TRF Recognizes Quality Circles in its Excellence Journey
Photo of members of ‘Aparajita’ Quality Circle Team with Managing Director, TRF, Mr Sudhir Deoras

April 10, 2012

At the Quality Recognition Function of TRF, ‘Aparajita’ Quality Circle was adjudged the best quality circle for their contribution in improving safety at Tanaka Machine – a machine most critical for the production of cutting plates of various sizes. The improvement initiative identified by ‘Aparajita’ and implemented successfully by them has also resulted in saving cost and time of machine and manpower. The team comprises Mr Rajinder Singh, Mr Ashok Kumar, Mr Jaspal Singh, Mr JS Singh, Ms B Mondal and Mr AK Ojha. ‘Pancsheel’ quality circle was declared first runner-up and was also recognized for best deployment. The other quality circles that were recognized in top six were ‘Pioneer’, and ‘Ashoka’ and ‘Unnati’ in the service category. The ‘Knight Riders’ team was recognized for completing maximum number of projects in a year.

TRF recognized 44 quality circle teams today and the awards were given by Chief Guest, Mr Sudhir Deoras, MD, TRF and Guest of Honour, Mr Rakeshwar Pandey, President, Tata Robins Fraser Labour Union.  During the ceremony the efforts of the members of the quality circle competition, Mr Nishit Kumar, Tata Steel and Mr Raja Bose, Mr Prem Chand Prasad and Mr Jayant Sinha were also lauded.

Mr Rakeshwar Pandey in his address said though the number of employees involved was impressive, we should strive for involvement of all employees.  Problem solving at working place and implementing improvements in work practices yield rich dividends and thus by maximum involvement of employees the Company would scale new heights of progress more easily and rapidly.

Mr Sudhir Deoras, MD emphasized that by getting involved in quality circles we can contribute towards making a progressive cultural change in the organization. He said the quality circle was an effective tool for making improvements on a continuous basis and making a permanent feature of working culture.

Earlier, Mr Mukesh Prasad, Chief, Business Excellence gave a brief summary of the quality circle movement in TRF and expressed confidence in larger number of employee participation.  Mr RK Rahi, General Secretary, TRF Labour Union proposed the vote of thanks and lauded the role of the senior leadership in the growth of  the Company. The function was attended by employees, office bearers and committee members of the Tata Robins Fraser Labour Union and senior executives of the Company, including Mr Hemnat Kharkar, Chief Operating Officer, TRF.


(Rajen Sahay)
Head, Corporate Communications
TRF Limited

TRF Ltd is a pioneer in engineering and supply of material handling equipment and systems for five decades. TRF has recently acquired Hewitt Robins Fraser Limited, UK to enhance it scale of bulk material equipment and make a more meaningful presence in both European and Indian markets and the sub-continent. It also has business interest in automotive applications. The company’s subsidiary, York Transport Equipment (Asia) Pte Limited, Singapore is engaged in the business of production and distribution of trailer undergears, with market presence in 27 countries. York Transport Equipment (Asia) Pte Ltd has four manufacturing facilities world wide, including one in India. TRF has also set up Adithya Automotive Applications Limited, an automotive applications unit under a joint venture in Lucknow. More recently, TRF acquired the Dutch Lanka Trailer (DLT) Manufacturers Limited, Sri Lanka. DLT is a world-class trailer manufacturing company and has manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, Oman and India. It exports trailers to as many as 30 countries.

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