TRF Ladies Association Conducts Third Blood Donation Camp in 2009
368 units collected during the year

Mr PP Deshmukh, Chief, BMHS speaking on the occasion of the blood donation camp at TRF. Mr RK Rahi, General Secretary, TRF Labour Union & Mrs Maharukh Patel, Secretary, TRF Ladies Association are seen with him on dais   Members of the TRF Ladies Association
at the blood donation camp

September 9, 2009

The TRF Ladies Association, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the Company today successfully conducted the third blood donation camp on its premises. It collected 155 units of blood on this occasion. The Ladies Association had conducted a blood donation camp in March, in Jamshedpur and in April, in Kolkata this year. With this camp, the TRF Ladies Association has helped to collect 368 units of blood during 2009. The camp was conducted successfully with active support from Voluntary Blood Donors Association of Jamshedpur.

Mr PP Deshmukh, Chief Bulk Material Handling System, the chief guest on the occasion said that with each blood donation camp, the Ladies Association has been able to collect more units of blood. He hoped that soon it will be able to facilitate such camps in the TRF Group of Companies, some of which are based abroad.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr R K Rahi, General Secretary, Tata Robins Fraser Labour Union said that just as production and productivity had improved in the Company, the community welfare activities of the Company had grown in terms of scale and scope. This was manifest in the increasing number of blood donation camps and units collected.

Mrs Maharukh Patel, Secretary of the Association explained that the Ladies’ Association of TRF is a community-outreach wing of the Company. Since 2007, it has been organising two voluntary blood donation camps in Jamshedpur, each year. However, this camp was the third in the current year as it has decided to conduct camps through its Kolkata based Port and Yard Equipment Division. The Association also carries out numerous community building programmes such as literacy for children and vocational training for youth with emphasis for SC and ST section of the society, women’s empowerment through skill development, health clinics, cataract camps, etc. It plans to set up a rain water harvesting facility in the Company premises and TRF Nagar with the objective of conserving surface and roof and improving the water table in the vicinity of rain water storage facility.

TRF Ltd is a pioneer in engineering and supply of material handling equipment and systems for five decades. 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 three 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 a 51% stake in 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 in as many as 30 countries.

(Rajen Sahay)
Head, Corporate Communications
TRF Limited