Award for excellence in working conditions and work safety

by Hans Diederichs

SMS group’s Indian manufacturing facility at Bhubaneswar, SMS India Pvt. Ltd., which ranks among the most advanced heavy machinery workshops in the world, has received the Manufacturing Excellence Award 2019 from German Engineering Federation VDMA.

The 8th VDMA Mechanical Engineering Summit, held on September 6, 2019 in Bangalore, India, saw the presentation of the Manufacturing Excellence Award for Working Conditions and Work Safety in the small and medium industries category to SMS group’s manufacturing workshop in Bhubaneswar, India. In a wide range of aspects − such as health and safety of employees, staff facilities, plant administration, environment, and contributions in support of the welfare of neighboring communities − the workshop was recognized as the best in class of German manufacturing companies in India.  

Operating with an integrated quality management system to ISO 9001 and 140001 (in the revised version of 2015) and ISO 450012018 (in the revised OSHAS version: 18001-2007), the workshop produces high-grade equipment components to global quality and delivery reliability standards.

With over 700 skilled staff, the workshop – in addition to the manufacturing of components – also performs extensive repair and refurbishment services for its customers, promoting the “Make in India” initiative established by the Indian government.

The VDMA award honours the company’s excellent order processing performance, which has been rated by numerous SMS group customers as outstanding. In particular, the company’s high dependability, straightforward communication channels, and excellent welding skills are definitely far beyond standard. Also in manufacturing processes involving copper or stainless steel, for example, or in build-up welding of wear-resistant special alloys including subsequent machining, the manufacturing workshop fulfils the most exacting customer requirements.

The workshop’s commitment to the continuous enhancement of its operational excellence has proved to pay off in the form of excellent working conditions and highest occupational safety standards.

Source and photo: SMS group

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