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Back With a Bang: The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards Announces Winners for 2022

By Anvita Pillai, @Anvitap21,

Added 17 June 2022

Nearly 32 companies were declared winners across 8 categories


An award show that has been synonymous with the manufacturing industry for the last eight years, The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards, has announced its winners for 2022. This year, the well-sought-after competition saw nominations from different sectors, including auto-component, defence, pharma, construction equipment, consumer durables, etc. 

Studded with eminent people from the state government as well as the industry, the event started with the lamp lighting ceremony. The chief guests Dr Thaawarchand Gehlot, Governor Of Karnataka; Dr Murugesh Nirani, Minister of Large and Medium Industries, Government of Karnataka; R Madhavan, CMD, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd; TK Ramesh, Managing Director, Micromatic Machine Tools; and Yatendra Kumar, Business Head, MotulTech India; inaugurated the event.

Further, Rahul Kamat, Editor – B2B Division, Worldwide Media, during his opening note, mentioned, “As a developing nation, India is taking huge strides toward the development of the manufacturing sector realising its potential to contribute toward the country’s economic growth and amount of employment it can generate.” He added, “India’s manufacturing sector is in a continual state of transformation and the era of sustainable development, manufacturers are embracing the new paradigm of green growth to create environmentally conscious industrial operations for the future.”

Mixing things up in 2022, the event began with the Editorial Choice Awards, recognising the efforts of amazing manufacturing professionals whose vision and leadership have set a benchmark for others. Following is the list of individuals/companies that were recognised at the event: 

  • The Machinist Sustainable Manufacturing Company for 2022: Alstom 
  • The Machinist Next Generation Leader 2022: Ankit Mehta, Co-Founder and CEO, Ideaforge
  • Machinist CEO of The Year 2022: Satyakam Arya, Managing Director & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
  • Business Leader Of The Year 2022: R Madhavan, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • Outstanding Contribution To The Manufacturing Industry: Dr Murugesh Nirani, Minister Of Large And Medium Industries, Government Of Karnataka

Weeding winners from chiliad nominations, the jury, chaired by Dr Pawan Goenka, Chairperson, INSPACe – Dept of Space, Government of India, along with jury members Vikas Kadlag, Managing Director, Robertshaw India; S K Sinha, COO AND Senior Vice President, Setco, Bireshwar Mitra, Former Executive Director, Sharda Motor Industries Ltd; Professor Madhu Ranjan, Emeritus Professor, College Of Engineering Pune; Hemant Watve, MD AND CEO, Wilo Mather And Platt Pumps Pvt Ltd; Ramendra Kumar Sharma, Independent Director And Consultant; Rajeev Mittal, Chief Information Officer, Endurance Technologies; Abhijit Janugade, Head – Production and Maintenance, Draexlmaier Manufacturing India and Dr Dhananjay Kumar, Emeritus Professor, College Of Engineering Pune; through an extensive six-hour brainstorming and evaluation session narrowed down 32 winners across eight categories.

The winners for The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards across Large are:

Environment, Health and Safety:

Winner: Bajaj Auto Limited, Chakan

Runner up: Royal Enfield (A Unit of Eicher Motors Ltd)

Manufacturing Excellence:

Winner: Aurobindo Pharma Limited

Runner up: GULF Oil Lubricants India Ltd


Winner: Alstom Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd 

Runner up: Varroc Engineering Limited Plant-VI, Maval Pune

Digital Manufacturing:

Winner: Hyundai Motor India Limited, Chennai 

Runner up: Alstom Transport India Limited, Sricity



Runner up: Shakti Pumps (India) Limited

Human Resource:

Winner: Alstom Transport India Limited, Sricity 

Runner up: IAC International Automotive Private Limited, Chakan

Corporate Social Responsibility:

Winner: Zydus Lifesciences Ltd 

Runner up: Tata Motors Ltd, CVBU Pune

Supply Chain Management:

Winner: Cummins Technologies India Private Limited, Dewas 

Runner up: Hyundai Motor India Limited, Chennai

Following are the winners of the Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards under the SME segment:

Environment, Health and Safety:

Winner: Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, Meghalaya Coil.

Runner up: GKN Fokker Elmo India Pvt Ltd, Chakan

Manufacturing Excellence:

Winner: Supreme Treon Pvt Ltd, Sanand Plant

Runner up: Continental Automotive Brake Systems India Pvt. Ltd


Winner: FM PBW Bearings Pvt. Ltd 

Digital Manufacturing

Winner: Kranti Industries Limited  

Runner up: Continental Automotive Components (India) Private Ltd


Winner: Omega Seiki Mobility

Runner up: Stanadyne India Pvt Ltd

Human Resource:

Winner: Supreme Nonwoven Industries Pvt Ltd, Bawal

Runner up: Continental Automotive Components (India) Private Ltd

Supply Chain Management

Winner: Supreme Treon Pvt Ltd, Sanand Plant

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