The 10th Edition of IMTMA's National Productivity Summit concluded successfully in Bengaluru on 26 November 2016. The summit showcased how improving on productivity holds the key to enhance and sustain competitiveness in the Indian manufacturing industry.
The success stories, keynotes and case studies presented demonstrated excellence in manufacturing paradigm by setting new benchmarks and helped companies gain a cutting edge in the marketplace. Six path breaking case studies presented at the summit contested for the IMTMA - ACE Micromatic Productivity Championship Awards 2016.
Brakes India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Super Auto Forge, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts, TTK Prestige and VE Commercial Vehicles were the participants.
Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts won the first prize for its presentation, "Productivity Improvement in Transmission Assembly line through Jishuken and Low Cost Automation" and won Rs. 3 lakhs cash prize.
Mahindra and Mahindra won the second prize for its presentation, "Journey towards Excellence through Technological Upgradation" and won Rs. 2 lakhs cash prize.
VE Commercial Vehicles won the third prize for its presentation, "Elimination of non-value added Cleaning Operations in Cylinder Block and Cylinder Head Manufacturing" and won Rs. 1 lakh cash prize.
Certificates of Merit were given to: Brakes India, Super Auto Forge, and TTK Prestige. Vox Populi Award was given to Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts.
The concluding keynote was presented by Mr. Shailesh Seth, Past President, IMTMA who presented on “Factories of Future” and said, "manufacturing will evolve in 2020 and beyond by embracing disruptive technologies like Internet of Things, Robotics, Big Data and 3D Printing have gained the momentum and will define the factory of the future."
Felicitating winners and concluding the summit Mr. Parakramsinh G. Jadeja President - IMTMA said, "The manufacturing industry is at cusp of revolution in India and it offers huge growth prospects for the industry as well as inclusive economic growth for India as a nation. Moving forward the key enabler and differentiator for manufacturing industry will be its highly motivated manpower that will take the industry to new heights as it adopts digital manufacturing strategies and readies itself for Industry 4.0."
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