a combined experience of more than three hundred years, these industry captains are well respected individuals with great knowledge and expertise in the manufacturing sector. Dr. Dhananjay Kumar, MD, Thor Power, who has been an integral part of our Jury Team right from the first edition, noted that the quality of nominations has been consistently good throughout the four years. “This makes the overall experience quite enjoyable and insightful,” he said. Sham Arjunwadkar, a veteran of the foundry industry and an important member of the jury team called the Jury Meet an 'Enriching and Fruitful Experience'.
The evaluation results in determining the winners of The Machinist Super Shoopfloor Awards, who will take home the coveted Machie Trophy. The Super Jury Meet, which was conducted at ibis Vimannagar in Pune, has further reinforced the credibility and reputation of the Machie Trophy. This year, the Machie Trophy will be awarded to the winning shopfloors at a fantastic awards ceremony in Mumbai on May 31, 2018.

The ‘Presenting’ Partner for ‘The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards’ 2018 is the Ace Micromatic Group, the ‘Powered By’ Partner is MotulTech India, the ‘Cutting Tools’ Partner is Forbes & Company with brand Totem, and the ‘Associate’ Partner is Igus India. 


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Jury Team 2018 

Hemant Watve, Managing Director
WILO Mather And Platt Pumps Pvt. Ltd. 

Dr. Dhananjay Kumar, MD (Electric Vehicle)
Thor Power Corporation 

Dinesh Jagdale, Director & CEO, 
Panama Renewable Energy Group

Vikas Kadlag, Managing Director
Metalis Group India Business Unit

Ramendra Kumar Sharma, Co-Founder & MD
Daejung India

Bireshwar Mitra, Executive Director
Sharda Motor Industries Ltd.

Amit Pendse, Managing Director
Electronica Plastic Machines Ltd.

Prof. Madhu Ranjan, Emeritus Professor
College of Engineering Pune

Abhijit Janugade, Head - Production & Maintenance
Draexlmaier Manufacturing India

Sham Arjunwadkar, 
Chairman, IIF National Centre for Technical Services
Senior National Council Member of IIF