Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has won the “Best Energy Kaizen Award" for the year 2014-15 at the 25th Kaizen Conference & Competition organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). TKM’s Paint Maintenance, PES Division Group was given this recognition under the “RENOVATIVE” category for initiating an innovative energy reduction program under Total Productive Maintenance in the last financial year. 58 companies participated in the winning category this year.
On receiving the award, Mr.Raju B Ketkale, SVP Manufacturing Toyota Kirloskar Motor said “We are delighted that our thinking way and Kaizen adopted has won the top recognition in the industry. This award not only acknowledges our commitment towards the environment and society but also provides an effective measure of sharing our best practices with our peers in the business. Toyota continuously strives for improvement and development at workplace to minimize its impact on the environment. It not only includes improvement through innovative technology, but also step-by step planning and optimization of resources that results towards creating a sustainable plant and a low carbon society. We also impart similar thinking way & all our practices to our dealer & supplier partners across India”.
The award honors TKM’s world class practices and innovative ideas on parameters such as process of theme selection, clarity on problem definition, analysis and finding of the root cause, logical reasoning in developing area, countermeasure/kaizen development, sustenance plan and horizontal deployment and clarity of presentation and time management. CII 25th Kaizen Conference & Competition is a renowned platform that honors best practices and continuous improvement of processes in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, supporting business processes, and management across industry verticals. Each year, more than 80 members of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Club India present Kaizens to showcase their strong competitive and remarkable innovative ability in this global competition scenario.