WABCO India Limited has won the 2016 Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Excellence Award from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) for its Mahindra World City lean manufacturing facility in Chennai, India. The plant produces advanced braking and innovative control technologies, is also a world-class export hub serving major commercial vehicle manufacturers and passenger car makers globally.
“This industry-leading recognition of WABCO India’s capabilities is a powerful testament of the differentiation and maturity of WABCO’s global infrastructure. In India, where we fully leverage five world-class factories, WABCO produces frugally-engineered, high-quality and cost-effective technologies to meet local customers’ requirements and to export to commercial vehicle manufacturers in the Americas, Europe and Asia,” said Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Established in 1964 by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance, the TPM Excellence Award rigorously evaluates a company-wide commitment to sustain superlative production capabilities and world-class quality standards. The award has been instrumental in strengthening the improvement of enterprises and contributing to the development of industry by promoting the modernization of plant maintenance and the development of plant maintenance technologies.
WABCO India Vice President P Kaniappan said that at WABCO India we leverage TPM to continuously improve our productivity, product quality, cost effectiveness and work culture, which sustains WABCO India as a Center of Excellence.
WABCO India’s manufacturing sites in Ambattur, Jamshedpur, Mahindra World City, Pantnagar and Lucknow collectively possess an extensive track record of industry and customer awards for various parameters of manufacturing excellence and total quality management.
Previously, WABCO India’s factory in Ambattur won the TPM Excellence Award from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. WABCO INDIA has also been recognized as a global benchmark for implementing lean manufacturing, according to the Lean Enterprise Institute. Other multiple platinum and gold honors have been granted by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India.