Organised by ASAPP Info Global Group, the awards recognised and felicitated winners in Mumbai on December 1, 2016.
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS FINDER (IPF) hosted the first-ever IPF Industrial Excellence Awards last month. With a 44-year legacy, IPF recognised and felicitated the ´Fastest Growing Manufacturing Companies´ as well as ´Products that Meet the Standards of Product Excellence´.
The winners for Product Excellence in various categories - Electrical and Electronic Equipment; Hydraulics and Pneumatics; Material Handling; Test and Measuring Instruments; Machine Tools; MRO and Consumables; and Special Mention - were selected based on nominations received, after careful scrutiny by an eminent jury panel including B Seshnath, Managing Director & CEO, Walvoil Fluid Power India; KP Shetty, Assistant Vice President, Wirtgen India; Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India; Ashok Bhardwaj, Director, JSW Steel; Girish VS, Executive Director, Institute of Supply Chain Management; and Dr KC Mittal, President & Head, Indian Vacuum Society & BARC. The winners for Fastest Growing Manufacturing Companies were selected based on financial performance over the past three years.
´The IPF Industrial Excellence Awards, co-located at WIN India, marks the beginning of the new thrust we are lending to the sector,´ said Pratap Padode, Managing Director, ASAPP Info Global Group. ´Micro, small and medium enterprises form the backbone of India's industrial landscape. There are 15 million units employing about 120 million people directly and indirectly. They contribute 8 per cent to the GDP and a share of 45 per cent of all manufactured output and 40 per cent of all exports.´ Speaking on the occasion, Guest of Honour RV Pandit, Founder, IPF, said, ´Forty-six years ago, while travelling for work in New York, I came across a copy of Thomas Register, a well-known US publication at a newsstand. The magazine attracted my attention as I browsed through its pages as there was no editorial of any sort but just industrial product information from cover to cover. That´s when I decided that India´s nascent industry needed a publication of this kind.´ Addressing the gathering, Chief Guest RB Gupte, Director, MSME Development Institute, said, ´IPF has now entered the realm of talent search by introducing awards in different categories.´
Delivering the keynote address, Mahesh Singhi, Founder & Managing Director, Singhi Advisors, said, ´SMEs are at the centre of the Make in India initiative of the present government and have the potential to add to the share of manufacturing sector to the GDP and employment generation exponentially.´
Winners: Product Excellence
PL Muthusekkar, Managing Director, Nord Drivesytems
Harshad Joshi, Director, Vats Filtration Technologies
Dharmesh Thakkar, Sales Head-West, Hi-Tech Robotics Systemz
Tushar Sarkar, Executive, Shalimar Seal & Tar
Naveen Anand, Proprietor, Baseline Technologies
Rhea Thakore, Director, Anantco Enterprises
Fastest Growing Manufacturing Companies
Subhash Yadav, Channel Sales Manager, Elgi Equipments
Rajesh Lawande, Executive Director, NGL Fine Chem
Anand Sharma, CFO, Acrysil
Deepak Goyal, CFO, APL Apollo Tubes
Lokesh Harjani, Director, Premco Global
Abhisehk Bansal, Director, Cupid
Kunal Malani, Head of Strategy & M&A, Motherson Sumi Systems
Kiran Patil, Director, BS
Sridharan, CEO, Vindhya Telelinks
Sam P Cherian, Chairman, Elmeasure India