Frost & Sullivan’s ‘India Manufacturing Excellence Awards’ (IMEA) 2016 Lauds Future Ready Factories Across The Manufacturing Industry in India

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The 13th edition of the ‘India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) 2016’ came to a spectacular close following the recognition of the best manufacturing companies in India at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. The event rounded off with the announcement of Frost & Sullivan’s association with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) for ‘India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) 2017’.

Frost & Sullivan has been engaging with companies from the grass root level, while FICCI has been actively representing industry requirements to the policy makers, with the same objective: enhancing India’s manufacturing competitive advantage. As we move forward, both organizations have partnered to drive the common agenda of propelling Manufacturing growth. Frost & Sullivan and FICCI shall be jointly hosting the “India Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

“FICCI is happy to partner with Frost & Sullivan for Indian Manufacturing Excellence Awards. FICCI has been consistently working towards improving competitiveness and productivity of Indian manufacturing sector. The sector has the potential to be the engine of growth and create job opportunities for our burgeoning workforce. These awards shall help the industry to adopt best practices in the operation excellence, reduce wastages and achieve higher levels of growth,” as stated by FICCI.

India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) was conceptualized by Frost & Sullivan with a mission “to recognize Indian Manufacturing capability and assess its global competitiveness” and has been the premier platform to identify Future Ready Factories in India.

“Manufacturing is the key driver of economic prosperity and creates more wealth than any other industry. The current challenges of low demand, increasing raw material, and labor cost require organizations to adopt advanced manufacturing practices to become efficient and remain competitive. Adoption of right technologies to take companies to next level of performance, efficiency, and quality will be crucial to sustenance,” said Mr. Nitin Kalothia, Director, Manufacturing & Process Consulting Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

With a legacy of 12 years, Frost & Sullivan’s IMEA has been one of the largest and most sought after on-site assessment and awards program in recognizing and benchmarking industries across all sectors and categories. Built on the strong foundation of the ever evolving Global Excellence Model and delivered through a robust, acclaimed, and constantly enhanced objective assessment process, IMEA is derived from global best manufacturing practices. The awards recognize the best in class innovation, success stories and stellar performances exhibited in the manufacturing industry.

Hyundai Motor India Limited – Chennai, was recognized with the “Indian manufacturer of the year award” followed by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited – Igatpuri and UltraTech Cement Limited – Vikram Cement Works winning the 1st and 2nd Runner-up positions, respectively.

This year’s Manufacturing Excellence awards were presented to 27 companies under three major categories: Indian Manufacturer of the Year Award, Future Ready Factory of the Year Award and Gold Awards.

The 2016 India Manufacturing Excellence Award Recipients are:

S. No. Award Title Company Name Facility Location Certificate of Merit (COM)
Indian Manufacturer of the Year Award
1 Indian Manufacturer of the Year Award Hyundai Motor India Limited Chennai Platinum Certificate of Merit
2 Indian Manufacturer of the Year Award – 1st Runner-up Mahindra & Mahindra Limited Igatpuri Platinum Certificate of Merit
3 Indian Manufacturer of the Year – 2nd Runner-up UltraTech Cement Limited – Vikram Cement Works Khor Platinum Certificate of Merit
Future Ready Factory of the Year Award
4 Future Ready Factory – Platinum Award | Automotive Sector, Mega Large Business Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Limited Bangalore Platinum Certificate of Merit
5 Future Ready Factory – Platinum Award | FMCG Sector, Mega Large Business ITC Limited – India Tobacco Division Pune Platinum Certificate of Merit
6 Future Ready Factory – Platinum Award | FMCG Sector, Large Business Hindustan Coca – Cola Beverages Private Limited Goblej Platinum Certificate of Merit
7 Future Ready Factory – Platinum Award | FMCG Sector, Large Business Johnson & Johnson Private Limited Baddi Platinum Certificate of Merit
8 Future Ready Factory – Platinum Award | Engineering Sector, Large Business SKF India Limited Pune Platinum Certificate of Merit
9 Future Ready Factory – Platinum Award | Engineering Sector, Medium Business Schneider Electric IT Business India Private Limited – IDF 4 and 5 Bangalore Platinum Certificate of Merit
10 Future Ready Factory – Platinum Award | FMCG Sector, Medium Business Johnson & Johnson Private Limited Mulund Platinum Certificate of Merit
Gold Awards
11 Gold Award | Automotive Sector, Mega Large Business Eicher Motors – Royal Enfield Oragadam Gold Certificate of Merit
12 Gold Award – 1st Runner-up
| Automotive Sector, Mega Large Business
Tata Motors Limited – CVBU Pune Gold Certificate of Merit
13 Gold Award | FMCG Sector, Mega Large Business ITC Limited – India Tobacco Division Munger Gold Certificate of Merit
14 Gold Award | Metal Sector, Mega Large Business Bharat Aluminium Company Limited Korba Gold Certificate of Merit
15 Gold Award | Process Sector, Mega Large Business Essar Oil Limited Vadinar Gold Certificate of Merit
16 Gold Award | Engineering Sector, Large Business L&T – MHPS Turbine Generators Private Limited Surat Gold Certificate of Merit
17 Gold Award | FMCG Sector, Large Business Hindustan Unilever Limited Khamgaon Gold Certificate of Merit
18 Gold Award – 1st Runner-up | FMCG Sector, Large Business Hindustan Unilever Limited Pondicherry Gold Certificate of Merit
19 Gold Award |Pharma Sector, Large Business Pfizer Limited Goa Gold Certificate of Merit
20 Gold Award |Pharma Sector, Large Business Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited – FTO 2 Hyderabad Gold Certificate of Merit
21 Gold Award | Process Sector, Large Business Sterlite Technologies Limited Waluj Gold Certificate of Merit
22 Gold Award | Pharma Sector, Large Business UPL Limited – Unit 3 Ankleshwar Gold Certificate of Merit
23 Gold Award |Automotive Sector, Medium Business Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Plant 2 Nashik Gold Certificate of Merit
24 Gold Award | Engineering Sector, Medium Business Schneider Electric India Private Limited Chennai Gold Certificate of Merit
25 Gold Award – 1st Runner-up| Engineering Sector, Medium Business KEC International Limited Butibori Gold Certificate of Merit
26 Gold Award | FMCG Sector, Medium Business Food Creations Private Limited Bangalore Gold Certificate of Merit
27 Gold Award | Pharma Sector, Medium Business GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited Sonepat Gold Certificate of Merit

Media partners supporting the event were Automation Connect, Cargo Connect, Construction Business Today, ECargoLog, Efficient Manufacturing, Logistics Reckoner, Manufacturing Today, and Sustainability Next.

To know more about the India Manufacturing Excellence Awards and its methodology, please log on to: www.frost.com/imea

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About FICCI

FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) is a non-government, non-profit organization and is the voice of India’s business and industry. The organization offers a platform to network and provide collaborative solutions within and across sectors. It is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers, and the international business community.