Apollo Tyres has been recognised for its best-in-class manufacturing practices at the The Economic Times India Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2010, organised in partnership with Frost & Sullivan. These awards have been instituted by The Economic Times, the largest read financial daily in India, and Frost & Sullivan, the global consulting firm, to recognise Indian manufacturing’s journey of excellence and global competitiveness.
Apollo’s manufacturing facility in Limda, in the western Indian state of Gujarat won the Gold Award in for Process Sector, in the Mega Large Category. This award is given to only one company in the category.
While Apollo’s associate company, Classic Auto Tubes Ltd, in the western state of Maharashtra, which manufactures tubes solely for Apollo Tyres, received a Gold Certificate of Merit for Process Sector, in the Medium Category.
Satish Agarwal, Chief, Corporate Manufacturing, Apollo Tyres Ltd, who received the awards on behalf of the company, said, “We have been receiving the Gold Certificate of Merit from the last 3 years, and now we would be gearing for the highest recognition of IMEA, the Platinum Award. We have already identified the areas where we need to further improve — safety & environment, customer focus, visual management and operational flexibility.”
The rationale behind the Limda plant being recognised, compared to other process industries, is its demonstrated excellent performance in parameters of scheduling system, inventory management, asset care, quality systems, innovation adaption, supply chain, layout and material handling.