Announcements
May 19, 2017
Spark Ignites Young Minds

Spark Minda organized ‘Young Business Leaders Interaction’ with our GCEO Mr. Ashok Minda on Friday, 19th May, 2017 at Minda Management Services Limited, Gurgaon.

The objective behind the forum was to groom up young business leaders from varying industries through sharing of experiences for meeting challenges in establishing and running a successful family owned business with special focus on succession planning. The session was primarily a platform for sharing of experience of Mr. Ashok Minda during his journey of building Spark Minda. The session was distributed into five major phases wherein the discussion initiated with focusing on the legacy of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group (erstwhile Minda Group); major milestones of the organization; challenges and handicaps faced during implementation of growth plans; succession planning for the group followed by future expansion plans of the Group. During the discussion, the participants were also shown the famous book – 'The Magic of Thinking Big' which Mr. Minda considers his source of constant motivation. The participants were also taken through the Product Display Centre to acquaint them with our major Product categories.

The session was quite enlightening for all and some very important queries were raised by the participating members. Some of the most critical questions included deciding factors for selection of candidates, selection of companies for joint ventures and acquisitions, maintaining organization's stability during lack of important resources, arranging of financial resources and handling the organization during turbulent times, selection of the right advisor for the organization, having faith in your decisions and driving ones passion throughout these years besides other queries.

The session was attended by around 25 participants including those entrepreneurs who have recently taken over their family business and those who are in the process of transition. Apart from Mr. Ashok Minda, members from Spark Minda who contributed to this half day session included Mr. N K Taneja and Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, who shared their learning and experiences during the growth of the Group.

The event was organized by Mr. Aakash Minda & Ms. Kanika Minda along with the support of Mr. Anil Batra & Ms. Neha Bahri from Group Communication Department; Mr. Sandeep Yadav, Mr. Dipak Jha, Ms. Ankita Gupta and Ms. Shalini Sharma from HR & Admin Department; Mr. Ankush Sharma from the IT Department along with Mr. Gyanesh Sharma from the GCEO Office under the able guidance of Mr. N K Taneja and Mr. Lalitendu Samanta.

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May 09, 2017
Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited Conferred with Manufacturing Excellence Award

Our Business Group Company - Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited (MFEPL) was conferred with the Manufacturing Excellence Award by our esteemed customer Maruti Suzuki.

The award was received on 9th May, 2017 during the Vendor Conference held at Singapore.

Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, presented the award to Mr Ashok Minda, GCEO - Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group; Mr Neeraj Sharma - President, Minda Furukawa and Mr Masahiro Hasegawa - Joint President, Minda Furukawa in the presence of Mr T Miki - Senior Advisor Supply Chain of Maruti Suzuki; Mr D K Sethi - Vice President Supply Chain of Maruti Suzuki and other senior Team members of Maruti Suzuki.

Heartiest Congratulations to Team Minda Furukawa for their constant hard work and dedication. We wish you the very best for all your future endeavors!

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Apr 26, 2017
PT Minda Automotive Indonesia Receives Best Vendor Performance Award 2016

We are thrilled to announce that our Business Group Company,

PT Minda Automotive Indonesia (PT MAI) bagged the Best Vendor Performance Award, 2016 from our esteemed customer PT Suzuki Indomobil Motor, Indonesia. The award was received for the best performance in Electric & Wiring Category. The award was received on 26th April, 2017 in Jakarta City, Indonesia during the Annual Vendor Conference.

PT MAI has received the award consecutively for the third year in a row.

On behalf of the team, the award was received by Mr. Jatinder Singh, Head - SBU, PT MAI.

Many congratulations to the team for their continuous hard work and dedication.

Keep up the great work!

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Apr 08, 2017
Mr. Sanjiv Jain Bags 'Top 100 Infosec Maestros' Award, 2017

We are proud to share with you all that Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain, Group Chief Information Technology Officer (GCITO) bagged the ‘Top 100 Infosec Maestro Award, 2017'. The award was received on 8th April, 2017 at Clarks Exotica Resorts & Spa, Bangalore.

‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards is one of the best ever initiatives to inspire the innovative, talented and hard working information security professionals throughout all verticals across the nation. The ceremony was graced by the presence of eminent industry stalwarts and more than 150 renowned CISOs representing reputed organizations.

The awards were judged on the basis of:

  • Industry type
  • Organization size
  • Factors driving organization’s information security spending
  • Evaluation of information security spending
  • Security measures deployed or to be deployed
  • Size and complexity of projects undertaken/delivered
  • Security assurance

Mr. Jain was also a part of a panel discussion on The Rise & Risk of Ransomware Virus and the need of an AppSec Champion Software for the security of an organization.

Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Jain for this landmark achievement. Wishing him all the best for his future endeavours.

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Mar 31, 2017
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Inaugurates New Manufacturing Facility in Mexico

We are thrilled to announce the inauguration of our new manufacturing plant located at Queretaro Industrial Park, Mexico. The new facility Minda KTSN Plastic Solutions Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. was inaugurated on 31st March, 2017 and is a part of Minda KTSN Plastic Solutions, Germany (Minda KTSN).

The new manufacturing unit was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Muktesh K. Pardeshi - Ambassador of India in Mexico; Mr. Francisco Dominguez -Governor of Queretaro State, Mr. Ashok Minda, GCEO- Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group; Mr. Marco Tulio Chapa - Plant Manager, Minda KTSN Mexico; Mr. Jose L Aguilera - Secretary of Work; Mr. Frank Loeschmann, Spark Minda Board Member and Mr. Marco A. Del Prete- Sustentable Department Secretary. Also present at the ceremony were Mrs. Sarika Minda and Mrs. Anja Loeschmann along with the employees of Minda KTSN Mexico.

While expressing his feelings at the ceremony, Mr. Ashok Minda, Chairman & Group CEO, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group said, “Our presence in Europe goes back to 2007 when Minda KTSN Plastic Solutions was acquired to oversee the European operations. The support we have received from all the stakeholders in Europe has encouraged us to start manufacturing facility in North American Region. The new manufacturing facility at Queretaro, Mexico, marks a significant milestone in the history of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group. This investment shows the clear commitment of our Group to the expansion of our activities here in the region.”

Mr. N.K Taneja, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group said “The new facility has been set up with intent to serve our customers through our advanced technologies and services. This will also further strengthen our strategic presence as we reach out to OEs to supply quality automotive components and also offer state of art & future technological solutions to our esteemed customers in whole continent. We endeavour to give our Customers the best of our services in the future as we always have been doing.”

Mr. Vinayak Hegde, CEO, Minda KTSN said, “Minda KTSN is proud to share the moment of opening of its new manufacturing facility at Queretaro, Mexico. Queretaro today has emerged as a leading strategic commercial hub in the region, with world-class infrastructure and a highly competitive business environment. Our new facility will enable us to meet the fast-growing demand we anticipate in this region, even opening opportunities for us to export. The project has not only been completed on schedule – but also met all customer requirements. It has met the targets, using the best industry practices, in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible manner.”

The green-field plant at Mexico specializes in manufacturing of Interior automotive components such as Glove Box, I Panel Parts etc for our esteemed Customer Volkswagen Group.

The new facility at Queretaro, which is Minda KTSN's 5th unit has a total area of 8500 Sq.mtrs with manpower strength of around 130 employees. The plant has an additional 5000 sq meters space in the similar premises for further growth and is targeting annual sales of 450 Mio Pesos (USD 24 Mio) from 2017-18 onwards.

Minda KTSN Plastic Solutions, Germany produces high quality Interior products such as Glove box, I Panel Parts, Storage boxes, Cup holders, Steering column covers, Oil panel, Cylinder heads and Structure parts for VW Group, BMW, Daimler, as main customers. Minda KTSN in Europe has state of the art of Injection moulding, automated assemblies, and internal tool manufacturing facilities.

A very proud moment indeed for all of us!

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Mar 31, 2017
5th Regional (North) Quality Circle Convention & Kaizen Mela Held

The 5th Regional (North) Quality Circle Convention & Kaizen Mela was held on 31st March,2017 at Minda Corporation Limited- Noida. All the units of Spark Minda from Northern Region participated in the competition

The Lamp Lighting was done by Mr. A.K. Maheshwari, Mr. Aniruddha Kaushik and Mr. D. S Mehra. The Jury included Mr. Aniruddha Kaushik & Mr. A.K. Maheshwari.

During the Convention, the units presented their best Quality Circles & Kaizens. The 3 categories in Kaizens included Associate Kaizen, Team Kaizen & Office Kaizen.

  • Winners for QCC Awards were as follows:
    • 1st Position - PRABHAT from Minda Furukawa-Noida
    • 2nd Position - PARIVARTAN from Minda Silca- Greater Noida
    • 3rd Position - SADHBHAWANA from Minda Corporation-Noida
  • Winners for the Associate Kaizen Awards:
    • 1st Position – MCL-DCD- Greater Noida
    • 2nd Position – MFE-Bawal
    • 3rd Position – MFE-Noida
  • Winners for Team Kaizen Awards:
    • 1st Position – MFE-Noida
    • 2nd Position – MSEL-Greater Noida
    • 3rd Position – MCL-Pant Nagar
  • Office Kaizen Award Winners:
    • 1st Position – MFE-Bawal
    • 2nd Position – MFE-Noida
    • 3rd Position – MSEL- Greater Noida

Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!

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Mar 17, 2017
Minda VAST Wins 2nd Prize at ACMA - Best Practices Competition

We are happy to announce that our Business Group Company - Minda VAST Access Systems Private Limited (MVASPL) bagged the 2nd prize at ACMA Best Practices Competition held on 17th March, 2017. The Competition on ‘Best Practices & first ever 5S Competition’ was organized by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

The Best Practices section comprised of Low Cost Automation, Energy Conservation & Poka Yoke categories. Minda VAST team participated in the Low Cost Automation Category where they won the 2nd prize.

Around 60 teams in all categories participated in the Competition.

The members from the winning team included:

  • Mr. Ashish Agrawal - Paint Shop Department
  • Mr. Mahesh Katkalmbekar - Maintenance Department.
  • Mr. Subhash, Mr. Pramod and Mr. Abdul from Maintenance Department

Team Minda VAST also participated in the 5S competition where the team qualified the first round & presented their 5S Management to the Jury which was much appreciated by the participants and the program attendees.

Heartiest congratulations to team Minda VAST for their achievement. Way to go!

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Mar 11, 2017
Minda Furukawa Conferred with Best Kaizen Award

We are overwhelmed to share that our Business Group Company, Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited (MFE) was conferred with the ‘Best Kaizen Award’ by our esteemed customers - Honda Cars India.

The award was received by MFE on 11th March, 2017 during the Annual Supplier Convention of Honda Cars India for the year 2017 in New Delhi.

The award was presented by Mr. Praveen Paranjape, Director and Senior VP General and Corporate Affairs, Honda Cars India and Mr. Ashwin Kapur, President, Honda Cars Suppliers' Association to Mr. N K Taneja, Group Chief Marketing Officer and Mr. Neeraj Sharma, President, Minda Furukawa.

Heartiest Congratulations to team MFE for the great achievement and here’s wishing them luck for many more to come!

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Mar 09, 2017
SMIT at CII’s 9th Edition Conference on Automotive Research & Development Trends
Spark Minda Technical Centre (SMIT), the research wing of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group participated in the 9th Edition Conference on Automotive Research & Development Trends. This Conference was organized by the Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Center of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and was held on 9th March, 2017 at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. Spark Minda participated as associate sponsor for this event. The event served as an important platform to promote our brand image and showcase technologies to a wider audience from the automotive business fraternity in general and our customers/suppliers/business partners in particular. The Group also showcased its new technology products across its business units, at this conference.

The conference aimed at stimulating debates among the automotive business community on the current scenario of automotive R&D, challenges ahead, technologies involved and also share their expectations of the future. The conference attempted to project the future of the Indian Automotive R&D in comparison to the Global Level.

The key objectives of the conference were to serve as a platform for stakeholders from the automotive and allied industrial sectors to share their expert views on strengthening the base for automotive R&D; Develop a systematic approach to address the key gaps in the R&D domain; Understand and highlight priority areas for developing robust systems and solutions through research and innovation; Aid Indian industries in interactions with international networks for best practices, knowledge transfer, collaborative R&D, product development etc and facilitate knowledge flow by working with international organizations through bi-lateral / multilateral cooperation mechanism.

The various sessions included Safety & Integrated mobility, Sustainable Propulsion, Affordability & Competitiveness in the Automotive Sector along with detailed Panel Discussion on “Make in India – Manufacturing Capital for Emerging Markets”.

Mr. Suresh D, CEO, SMIT was also a Key Speaker and Session Chairman for the topic “Safety and Integrated Mobility” in the Automotive Sector. Prominent global speakers from leading OEMs, prominent Auto component Industries, Transport Organizations, Infrastructure Companies, Service Providers, System Integrators, State and Central Government officials, Corporate Consultants were also invited to participate and share their knowledge at this conference.

The other members from Spark Minda who participated in the Conference included Mr. Vishwas Vaidya – Director HW & Services-SMIT, Mr. V Srinivasan – Vice President- MSL, Mr. Satish E – General Manager Engg.,- MSL, Mr. Yusuf Chikodi, Manager- Product Research & Marketing- SMIT; Ms. Manisha Godse, Manager - SBU HR- MCL- SSD with support from Group Communication Department for Branding and Execution of the project. A special round of appreciation to Mr. Daniel J, Head - HR/IR SBU, Minda SAI Limited, South & Mr. Loganathan, Deputy Manager - IR, MSL -South who supported the team in the smooth execution of this event.

Spark Minda has represented at prominent National & International Forums which provided us the opportunity to showcase Spark Minda as a key contributor to the Global Automotive Component Industry. Our participation as a Sponsor at this Conference supported us to establish and strengthen our company's standing with the scientific community and maximize our brand exposure and also provided SMIT team an excellent platform to network with a wider audience and expose themselves to upcoming technologies/trends relevant to their future projects.

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Feb 02, 2017
Minda Corporation Ltd. - Die Casting Division, Pune Bags 1st Runner Up Trophy at 12th Bava Chakan Cluster Kaizen Competition

It brings us great pride to inform you that our Business Group Company – Minda Corporation Ltd. - Die Casting Division, Pune bagged the 1st Runner Up award at the 12th Bava Chakan Cluster Kaizen Competition organized by Bajaj Auto Ltd., Chakan.

The Competition was held on 2nd February, 2017 at Bajaj Auto Chakan, Pune. A total 21 teams participated in the competition from various renowned automotive organizations.

A total of 100 marks were allotted for the evaluation of Quality Circle following which, the organizations scoring the highest marks were awarded.

During the award ceremony, the jury also appreciated the efforts of all participating teams with special recognition to all the winners.

The members of the participating team included:

  • Mr. Sachin Kale – Coordinator Improvement Cell
  • Mr. Mangesh Gadekar – New Product Development
  • Mr. Anil Patil –Gravity Die Casting team
  • Mr. Shankar Ade- Gravity Die Casting team
  • Mr. Sandip Gunjal –Gravity Die Casting team
  • Mr. Rajendra Shende -Gravity Die Casting team
  • Mr. Vinayak Bhuse - Quality Analysis team

Special note of appreciation to Mr. M. J. Vibhandik, Mr. Ganesh Kulkarni & Mr. Raju Mathai who guided & Supported team in the execution of this project.

Heartiest congratulation to MCL- DCD, Pune team for their efforts and achievements.

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Jan 18, 2017
Blanket Distribution Activity at Earth Saviours Foundation

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire. This is how we all visualize the winters. But, winter comes back very hard to the underprivileged that too old aged people who are deprived of shelter, love and affection by their families.

On 18th January, 2017 Spark Minda Foundation took a step forward and distributed 400 blankets which would help less privileged people to fight the chilling winter and get some peaceful sleep at night.

The distribution activity was done at The Earth Saviours Foundation which is located in Bandhwadi Village, Gurgaon. Some of the ongoing missions of Earth Saviours Foundation are: Old age home to look after homeless - abandoned senior citizens, Rescue center to look after mentally disabled people, Nari Niketan shelter to look after deprived females, etc.

The event was enthusiastically participated by the Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group employees and some volunteers from SOIL.

Few people whom we got chance to interact, told us their story and expressed their happiness while receiving the blankets. It gives immense pleasure and satisfaction that we were able to spread love and warmth for these underprivileged people.

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Jan 14, 2017
Mr. Vikas Sajwan Bags Ist Runner Up Award at 2nd ACMA Indoor Games Competition

We are immensely elated to share with you that Mr. Vikas Sajwan, Deputy Manager - Corporate IT, Minda SAI Limited - Greater Noida bagged the Ist runner up award for Carrom in Men’s Singles Category at the 2nd ACMA Indoor Games Competition. The competition was held on 14th January, 2017 in Gurgaon.

The event was organized by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), New Delhi.

A total of 11 teams from other renowned organizations comprising 22 employees participated in this event.

Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Sajwan for his victory.

You made us proud!

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Jan 12, 2017
Minda Corporation Limited – Die Casting Division, Pune Wins ‘2nd BAVA Association Volleyball Tournament’

We are immensely elated to share with you all that our Business Group Company – Minda Corporation Limited, Die Casting Division- Pune won the Final round of 2nd BAVA- Volleyball Tournament to bag the Winner Trophy at the Championship. The competition was organized by Bajaj Auto Ltd. - Chakan Cluster between 12th - 13th January, 2017.

A total of 14 renowned organizations participated in this event including Varroc Group, Endurance Group, Flash Electronics, Badve Group, Advik Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd., Ven-Tech Pvt. Ltd., JBM Group, Roof Polymer and the like.

MCL- DCD - Pune defeated Ven-Tech Pvt. Ltd. in the final round by 25/17 & 25/15 scores and Bajaj Auto by 25/7, 25/20 scores to win the Mega finals of the Championship.

Senior members present during the award ceremony included Mr. Rajendra Pise – Sr. Vice President, Bajaj Auto Ltd.; Mr. S M Kulkarni, Plant Head, Bajaj Auto Ltd.;

Mr. Aditya Bharti, Chairman, BAVA Association and Mr. Sanjay Chopda, Vice Chairman, BAVA Association. From Spark Minda, members present at the ceremony included Mr. M J Vibhandik - SBU Head, MCL- DCD, Mr. Siddesh Nanaware - Deputy Manager, HR & Admin, MCL- DCD and the participating team.

Heartiest congratulations on the victory and wishing the team all the luck for their future endeavours.

Way to Go...!

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Dec 16, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited Bags Technology Innovation of the Year Award

We are proud to announce that our Business Group Company - Minda Corporation Limited (MCL) bagged the Technology Innovation of the Year Award under Supplier Category at the Indian Automotive Technology and Innovation Awards (IATIA), 2016. The award was received for Magnetic Key Shutter Module for 2 Wheeler Ignition Switches on 16th December, 2016 at The Grand, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

The Competition was organized by the renowned publication - Auto Tech Review. The core award categories included Engines, Transmissions, Safety, Convenience, Environment and Technology Innovation.

The award applications were screened by their Validation Partner, Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and external jury members which included eminent, well-respected industry professionals like Mr. Shrikant R. Marathe - Ex-Director, Automotive Research Association of India; Dr. RK Malhotra - President, SAEINDIA and Director General, Petroleum Federation of India; Dr. Arun Jaura - European Advisory Council - SAE International; Mr. Sajid Mubashir - Scientist G, DHI-DST Technology Platform for Electric Mobility, Govt of India and Mr. Indeep Madan - Managing Director, VCA India.

The aim was to recognize and award innovative new automotive technologies that made a difference and had the potential to make a significant positive impact.

The award was received by Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal- President, MCL- Security Systems Division;

Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma - Associate Vice President, Corporate Engineering, Security Division;

Mr. Vikram Puri – General Manager, Corp. New Technology, Security Division and Mr. Deepak Goswami - Assistant Manager, Corp. New Technology, Security Division.

The prestigious award had winners such as Bosch Ltd. and ZF Steering Gear India Ltd. in its 2015 edition. This year, besides Minda Corporation Limited, other eminent companies that won accolades were Renault India, Hyundai Motors, HMSI, Ducati, Nissan, Maruti Suzuki & INA Bearings. Many congratulations to Team MCL for adding yet another feather to Spark Minda cap! Way to Go...!

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Dec 16, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited - Noida, Pune & Pantnagar Bag Excellence & Par Excellence Awards at National Convention of Quality Concepts, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we would like to inform you, that Minda Corporation Limited - Noida, Pune & Pantnagar bagged the Excellence and Par- Excellence Awards at the National Convention on Quality Concept (NCQC), 2016.

The awards were received at national level and MCL- Noida has further been nominated at the International Level Convention (ICQCC-2017). A total of 6 teams from MCL-SSD participated in this Convention held between 16th -19th December, 2016 at Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology, Raipur.

More than 180 teams from big and small size organizations participated in this event. Some of the prominent companies which were a part of this quality convention included Exide Industries Ltd., BHEL, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., NTPC, Jindal Stainless Steel, Tata Steel, MSIEL, NALCO Angul, JCB India, TVS Tyres and more.

Prior to this, MCS-SSD participated in Chapter Convention on Quality Concepts on 31st October, 2016 where the teams Quality Circle & Quality Culture Vendor Quality won the ‘Gold’ Award.

Heartiest congratulations to MCL- SSD team and wishing them the very best for the upcoming international level forum. We hope they do us proud and come out with flying colours…!

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Dec 16, 2016
Minda SAI Limited - Greater Noida Bags ‘Par Excellence’ Award at National Convention of Quality Concepts, 2016

We are proud to announce that Minda SAI Limited - Greater Noida bagged the ‘Par Excellence’ Award at the 30th National Convention on Quality Concept (NCQC) held between 16th to 19th December, 2016 at Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology, Raipur.

‘Daksh’ Quality Circle from Minda SAI Limited - Greater Noida participated in the competition and won the Par Excellence Award.

The event was organized by the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) - Bhillai Chapter, Raipur - Chhatisgarh. The theme of this Convention was ‘People’s Participation & Passion - The Pathway to Overall Excellence’.

More than 1200 teams from renowned organizations including NTPC, JCB India, Exide Industries, Tata Steel, TVS, Ashahi India Glass, Subros, Tefe and the like participated in this competition.

The award was presented by Mr. Yogesh Shashtri, Jury Member of QCFI.

Heartiest congratulations to the MSL- GN team. Keep up the great work!

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Dec 15, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited - Security Systems Division Bags National Award for Supply Chain & Logistics Excellence

We are proud to announce that the Supply Chain & Sourcing Team of Minda Corporation Limited - Security Systems Division (MCL- SSD) was recently conferred with the prestigious ‘CII SCALE Awards (CII Supply Chain & Logistics Excellence) held between 15th-16th December, 2016 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. MCL- SSD secured Exemplary Position under Auto & Ancillary Product Category.

From Spark Minda, Mr. Bhaskar Kumar, General Manager - Corporate Sourcing, MCL- SSD received the award.

One of the most prestigious awards of the industry, these awards were initiated under the support and guidance of CII with Ernst & Young and Express Industry Council of India as their knowledge partners.

The process included complex stages of sharing of relevant documents, feedback forms and process scrutinies at various levels by the Jury panel. Amongst the many number of applicants under this category, MCL- SSD was shortlisted for the final round of presentation and Quality Analysis by the Jury. Once this process was completed and MCL -SSD qualified through each stage, the final award was announced.

Heartiest congratulations to MCL-SSD team for such an outstanding performance. You have made Team Spark Minda proud!

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Dec 03, 2016
Minda VAST Access Systems Private Limited Bags Gold Award at Quality Circle Forum of India

With immense pride, we would like to inform you, that our Business Group Company, Minda VAST Access Systems Private Limited (MVASPL) bagged the Gold Award at Quality Improvement Success Story Competition organized by Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) - Pune Chapter. The award was received on 3rd December, 2016 at Quality Excellence Center – Pune.

A total of 35 teams including big OEM's like Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, JCB & other companies like Lumax Automotives, SMR Auto also participated.

Team Pragati included the following members:

Mr. Prakash Sonare - Coordinator - Improvement Cell

Mr. Ravindra Fursule - Facilitator - Assembly Team

Mr. Rajesh Rao - Assembly - Team Leader

Mr. Rahul Raghav - Assembly Team

Ms. Abhilasha Patil - Assembly Team

Ms. Rupali Varpe - Assembly Team

Heartiest congratulations to the team. Way to go!

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Dec 02, 2016
Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited Wins Award for New Development at Escorts Agri Machinery Partners Meet – 2016

We are happy to share that our Business Group Company - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited (MSIL) won the award for New Development in the ‘Development Category’ at the Escorts Agri Machinery Partners Meet – 2016 held on 2nd December, 2016 at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Faridabad.

This forum is organized every year by Escorts Agri Machinery with the objective of sharing their previous year sales achievements and discussing their targets for the coming year. In order to keep their partners motivated, vendors with a good performance record during the previous year are recognized with a performance award.

MSIL bagged the award for developing an Electronic Cluster for their USA Export Models in a record breaking time of 12 weeks with major development of PCB.

Amongst the participating team members from Spark Minda, Minda SAI Limited was represented by Mr. Sanjeev Saxena and Mr. Sanjoy Dhar; Minda Autoelectrik Limited was represented by Mr. Guruprit Singh and Mr. Manoj while MSIL was represented by Mr. N K Modi and Mr. Sudhir Khurana. Apart from our Group members, there were approximately 300 vendors from other automotive companies who participated in the Escorts Partners meet.

The award was presented by Mr. Shailendra Agrawal, COO - Escorts Agri Machinery; Mr. Ravi Menon, CEO - Escorts Agri Machinery & Mr. Rajneesh Agarwal, Head - KMC, (R & D) to Mr. N K Modi, Managing Director - MSIL & Mr. Sudhir Khurana - Group Leader, Marketing - MSIL.

Heartiest congratulations to team MSIL for their efforts and wishing them the very best for future endeavours.

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Dec 02, 2016
Mr. Manish Sharma Bags IT Next CIO Award, 2016

We are happy to share that Mr. Manish Sharma, Head - IT, Minda Automotive Solutions Limited bagged the IT Next CIO Award, 2016. The award was received on 2nd December, 2016 at Hyatt Regency, Pune.

The CIO Award is one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the field of Information Technology because of its rigorous selection process and transparency. The award is given by 9.9 Media in association with various partners like Arkadin, Sifi, CtrlS, Nutanix, F5 and the like.

A total of 3902 IT Heads from various Governments., Government Undertakings and Private and Public Organizations applied for this award.

The selection process consisted of Referee and Supervisor's Feedback, Personality Tests, Managerial Tests, Workplace Competencies, Personality Profile Management Style and Management Profile Tests in addition to 2 Scenario Tests and 2 Personal Interviews conducted by a panel of 49 jury members.

Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Sharma and wishing him the very best for his future endeavors.

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Dec 02, 2016
Minda SAI Limited - Kakkalur Bags CII 5S Excellence Award

It gives us immense pleasure in sharing that our Business Group Company - Minda SAI Limited - Kakkalur bagged the CII 5S Excellence Award. The award was received during the 9th National Competitiveness & Cluster Summit held on 2nd December, 2016 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The CII 5S Awards were initiated in the year 2005 to recognize the efforts of large, medium and small scale industries in the area of 5S. The award theme had its genesis partly motivated by Prime Minister - Mr. Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative including Zero Defect, Zero Effect and basis the premise that clusters are a means of growth & transformation.

Minda SAI Limited - Kakkalur competed with more than 60 Small Scale Industry organizations to bag the ‘first’ place in this competition.

From MSL- KK, detailed presentations were given by Mr. G Arun, Deputy General Manager - Production & Mr. M Sivakumar, Deputy Manager - Improvement Cell on 5S covering the best practices followed at Spark Minda. Further to this, the award was presented to our team.

Heartiest congratulations to MSL- Kakkalur for their fantastic effort. Wishing them many more success to come!

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Nov 23, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited - Security Systems Division Bags Multiple Awards at CII - BE Star Awards Ceremony

With great happiness and pride, we would like to inform you that Minda Corporation Limited - SSD - Noida, Pune and Pantnagar bagged multiple awards at CII - BE Star Awards during the CII National Quality Summit, 2016 held on 23rd and 24th November, 2016 at Hotel Sheraton Grand, Bengaluru.

While Minda Corporation Limited - SSD - Noida bagged ‘Leader’ Award in Operational Excellence Category, Minda Corporation Limited - SSD - Pune and Pantnagar won the ‘Emerging Leader’ and ‘Leader’ Awards in People Management and Customer Management categories respectively.

The awards were presented by Mr. N Kumar, Chairman - CII Institute of Quality and Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur, Chairman and MD Export – Import Bank of India. From Spark Minda, the award was received by Mr. Sumit Doseja, Mr. Partha Sarathi Das, Mr. Surajit Mukhopadhyay, Mr. Neeraj Sharma & Mr. J K Yadav.

There were three categories of awards - Leader, Emerging Leader & Promising Practitioner. The objective behind these awards is to recognize organizations for Excellence in People, Customer & Operations Management with high maturity practices in their organization.

The panel of CII assessors had visited MCL- Noida, Pune and Pantnagar between the months of September - October, 2016 and accessed all the departments during these site visits. Based on the performance of various departments and their interactions with the heads of various departments, the applications were submitted to the jury. Post a thorough evaluation of all the entries, the awards were presented.

Following were the stages of the application process:

  • All Participants crossing the threshold scores (decided by CII- Institute of Quality) were eligible for the recognitions.
  • Organizations scoring 1st, 2nd & 3rd positions were recognized as ‘Leader’, ‘Emerging Leader’ & ‘Promising Practitioners’ in their respective categories .

Heartiest congratulations to Team MCL- SSD. We are proud of you!

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Nov 17, 2016
Spark Minda Foundation Bags Award for Top Community Care Companies in Asia

It is a moment of immense honour for us to share that Spark Minda Foundation (SMF) has bagged the Award for Top Community Care Companies in Asia. The award was received by Mrs. Sarika Minda, Chairperson - Spark Minda Foundation, at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES), 2016 held at Hotel Shangri-La, Singapore on 17th November, 2016.

Spark Minda Foundation won the award under Community Care category for working in the verticals of Education, Livelihood Promotion, Community Healthcare & Infrastructure, Environment & Resource Protection and Care for Persons with Disability. The project assessed under the Community Care Category was Saksham - Care for Persons with Disability.

Spark Minda Foundation is a section 8 Company under Companies Act 2013, Government of India established in December, 2014 to implement the Corporate Social Responsibility projects of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group.

The organizer of this award is MORS Group whose objective is to bring Asia’s business aspirations and success stories to the world stage through knowledge sharing, recognition and research. After a 3 month long due diligence at the plant premises of our Business Group Company - PTMAI, the organizing committee testified SMF as a worthy recipient of the title holding the regional benchmark of this award.

A total of 44 out of 187 companies were awarded under various categories. The expert panel and the jury for the award included Mr. Hemant K Batra, Mahatma Gandhi Seva Mandal winner; Mr. Andrew Brayant, author of the renowned book - Self Leadership; Mr. James John Ku, Harward Graduate and FDI consultant; Dr. Jayanti Desan, University of Malaysia; Ms. Su-yen Wong, CEO - Human Capital Leadership Institute, USA and Ms. Shanggari B, CEO- MORS Group, Kuala Lumpur.

Besides Spark Minda Foundation, ING Bank Singapore, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, TCS, Vedanta, BMW, Singtel, Loreal, Bentley, Samsung and many renowned organizations also won awards under various other categories.

The ACES Awards seek to offer an ideal platform for leaders to take pride of the leadership excellence, to learn, to build connections and exchange new ideas while MORS Group continues to showcase Asia's best practices for sustainable growth.

Heartiest congratulations to the team for their hard work!

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Nov 04, 2016
Lock Body Assembly Unit Under Business Integrated CSR Inaugurated at Aurangabad Central Prison

We are happy to announce that Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has set-up a new facility inside Aurangabad Central Prison, Maharashtra. The unit will manufacture automotive lock parts within the premises of jail.

The inauguration of the unit was held at Aurangabad Central Prison on 4th November, 2016. The ceremony commenced with unveiling of the foundation stone followed by ribbon cutting of the inventory area by Chief Guest - Mr. Rajendra Dhamle - DIG, Aurangabad Central Prison & Mrs. Sarika Minda, Chairperson - Spark Minda Foundation. This was followed by a tour of the inventory where Mr. Sachin Patil, Head - Operations, MCL - Aurangabad guided all the guests to understand the machinery and manufacturing processes. After this,Mr. R R More - Superintendent of Police gave a welcome address for all followed by a detailed presentation on this initiative by Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, GCHRO. After Mr. Samanta’s presentation, Mrs. Sarika Minda addressed the gathering. Mrs. Minda thanked all the inmates and the guests from Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL), without whose support this project would not have been possible.

Mr. Sudhir Kashyap, CEO, MCL - SSD also shared his words of wisdom with all the inmates and spoke of expanding this unit by engaging more inmates very soon. Mr. Mohite & Mr. Kulkarni from BAL also addressed those who were present and expressed their happiness on being a part of this noble initiative. Towards the end of the program, Mr. Rajendra Dhamle, DIG addressed all the women inmates and encouraged them for putting in their best and making the most of this lucrative opportunity. His enthusiasm and confidence on the inmates instilled a level of confidence and added a lot of motivation to all those present at the gathering.

This activity initiated in collaboration with Aurangabad Central Prison Authority, Maharashtra and aims to impart skills and provide employment to women jail inmates of Aurangabad. The product thus manufactured (Lock Body Assembly Unit) will be used in the final product to be made in our company at Pune and will be supplied to our 'Principal' customer Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL). In this regard, an MOU was signed between Aurangabad Central Prison and Minda Corporation Ltd (Security Systems Division) on July 27, 2016.

Under this project, MCL has been allocated 500 Sq. feet of space within the jail premises and this area will be used for all the activities related to manufacturing, production, testing, inspection, storage of finished goods and dispatch. The facility will be run by jail convicts under the supervision of Minda Corporation Ltd., Security and System Division. At the new facility in Aurangabad, Spark Minda will be conducting the induction training program for the jail inmates who will be working in the facility. Further, they will have to go through on-job training and will work under the supervision of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group representative for a given period of time. These training sessions will help inmates in understanding the minute details of production and manufacturing. With these trainings, inmates will be also given a special training certificate which will help them to work and earn outside the jail authority after their jail term ends.

To ensure the discipline of Jail, the raw material entry and the dispatch of finished product has been kept under our Group’s control for smooth execution of work. To facilitate this entire process, few employees are fully deployed at the Jail; thus smoothing up the complete coordination and assuring Quality process. The management team will also visit this unit on a frequent basis to ensure the system & policy deployment in accordance with the company's requirement.

In the past, similar initiatives have been taken up by our Group through similar ventures at Tihar Jail, New Delhi in 2014, Yerwada Jail, Pune in 2015, and another one at Dresden Jail, Germany since 2005.

Apart from the guests, those present at the event included Mr. M K Pajan, Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, Mr. Sumit Doseja, Mr. Arvind Gupta, Mr. P S Das, Mr. Sachin Patil, Mr. Amol Pagare, Ms. Pallavi Hatwal, Mr. Abhijit Bhalerao, Ms. Neha Bahri and others from MCL- Aurangabad & Pune team.

Heartiest congratulations to the team and wishing them the best for the new operations. Hope you continue to make us proud.

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Nov 04, 2016
Lock Body Assembly Unit Under Business Integrated CSR Inaugurated at Aurangabad Central Prison

We are happy to announce that Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has set-up a new facility inside Aurangabad Central Prison, Maharashtra. The unit will manufacture automotive lock parts within the premises of jail.

The inauguration of the unit was held at Aurangabad Central Prison on 4th November, 2016. The ceremony commenced with unveiling of the foundation stone followed by ribbon cutting of the inventory area by Chief Guest - Mr. Rajendra Dhamle - DIG, Aurangabad Central Prison & Mrs. Sarika Minda, Chairperson - Spark Minda Foundation. This was followed by a tour of the inventory where Mr. Sachin Patil, Head - Operations, MCL - Aurangabad guided all the guests to understand the machinery and manufacturing processes. After this, Mr. R R More - Superintendent of Police gave a welcome address for all followed by a detailed presentation on this initiative by Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, GCHRO. After Mr. Samanta's presentation, Mrs. Sarika Minda addressed the gathering. Mrs. Minda thanked all the inmates and the guests from Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL), without whose support this project would not have been possible. Mr. Sudhir Kashyap, CEO, MCL - SSD also shared his words of wisdom with all the inmates and spoke of expanding this unit by engaging more inmates very soon. Mr. Mohite & Mr. Kulkarni from BAL also addressed those who were present and expressed their happiness on being a part of this noble initiative. Towards the end of the program, Mr. Rajendra Dhamle, DIG addressed all the women inmates and encouraged them for putting in their best and making the most of this lucrative opportunity. His enthusiasm and confidence on the inmates instilled a level of confidence and added a lot of motivation to all those present at the gathering.

This activity initiated in collaboration with Aurangabad Central Prison Authority, Maharashtra and aims to impart skills and provide employment to women jail inmates of Aurangabad. The product thus manufactured (Lock Body Assembly Unit) will be used in the final product to be made in our company at Pune and will be supplied to our 'Principal' customer Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL). In this regard, an MOU was signed between Aurangabad Central Prison and Minda Corporation Ltd (Security Systems Division) on July 27, 2016.

Under this project, MCL has been allocated 500 Sq. feet of space within the jail premises and this area will be used for all the activities related to manufacturing, production, testing, inspection, storage of finished goods and dispatch. The facility will be run by jail convicts under the supervision of Minda Corporation Ltd., Security and System Division. At the new facility in Aurangabad, Spark Minda will be conducting the induction training program for the jail inmates who will be working in the facility. Further, they will have to go through on-job training and will work under the supervision of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group representative for a given period of time. These training sessions will help inmates in understanding the minute details of production and manufacturing. With these trainings, inmates will be also given a special training certificate which will help them to work and earn outside the jail authority after their jail term ends.

To ensure the discipline of Jail, the raw material entry and the dispatch of finished product has been kept under our Group's control for smooth execution of work. To facilitate this entire process, few employees are fully deployed at the Jail; thus smoothing up the complete coordination and assuring Quality process. The management team will also visit this unit on a frequent basis to ensure the system & policy deployment in accordance with the company's requirement.

In the past, similar initiatives have been taken up by our Group through similar ventures at Tihar Jail, New Delhi in 2014, Yerwada Jail, Pune in 2015, and another one at Dresden Jail, Germany since 2005.

Apart from the guests, those present at the event included Mr. M K Pajan, Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, Mr. Sumit Doseja, Mr. Arvind Gupta, Mr. P S Das, Mr. Sachin Patil, Mr. Amol Pagare, Ms. Pallavi Hatwal, Mr. Abhijit Bhalerao, Ms. Neha Bahri and others from MCL- Aurangabad & Pune team.

Heartiest congratulations to the team and wishing them the best for the new operations. Hope you continue to make us proud. Snapshot

(L to R) Mrs. Sarika Minda & Mr. Dhamle inaugurating the foundation stone & the manufacturing unit, A glimpse of the unit, Mrs. Minda interacting with the inmates, A glimpse of the inauguration ceremony (L to R) Mr. More, Mr. Samanta, Mrs Minda, Mr. Kashyap, Mr. Mohite, Mr. Dhamle & Mr. Pajan addressing the gathering Group Communication Department

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Oct 24, 2016
Minda Furukawa - Noida Bags Silver Award at Quality Circle Forum of India

It give us immense pleasure to share that our Business Group Company; Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited - Noida won the Silver Award at Quality Circle Competition (QCC) organized by 1st Baddi Centre Convention on Quality Concepts (BCCQC-2016) associated with Quality Circle Forum of India, Hyderabad.

The competition was organized on 24th October, 2016 at Velvet Clarks Exotica; Chandigarh by Godrej Consumer Products Limited. More than 20 companies from various sectors participated in the event.

The participating MFE, Noida QCC team included Mr. Vikas Kumar,

Mr. Himanshu Sharma, Mr. Kulbhoohan Mishra, Mr. Rakesh Kumar,

Mr. Rabee Babu and Ms. Priya. The award was won under the mentorship of Mr. Bineet Porwal, Manager – SBU Manufacturing.

The winning team has also been nominated for the National Level QCC to be held at Raipur, Chhattisgarh between 16th to 19th December, 2016 in association of Quality Circle Forum of India.

Heartiest congratulations to whole team on this achievement and wishing them very best for their future endeavors.

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Oct 21, 2016
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Launches Goal 2020 Commitment with Conviction to Conquer

In our effort towards achieving continuous growth, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group recently launched its Long Term Strategy - Goal 2020. The event was held on 21st October, 2016 at Hotel Pride Plaza, New Delhi.

The theme of the event was – Commitment with Conviction to Conquer. The strength behind this initiative lay in collaborating to conquer the target which has been set by us.

The key objectives behind the launch of Goal 2020 was to align all the Business Group Companies with the long term growth plan of our Group, to address the importance of achieving the set targets with a sense of urgency and to have all the Group Companies commit to achieving the targets mutually agreed upon.

Through this meeting, a target has been agreed upon by all BGs in the following 5 areas:

  • Sales
  • PAT
  • Exports
  • Market Cap
  • ROCE
  • The event initiated with a welcome address by Ms. Harshita Satsangi from the Corporate HR Team. This was followed by an overview session by Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, GCHRO wherein he introduced the context and the objective behind this goal setting session. Mr. Samanta spoke of the need for setting a future target and how important it would be to abide by the same. His highly motivating session talked of the importance of binding together as a team and working towards this target.

    Following his session, Mr. Samanta invited each Business Group Head to come forward and commit to the agreed target by them for the year 2020. Each BG Head came along with their core teams came forward and spoke of their current status and how they plan to set the path of achieving their agreed target.

    After the completion of BG presentations, the Group's total target for Goal 2020 was unveiled. These numbers were decided individually by our Business Group Companies and are available with the BG Heads and Group Functional Heads.

    Towards the end of the BG sessions, Mr. Ashok Minda – GCEO, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group addressed the participants. In his very encouraging session, Mr. Minda recalled his journey towards building brand Spark Minda and spoke of the significance of having a goal in one's life. He said that achieving one's target is only possible if the fire within is constantly aired by one's passion for achieving it. He ended his session on a very positive and motivating note hoping that the Goal 2020 will soon become a dream achieved!

    The program ended with a light musical program followed by a special dinner organized for all.

    Wishing the entire Team Spark Minda all the very best and hoping that each one of us collaborates towards achieving the set - GOAL 2020!

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Oct 12, 2016
Bhoomi Pujan Ceremony of Spark Minda Technical Centre (SMIT) Held

We are happy to announce that the Bhoomi Pujan Ceremony marking the initiation of Spark Minda Technical Centre (SMIT) - Advanced Engineering Centre of Electronics, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was held on 12th October, 2016 at MCL - Security Systems Division - Pune.

The vision behind SMIT is to evolve as a full fledged advance technology provider that enables the existing businesses to Innovate Futuristic Technologies in Automotive Sub-Systems.

The purpose of SMIT includes:

  • Enabling & Increasing advanced engineering/ technologies of existing businesses of MCL and support ‘Electronification’.
  • Expanding MCL footprints in automotive systems area other than Legacy Products (Electrification, Connected cars, ADAS etc ).
  • Venturing into automotive mechatronics engineering and opportunities.
  • Developing into a Centre with highly competent people & technology in the area of electronic hardware, software and sub systems in automotive industry.
  • Establishing EMC testing, HIL testing, Proto shop & Reliability engineering to increase the quality and efficiency of the R&D
  • The auspicious occasion was graced by the presence of Mrs. Sarika Minda, Mr. Sudhir Kashyap, Mr. N.K Modi, Mr. Ashim Vora, Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, Mr. Sanjay Garg, Mr. Sanjay Aneja,

    Mr. Sumit Doseja, Mr. Sanjay Pathak, Mr. Himanshu Jain, Mr. Kalyan Pawar along with other senior members Spark Minda.

    Mr. Suresh D, CEO - SMIT, welcomed all the guests and explained the upcoming facilities and its importance for Spark Minda’s future. Mr. Lalitendu Samanta interacted with the new employees at SMIT and briefed on the groups commitment towards the future. Mrs. Sarika Minda also appreciated the team and shared very valuable inputs regarding the plant facility.

    Colorful rangolis and flower decorations along with special snacks made the event fun filled and memorable for all.

    Heartiest congratulations to Spark Minda Family for adding this new feather to our cap!

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Sep 25, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited – SSD – Pune Wins Two ‘Gold Awards’ at Quality Circle & Allied Concepts Competition

Our Business Group Company, Minda Corporation Limited – Security Systems Division- Pune bagged Two ‘Gold Awards’ in QC & Allied Concepts Competition organized by Quality Circle Forum of India - Pune Chapter – 31st Chapter Convention – CCQC 2016 on 25th September, 2016 at QCFI, Pune.

The participating teams were invited from Western India region to make detailed presentations on their case studies regarding Quality Circle & Allied Concept. More than 180 teams from big and small organizations participated in the event.

Other teams from renowned organizations that participated in the event included Tata Motors Limited, Mahindra Vehicle Manufactures Limited, Motherson Sumi, Sandhar, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, Yazaki India Pvt. Ltd etc.

MCL-SS-Pune team presented their case study on ‘Defect Reduction in Assembly’ & Allied concept of SMED.

Participating members from MCL- SS- Pune included Mr. Abhishek Pawar- Coordinator & Leader of Allied Concept, Mr. Shekhar Dangare- Leader of QC, Mr. Deepak Kute - Dy. Leader, Ms. Shubhangi Chaudhary- Member, Ms. Shruti Hegade - Member & Mr. Vijay Kukade - Member.

Kudos to the Winning Team for their Success…!!

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Sep 24, 2016
Minda Furukawa - Bawal Bags Gold Award & Best Debut Performance Award in Quality Circle Competition

We are extremely elated to share with you that our Business Group Company - Minda Furukawa Electric Pvt. Ltd. (MFE) - Bawal bagged Gold Award and Best Debut Performance Award at Quality Circle Competition organized by Quality Circle Forum of India - Delhi Chapter.

The Competition was organized on 24th September, 2016 at BML Munjal University Dharuhera - NCR Region. Many other renowned organizations also participated in the competition.

The participating MFE Quality Circle Team included:

  • Mr. Pankaj Bansal
  • Mr. Jitender Malik
  • Mr. Vishal Aggarwal
  • Mr. Sandeep Sharma
  • Mr. Sanjeet Kumar
  • The award was won under the mentorship of Mr. Deepak Sharma, Manager –SBU Production.

    Heartiest Congratulations to Minda Furukawa Team for their outstanding performance.

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Sep 24, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited –SSD Noida Bags Multiple Awards at Quality Circle & Allied Concept Competition

We are proud to announce that our Business Group Company - Minda Corporation Limited - SSD, bagged 2 Gold & 1 SILVER Award at the Chapter Convention on Quality Concept (CCQC-2016). The Competition was organized by Quality Circle Forum of India – Delhi Chapter (QCFI) on 24 September, 2016.

The Convention was held at BML University Dharuhera (Haryana). The award was received at Chapter level and MCL- Noida has further been nominated at the National level convention (NCQC-2016) to be held at the Shri Shankracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology, Raipur from 16th - 18th December, 2016.

More than 252 teams from big and small organizations participated in the event. Some of the prominent companies which were a part of this Quality Convention included Hero Moto Corp., JCB Corporation, AIS, Napino Auto, Munjal Showa, Sandhar Ltd and more.

The teams from MCL-SSD Noida presented their case studies on ‘Defect Reduction in Assembly/ Tooling Life Improvement. Participating members from MCL-SSD Noida included Mr. Ramkumar, Mr. Tribhuj Arora, Mr. Lawkush & Mr. Sandeep, Ms. Vineeta, Ms Seema Ms. Renu, Ms. Shabana & Allied Team Leader Mr. Akhil Kumar.

Heartiest congratulations to the winning teams and wishing them the very best for the upcoming National level forum.

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Sep 12, 2016
Artificial Limb Fitment Camp, India

Spark Minda Foundation, as part of their continuous efforts aimed towards social upliftment, organized a 12day Artificial Limb Fitment camp at Noida. This program supplements the Accessible India Campaign of Government of India.

The camp was being organized in association with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklaang Sahatya Samiti (Jaipur Foot) started from 1st September to 12th September, 2016. The camp aimed to treat more than 300 Persons with Disability in 12 days. Observing the response of the community the number for fitment was increase to 1054. The camp has provided end-to-end support in Limb fitment, Caliper fitment, providing Walkers, Elbow Crutches etc. all in same day and as per requirement.

The activity is part of ‘Saksham’ – a CSR program started by Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group to help Persons within Disabilities (PWDs). Under Saksham, the Group aims to provide accessible and assistive technologies, impart skill training through OJT (On the job training), create inclusive workplace and ergonomics, train them for 5s and life skills, employ PWD’s (Persons with Disability). The Group has already successfully organized an Artificial Limb fitment camp at Indonesia, which benefitted 529 people in May, 2015.

For this camp, Spark Minda Foundation partnership with more than 12 Organization such as Ambuja Cement Foundation, Assocham, Sister of Destitute, Wockhardt Foundation, Sehgal Foundation, Enactus- Group of Delhi University Students, etc. for seeking mobilization support.

PWDs from Ghaziabad, Bisraksh, Dadri, Dhankor, Jewar, Mewat, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Bulandsahar, Agra, Meerut, Mathura, etc. were benefitted during the Camp. This camp was organized in a closed coordination with the District Administration of Gautam Buddha Nagar to ensure the outreach to rural blocks. This Program is unique example of Public Private Partnership.

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Sep 01, 2016
Record 1054 Fitments in Artificial Limb Fitment Camp at Spark Minda

We are happy to share that Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group successfully organized the Artificial Limb Fitment Camp under Project ‘Saksham’ between 1st – 12th September, 2016 at our Business Group Company – Minda Corporation Limited, Noida. The objective of the Camp was to provide mobility to persons with disability particularly belonging to low income group from Delhi NCR and surrounding places. The Camp provided free of cost fitment of upper & lower knees to amputees. While the initial targeted number was 500 patients, the Camp received an overwhelming response and closed at a record of 1054 fitments.

The Inauguration of the Artificial Limb Fitment Camp was held on 7th September, 2016 with Mr. Kumar Vineet, Additional District Magistrate, Gautam Budhha Nagar as the Honorable Chief Guest of the Ceremony. The DM of Gautam Budhha Nagar – Mr. N P Singh also conveyed his best wishes and greetings through a recorded AV message.

During the ceremony, Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, GCHRO welcomed the audience and thanked them for being a part of the big day. The GCEO, Mr. Ashok Minda also addressed the gathering and expressed his delight on the successful implementation of this Camp. He conveyed his desire to continue organizing such camps to give back to the society and also gave a brief background of Group CSR initiatives for better understanding of those present. Mrs. Sarika Minda, Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation expressed her jubilation on the overwhelming response from the patients during the Camp. She also shared the framework of Care for Persons with Disability vertical at Spark Minda and expressed her desire to initiate more such causes in the future. Mr. D R Mehta, Founder – Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti demonstrated the process of fitment of artificial limb while addressing the gathering. Mr. Kumar Vineet, appreciated the efforts put in by the team for the mobilization of partners for this project. A recorded Audio Visual message from the DM, Gautam Budhha Nagar – Mr. N P Singh was also played during the Ceremony. Mr. M K Pajan, Advisor – Group CSR thanked all the stakeholders of the program for their valuable contributions. He also requested the partners to continue with their support in the future. The camp was also graced by the presence of several other dignitaries - Mr. Nirmal Kumar Minda, Mr. Rajesh Bansal, Mr. Hemant Batra, Mr. Vivek Nagpal, Mr. Rajesh Batra and Mr. Aakash Minda besides other family members.

After the welcome address and inaugural ceremony, the Annual Report (2015-16) of Group CSR was unveiled. The guests were also taken on a guided tour of the Camp, where they were demonstrated the process of manufacturing of limbs and calipers.

The key to the success of this camp were the mobilization partners which included - Ambuja Cement Foundation, Wockhardt Foundation, Family of Disabled, ASSHOCHAM, Jatan Sansthan, Amar Jyoti Foundation, Enactus - Delhi University, Sisters of Destitute, Global Hunt Foundation, Sehgal Foundation, Ek Pahel. The Community Radio Partners for the project included Radio Manav Rachna & Alfaz - e - Mewat. They mobilized the patients from their respective intervention areas. These partners were also felicitated and their respective teams were thanked for their determined efforts towards spreading awareness about the Camp. The areas from where the patients were mobilized included – Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Jewar, Biskrakh, Dhankor, Dadri, Mewat, Khurja, Agra, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Loni, Bawal, Bagla, Hapur, Bulandshaher, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Pantnagar.

After the inauguration of the Camp, a Press Conference was also held at MCL- Noida. Mr. Minda, Mrs. Minda, Mr. N K Taneja, Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, Mr. Sudhir Kashyap & Mr. Praveen Karn interacted with the various media publications and briefed them about the Camp and future CSR initiatives of the Group.

The Closing ceremony of the Camp was held on 13th September, 2016 at MCL - Noida. During the ceremony, the team from Jaipur Foot was felicitated. All the contributing members from Jaipur Foot and Spark Minda were thanked for their continued efforts and dedication towards making the initiative a grand success. A short film on the Artificial Limb Fitment Camp was also showcased during the Closing ceremony.

The camp was envisioned by Mr. Ashok Minda and Mrs. Sarika Minda in the year 2014. A team of 11 members executed fitment of 1054 limbs at MCL- Noida. This camp was a unique example of undertaking a major CSR activity for the benefit of public in general and making their lives self-sustainable with dignity.

This Camp became a huge success under the able guidance of Mr. M K Pajan, Mrs. Sarika Minda, Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal and Mr. Praveen Karn from conceptualization to the final execution of the project. A very special round of appreciation also goes to the team working at the grass root level for screening of patients in different blocks in the last 3 months, mobilization and coordination of the Camp and attending to patients on a continuous basis – Ms. Pallavi Hatwal, Mr. Abhijit Balerao, Mr. Hirendra Srivastava, Mr. Raju Kumar and Mr. Gaurav Mahtolia. A great effort put in by each one of them.

Apart from the invitees and mobilization partners, the team from Spark Minda present at the inauguration and Closing ceremony along with those who supported the mobilization of patients from our units included senior management team and members from MMSL, MCL- Noida, MCL- PN, MCL – DCD – GN, MSL – GN, Minda Silca, Minda Furukawa – Bawal & Noida, MASL, Minda Balgram along with members from Group CSR & Group Communication teams.

Heartiest congratulations to every participating member on this very noble initiative. This is surely a feather in Spark Minda’s Cap!

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Aug 30, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited, Pantnagar bags the ACMA Manufacturing Excellence GOLD Award

We are happy to announce that our Business Group Company, MCL- Pantnagar bagged the most prestigious ACMA Manufacturing Excellence 'GOLD’ Award (Large category) at the

ACMA Annual Convention held on 30th August, 2016 at Hotel Taj Palace Delhi.

The award was received by Group CEO & Chairman, Mr. Ashok Minda and Executive Director & CEO of MCL-SSD, Mr. Sudhir Kashyap. The award was presented by Honorable Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Mr. Anant Geete.

The other executives from Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group present at the convention included

Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, President- Minda Corporation Ltd., Security Systems Division; Mr. H S Arora Group Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Sumit Doseja, Chief Operating Officer, Minda Corporation Ltd. - Security Systems Division; Mr. Rajeev Sharma, Head - Group Marketing; Mr. L M Joshi, Head- Operations MCL- Pantnagar and Mr. Neeraj Sharma, Head- Quality & Improvement Cell MCL-Pantnagar.

More than 250 ACMA member companies participated for these awards and underwent the process of selection. A site assessment was carried out by two Senior Executives from Automotive industry for two days. Based on the findings by the assessors, results were put to the Jury Panel for finalizing the awardees. The jury panel included Mr. Dasari, MD - Ashok Leyland Ltd.; Chairman & Member - Mr. Hemant Sikka, Executive Vice President Chief Purchase Officer Auto & Farm Equipment- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.; Mr. Anil Sinha, Vice President Manufacturing Operations - Tata Motors Ltd.; Mr. I V Rao - Executive Advisor Maruti Suzuki Ltd.; Mr. V Sridhar, Group Vice President & Director HMSI; Mr. Abhijit Gupta, MD New Holland Construction Equipmen; Mr. Raman Kumar Sharma, Senior VP & Director Honda Cars; Mr. Prince Augustien, EVP Group Human Capital & Leadership Development Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Mr. N V Balachandar Senior Vice President & Group Head - Human Resource & CSR Ashok Leyland.

Heartiest congratulations to Team Spark Minda for this achievement. Keep up the great work!!

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Aug 23, 2016
Minda SAI Limited, Greater Noida Wins Gold Award at ICQCC, 2016

Minda SAI Ltd, Greater Noida won the Gold Award at the International Convention on Quality Control Circles, 2016 (ICQCC), held at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Thailand from 23rd -26th August, 2016.The competition was organized by the Association of Quality Circle Headquarters of Thailand in cooperation with the Department of Industrial Promotion, Ministry of Industry, Thailand.

A total of 330 teams from 12 member countries participated in this competition including India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Bangladesh and Singapore.

From India, the participating organizations included: Gail India Ltd, Tata Steel Ltd, Bharat Electronics Ltd, RINL-Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant, Aditya Birla Insulators, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd, JSW Steel Ltd, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, Honda Cars India Ltd ,Mahindra & Mahindra Swaraj Division, Gabriel India Ltd , NTPC Ltd, JCB India Ltd and the like.

During the competition, the participating teams were divided into 14 different categories - Time Reduction, Process Improvement, Six Sigma, Productivity Improvement, Maintenance, Energy Resources, Quality Measurement, Safety, Innovation/R&D, Healthcare, Customer Satisfaction, Supply Chain, Public Enterprises, HR/Education/Kaizen/5S.

Minda SAI team presented their paper on “Breakdown Reduction on Komax Machine 311” under Maintenance Category where a total of 28 presentations were made by representatives of six countries.

Minda SAI team included Mr. Mrinal Mandal, Mr. Vardhraj Singh, Mr. Devraj Singh, Mr. Arun Kumar & Mr.Sujit Kumar. The team was felicitated by Dr. Kris Wonggasam from the Association of QC Headquarters, Thailand.

Earlier this team had secured Excellence Award in NCQC and Silver Award in CCQC respectively in the year 2015.

Heartiest Congratulations to the Minda SAI Limited, Greater Noida team for their continuous efforts and dedication. Way to go...!

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Jul 12, 2016
Minda VAST Bags Second Runner Up Trophy at 11th Quality Circle Competition

It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that our Business Group Company - Minda Vast Access Systems Private Limited (Minda VAST) bagged the Second Runner Up Trophy at the 11th Quality Circle Competition organized by Automotive Component Manufacturing Association (ACMA – Wester Region).

The Competition was held on 12th July, 2016 at Hotel Aurora Towers, Pune. A total of 61 teams participated in the competition from various renowned automotive companies.

Total of 200 Marks were allotted for evaluation of Quality Circle & the judges appreciated the efforts taken by the team post the final evaluation.

The participating team included:

  • Mr. Prakash Sonare - Coordinator, Improvement Cell
  • Mr. Ravindra Fursule - Facilitator, Assembly Team
  • Mr. Rajesh Rao - Team Leader, Assembly
  • Mr. Rahul Raghav - Assembly Team
  • Mr. Snehal Thikekar - Assembly Team
  • Ms. Rupali Varpe - Assembly Team
  • A very special thanks to Mr. V K Upreti & Mr. Santosh Anand from the Quality Team who guided & supported team in the execution of this project.

    Heartiest congratulations to Minda VAST Team for their achievement. Way to go...!

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Jul 04, 2016
Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited Recognized as India's Best Companies to Work For 2016

Bringing immense pride to Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, our business group company - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited (MSIL) was recognized as India’s Best Companies to Work For, 2016 (Great Places to Work For - GPTW).

The results of the study were published in a special supplement by The Economic Times on 4th July, 2016.

A special survey is held by The Economic Times through a yearly assessment in which more than 7000 organizations in over 50 countries participate each year. This assessment helps the organizations in two significant ways. Firstly, the organizations gain access to actionable insights & recommendations to help them create & sustain a great workplace. Secondly, Great Place to Work® Institute identifies its Annual Best Workplaces List - the world’s largest and most respected study of workplace excellence and people management practices.

This year in India, over 700 organizations undertook this assessment and participated in the best workplaces category.­

Out of those companies which participated, Minda Stoneridge

Ranked 96 In India's Best Companies To Work For 2016

Ranked 4 In Auto Components

Heartiest congratulations to Minda Stoneridge for this achievement!

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Jul 01, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited - Noida Awarded for Best Presentation at 13th ACMA (NR)Quality Circle Competition

We are proud to announce that our Business Group Company, Minda Corporation Limited - Noida was awarded the Best Presentation at the 13th ACMA (NR) Quality Circle Competition.

The competition was held on 1st July, 2016 at PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi. /p>

A total of 51 teams from varied organizations were a part of this Quality Circle Competition. Some of the prominent organizations included Motherson Sumi System, Lumax Industries, Allied Nippon, Asahi India Glass Ltd., Shriram Pisotn & Rings Ltd., Hella India Lighting Ltd. Sandhar Automotive, Webco India Ltd., JBM, Krishna Maruti Ltd. Etc.

Heartiest congratulations to MCL- Noida Quality Circle Team !

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Jun 01, 2016
Women Empowerment through Menstrual Hygiene

Spark Minda is directing its efforts to sensitize female community towards a system of menstrual sustainability i.e. awareness generation, accessibility and promoting safe menstrual management. The prime objective is to make them aware that access to safe and secure sanitation is one the key human rights, which people have yet to achieve along with right to live with respect and dignity.

This multi-stakeholder programme is scheduled in two phases. In the First Phase, they were trained on:- Biological aspect of Menstruation, Taboos' associated with it, Hygiene and were also introduced to various products available in the market. Whereas, in the second phase they were trained on product making for self-sustenance and livelihood generation.

The main key factors of the programme were that: About 88% of women do not have access to sanitary pads, 70% women think human blood is dirty and quite a few cervical cancer cases are suspected because of poor menstrual hygiene.

Through this programme approximately 1000 women and adolescent girls were benefitted. This programme supplements to NRHM of Govt. of India.

The Survey partner for the programme is GlobalHunt Foundation and Training partner is Jatan Sansthan and Unicharm.

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May 26, 2016
Mr. Sumit Doseja Awarded ‘The Pride of India’ - Bhaskar Award

We take immense pleasure in informing you that Mr. Sumit Doseja, COO - Minda Corporation Limited, Security Systems Division has been awarded ‘The Pride of India’– Bhaskar Award.

The achievement award was presented on 26th May, 2016 by Padam Shree Dr. Prakash Baba Amte and his wife Mrs. Mandakini Tai Amte at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Academy, Panjim, Goa.

The event was also graced by the presence of Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Laxmikant Yashwant Parsekar.

‘The ‘Pride of India’-Bhaskar Award is organized by Maharashtra Journalist Foundation at a national level award ceremony every year. The nominated executives are awarded for initiatives undertaken for the down trodden masses & for the welfare of society and in the field of industries.

Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Doseja and wishing him the very best for his upcoming endeavors! !

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May 01, 2016
Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited Receives Overall Excellence Award 2015-16

We are delighted to share, that our Business Group Company - Minda Furukawa Electric Pvt. Ltd (MFE) was conferred the 'Overall Excellence Award' for the year 2015-16 by Maruti-Suzuki, during their Vendor Conference at Bangkok, Thailand on May 1, 2016.

The award was presented by Mr R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti-Suzuki to Mr. Ashok Minda, GCEO- Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group.

Along with our GCEO, Mr. Neeraj Sharma, President and Mr. M Hasegawa, Joint President - Minda Furukawa jointly received the award in the presence of Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa - Managing Director and CEO of Maruti-Suzuki; Mr. Toshiaki Hasuike - Joint Managing Director of Maruti-Suzuki; Mr. D K Sethi - Vice President Supply Chain of Maruti-Suzuki; Mr. T Miki - Senior Advisor Supply Chain of Maruti-Suzuki and other senior members from Maruti-Suzuki.

A very proud moment for all of us!

Heartiest congratulations to the team MFE for their hard work and dedication.

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May 01, 2016
Minda Vietnam Automotive Company Limited Achieves Zero PPM for 1000 Days

Our Business Group Company Minda Vietnam Automotive Company Limited (MVACL) recently achieved Zero PPM for 1000 days at Yamaha Motors Vietnam Company Limited in the month of May, 2016. MVACL, which manufactures locks for Yamaha has supplied more than 1,200,000 lacs locks during this period. Their business with Yamaha Vietnam started in May, 2013. MVACL has achieved 100% delivery since the start of production and is operating at ZERO Part Per Million (PPM). The company has also received 'Perfect Delivery & Quality Award 2015' at the Annual Supplier's Meet 2015 held on 23rd January, 2016.

MVACL has set new benchmarks as our first Business Group Company to achieve 'Perfect Quality Award' in its 3rd year of operations.

Heartiest congratulations to team MVACL. Hoping to see them set many more benchmarks in future.

Kudos!

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Apr 29, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited – Security Systems – Pune Bags 1st Prize in 4th BAVA Inter Cluster Kaizen Competition

It was a moment of immense pride and honour for Spark Minda , Ashok Minda Group when our Business Group Company - Minda Corporation Limited – Security Systems Division - Pune bagged the1st Prize in 4th BAVA Inter Cluster (PAN India) Kaizen Competition. The award was received in the Hidden Loss Reduction Category. The competition was organized by Bajaj Auto Limited at Hotel Le Meridian, Pune on 29th April, 2016.

Three categories of Kaizen were presented during the competition - Quality, Hidden Loss Reduction & Green initiatives. MCL-SS-Pune team presented their case study in the ‘Hidden Loss Reduction’ Category.

The important participants competing against Minda Corporation Limited – Pune were all the vendors of Bajaj Auto Limited whose Kaizen were shortlisted for the final presentation across India. Some of these included Varroc Engineering, Endurance Group, Badve Group, SM Auto, Advik Hi-tech etc.

From MCL-SS-Pune, the participating members included Mr. Abhishek Pawar (Business Excellence Department) & Mr. Praveen Badiger (Manufacturing Engineering Department).

Kudos for the Team for their Success…!!

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Apr 23, 2016
MASL Annual Bash 2016: An Indelible Affair

The Annual Bash of Minda Automotive Solutions Ltd ‘Star Club Business Partners’ was held at Capetown, South Africa from 23rd April to 29th April, 2016. The Star Club Business Partners Meet was organized to celebrate the successful business association and achievement of sales target for the FY 2015-16 and also to unfold the new product offerings and sales target for the current financial year. The Financial Year 2015-16 has ended on a positive growth for Automotive Component manufacturer Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group.

Every year, the Star Club Business Partners are given the privilege to attend a foreign trip based upon their annual performance. The objective, apart from recognizing the efforts of the Star Club Business Partners is to further strengthen business relationship with them thus enhancing Spark Minda brand image in the ‘Aftermarket segment’. More than 100 Star Club members were part of this momentous occasion with 2 star & above category members present with their families. The spectacular event created a lot of passion and excitement in all members and their families. The main highlight of the five day long celebrations was Capetown tour organized for everyone besides other sight-seeing spots. The other days included sales conference; cocktail and gala dinner organized at luxurious lounge of Hotel Southern Sun Cape Sun, Capetown on 27th April, 2016. The conference commenced with Mr. Sanjay Bhagat, CEO, Minda Automotive Solutions Limited thanking all the guests for gracing the Bash with their esteemed presence. He shared the company’s progress and highlighted about the 5 new product categories launched during FY 2015-16 like Brake Shoes, Clutch Plates, Bearings, Glow plugs etc which received a good response in the market. Our Group also unveiled its new product range of Starter Motors & Alternators after acquiring PANALFA Autoelectrik Limited. The celebration began with an outstanding performance by South African dance troupe, followed by famous illusionary acts which left the audience spell bound. Khaya Warrior Band took the audience by storm and entertained through a medley of foot- tapping numbers.The celebration began with an outstanding performance by a Ukrainian dance troupe and their famous illusionary acts which left the audience spellbound. Mika Singh took the crowd by storm and entertained through a medley of foot-tapping numbers.The celebration began with an outstanding performance by a Ukrainian dance troupe and their famous illusionary acts which left the audience spellbound. Mika Singh took the crowd by storm and entertained through a medley of foot-tapping numbers.The celebration began with an outstanding performance by a Ukrainian dance troupe and their famous illusionary acts which left the audience spellbound. Mika Singh took the crowd by storm and entertained through a medley of foot-tapping numbers.The celebration began with an outstanding performance by a Ukrainian dance troupe and their famous illusionary acts which left the audience spellbound. Mika Singh took the crowd by storm and entertained through a medley of foot-tapping numbers.The celebration began with an outstanding performance by a Ukrainian dance troupe and their famous illusionary acts which left the audience spellbound. Mika Singh took the crowd by storm and entertained through a medley of foot-tapping numbers.

Mr. Ashok Minda, Group CEO was also present along with his wife Mrs. Sarika Minda & son Mr. Aakash Minda. He delivered a speech that celebrated the spirit and success of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group in the automotive aftermarket and also applauded the contributions of all Star Club Business Partners. Mrs Sarika Minda and Mr Ashok Minda personally met and spent quality time with each family. Their presence was a great motivation and inspiration for all the Business Partners and the Spark Minda Team. The 3 Star & above Star Club members were felicitated during the Gala Dinner. Mr Ashok Minda said, “The new product category being added in the range will further strengthen Spark Minda brand in the market as one of the Leading players for Auto Electricals and further assured to increase the range in 4w & Tractor segment. These products, being OE to most of the Indian Tractor Manufactures, are quality tested on International standards both in functionally & technical aspects.”

Minda Automotive Solutions Ltd is the Aftermarket Business Group company of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group and has a distribution channel of more than 450 Business Partners which ensures availability of the products at more than 20,000 Retail Outlets across PAN India. From Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group the officials present during the Annual Bash celebrations were Mr Sanjay Bhagat, Mr C.S Bakshi, Mr S.K Nagpal, Mr Amit Makhija, Mr Anil Batra, Mr D.R Joshi along with MASL Regional Managers – Mr Kumaraeswaran (RM-N), Mr Lalit Mehta (RM-W), Mr Kaushik Kundu (RM-E), Mr Rajkumar K S & Mr Giridhar Bhat (RM-S), Mr Vishal Mathur (RM-C), who really kept all the visitors engaged and did a wonderful job in the organising the tour. A great effort put in by each one of them.

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Apr 22, 2016
PT Minda Automotive Indonesia Bags Best Vendor Performance Award 2015

Our Business Group Company PT Minda Automotive Indonesia bagged the ‘Best Vendor Performance Award 2015’ yet again by our esteemed client PT Suzuki Indomobil Motor, Indonesia. This is the second time in a row that our Group has been bestowed with this award.

The award was received on 22nd April, 2016 at Hotel Grand Mulia in Jakarta during their Annual Supplier Meet 2015. From Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, the award was received by Mr. Amit Goyal, Head - Marketing, ASEAN.

PTMAI is currently supplying both Locksets & Speedometers to Suzuki, Indonesia. While Lockset is manufactured in PT. Minda Automotive Indonesia, Speedometers are manufactured by our group Company - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd.

Heartiest congratulations to the PTMAI Team. Wishing them the very best for the upcoming endeavours.

Way to go...!

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Apr 20, 2016
Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited Bags Gold Award for Best In Class Delivery

It was a proud moment for all when our Business Group Company, Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited won the Gold Award for the Best In Class Delivery & Ramp Up during Ashok Leyland Supplier Summit 2016 held on 20th April, 2016 at Hotel Novotel, Hyderabad.

On behalf of our Group, the award was received by Mr. N K Taneja, Group Chief Marketing Officer & Mr. Dharmender Saxena, Chief Operating Officer - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited.

Apart from Mr. Taneja & Mr. Saxena, the award ceremony was attended by Mr. Sanjeev Saxena, CEO- Minda SAI Limited, Mr.Sumit Doseja - MCL Pantnagar and Mr. Srinivasan - Minda SAI Limited, Chennai.

Heartiest congratulations to the team MSIL for their dedication and hard work. Way to go...!

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Apr 11, 2016
Convocation Ceremony at Aakarshan Pune, Greater Noida and Pantnagar
  • 1st Convocation on 11th April 2016 at Aakarshan Center II. Outside students of Aakarshan Center I were also given certificates
  • Total 179 learners were graduated from Center I and II
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Apr 09, 2016
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Wins ABES Infogain Solution Corporate Day Night T-20 Cricket Tournament 2016

We are pleased to share with you all that Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group won the ABES Infogain Solution Corporate Day Night T-20 Cricket Tournament 2016. The final match was played on 9th April, 2016 between Spark Minda Team Vs Wipro at Turf Wicket in ABES Engineering College.

The matches commenced from February 27th 2016. The last few editions of the tournament had teams from top corporate houses like Adobe, Wipro, Oracle, Sopra Group, Genepact, NIIT Technologies, Headstrong, CPA Global, QA Infotech, NEWGEN, SDG, SVAM, Impetus, Tribal Fusion, and Infogain. Matches were played in three shifts – morning, afternoon, evening/night respectively.

During the Final Tournament, Wipro won the toss and elected to bat first. Team Wipro scored 151 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Mr. Pawan Yadav & Mr. Kapil Bhati from Spark Minda Team took 3 wickets each. In response to this, Spark Minda team chased the target in 16 overs for the loss of 6 wickets.

Mr. Pawan Yadav scored a total of 55 runs. Mr. Sunil Singh also played fabulously and scored 30 runs in 12 balls hitting 3 sixes and 3 fours.

Mr. Pawan Yadav won Man of the Tournament Title.

Heartiest congratulations to the team for their victory! Way to go...!

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Apr 07, 2016
International Marketing Conference Held

Spark Minda ‘International Marketing Conference’ was held from 7th - 8th April, 2016 at Hotel Ramada, Gurgaon. The Marketing Teams from all the Companies across our Group participated in the 2 day event.

The agenda of the 2 day conference included various points of discussion around current and future marketing strategies. The conference began with an overview of the Indian Automotive Manufacturing Industry - Automotive Mission Plan -2026, followed by important sessions on customer expectations addressed by Mr. N K Taneja - Group Chief Marketing Officer and BGH’s expectations from Group Marketing Team. A very crucial session of the conference included detailed presentations by Marketing Heads on future challenges and priorities followed by proposals for future growth and expansion. First day ended with formation of teams to brainstorm and present key challenges, priorities and product wise strategy on the second day.

A very important learning session on New Trends in B2B Marketing was delivered by an external faculty - Mr. Surayanarayana Valluri. Mr. Valluri has been teaching as visiting & guest faculty in premier IIM's and Executive Programs and also at several Executive Training programs at leading Corporates in India. He has also facilitated several key programs on Sales, Marketing, Teamwork, Account Management and Customer Relationship Management over the past few years.

Another important session held during the day included a detailed discussion on Exports - it’s potential and strategy. To help the team gain a clearer perspective on Customer expectations, an extremely vital session was taken up on our readiness on technology and leveraging the Group, our JV / Collaborator strength by Mr. Hardeep Singh Arora, Group Chief Technology Officer.

Towards the end of the two day conference, GCMO - Mr. N.K Taneja and GCHRO - Mr. Lalitendu Samanta addressed all the participating members and shared their views and expectations on the current Marketing Trends and future plans. The conference concluded with important take aways which were a result of 2 day deliberations. An elaborate dinner was organized for all the participants and special mementos were given to each participating member.

Overall, the session was a great learning experience and proved extremely beneficial for all.

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Apr 07, 2016
International Marketing Conference Held

Spark Minda ‘International Marketing Conference’ was held from 7th - 8th April, 2016 at Hotel Ramada, Gurgaon. The Marketing Teams from all the Companies across our Group participated in the 2 day event.

The agenda of the 2 day conference included various points of discussion around current and future marketing strategies. The conference began with an overview of the Indian Automotive Manufacturing Industry - Automotive Mission Plan -2026, followed by important sessions on customer expectations addressed by Mr. N K Taneja - Group Chief Marketing Officer and BGH’s expectations from Group Marketing Team. A very crucial session of the conference included detailed presentations by Marketing Heads on future challenges and priorities followed by proposals for future growth and expansion. First day ended with formation of teams to brainstorm and present key challenges, priorities and product wise strategy on the second day.

A very important learning session on New Trends in B2B Marketing was delivered by an external faculty - Mr. Surayanarayana Valluri. Mr. Valluri has been teaching as visiting & guest faculty in premier IIM's and Executive Programs and also at several Executive Training programs at leading Corporates in India. He has also facilitated several key programs on Sales, Marketing, Teamwork, Account Management and Customer Relationship Management over the past few years.

Another important session held during the day included a detailed discussion on Exports - it’s potential and strategy. To help the team gain a clearer perspective on Customer expectations, an extremely vital session was taken up on our readiness on technology and leveraging the Group, our JV / Collaborator strength by Mr. Hardeep Singh Arora, Group Chief Technology Officer.

Towards the end of the two day conference, GCMO - Mr. N.K Taneja and GCHRO - Mr. Lalitendu Samanta addressed all the participating members and shared their views and expectations on the current Marketing Trends and future plans. The conference concluded with important take aways which were a result of 2 day deliberations. An elaborate dinner was organized for all the participants and special mementos were given to each participating member.

Overall, the session was a great learning experience and proved extremely beneficial for all.

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Apr 05, 2016
Women Empowerment Project on Mentrual Hygiene at Greater Noida, Pantnagar, Chennai

The Spark Minda Foundation started the Women Empowerment Project to uplift the women of society in terms of their health through its Menstrual Hygiene Programme. The prime objective of the project is to make women aware that access to safe and secure sanitation is one of the key human rights, which they have yet to achieve along with right to live with respect and dignity. The 2nd Phase of the Programme was successfully conducted at Greater Noida on March 2016. Whereas, the 1st phase was initiated at Pantnagar and Pune location on 5th and 12th April respectively. Approx 300 Women enthusiastically attended the session, where they were trained on:- Biological aspect of Menstruation, Taboos' associated with it, Hygiene and were also introduced to Various products available in the market. The Survey partner for the Programme is GlobalHunt Foundation and Training partner is Jatan Sansthan and Unicharm.

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Mar 19, 2016
Minda SAI Limited - Pune Bags Bajaj Auto Limited Gold Quality Award

It is a moment of great pride for us to announce that our Business Group Company, Minda SAI Limited - Pune recently bagged the Bajaj Auto Limited Gold Quality Award.

The award was received on 19th February, 2016 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Pune during the BAVA Award Ceremony. Mr. Manoj Tyagi, Unit Head, Pune received the award.

MSL - Pune won the award for achieving less than 100 PPM consecutively for 24 months in a row and with no major disruptions in the production line.

Heartiest congratulations to the MSL- Pune Team.

Keep up the great work..!

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Mar 18, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited Presents Research Paper on Ergonomics of Lock Assembly Line

Minda Corporation Limited - Noida presented a research paper on Ergonomic Evaluation of Lock Assembly Line at Amity University International Conference on Manufacturing – MANFEX 2016.

The research paper was selected by the jury for presentation on 18th March, 2016 at Amity University, Noida. The paper was authored by Mr. Saurabh Singh (P.E Department), Mr. Vikram Puri (New Technology Department) & Mr. Girish Kumar (PE Department). The presentation was made by Mr. Saurabh Singh. Mr. Ajay Sharma (Head Engg.) & Mr. Vikram Puri.

The research paper focused on creating a virtual environment for the analysis of 04X Assembly Line using DELMIA. Taguchi L9 orthogonal array was used with workbench height, workbench width and bin location as three factors with three different levels as input variables. RULA score and Energy Expenditure were taken as response variables, which were further evaluated through simulation with ergonomics point of view. Simulation of nine different experiments were carried out in DELMIA to determine the optimal levels of process factors. The RULA score was reduced from 6 to 5 and energy expenditure from 0.083 Kcal to 0.0797 Kcal.

Certificates were also presented to the participants at the end of their presentation.

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Mar 17, 2016
Minda SAI Limited - Pithampur Wins Best New Product Development Award

We are proud to announce that our Business Group Company, Minda SAI Limited - Pithampur won the Best New Product Development Award by our esteemed customer - Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV).

The award was received on 17th March, 2016 at Brilliant Convention Center, Indore during the Annual Supplier Conference of Volvo Eicher Commercial Motors Limited. The award was received for the efforts of Pithampur unit in developing 168 new products and regularizing the same in the month of December, 2015.

A total of 325-350 vendors participated in the Annual Supplier Conference where the award was presented.

The award was jointly received by Mr. N K Taneja (GCMO), Mr. K.J. S. Thukral (COO), Mr. H S Tomer (Head - Operations) & Mr. Pawan Jain (Head - Production) from the Spark Minda Team. From VECV, the award was presented by Mr. Vinod Agarwal, CEO in the presence of Mr. Rajendra Singh Sachdeva, Head - Technology, Mr. Hans Rieck, Vice President & Mr. Pradeep Mishra, Vice President- Purchase.

It was surely a moment of immense pride for the entire team of MSL - Pithampur. Best wishes to the team for their constant hard work and dedication.

Way to go...!!

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Mar 15, 2016
Minda Corporation Limited Receives 5th FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Awards for Manufacturing

We are proud to announce that Minda Corporation Limited won the 5th FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Awards for Manufacturing. The award was received on 15th March, 2016 at Federation House, New Delhi during the conference on ‘Safety for Sustainable Manufacturing Growth’ organized by FICCI. Dr V K Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog presented the award.

The award was received by Mr. Sudhir Kashyap, Executive Director & CEO, Minda Corporation Limited - Security System Division. Along with him, Mr. Vikas Koul, Mr. Akhil Kumar and Mr. J.K Yadav also participated in the ceremony.

The conference witnessed presentations on ‘Best Practices by the Awardees’; ‘Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health’; ‘Technical Risk Assessment in Engineering Industry’; ‘Behaviour-Based Safety’; ‘Safety as an Integral part of Zero Effect, Zero Defect (ZED)’ and a panel discussion on Strengthening Safety Systems in Manufacturing.

    The FICCI Safety Systems awards were given in the following three categories this year:
  • Large Category (either turnover or investment, excluding working capital, more than Rs 500 crore)
  • Medium Category (either turnover or investment, excluding working capital, between Rs 100 crore to Rs 500 crore)
  • Small Category (turnover & investment, excluding working capital, both less than Rs 100 crore)

The awards are supported by UL Inc. and a total of eight units were given the awards for their good safety systems during the award ceremony. The eight units which received the award were Cairn India (Mangala Oil & Gas Mine), Barmer; Grasim Industries (Harihar Unit); Mahindra & Mahindra (Nashik Unit); ITC Ltd (Saharanpur); 3M India Ltd (Ranjangaon Pune); Lanco Tanjore Power (Tamil Nadu); Minda Corportaion (Noida); and Oerlikon Balzers Coatings. Besides, there were eleven certificates of appreciation for the different units.

FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Award in Manufacturing is a dedicated award for recognizing best safety and occupation health systems at work place. The awards are an initiative of FICCI Manufacturing Committee and have completed their fifth edition. These awards act as a motivation and a catalyst for adopting best safety practices and systems in the manufacturing sector. Firms and companies that display high safety systems leading to systematic improvement in organization performance are felicitated with these awards.

Heartiest congratulations to MCL - SSD - Team. Wishing them the best for their upcoming endeavors...!

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Mar 15, 2016
Convocation Ceremony at Aakarshan Pune, Greater Noida and Pantnagar
  • 5th Convocation held on 15th March 2016 for Cycle 2(Oct-March)
  • Total 92 learners were graduated
  • Spoken English -22 learners
  • Cutting &Tailoring -15 learners
  • Computers- 55 learners
  • 416 successful Learners till date
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Mar 04, 2016
5th Minda Business Excellence Model Award Ceremony Held

The 5th Minda Business Excellence Model (MBEM) Award Ceremony was held on 4th March, 2016 at Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon. The ceremony was organized by Group Business Excellence Department (GBE).

Mr. Ashok Minda, GCEO was the Chief Guest of the occasion & the Guest of Honor were Mrs. Sarika Minda & Mr. M.K. Pajan.

The event commenced with lamp lighting by the guests & a warm welcome address by Mr. A.K. Maheshwari, Group Chief Business Excellence Officer.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Ashok Minda gave a brief speech about the MBEM award activities & guided everyone about the way ahead. During his address, he brought out clearly the efforts put in by Group Companies, MBEM assessors and Group Business Excellence team in sustaining the process & appreciated their accomplishments. He also congratulated the Award winners and spoke about the efforts needed for further progress while also suggesting that Gold & Silver Award winning units should look out for challenging the external Excellence Awards. On this occasaion, GCEO also released Manuals on “POKA-YOKE”, prepared by GBE & “PRESS-TOOLS” prepared by the team from Minda Silca Engineering Limited.

The event was organized after the assessment of 13 applicant Business Group Units who challenged the MBEM Awards 2014-15 . Considering the outcome of the assessment, the Jury Panel recommended various awards which were ratified by the Steering Committee. Certificates & Mementoes were presented to Jury Panel Member & MBEM assessors for their contribution in the whole MBEM process:

The details of the awards are given below:

GOLD : MCL-Pantnagar, MSEL- GN
SILVER : MSIL- Pune, MSL-GN, MVAST- Pune, MCL- Noida, MCL- Pune, MSL- Murbad, MCL- DC- Pune, MCL- DC-GN, MFE-Bawal
BRONZE : MSL- CD, MSL- PPK

Heartiest congratulations to the winning teams!

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Mar 03, 2016
Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain Wins Business World CIO 3.0 Award

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain - Group Chief Information Technology Officer, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group won the Business World CIO 3.0 Award. On behalf of Mr. Jain, the award was received by Mr. A K Roy, Head - Corporate, IT & SAP, Minda Corporation Limited on 4th March, 2016 at ITC Rajputana, Jaipur.

A total 500+ CIO's applied for this award. Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group won the award from the Automotive vertical.

The award ceremony was held as a part of the 3 day Conclave organized by BW CIO World between 3rd - 5th March, 2016.

The conclave offered a balanced agenda of workshops, networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings, all aimed at providing strategies to help transform one’s business. The thought-provoking panel discussions and insightful presentations focussed on most crucial priorities. The conclave helped to broaden one’s perspective by promoting exchange of ideas with enterprise technology leaders from across the industry.

Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Jain on winning such a prestigious award. Wishing him the very best for his upcoming efforts.

Way to go...!
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Feb 26, 2016
MCL - Pantnagar Achieved Another Milestone…Grabs TV 100 Industrial Excellence Award in Training & Livelihood Under CSR

Minda Corporation Limited - Pantnagar received the TV 100 Industrial Excellence Award in Training & Livelihood Under CSR on 26th February, 2016. MCL- Pantnagar received this award for their remarkable contribution to the society through Aakarshan Vocational Training Programme around Pantnagar slum area.

It was an extremely special moment to see Mr. Ramesh Negi, Head - HR/ P&A and Mr. L M Joshi, Head - Operations, MCL-PN receiving the award from Shri Harish Rawat, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttrakhand. The award was received at Hotel Solitaire, Dehradun.

The TV 100 Industrial Excellence Award is an annual State Level Award, which recognizes the efforts of Corporate, which are contributing towards Corporate Social Responsibility in the state of Uttrakhand.

Other dignitaries present at the award ceremony included - Hon’ble Minister of Industrial Development, Finance & Parliamentary Affairs Uttrakhand - Smt. Indra Hridayesh; Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest & Sports Uttrakhand - Shri Dinesh Agrawal and Hon’ble Industrial Advisor to Chief Minister - Shri. Ranjeet Rawat.

The occasion was also attended by representatives from renowned companies like Tata Motors, BAL, ITC, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Dabur India, Titan and the like.

Special note of thanks to Spark Minda Foundation and MCL Corporate team for their able guidance in making this award possible.

Congratulations to the winners - Keep it up...!

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Feb 11, 2016
Group CSR Department Holds 1st Annual CSR Community Coordinators Meet

The Group CSR Department held its 1st Annual CSR Community Coordinators Meet - ‘Sparkonnect’ - Share & Care, from 11th - 13th February, 2016 at Minda Management Services Limited, Gurgaon.

The Meet was organized for faculties & coordinators of all Aakarshan Vocational Training Centers across India (Greater Noida, Pune, Pantnagar and Chennai) with the objective to provide a platform for sharing of relevant knowledge, exploring new avenues for initiating CSR projects in the upcoming year and also providing a platform for replication of good practices.

The comprehensive 3 day program initiated with a visit to Minda Balgram, Alipur for all. Minda Balgram is a children home, which provides long term institutional care to children in need of care and protection.

The second day began with each regional coordinators’ giving a presentation on their respective center’s key targets and achievements with a detailed SWOT analysis. This was followed by a special motivational talk by the President Award winner Mr. Pradip Sarmah, Founder & Executive Director, Rickshaw Bank on the ‘Importance of Rapport Building with Community’.

Mr. Ashok Minda, GCEO - Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was also attended the meeting. Apart from him, other committee members, who were part of the meeting included Mrs. Sarika Minda, Mr. M K Pajan, Mr. Praveen Gupta, Mr. Ajay Sancheti, Mr. Anil Batra, Mr. Praveen Karn & Ms. Pallavi Hatwal besides Group Finance Team represented by Mr. Amit Aggarwal, Mr. Rahul Goyal & Mr. Prashant Jha.

Mr. Ashok Minda welcomed the gathering and congratulated everyone on their dedicated efforts for the community. He encouraged the team to sustain all projects on the same pace with larger scale. Mrs. Sarika Minda during her address spoke of how it is essential for all the Aakarshan centers to prove that they are different from other training centers and continue to perform well. Mr. Pajan’s words of encouragement will also go down a long with all the participating coordinators. The day ended with award distribution ceremony, where the following awards were presented:

  • Awards for Target Achievement:
    • Learners' Target Achievement 1st Prize – Ms. Manjushri Bhagwat- Beauty Culture Trainer– Aakarshan - Pune , 124%
    • Learners' Target Achievement 2nd Prize – Ms. Savita Devi – Cutting and Tailoring Trainer – Aakarshan - Pantnagar II, 116%
    • Learners' Target Achievement 3rd Prize - Mr. Hirender Shrivastava – CSR Coordinator and Faculty – Aakarshan - Greater Noida, 98%

The Annual Meet ended with a visit on the 3rd day to Moga Devi Minda Memorial School, Bagla and S L Minda Seva Kendra for sharing of work and learning. The 1st Annual Group CSR Community Coordinators Meet was a grand success and ended on a very motivating note for all. We hope to see some novel CSR initiatives in the year to come.

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Feb 05, 2016
Convocation Ceremony at Aakarshan Pune, Greater Noida and Pantnagar
  • 2nd Convocation held at Aakarshan Pune on 5th Feb 2016
  • Aakarshan convocation program for less privileged section of children and youth. Courses – Spoken English, Basic Computers, Beauty Culture Inception of the program – 26th Aug 2014.
  • Total no. of students graduated till date – 232
  • No. of students graduated in current cycle- 88 out of 94 enrolled (93%).
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Jan 23, 2016
Minda Vietnam Automotive Company Limited Receives ‘Perfect Quality & Delivery Award 2015'

We are proud to announce that our Business Group Company, Minda Vietnam Automotive Company Limited (MVACL) received ‘Perfect Quality & Delivery Award, 2015' from our esteemed customer - Yamaha Motor Vietnam Company Limited.

The award was received by Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal - CEO, PT Minda Automotive Indonesia and Minda Vietnam Automotive Company Limited on behalf of the Group at the Annual Supplier's Meet 2015 held at the plant premises of Yamaha Motors Vietnam Co. Ltd, Noi Boi, Vietnam on 23rd January, 2016.

MVACL initiated its operations from 1st April, 2013. Our business with Yamaha Vietnam started in May, 2013. MVACL has achieved 100% delivery since the start of production (since 32 months). Since 930 days, MVACL is operating at ZERO Part Per Million (PPM).

MVACL has set new benchmarks as our first Business Group Company to achieve ‘Perfect Quality Award’ in its 3rd year of operations.

Heartiest congratulations to team MVACL. Hoping to see them set many more benchmarks in future.

Way to go...!

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Jan 22, 2016
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group enthusiastic participation at ALL ‘Technology Day’

Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was invited and participated in the ‘Technology Day’ of Ashok Leyland Limited (ALL) that was organized on 21-22nd January, 2016 at the premises of Ashok Leyland technical centre campus located in Vellivoyal Chavadi (VVC), North Chennai.

The event was graced by Mr. Vinod Dasari, M.D, and the Chief Guest was Mr. Narayanmurthy. Technology Day represented a remarkable presentation opportunity, exposure and recognition with technological innovations.

The theme of the event was on "testing and validation" in which about 55 suppliers and various Engineering functions of ALL participated. The Technology Day event gave a good opportunity in the field of Innovation and Technology. The event created an environment with excellent opportunities in the field of science and technology, bringing together key stakeholders, strong influencer’s in the development of this sector at Technical Centre VVC, Chennai.

There was a high interest from all participants and visitors during this event. During the two-day fair, our Group had the opportunity not only to promote itself, but also to connect to various collaborations with stakeholders and specific subjects in the field of innovation. Our Group used this event to showcase the manufacturing capability in terms of bulk as well as quality by highlighting our understanding of validation and testing capability and also demonstrating some of the equipments which ensures critical quality parameters. Our stall had a big footfall and generated great amount of excitement and opportunities for our group as a whole.

The Technology Day platform gave our organization to showcase and demonstrate our products and processes which mutually benefitted and brings in Knowledge sharing, technology transfer and product familiarization amongst ALL Engineers.

From Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, the Business Group Companies that participated were Minda SAI, Minda Furukawa and Minda Stoneridge. On Display were Wire Harness, Instrument clusters besides Vision System for fuse and relay base, Vacuum testers for sealed connectors, Push pull tester for crimp strength, Crimp profile tester and Circuit checking board. Our Group was represented by Mr Hardeep Singh Arora, Mr Sanjeev Saxena, Mr Srinivasan, Mr Shivaprasad, Mr Arun Srivastava, Mr Ritwik Guha, Mr Anil Batra, Mr Shatish. E, besides others.

In addition our Group also displayed various banners showing the glimpses of our manufacturing capability, test validation infrastructure etc supported by a rolling video. We have identified various opportunities for resolving some of their problems and also opportunities to grow business with them.

Ashok Leyland ‘Technology Day’ was started as an initiative to encourage a culture of innovation and celebrate engineering ideas and technological milestones. The event comprises seminars where engineers present technical papers and an exposition that showcases technology milestones achieved at the Technical Center.

The event is nurtured by the entire leadership team of Product Development. Young engineers get coached by the experts to write technical papers; teams of senior leaders assess and shortlist the papers for presentation on the final day; and technical experts participate as juries for judging the technical presentations.

The great ideas flow from each and every vendor company through such forums, and many concepts gets successfully implemented to give ‘Ashok Leyland’ the required edge.

The stall at the ALL ‘Technology Day’ was set up by Group Communication department along with the support of Minda SAI, Minda Stoneridge and Minda Furukawa teams. A special appreciation for Kamesh, Ujjal, Anbu, Rajesh, Pandian, Madaswamy, Sumesh, Kadhir, Karthik, Shapan from Minda SAI, Chennai who really kept all the visitors engaged and did a wonderful job in setting up the stall doing demonstrations relentlessly. A great effort put in by each one of them.

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Jan 22, 2016
Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain Receives ‘CCFIS Cyber Smart CIO Award - 2016'

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain - Group Chief Information Technology Officer received the ‘CCFIS Cyber Smart CIO Award - 2016'. The award was received on 22nd January, 2016 at Amity University, Noida.

The award ceremony was held during “International Cyber Security Summit & Research Conference: Hacker Cup 2016”, where more than 200 CIOs, CISO, CEOs, CMDs from Corporate, MNC, Law Enforcement & Law attended this Summit to use this platform to share best practices and ideas on cyber security. The aim of this event was to explore, encourage and reward the young minds who are willing to perform on security fronts.

During Hacker Cup India – 2016, over 100 students & Security Researchers from all over India were given special Training-“ Security Training”, “Offensive Hacking Training”, “Malware Analysis Training”and “Exploitation Training” by renowned Security industry trainers.

The Cyber Smart CIO Award reflects the new realm of cyber security and defines one’s role in securing the nations’ IT infrastructure from enormous cyber threats that various countries are facing today.

Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Jain for this honour. We wish him the very best for his future endeavours!

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Dec 28, 2015
Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited Won TAFE Kaizen Competition Award

It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that our Business Group Company - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited (MSIL) won the TAFE Kaizen Competition Award. The award distribution ceremony was held on 28th December, 2015 at TAFE Corporate Office, Sembiam, Chennai.

A total of 75 teams from various companies participated and presented their Kaizen. Out of these, 5 companies with the maximum scores were awarded.

The Kaizen was presented by Mr. Krishna Murari, MSIL - Pune, Mr. Abinash Singh, MSIL - Chennai & Mr. M Rajendran, MSIL - Chennai on the Kaizen theme - Elimination of the Water Entry through Wire Harness in J Bonnet Cluster. Apart from MSIL, 4 other suppliers won the award namely - M/s. Apollo Tyres Ltd., M/s. Wheels India Ltd. M/s. Jothi Microcast Pvt Ltd. and M/s. Uniparts India Ltd.

The Award was presented by Mr. John Edwin, Senior Vice President & Chief Officer - Manufacturing & Supply Chain, TAFE. On behalf of our Group, the award was received by Mr. Krishna Murari, Mr Abinash Singh & Mr. M Rajendran.

Heartiest congratulations to the MSIL team. Wishing them all the very best for their upcoming initiatives...!

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Dec 20, 2015
10th Annual Day Celebrations Held at Minda Corporation Limited - Die Casting Division, GN

10th Annual Day Celebrations Held at Minda Corporation Limited - Die Casting Division, GN

The ceremony was graced by the benign presence of Mr. Ashok Minda, GCEO along with Mrs. Sarika Minda. All the employees along with their family members were invited to be a part of the annual day programme.

The celebrations initiated with a formal welcome and inaugural address for all. This was followed by cultural performances by the employees and their family members. Following this, Long Service Awards, Best Kaizen Awards, Best Attendance Awards and the like were rewarded to the employees. To make the celebrations even more fun and interactive, a series of group activities and individual level games like tug of war, spoon race and musical chairs were played by all the participants.

The celebrations initiated with a formal welcome and inaugural address for all. This was followed by cultural performances by the employees and their family members. Following this, Long Service Awards, Best Kaizen Awards, Best Attendance Awards and the like were rewarded to the employees. To make the celebrations even more fun and interactive, a series of group activities and individual level games like tug of war, spoon race and musical chairs were played by all the participants.

Towards the end, special lunch and snacks were organized for all.

Wishing the MCL-DCD- GN team yet another year of success and prosperity to follow...!

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Dec 18, 2015
Minda Corporation Limited - Noida, Pune & Pantnagar Won National Convention on Quality Concept – Chennai

Minda Corporation Limited- Noida, Pune and Pantnagar bagged the Par- Excellence and Excellence Award at National Convention on Quality Concept (NCQC-2015), Chennai.

The Convention was held at SRM University, Chennai between 18th - 21st December, 2015. The award was received at National level and MCL- SSD (Noida, Pune & Pantnagar) has further been nominated at the international level convention (ICQCC-16) which is scheduled to be held at The Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao, Bangkok from 23rd - 26th August, 2016.

More than 1000 teams from big and small organizations participated in the event. Some of the prominent companies which were a part of this quality convention included Exide Industries Ltd.,BHEL, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., NTPC, Jindal Stainless Steel, Tata Steel MSIEL, NALCO Angul, JCB India BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd., TVS Tyres and more.

Prior to this, MCS-SSD (Noida, Pune & Pantnagar) participated in Chapter Convention on Quality Concepts on 31st October 2015 where the teams (Quality Circle & Quality Culture Team for Vendor Quality) won the GOLD Award.

Heartiest congratulations to MCL- SS Team!

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Dec 18, 2015
Minda SAI Limited Won Excellence Award at National Convention on Quality Concept – Chennai

It is a moment of great pride for us to announce that Minda SAI Limited - Greater Noida bagged the Excellence Award at National Convention on Quality Concept (NCQC) - Chennai.

The Convention was held at SRM University, Chennai between 18th - 21st December, 2015. The award was received at National level and Minda SAI Limited has further been nominated at the International Level Convention now.

More than 1200 teams from big and small organizations participated in the event. Some of the prominent companies which were a part of this quality convention included Exide Industries Ltd., BHEL, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, NTPC, Jindal Stainless Steel, TATA Steel, SMIEL - a Unit of Motherson Sumi, NALCO Angul, Honeywell Turbo Technologies, TATA Motors Ltd., JCB India, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd., TVS Tyres, Apollo Tyres and more.

Prior to this, Minda SAI Ltd. - Greater Noida participated in Chapter Convention on Quality Concepts on 31st October, 2015 where the team - DAKSH Quality Circle (Maintenance Department) won the Silver Award. The forum was held at Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad. Over 200 teams participated in this event, some of which being Motherson Sumi, KML Seating Manesar, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. , Sandhar Auto- Dhumaspur, Haridwar & Gurgaon, NTPC, Hero Motor Corp - Dharuhera, Madhusudan Auto, Minda Industries, JCB India, Jindal Stainless Ltd, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and many more.

Heartiest congratulations to MSL- GN team and wishing them the very best for the upcoming international level forum. We hope they do us proud and come out with flying colours...!

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Dec 11, 2015
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Received ICONIC IDC Insights Award, 2015

With great pleasure and pride, we would like to announce that Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group received the ICONIC IDC Insights Award, 2015. The award was received by Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain, Group Chief Information Technology Officer on behalf of the Group at Hotel Marriott, Hyderabad on 11th December, 2015.

The award was presented by Dr. Christopher Holmes - Managing Director IDC Insights Asia Pacific & Head International for IDC Manufacturing Insights. “IDC Insights awards invited institutions across India to nominate the initiatives that they believed warranted special recognition. The ICONIC IDC Insights awards recognize and honor top institutions that have demonstrated Innovation, Transformation, Customer Experience, Supply Chain Management and Employee Engagement to fulfill wider organizational goals using information technology.”

The nominated initiatives for this award were measured by the IDC Global Jury (consisting of worldwide analyst team) against a rigorous set of matrices that look at responsiveness to market needs, effectiveness of rollout, and market take-up and sustainability.

Heartiest congratulations and wishing the team the very best for the upcoming initiatives...!

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Dec 11, 2015
Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited Won Frost & Sullivan - Gold Award, 2015

Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited (MSIL) won Frost & Sullivan – Gold Certificate of Merit Award for the Year 2015 in India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA).

On Behalf of MSIL , the award was received by Mr. Dharmender Saxena - COO, MSIL & Mr. Abhijit Deshpande - Head Corporate Business Excellence, MSIL at Hotel Hyatt Regency in Mumbai on 11th December, 2015.

Frost & Sullivan and The Times of India jointly instituted India Manufacturing Excellence Awards in various sectors of the Indian Industries - Automotive, Chemicals, Metals, Pharmaceuticals etc with the mission to recognize the Indian Manufacturing Capability and assess its Global Competitiveness. These awards acknowledge the best facilities in India that have achieved and sustained Manufacturing Excellence.

The facilities with diligence, perseverance, foresight and dedication required to develop a successful manufacturing organization and sustain continuous learning were recognized and their efforts were appreciated as a part of the award ceremony.

The award saw participation from a total of 104 companies. The assessment stage included a detailed 2 - 3 Days site assessment covering 12 Areas - Focus On Customers, Orderliness, Safety & Environment, Visual Management, Scheduling Systems, Layout & Material handling Systems, Inventory Management, Internal Competence, Asset Care, Operational Flexibility, Supply Chain, Quality Systems & Innovation Adaptation. The companies which performed the highest in most of the categories were awarded.

Heartiest congratulations to the team and lots of good wishes for their upcoming endeavors.

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Nov 26, 2015
Flood Relief Program at Chennai
  • Relief work started on 26th Nov 2015
  • Distribution was done in the most affected areas Kanchipuram and Kakklur like Erumaiyur Village, Karunacherry village, and Anjugam Nagar of Somangalam Village.
  • In Total 2450 food packets, 300 drinking water bottles and 500 relief kits have been distributed.
  • Each relief kit contained 1 Blanket, 1 Lungi, 1 Towel and 1 Night wear for ladies.
  • People identified for distribution were street beggars, BPL and who had Kacha makaan.
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Nov 06, 2015
Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited Won Innovative Product Company - MNC Award 2015

Bringing immense pride to the Group, our Business Group Company - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited (MSIL) won Innovative Product Company - MNC Award. The award was received by Mr. M Rajendran, Plant Head - MSIL Chennai, in Bangalore on 6th November, 2015.

MSIL products with Multimedia Functions like Blue Tooth, Music Player, FM Radio integrated into the Cluster (for which MSIL has already filed the patent) were considered for the award.

The objective behind the award is to recognize the contribution of various companies/ individuals in driving the semi conductor industry and inspire future leaders to tread a path of success and triumph. These awards celebrate the success stories and honor companies/ individuals who have transformed stumbling blocks into stepping stones driven by their passion, determination and undying spirit of entrepreneurship.

Mentor Graphics Corporation a leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, and SiliconIndia announced the 2015 Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry. Started in 2010, the SiliconIndia - Mentor Graphics Leadership Awards for the Embedded/VLSI Industry is a one-of-a-kind annual awards program, honoring the best in the VLSI/Embedded industry.

The winners of these prestigious awards were chosen by a panel of judges consisting of eminent business leaders: Dr. Srinivas Mandavilli, Country Head - Imagination Tech. India;

Mr. Sudarshan Iyengar, VP and MD- Microchip Tech. India; Mr. Santhanakrishnan Raman,

MD- LSI India R & D, an Avago Tech. Company; Mr. Rajendra Kumar Khare- Founder, Chairman and MD- Surewaves; Mr.Vivek Sharma, Regional VP - STMicroElectronics and Mr. Vinay Shenoy, MD- Infineon Tech. India.

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Nov 05, 2015
Minda Corporation Limited – Security Systems Division Won CII BE STAR Recognition Award 2015

Minda Corporation Limited - Security Systems Division - Noida, Pant Nagar, Pune bagged the prestigious CII BE STAR Award 2015. The award was received for excellence in Operational Management in the Automotive Category. The award ceremony was held on 5th - 6th November, 2015 at Hotel Taj West End, Bengaluru.

The objective behind the award was to recognize organizations for Excellence in People, Customer & Operations Management with high quality practices within their organization. In the BE Star Recognitions, there were three categories of awards: Promising Practitioner, Emerging Leader & Leader. The panel of CII assessors for the award made a visit at MCL- SSD between 7th - 16th October, 2015. During their visit, the assessors accessed all the three locations and site assessment report based on the performance of various plants and also held detailed interactions with the respective HOD’s. Post the evaluation of all the entries, the final awardees were decided.

The award was presented by Mr. N Kumar - Chairman, CII - Institute of Quality, Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur, Chairman & MD Export, Import Bank of India, Mr. Bhupinder S Bhalla, Joint Secretary Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Government of India & Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Chairman - CII Karnataka State Council. From MCL, the award was received by Mr. Sumit Doseja, Mr. Neeraj Sharma, Mr. J.K Yadav & Mr. Abhishek Pawar.

Kudos to the entire team on their hard work and dedication...!

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Oct 27, 2015
Wiring Harness Assembly Unit Inaugurated Under Business Integrated CSR at Yerwada Central Prison, Pune

Continuing our efforts towards the upliftment of the society, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group inaugurated a new facility at Yerwada Central Prison (YCP), Pune on 27th October, 2015. The unit has been set up to manufacture Wire Harness within the premises of Jail Authority for our esteemed Customer, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. This Public – Private Partnership project is a collaborative project between Minda SAI Ltd., Yerwada Central Prison Authority and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

The project started in February 2015, in which Minda SAI Ltd. set up a manufacturing assembly and a production unit for the inmates at YCP. Currently, 30 inmates are engaged in the manufacturing process with the plan of engaging more in future.

The unit was inaugurated by Dr. B K Upadhyay, Addl. Director General Police & Inspector General Prison, Maharashtra State. Other important dignitaries present at the inauguration included Mr. Nitin Tikle, VP - SSBU and Mr. Nitin Chavan, DGM - SSBU, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.; Mrs. Swati Sathe, DIG - Western Region - Maharashtra; Dr. S Solunke, DIG - HQ; Mr. U T Pawar, SP - YCP; Mr. S Shelke, SP - Open Jail; Mr. Dilip Vasnik, Sr. Jailer. From Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, the event was attended by Mr. NK Taneja, Mr. N K Modi, Mr. Sanjeev Saxena, Mr. Manoj Tyagi, Mr. M J Vibhandik, Mr. Anil Chore, Mr. Anil Batra, Mr. Praveen Karn and Ms. Ruchira Ghormare along with members from Aakarshan - Pune Center.

During his address, Dr. Upadhyay expressed his happiness on YCP becoming the first jail in Maharashtra to get the first of its kind modern wiring harness assembly unit at its premises. He also said that this collaborative effort would go a long way in providing the perfect platform to enhance the skill sets of the inmates and enable them to earn their livelihood.

Mr. N K Taneja, GCMO - Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group expressed his thanks and gratitude towards YCP & Mahindra & Mahindra for their constant support and also spoke of the Group’s intent in continuing to give back to the society.

Our Group’s investment at Yerwada Jail includes machinery, raw material and other quality systems and procedures as per the policy and the facility will be run by Jail inmates under the supervision of Minda SAI officials. An MOU was signed between Yerwada Jail and Minda SAI on Feb 07, 2015 and production commenced after on job training of the inmates.

The YCP management whole-heartedly supported Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group for this socio-business initiative and provided us an infrastructure on lease in the premises along with other facilities as per norms.

The inauguration event was organized by the Group Communication Department represented by Mr. Anil Batra along with Mr. Praveen Karn from Group CSR Department and the valuable support of the team from Minda SAI Limited represented by Ms. Ruchira Ghormare and others.

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Oct 18, 2015
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Sponsored the SAE Effi - Cycle 2015 - Season 6

Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group sponsored the SAE Effi-Cycle 2015 - Season 6, held at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, from 15th – 18th October, 2015. The event was jointly organized by International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Siemens, Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd., Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and Honda under the banner of SAE Northern India Section.

EFFI‐CYCLE, derived from 'Efficient-Cycle' is an initiative of SAEINDIA Northern Section with the objective of providing an opportunity for the students, to explore the 'Environment Friendly and Economical' solutions for day-to-day mobility needs of people. The event not only gave the young engineers an opportunity to showcase their innovation, but also to inculcate sensitivity towards environment protection and depleting energy resources. In this event, undergraduate engineering students were given various tasks to conceive, design and fabricate a prototype of a three wheel configuration vehicle powered by human – electric hybrid power and capable of seating two passengers.

This year, 90 teams from all over the country participated in the event after qualifying the virtual round. The event continued for four days (15th - 18th October 2015) in which various tests namely Static tests (design evaluation, cost evaluation and marketing presentation evaluation), Safety tests, Utility tests, Maneuverability tests, Acceleration tests and the like were conducted. The evaluation of the teams was done by the experts from automotive industry like Maruti Suzuki, ICAT, Siemens, Spark Minda, Subros, IOCL and Motherson Sumi Systems Limited. The highlight of the event was a 2-hour endurance race which was conducted on the last day of the event.

The convener for the year 2015 was Mr. U.D. Bhangale, Sr. General Manager, ICAT. Many renowned names from the automotive industry also graced the event with their presence. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri Dinesh Tyagi, Director, ICAT. The Jury Panel consisting of Judges from Maruti Suzuki, Spark Minda, ICAT, NATRIP & other Sponsors evaluated and inspected the sessions on all the days.

The 4 day event was organized by SAEINDIA, a non-profit body, which has been in the forefront to identify and transmit relevant technologies to the society in general, and stakeholders, in particular. It is affiliated to the parent body SAE International which is head quartered in USA with a glorious record of more than 100 years of service to the mobility community.

A total of 18 awards worth Rs. 5,15,000/- were distributed among the teams and individual best performers. The overall winner of Effi-cycle, 2015 were Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Congratulations to the winning team...!

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Oct 15, 2015
Minda Corporation Limited Receives CII 5S Excellence Award, 2015
The assessment for the award was conducted on the basis of 1000 Points check sheet against following areas:

  • Leadership – 100 Points
  • Seiri – 200 Points
  • Seiton – 200 Points
  • Seiso – 200 Points
  • Seiketsu – 150 Points
  • Shitsuke- 150 Points

A very stringent evaluation process was adopted by the assessors from CII - Avantha Centre for competitiveness of SMEs. Thorough on-site assessments were conducted to evaluate companies on a standard score sheet. The companies with a cumulative score of 650 and above qualified as the recipients of the award.

The awards were presented by Mr. RM Khanna, Former Chairman, CII Northern Region and Managing Director, Stanley Engineering Private Ltd, along with Chairman of the CII NR Committee on MSMEs - Capt. Alok Sharma at the CII NR headquarters at Chandigarh.

Calling the 5S techniques as the foundation to excellence, Mr. Khanna said, “MSME entrepreneurs have limited resources of time and money. It becomes all the more important for them to implement 5S carefully and build design capabilities that enable them to increase their productivity effectively and reduce costs.”

Mr. Alok Sharma added by saying that the commencement of the 5S excellence award will benefit even those who could not be the winners because the much-needed mindset change and implementation of 5S techniques in their plants will raise their returns on resources tremendously.

A total of 7 awards in large, services, medium and small scale industries were presented out of the 40 companies that participated in the CII 5S Excellence Awards-2015.

The award was initiated by CII in the year 2014 with two sectors - Manufacturing and Services where more than 40 companies from SME (Small, Medium & Large Enterprises) participated. In the year 2015, CII went on to include the Pharmaceuticals and FMCG sectors followed by Banks, Hospitals, Hotels, Infrastructure & Construction which would be included in the year 2016.

5S, as the name indicates is a five-step technique for creating and maintaining a clutter free and well-organized workplace. Once fully implemented, the 5S process can increase morale, create positive impressions on customers and increase the overall efficiency of the organization. The effect of 5S on continuous improvement can lead to less waste, better quality and faster lead times.

Heartiest congratulations to the winning team for their sincere efforts!

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Oct 14, 2015
Minda VAST Bags ‘Best Practices in Recruitment’ Award at the 5th Genius HR Excellence Awards 2015

We are proud to announce that our Group Company - Minda VAST Access Systems Private Limited bagged the award for ‘Best Recruitment Practices’ at the 5th Genius HR Excellence Awards 2015. The award ceremony was held on 14th October, 2015 at Radisson Blu, New Delhi. The objective behind the initiative was to identify and honour the best talents in HR domain across industries from all over India. A total number of 515 companies participated including industry leaders and pioneering corporate houses.

Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was represented by Mr. Sudeep Varma, Head - HR, Minda VAST at the award ceremony.

This year, the organizational awards were divided into 2 categories - Category A, comprising of companies with a turnover of upto 500 crore and Category B, comprising of companies with a turnover of 501 crore and above. Companies were divided into various categories within the HR domain basis which they were awarded. Minda VAST bagged the Best HR Practices Award in Category A.

The HR Excellence Awards are the longest running, most sought after and highly regarded in the industry. The Awards were institutionalized in the year 2011 in association with the Telegraph Jobs for the first time to spotlight the importance of HR as a profession and contributions of HR towards the growth of an organization. Since 2012 Genius HR Excellence Award joined hands with The Times of India and the awards were open to companies and professionals based across India.

These awards recognize the best in-class HR Professionals whose performance excel in terms of quality, delivery, achievements, value and innovation in HR Gamut. The Genius HR Excellence Award is not just to recognize what has been achieved so far. It is also an incentive to the Achievers in the field of HR to innovate, improvise and continually upgrade HR governance, talent acquisition and management, compensation & benefits, employee welfare measures and Performance Review & Management.

Heartiest congratulations to the Minda VAST team on their hard work and dedication. A very special appreciation to Ms. Rutuja Deshpande, Group Leader - HR, Minda VAST for her efforts of working towards achieving this award.. Way to go...!

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Oct 13, 2015
Minda Automotive Solutions Limited Launches New Products

Our Business Group Company - Minda Automotive Solutions Limited recently announced the launch of a new product line for 2 wheeler and 4 wheeler segments. The launch of the products was held on 13th October, 2015. through their well-established pan India distribution network.

The new product line includes 'Oil Dipped- Ready to install' clutch plates, advance technology enabled brake shoes, range of Ball Bearings, Racer Ball Bearing Kits, Glow Plugs and automotive filters for the Indian market.

In order to promote these newly launched products, the company plans to organize 60 meets with retailers and mechanics across the country in their plan for the upcoming quarter.

In the new Clutch Plates, the friction material used for manufacturing is tested as per IS-10686 & IS-3649 standard which ensures minimum power transmission loss & better pickup. The Brake Shoes produced by the company will ensure power braking under all weather conditions. Friction material for manufacturing them is tested as per IS-15708 & IS-11852 standard.

Along with this, the Group will also be introducing Deep Groove Ball Bearings & Racer Bearing Kits for 2 wheelers in the Indian automotive market which will provide high load carrying capacity & high reliability for smooth drive & long life.

Automotive filters for four wheelers and SUVs also formed a part of this exclusive product launch. After producing 2 W & Tractor range of filters, MASL will unveil the complete range of Oil, Air & Fuel Filters for Cars & SUVs for Indian market. These filters being manufactured at Baddi plant will not only provide the best filtration, but also confirm purity to the environment. The complete range is designed for the Euro IV environment friendly engines which give high filtration efficiency, hence improving the Engine Life.

On the occasion of the launch, our GCEO -Mr. Ashok Minda, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to introduce such mega product range for the Indian users. Our new product range is at par with international products both in functionality and technology aspects. We have attempted to actively pursue the government's 'Make in India' initiative. Our venture will act as a catalyst for the future growth of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group. Our pursuit of perfection and assurance of safety underlie our famed quality & reliability.”

Along with the above, MASL is all set to begin the production of Glow Plugs at their Pant Nagar plant which will be produced with special alloy raw material & dual coil technology. These glow plugs will ensure instant heat & longer life for all diesel car models running on the Indian roads. Window Regulators will also be available for both manual and power window applications across all dealers in the country.

The recent product launch was an addition to company's previous endeavor which supplies varied product range for 2 Wheelers which includes auto electrical systems (CDI/ RR/ Relays/ Ignition Coils/ Flashers), control cables & automotive filters.

Kudos to the team and wishing them all the luck for future!

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Oct 09, 2015
Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain Bagged the Certificate of Distinction at the CIO Next100 Award

Bringing immense pride to the Group, Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain, Group Chief Information Technology Officer bagged the Certificate of Distinction at the CIO Next100 Award Ceremony held on 9th October, 2015 at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

More than 120+ IT professionals attended the programme from renowned companies like Aircel, Hindalco Industries, Steria India, Capgemini India, Minda Industries, JBM, Hero Motors and the like. The 1 day training included interactive sessions held on different IT topics followed by a written exam conducted at the end of each session. A total of 5 sessions were conducted.

    Based on the results of the written exams the following awards were given:
  • Certificate of Distinction - 1 person
  • Certificate of Achievement - 15 persons
  • Participation certificates to all participants

The training sessions were delivered by experts and all participants were tested extensively. Attendees who scored above a minimum grade were awarded the "CIO Next" certificate.

Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was represented by Mr. Sanjiv Jain and Mr. Manish Sharma (Minda Automotive Solutions Limited). While Mr. Jain was awarded the Certificate of Distinction and Certificate of Achievement, Mr. Manish Sharma received the Certificate of Achievement.

The CIO Next program from IT NEXT is designed to help upcoming and aspiring CIOs gain essential managerial and leadership skills. The training sessions are held in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore with a focus to equip attendees with strategic, technical and managerial skills.

Congratulations to both and wishing them many more years of success & prosperity to follow...!

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Oct 08, 2015
4th Convocation Ceremony of Aakarshan - Greater Noida Held

Aakarshan Vocational Training Center held its 4th Convocation Ceremony at Kuleshara Village, Greater Noida on 8th October, 2015.

A total of 93, out of the enrolled batch of 130 students graduated in Spoken English, Basic Computers, Tally and Cutting & Tailoring courses. The convocation ceremony was attended by members of Gram Panchayat along with the local village community. From Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, the ceremony was attended by Mrs. Sarika Minda - Director, Spark Minda Foundation, Mr. M. K. Pajan – Advisor – Group CSR, Mr. Pramode Parasramka – CEO, Minda Silca Engineering Limited & Mr. Praveen Karn - Head - Group CSR along with Mr. Amit Jalan, Mr. P S Das & Mr. Bhaskar Kumar.

The ceremony commenced with a lamp lighting and offering floral tribute to Babujee. This was followed by a cultural program presented by the students of Aakarshan Center after which, certificates and books were distributed to every graduating student. This was followed by a motivating address of Mrs. Sarika Minda, where she requested more and more students to participate in this Training Program, which would help them open up better employment opportunities. Towards the end of the Program, Mr. Pajan addressed the students wherein he spoke of the importance of integrating Digital India with Aakarshan Training Program.

Aakarshan – A Vocational Training Program is a flagship initiative of Spark Minda Foundation for the underprivileged section of the society. The Program is benefitting the unemployed youth and school going children belonging to poor socio-economic background and has been running successfully since its inception in December, 2013. With the objective of educating the children in vocational skills and to train the youth for employability through imbibing technical skills, Aakarshan Vocational Training Program aims for putting the last first!

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Sep 15, 2015
Minda Corporation Limited - Die Casting Division - Pune Celebrates Annual Day - ‘Goonj, 2015'

Minda Corporation Limited, Die Casting Division, Pune celebrated their 1st Annual Day “Goonj – 2015” on 15th September, 2015 at “Ankushrao Landge Auditorium, Bhosari, Pune.

The celebrations initiated with a warm welcome of all the employees and special invitees. The welcome address was followed by the commencement of various cultural performances by the employees.

As an effort towards appreciating the hard work and dedication of the team, Long Service Awards, Best Attendance Awards, Best Kaizen Awards and Best Performance Awards were also distributed. Towards the end of the program, a lucky draw competition was also organized for the gathering.

During the celebrations, Mr. Ashim Vohra, Chief Executive Officer – MCL- DCD addressed the gathering and thanked all the employees for being the pillars of support behind the continuous growth of the organization.

Amongst other seniors from our Group, the celebrations were also attended by Mr. N. K. Modi, Managing Director - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd. and Mr. Kalyan Pawar, Group Chief ER Officer - Minda Management Services Ltd.

All the employees came together to participate and make the celebrations truly memorable for all.

Kudos to the team and wishing them many more years of success to follow!

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Sep 13, 2015
Minda Automotive Solutions Limited Celebrates Annual Day

It was a moment of extreme pride for Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group when our Business Group Company - Minda Automotive Solutions Limited celebrated their 2nd Annual Day on 13th September, 2015 at Tivoli Grand Resorts, G.T. Karnal Road.

The celebrations commenced with a warm welcome of all the employees along with their families and other special invitees. The welcome address was followed by initiation of cultural performances by the employees and their family members. Special puppet shows and lemon spoon race were also held for the children of the employees. In addition, various outdoor games like musical chairs and tambola were organized for the employees & their spouses and children.

As an effort towards appreciating the hard work and dedication of the employees, Long Service Awards and Awards for Maximum Attendance were also distributed. This was followed by special awards rewarded to the winners of 5th Shri S.L. Minda Memorial Sports Tournament 2014-15 for bringing laurels to the organization. Towards the end of the program, a lucky draw competition was also organized for all the guests present.

On the occasion of the Annual day, Mr. Sanjay Bhagat, CEO - MASL addressed the gathering and thanked the employees and their families for their constants support towards the growth of the organization. Speaking on the importance of Work Life balance, Mr. Bhagat motivated the employees through his kind words of appreciation for all.

From our Group, the celebrations were attended by Mr. Sumit Doseja, Mr. Anil Batra, Mr. Pradeep Mann, and Mr. S. K. Nagpal (Consultant to MASL). The celebrations were also graced by the presence of our JV Partners- Mr. Ishwar Sharma- Director, MASL Control Cables Limited (Cable Plant) and Mr. Alok Bhatnagar, Director- ATE Power Connections Pvt. Ltd.(CDI Plant).

All the employees along with their family members came together to participate and make the celebrations truly memorable and funfilled for all! Wishing the MASL team many more years of prosperity to come...!

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Sep 03, 2015
Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain Honored with the CIO100 Award

Bringing immense pride to the Spark Minda Family, Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain, Group Chief Information Technology Officer received the CIO100 Award.

The award was received at JW Marriott, Pune during the awards ceremony hosted by International Data Group (IDG) India’s CIO magazine between 3rd - 4th September, 2015.

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events and research company. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, IDG products and services reach an audience of more than 280 million technology buyers in 97 countries.

This annual award program recognizes organizations that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. CIO magazine recognized India's top CIOs (Chief Information Officers) and IT leaders from leading Indian organizations for being versatile with their IT deployments in difficult economic conditions.

In this event, 100 CIO's across Indian industries were facilitated. The event was attended by nearly 350 CIOs from the Industry. Out of 100 CIO's awarded during the same event, prominent few were - TATA Technologies, Sona Koyo Steering Systems, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., JBM Group, BMW CNH International and many more. In the previous years, this award has been rewarded to global organizations like Accenture, Hero Moto Corp, AMW, Jindal SAW, Agero Inc., AT&T Inc., Cisco Systems and the like.

Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Jain holds Bachelors' Degree in Science, Masters (MCA) and Post Graduation in Computer Applications. He carries certifications in IT domain and is also a certified IT security auditor. Previously, Mr. Jain has worked with Jindal ITF Ltd., Subros, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd. & ABB Limited & Tecumseh Products (I) Ltd. He is a seasoned professional having a diversified and rich experience of more than 28 years in driving initiatives in IT Strategy, Implementing ERP (SAP, Oracle Suite and Microsoft Axapta), IT Security, Business Continuity Planning and IT Infrastructure Designs. He has been associated with the Group since April, 2015.

Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Jain from the Spark Minda Family and wishing him many more years of success to come!

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Aug 15, 2015
O’zMinda LLC Wins Best Primary Trade Union Organization Award

Reaching a significant milestone, our Business Group Company, O’zMinda LLC received the Best Primary Trade Union Organization award in Uzbekistan in August, 2015. The event was held at Turin University in Tashkent, the capital and the largest city of Uzbekistan.

This competition was initiated first time in the year 2011 by Uzmetmashsanoat Trade Union and is held every year since then to award the organization having the best employee working conditions, safety policies and worker rights.

All the companies of Uzbekistan including 64 UzAuto Organizations jointly participated in this event.

Mr. Uktam Bozorov, Champion for Trade Unions - O’zMinda LLC represented our Group during the award ceremony. The award was presented by the Board of Uzmetmashsanoat Trade Union.

The application procedure required submitting all relevant documents like photographs, information, presentation and other relevant evidences projecting the best practices followed by O’z Minda LLC. The Jury included senior members from different companies and Uzmetmashsanoat Trade Union.

Post this success, the O’zMinda team plans to apply for more such awards which are applicable to the organization. The management is extremely elated and all set to motivate the team into taking our Group to greater heights.

Kudos to the team for their success and wishing them the best for their future plans!

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Aug 12, 2015
Group Finance Conference Held
Together Towards Excellence

The Second Group Finance Conference of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was held from 12th - 14th August, 2015 at Jaipur. The objective behind the initiative was exchange of ideas between the finance teams from all our Business Group companies for the overall development of the function. The Conference aimed at bringing together all the finance teams with the motto of working Together Towards Excellence for the holistic development of our Group.

All the Finance HOD's along with their teams participated in this meet. The 3 day conference initiated with Mr. Ajay Sancheti, Head - Group Corporate Finance and Legal welcoming all the participants and addressing the gathering. A glimpse into the past conference held at Noida in 2004 stunned the audiences with some rare photographs. This followed by commencement of the Conference by Mr D.C Sharma, Group Chief Financial Officer wherein he delivered a motivating address followed by sharing of valuable insights about our Group. He took the participants through the growth journey of our Group over the years and also spoke about the future potential, we possess as a team. Mr. Sharma also highlighted the performance of Minda Corporation Limited in capital markets in the recent months. He encouraged all the participating members to come up with new ideas and share the thoughts and good practices with our other business group companies time to time.

The conference also included interactive presentations for the benefit of all members, it also included awareness sessions on proposed new legislations like Goods & Service Tax (GST) and IND-AS from the speakers of KPMG. All the BG CFO's briefly explained about their units with good practices being followed, challenges and the way forward to tackle it. This was duly appreciated by the judging panel comprising of Mr. D.C Sharma, Mr. Ajay Sancheti and Mr. Vinod Bapna.

The best presentation was awarded to Minda Vast Access Systems Pvt. Ltd which was presented by Mr. Mahendra Naredi along with his other team members. At the end of second day, an Open House session was Chaired by Mr. DC Sharma in which he took suggestions, ideas & queries from different units and also discussed the way forward. He also mentioned that the only way to achieve long term success is by looking ahead and moving together with passion, dedication and discipline. Rigorous discussions were held on the current issues faced by our group and the appropriate way forward was charted out with a duly channelized feedback mechanism.

The conference ended with a Team Building session by Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, Group Chief Human Resources Officer which involved many group activities as well individual assessments. The session was fun filled along with great learning on teamwork and contributing as a valuable team member. It helped people open up amongst each other with an influx of some very creative ideas. During the Conference, various activities like Yoga sessions, Finance Quiz, Team games etc. were also organized which were appreciated by all. Towards the end of conference, everyone was presented with mementos by the Group CFO and Group HRO to acknowledge their presence and participation in the conference.

It was truly a moment of joy to see all the finance members of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group under one roof and perform together as a highly motivated and enthusiastic team.

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Aug 05, 2015
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Organizes Kawad Sewa Camp

Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group organized Kawad Sewa Camp at the Toll Plaza, Ghazipur near UP-Delhi Gate from 5th – 12th August 2015. This camp is continuously being organized by the Group since many years.

The Kawad Yatra takes place during the sacred month of Saawan (July – August) every year. During this Yatra, devotees of Lord Shiva – Kawadias, travel an estimated distance of 200 kms on foot to fetch the holy water of river Ganga from Haridwar and perfom Jal Abhishek of Shiv ji. While most pilgrims are men, a very few women also participate in this Yatra. Most of them travel on foot; few also travel on bicycles, motor cycles, scooters, mini trucks or jeeps.

To support the Kawadias, a one week stall is organized by the Group every year and during this week unlimited fruit juices, food, T-shirts, caps, medicines and beds for rest are served.

This year, Kawad Sewa Puja was attended by Mr. Ashim Vohra, Mr. Sumit Doseja, Mr. Ajay Sharma, Mr. Dheeraj Malik, Mr. Jagdish Kumar, Mr. Praveen Karn and Mr. Anil Batra along with other members from Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group.

The month of Shravan is dedicated to Lord Shiva and most devotees observe a fast on Mondays during the month, as it also falls during the chaturmas period, traditionally set aside for religious pilgrimages, bathing in holy rivers and penance. During the annual Monsoon season, thousands of saffron-clad pilgrims carry holy water from the Ganges in Haridwar, Gangotri or Gaumukh. Pilgrims collect the holy water and perform abhisheka (anointing) the Shivalingas at the local Shiva temples, as a gesture of thanksgiving.

Kawad is named after the kānvar a single pole (usually made of bamboo) with two roughly equal loads fastened or dangling from opposite ends. Kanvar-carrying pilgrims, called Kawadias, carry covered water-pots in kawads slung across their shoulders. This practice of carrying Kawad is a part of religious pilgrimage, especially by devotees of Lord Shiva and is widely followed throughout India.

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Jul 28, 2015
Aakarshan Achieves Another Milestone

Aakarshan initiated a new training program on Beauty Culture Training for women on 25th July, 2015 at Pune.

The initiative aims at empowering community women from villages through income generation & livelihood promotion following the need put up by the women in the local area.

The program currently enrolls 31 women learners, who will be learning various trades of beauty culture under the able guidance of their trainer, Ms. Manjushree Bhagwat for a total duration of 6 months and onwards. The inauguration was held at Panchayat Bhawan in collaboration with the Gram Panchayat, Donde village, Rajgurunagar.

The program was jointly inaugurated by the Gram Pradhan and the employees of Minda Stoneridge Instruments Limited, Pune. From the Spark Minda Family, Mr. Shrikant Mirajkar - HR Head - MSIL was present along with Pune CSR Team and other members.

Aakarshan is a CSR initiative of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, which is benefitting the unemployed youth and school going children from poor socio-economic background since December 2013 in the trades of Computers, Cutting – Tailoring and Spoken English. The center aims for putting the last first. We wish the aspiring learners all the luck for this new endeavor. May they all come out with flying colours.

Heartiest congratulations!

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Jul 28, 2015
Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group at ILZDA Seminar

Minda Corporation Limited - Die Casting Division recently sponsored a seminar organized by ILZDA (Indian Lead and Zinc Development Association). The event was held on 28th July, 2015.

The conference was organized at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Gurgaon. Around 80 delegates from various industries participated in the event. Mr. Ashim Vohra, President of ILZDA and CEO, Minda Corporation Limited - Die-Casting Division delivered the inaugural speech followed by a presentation by Mr. Amit Agrawal and Mr. Sanjay Pahwa on ‘Die Casting Design and Process Improvement – An Update’.

The event proved to be an important initiative to not only build the image of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group but was also a truly enriching experience for all participating members.

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Jul 11, 2015
Minda Corporation Limited – Security Systems – Pune Wins Gold Award in QC Competition

It was a moment of immense pride and honor for Spark Minda , Ashok Minda Group when our Business Group Company - Minda Corporation Limited - Security Systems - Pune bagged the Gold Award in QC Competition organized by Quality Circle Forum of India ( Pune Chapter) – 48th Mini Convention on 11th July, 2015. The event was organized by the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI).

The participating teams were invited from Western India region to make detailed presentations on their case studies on Quality Circle & Allied concept. Apart from Minda Corporation Limited, other participating teams included Tata Motors Limited, Mahindra Vehicle Manufactures Limited, Motherson Sumi , Sandhar, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited and the like.

During the event, MCL-SS-Pune team - Gati presented their case study on ‘Defect Reduction in Paint Shop’. The members from MCL-SS-Pune who participated were Mr. Prafull Shendarkar (Facilitator), Mr. Abhishek Pawar (Coordinator), Mr. Dayaram Chattarkar (Member), Mr. Vikram Bendarkar (Member), Ms. Durga Shivtare (Member), Mr. Pravin Jadhav (Member).

Kudos for the Team for their efforts…!

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Jun 29, 2015
4th Regional Quality Circle & Kaizen Competition Held

The 4th Regional QCC (North) & Kaizen Competition was held on 29th June, 2015 at Minda Corporation Limited - Security Systems Division - Noida.

All the units of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group from North region participated in the competition.

The event began with the participants being welcomed by Mr. Ajay Sharma, Unit Head - MCL-SS-Noida. The competition was judged by Mr. Anil Maheshwari, Group Chief Business Excellence Officer and Mr. S. Mukhopadhyay, Head - Group Business Excellence, MCL - SSD - Pune. During the competition, all the units of our Group presented their best Quality Circles & Kaizens.

There were 3 categories in Kaizens in all - Individual Kaizen, Team Kaizen & Office Kaizen. Awards for various Kaizens were awarded towards the end of the competetion. The results for various categories are as follows:

QCC Awards:

  • Winner - KALPANA Circle from Minda Silca Engineering Limited
  • 1st Runner Up - SHAKTI Circle from DORSET KABA-Binola
  • 2nd Runner Up - PRERNA Circle from Minda Corporation Limited -Pant Nagar

Team Kaizen Awards:

  • Winner - Minda Silca Engineering Limited
  • 1st Runner Up - Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited - Bawal
  • 2nd Runner Up - DORSET-KABA-Haridwar

Individual Kaizen Awards:

  • Winner - Mr. Vipin Kumar-Minda Silca Engineering Limited
  • 1st Runner Up - Mr. Surat Singh - Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited - Bawal
  • 2nd Runner Up - Mr. Ankur-Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited - Noida
  • Office Kaizen Awards:

    • Winner – Mr. Himanshu pant- Minda Silca Engineering Limited
    • 1st Runner Up - Mr. Ajay Kumar- Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited - Bawal
    • 2nd Runner Up - Mr. Bhupesh - DORSET-KABA - Haridwar

    The competition served as an important platform for sharing of best practices from all the units across the Group and was a beneficial exercise for all the participating teams. Heartiest congratulations to all the participants with special wishes to Minda Silca Engineering Limited for being the winner across all the 3 categories ...!

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    Jun 12, 2015
    First Convocation Ceremony Held at Aakarshan Vocational Training Center, Chennai

    Sharing moment of pride...

    It was a moment of immense pride for Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, when the First Convocation Ceremony of Aakarshan Vocational Training Center - Chennai was held on 12th June, 2015. A total of 49 out of a batch of 66 learners from Computer trade graduated.

    Aakarshan is a CSR initiative of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, which is benefitting the unemployed youth and children from poor socio-economic background since December 2013 in the trades of Computers, Cutting – Tailoring and Spoken English.

    The village Panchayat and the local School Management Committee played a pivotal role in the Convocation Ceremony organized at Vengadu Village of Kanchipuram district, Tamilnadu. Mr. Praveen Gupta, CEO, Minda SAI Ltd. motivated the freshly graduated learners and shared his thoughts with them on planning a brighter future.

    Mr. Ravi, Assistant General Manager, Ashok Leyland, who was the Special Guest for the ceremony, appreciated the CSR initiatives of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group. Mr. M C Sambantham, Joint Chief Inspector of Factories, Kanchipuram district was the Chief Guest for the occasion. He congratulated the successful learners and appreciated efforts of the Group for the rural community.

    In the presence of Panchayat members; School Management Committee; children and villagers, Mr. V Srinivasan, SBU Head, Minda SAI Ltd. - Pillaipakkam and Mr. Daniel J announced the commencement of upcoming training program scheduled to be initiated shortly in the trades of Spoken English and Cutting-Tailoring. Mr. K J S Thukral, Chief Operating Officer, Minda SAI Ltd. also motivated the team and congratulated them on their hard work and performance.

    Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has set up a Skill Training Center on the Panchayat land in Vengadu Village. This skill training center - Aakarshan, Chennai was also inaugurated by the dignitaries of Convocation Ceremony.

    The occasion was also graced by the benign presence of Mr. B Srinivasan- Panchayat President and Mr. Balachandar - School Head Master, Vengadu.

    The event was jointly organized by Group CSR Department and Minda SAI Ltd., Pillaipakkam.

    Aakarshan Vocational Training Program aims for putting the last first. We congratulate the aspiring children and youth on successfully completing the course and wish them luck for their future endeavours.

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    Jun 07, 2015
    Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Organizes Artificial Limb Fitment Camp at Indonesia

    Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group in collaboration with Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) popularly known as Jaipur Foot, has organized a camp for the fitment of Artificial Limbs for the Amputees at Jakarta. The camp was formally inaugurated on 11th May, 2015 at PT Minda Automotive Indonesia.

    His Excellency Mr. Gurjit Singh, Ambassador of India to Indonesia and Timur-Leste was the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Ceremony. The event was also graced by the presence of our GCEO, Mr. Ashok Minda, Mrs. Sarika Minda and Mr. Sudhir Kashyap.

    This project named “Saksham” ('Mandiri'- in Bahasa Indonesia) is aimed to ensure sustainability of life for the persons with disability through ensuring their mobility. After Artificial Limb Fitment, the amputees will be able to walk normally for the rest of their lives.

    The camp was envisioned by Mr. Ashok Minda and Mrs. Sarika Minda along with Jaipur Foot in the year 2014. This project aims to benefit approximately 500 people from Indonesia under the Corporate Social Responsibility of the Group.

    A team of 11 members are executing Artificial Limbs fitment to approximately 500 people at PTMAI Campus from 4th May, to 7th June, 2015. Since the initiation of the project, a total of 455 patients have been fitted with artificial limbs (status as on 1st June, 2015).

    People with mobility disability particularly belonging to low income group from Jakarta and surrounding places will be treated during the camp. Identification and mobilization of patients are being done by Yayasan Peduli Tuna Daksa, NGO (Indonesia), which will also be responsible for post camp facilitation and corrective measures.

    Jaipur Foot has developed the technology for manufacturing and fitment of Artificial Limbs to the limbless. The limbs may be fitted above or below the knee. These limbs are manufactured by natural rubber over the structure of Plaster of Paris based on the customized measurement of each person. The longevity of these limbs is approximately 3-5 years. Amputees will comfortably be able to walk, work, ride and drive after this fitment.

    During the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Ashok Minda, expressed that such initiatives of benefitting the persons with disability signifies humanity and it should be boundryless and also spoke about the corporate citizenship theory relating to triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit. Mrs. Sarika Minda, Chairperson - Group CSR briefed about rest of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives taken up by the group in the thematic areas of education, healthcare, community infrastructure livelihood promotion and environment protection.

    Mr. Sudhir Kashyap,ED & CEO, Minda Corporation Ltd. and Commissioner of PT Minda Automotive Indonesia and Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, President Director, PT Minda Automotive Indonesia thanked all the stakeholders for this valuable support for the camp.

    This camp is a unique example of undertaking a major CSR activity in foreign land for the benefit of public in general. This will benefit the people with disability to make their lives self-sustainable with dignity.

    The camp was organized by Group CSR and Group Communication Department along with PT Minda Automotive Indonesia team under the able guidance of Mr. M K Pajan, Mrs. Sarika Minda, Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal and Mr. N K Taneja from conceptualization to the final execution of the project.

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    Heartiest congratulations to the team on this very noble initiative.

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    May 22, 2015
    1st Operations Meet of Minda Corporation Limited Held

    It was an important day for Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group when our Business Group Company - Minda Corporation Limited - successfully organized their first ‘Operations Meet’ from 22nd - 23rd May, 2015 at MCL- Noida. This is the first time that an Operations Meet was organized within the Group. The objective behind the meet was to bring together the operations department from all the units of the Group Company in order to understand the expectations of internal stakeholders and align the same with the operations process.

    The event was Chaired by Mr. Sudhir Kashyap, Executive Director & CEO - Minda Corporation Limited. Mr. Sumit Doseja, Head - SBU was the Champion for this event.

    The two day meet commenced with lamp lighting ceremony by Mr. Kashyap, Mr. Aakash Minda, Mr. Sanjay Aneja, Mr. Sumit Doseja & other important dignitaries.

    This was followed by a motivating opening address by Mr. Kashyap wherein he spoke on the present business scenario & the challenges ahead; roles & responsibility of the operations team and ways of addressing the same. Mr. Sanjay Aneja spoke on the importance of leadership & team building as important factors for successful achievement of goals. He also explained the different financial ratios important for operations field.

    The first session captured ‘Expectations from Stakeholders where all MCL Functional Heads spoke about their functional expectations from the Operations Team followed by a session on ‘sharing of best practices’ by the Unit Operation Heads of all the units.

    Mr. Sumit Doseja initiated the learning session with sharing the operational deliverables in context with VUCA & present day challenges. He also shared the learning from his experience at IIM – Ahmedabad. Second half of the day comprised of a training program on TPS (Toyota Production System) by Mr. Ram Mohan. This was followed by an evening get together for all.

    The second day comprised of two important activities - while a small group visited Mindarika Private Limited, Manesar for an application session of TPS implementation, the rest half of the group was engaged with a TPS workshop organized by Mr. Arvind Gupta, SBU Operations Head – MCL, Pune.

    The program ended in the evening with a Thanksgiving speech by Mr. Sumit Doseja, the event Champion.

    The meet was also attended by Mr. Aakash Minda, all MCL Functional Heads, Unit Operation Heads and other people from operations. As a part of this meet, target setting for the next 6 months was also done followed by handing over of books on TPS to every participating unit.

    The exercise proved to be extremely beneficial and was very enriching for all the participants.

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    May 07, 2015
    9th Manufacturing Engineering Conference Held

    The 9th Manufacturing Engineering Conference of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was held on 7th & 8th May, 2015 at Minda Corporation Limited - Noida.

    The conference was Chaired by Mr. Ashim Vohra, Mr. Anil Maheshwari & Mr. Sumit Doseja who was the Champion of the conference.

    During the conference, the units shared their learnings captured from the previous Manufacturing Engineering Conference.

    The units also shared the status of Process Monitoring & Process Improvements, Poka-Yokes, MTBF, MTTR & the corrective actions taken in their respective units.

    They also presented various initiatives related to energy conservation, air leakages, safety & SMED implemented in respective units. At the end of the conference, a feedback session was given by the Group Business Excellence Department & Manufacturing Engineering Conference Champion to the respective units.

    During the Conference, the Chairperson emphasized on Focus on Low Cost Automation, robust process for first time right, creating standards / manuals for the Jigs/ Fixtures, 30% cost reduction through LCA & process optimization, De skilling of processes and creating experts for each process i.e. Greasing, LCA, SMED, and the like.

    At the end of the conference, participation certificates & awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd were also distributed.

    The session proved extremely beneficial for all the participating teams and participants.

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    May 05, 2015
    Convocation Ceremony Held at Aakarshan Center Greater Noida, Pantnagar & Pune

    Shaping lives and spreading smiles...

    It was a moment of immense pride for Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group when the Convocation Ceremony of Aakarshan Greater Noida, Pantnagar & Pune were held on 5th May, 2015. A total of 199 learners from Computer, Cutting - Tailoring & Spoken English trades graduated with flying colours across all three centers.

    Aakarshan is a CSR initiative of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, which is benefitting the unemployed youth and school going children from poor socio-economic background since December 2013 in the trades of Computers, Cutting – Tailoring and Spoken English.

    In the Convocation Ceremony organized at Greater Noida, 22 women of cutting- tailoring trade, 29 learners of computer trade graduated. Mrs. Sarika Minda, Director- Spark Minda Foundation, motivated the freshly graduated learners and shared some thoughts with them on planning a bright future. Mrs. Minda also announced the commencement of upcoming training program scheduled to be initiated shortly in the trade of Tally for the youth between the age group of 18 - 35 years.  Mr. MK Pajan, Advisor, Group CSR acknowledged the involvement of local villagers for making this training program successful at Kuleshara village. He requested the villagers to disseminate the information about this training program in the nearby locality, so that more people could be benefitted. The occasion was also graced by the benign presence of Mr. Pramode Parasramka, Mr. Amit Jalan, Mr. Ajay Sharma, Mr. Bhaskar Kumar and Mr. P S Das.

    In Pantnagar, the program was organized in the campus of Tilak Raj Smriti School where the CSR team along with the school management committee jointly organized the Convocation Program. 70 successful learners of Basic Computer Training Program were felicitated. Mr. Sumit Doseja, Unit Head - MCL - Pantnagar thanked all stakeholders of the program for their continual support. He also welcomed the learners of the new batch.
    Mr. Chander Singh Rawat, Vice President - School Management Committee appreciated this initiative of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group. Mr. D R Joshi, Mr. L M Joshi, Mr.  R C Negi, Mr. Neeraj Sharma and other CSR team members organized the event successfully.

    In Pune, the convocation was held at the Panchayat premise in presence of Panchayat representatives, team from MSIL - Pune, villagers and children and youth. 43 successful learners of Basic Computer Training Program graduated from Aakarshan Center - Pune. The certificates were distributed by Mr. N K Modi to the graduating students. The Panchayat representatives thanked Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group for organizing this training program at Donde Village of Rajguru Nagar. The CSR team also announced about the commencement of beauty culture training program for the women under Aakarshan banner.

    Aakarshan Vocational Training Program aims for putting the last first. We congratulate the aspiring children and youth on successfully completing the course and wish them luck for their future endeavors.

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    Apr 30, 2015
    Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group & Vehicle Access Systems Technology Llc (VAST), USA enter into a Joint Venture – “Minda VAST”

    Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has entered into a Joint Venture partnership with “Vehicle Access Systems Technology Llc.(VAST)”, USA.  The JV, formed on 30th April, 2015 is a 50:50 partnership between VAST Group and Minda Management Services Limited.

    VAST- is a group with a global presence as valued supplier of strategic vehicle access components and systems to targeted global customers and known for “Key solutions for automotive world”. ‘Minda VAST’ - the joint venture entity between two groups will have its operations in Pune and Delhi-NCR.

    The Group is an alliance of three Member Organizations and related operating entities that is directed by a single management team in order to effectively serve global customers. The Member Organizations of VAST are WITTE Automotive from Velbert/ Germany, STRATTEC Security Corporation from Milwaukee/ WI and ADAC Automotive from Grand Rapids/ MI (both USA).

    VAST, USA will support to the Joint Venture for - the locksets, steering column locks, latches, strikers, socket bows, handles, immobilizers, passive entry, start systems, ignition switches, hinges, power access etc. With approx. 1.2 bn USD in sales and around 8,000 employees, VAST is one of the global market leaders in the access systems business. The manufacturing facilities  of VAST are based at Germany, Mexico, Czech Republic, US, China and Brazil.

    The new collaboration is expected to further strengthen the partnership between the two groups.

    On the occasion of this extremely crucial camaraderie, our GCEO, Mr. Ashok Minda, said, “We are delighted to have partnered with VAST. The strategic alliance is step towards ensuring support to meet the expectation of targeted and strategic customers. VAST’s global presence will help us to reach out to more areas and expand our base & offer new technology with latest products to our Customers”. He further commented that this Joint Venture will act as a catalyst for the future growth of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group.

    Cheers to new beginnings…!

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    Apr 27, 2015
    Minda Management Services Limited Celebrates First Annual Day

    A truly memorable moment it was, when Minda Management Services Limited celebrated its First Annual Day on Monday -  27th April, 2015. The celebrations for the Annual Day were held in two phases for all the employees.

    On Saturday, 25th April, a day excursion trip was organized to Pratapgarh Farms, Jhajjar - Haryana. Pratapgarh Farms is a veritable Botanical garden with various gardens laid out in fascinating formats – it is a mirror of local Village life with Village features, culture and social life built into its features and activities. The employees had a lot of fun and enthusiastically participated in various activities like pottery making, charkha making, puppet shows,  animal rides, delicious authentic Indian cuisines with the famous ‘ayurvedic mud bath’ followed by a tube well water bath.

    These activities were followed by a special annual day program for all the employees along with their family members. The celebrations became even more special when the Annual Day was graced by the presence of our GCEO,  Mr. Ashok Minda along with Mrs. Sarika Minda, Ms. Megha Minda & Mr. Aakash Minda. Apart from the employees, Mr. N K Taneja, Mr. Lalitendu Samanta & Mr. Ashim Vohra were also a part of the celebrations. 
    Mr. Minda addressed the gathering with his motivational words wherein he not only thanked all the family members for their active participation in all the celebrations but also congratulated all the employees for their constant dedication and hard work in strengthening our Group. On the occasion, Long Service Awards were also presented to the employees who completed 5 years, 10 years, 20 years and 25 years with Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group. This was followed by some fun games for all the family members and employees.  

    To continue the celebrations, on Monday - 27th April, 2015, a ‘hawan puja’ was organized at MMSL - Gurgaon premises. This was followed by a special lunch organized for all the employees.

    The Annual day proved to be an extremely special opportunity for all the employees to bond together and enjoy a fun filled experience.   

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    Apr 24, 2015
    PT Minda Automotive Indonesia Receives ‘Best Vendor Performance Award’

    Adding yet another feather to its cap, PT Minda Automotive Indonesia received the award for the ‘Best Vendor Performance’ for the year 2014 from Suzuki, Indonesia.

    The award was given during the Annual Supplier Meeting of Suzuki, Indonesia held on 24th April, 2015 at Hotel JS Luwansa, Jakarta. The award was received by Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, Business Head - ASEAN. 

    PTMAI is currently supplying both Locksets & Speedometers to Suzuki, Indonesia. While Lockset is manufactured in PT. Minda Automotive Indonesia, Speedometers are manufactured by our group Company -  Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd.

    Heartiest congratulations to the team for their achievement and wishing them many more awards to come.  

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    Apr 23, 2015
    ACMA Holds Training Program on Value Stream Mapping at MCL-Noida

    It was a fruitful day for MCL - Noida when Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) held a training program on Value Stream Mapping at Minda Corporation Limited - Noida. The training was held on 23rd April, 2015 at the plant premises.

    The program was designed to understand the concepts of Value Stream Mapping, Material Flow/ Information Flow, VSM Symbols & Current &  Future State Maps.

    Senior members from ACMA were also present for imparting the Training Program along with Ms. Meenakshi Narayanan, Director & Regional Secretary (NR) and
    Mr. Mayank Nigam, Manager - ACMA.
    Mr. Ajay Sharma, Head - SBU , MCL - Noida was the convener of the program. The training initiated with a welcome speech followed by the address of Ms. Meenakshi Narayanan. As a part of the training, a presentation was also given by Mr. Vikas Koul (Head- ME & Maintenance) on the VSM project which was completed in FY 2014-15  at MCL- Noida.  

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    Apr 21, 2015
    PT Minda Automotive Indonesia bags ‘The Excellent Quality Performance Award’

    We are proud to announce that PT Minda Automotive Indonesia (PTMAI) received ‘The Excellent Quality Performance Award’ for the year 2014 from Kawasaki, Indonesia.

    The award was received on 21st April, 2015 at the Annual Supplier Meet of Kawasaki, Indonesia. The ceremony was held at Kelapa Gading Sports Club, Jakarta. Mr. Pradeep Patel, Unit Head along with Mr. Amit Goyal, Head- Marketing jointly received the award on behalf of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group.

    The company received a total score of 97.75 on a scale of 100.

    PTMAI is currently supplying both Locksets & Speedometers to Kawasaki, Indonesia. The Locksets are manufactured by Minda Vietnam Automotive Company Limited while Speedometers are manufactured by our Group Company - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Pvt. Ltd.

    Congratulations to the team and wishing them all the very best for future endeavors...!

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    Mar 13, 2015
    MVSSPL Wins the 3rd ACMA ‘Low Cost Automation’ Competition

    It was a moment of immense pride and honour for Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group when our
    Group Company, Minda Valeo Security Systems Pvt. Ltd. (MVSSPL) bagged the first position in the 3rd ACMA (Western Region) ‘Low Cost Automation’ Competition held at Pune on 13th March, 2015.

    The competition was held amongst 25 different companies from the western region. The Focus of the competition was Safety, Quality, Cost & Delivery.

    MVSSPL stood first under the category of LCAs - Safety, Quality & Delivery.

    a) Overall best three LCAs (Safety, Quality, Cost & Delivery)
    b) Best three LCAs under Safety Category
    c) Best LCA under Cost Category

    MVSSPL was the winner for Overall Best Three LCAs (Safety, Quality & Delivery).

    Mr. Bhaskar B M- Group Leader- New Product Development supported by Mr. Ramesha Chennaigiri, Group Leader - New Development were the most important pillars of motivation for the participating team.
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    Kudos to the team for their success...!

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    Mar 12, 2015
    Tooling Conference Held

    The 10th Tooling Conference of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was held on 12th & 13th March, 2015 at Minda Corporation Ltd. - Noida.

    The conference was Chaired by Mr. Ashim Vohra, Mr. Anil Maheshwari & Mr. Senthilnath, (Champion of Tooling Conference).

    During the conference, the units shared the learnings captured from the previous Tooling Conference. The units also shared the status of their current tooling related indicators, gaps & the corrective actions planned for future. Examples from the areas of SMED, Tool Life Enhancement & Concurrent Engineering were also shared.

    As a part of the conference, every unit presented a case study on how a critical issue were resolved.

    After the completion of the case study, a feedback was given by the GBE & Tooling Conference Champion to the respective units on their presentations.

    A half day visit was also organized for the participants at Minda Silca Engineering Ltd. & Minda Corporation – Die Casting Division , Greater Noida. The focus of the conference was benchmarking of all the standards followed. It was suggested to create internal working standards for the smoothening of the manufacturing processes.

    Towards the end of the conference, participation certificates along with awards for the top three positions were also distributed.

    The results:-

    • Gold - Minda Silca Engineering Ltd. - Greater Noida
    • Silver - Minda Corporation Ltd. - Die Casting Division, Greater Noida
    • Bronze - Minda Corporation Ltd. - Pantnagar

    Congratulations to all the winning teams...!

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    Mar 02, 2015
    MCL- Noida Wins ‘Bronze’ Award for Achieving Cost Targets for the Year – 2014

    Minda Corporation Limited– Security Systems Division, Noida won the “BRONZE“ award for achieving Cost Targets in the Year-2014 from India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. on 2nd March, 2015 during the Annual Vendor Meet.

    The award was distributed among 240 suppliers in four categories- Development, Quality, Cost & Delivery Category.

    The award was received by Mr. Sudhir Kashyap, Executive Director & CEO, Minda Corporation Ltd. & Marketing Head, Mr. P.K Dhawan.

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    Feb 26, 2015
    8thMaintenance Conference Held

    The 8th Maintenance Conference of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was held on 26th& 27th February, 2015 at MCL- Noida.

    The conference was Chaired by Mr. Anil Maheshwari & Mr. Anup Gupta (Champion of Maintenance Conference).

    During the conference, the units shared the learnings captured from previous maintenance conference. The units also shared the status of their current maintenance related indicators, gaps & the corrective actions to be taken in future. As a part of the conference, they also presented various initiatives related to JH, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Use of Natural Resources, Oil & Air Leakages and Safety & SMED implemented in the respective units.

    A feedback was given by the Group Business Excellence Department & Maintenance Champions to the respective units during the presentations.

    Various experts also shared awareness about the new technologies and energy efficient products like M/s. Rittal System spoke on Cooling System & Enclosures provider, M/s. Loudcell- Energy & Fuel Monitoring System & M/s. Boot Solar Systems.

    Towards the end of the Conference, awards were distributed to various units of the Group.

    The results:

    • 1st Prize - Minda Corporation Ltd. - Security Systems Division - Pune
    • 2nd Prize - Minda Silca Engineering Ltd. - Greater Noida
    • 3rd Prize - Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd. - Pune

    Heartiest congratulations to all the winners...!

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    Feb 19, 2015
    Minda Silca Engineering Ltd. Wins Gold Medal at the 3rd SMED Competition Organized by ACMA

    Adding yet another feather to their cap, Minda Silca Engineering Ltd. was awarded the Gold Medal at the 3rd SMED Competition (North region) organized by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association(ACMA) on 19th February, 2015. The competition included presentation of case studies on Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED). The event was Chaired by Mr. N K Minda.

    Participating teams were invited from North India Region to make detailed presentations on their case studies.

    A total of 12 participating teams filed their case studies for the competition while the final presentations were made by 11 teams. The objective behind the competition was sharing of best practices followed by various companies to reduce setup time.

    Major participants competing against Minda Silca Engineering Ltd. were JBM Auto,Mindarika Private Limited, Sona Koyo, Subros (4 units) & Rockman.

    MSEL presented their case study on Implementation of SMED in Molding Section. The members from MSEL who participated in presenting their case study included

    Mr. Rakesh Kakani (Champion), Mr. Rakesh Kumar (Member), Mr. Govindra (Member) & Mr. Rajeev (Member).

    The results of the competition are enclosed below.

    • Gold Award - Minda Silca Engg. Ltd.
    • Silver Award - (jointly shared by) – Subros (one unit) & Mindarika Private Limited
    • Bronze Award - JBM Auto

    Heartiest congratulations to the Winners...!

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    Jan 22, 2015
    A Soulful Visit to the Destitutes’ Home

    The employees of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group visited Minda Balgram, Alipur - New Delhi on 2ndJanuary, 2015.

    This visit was organized by the Group CSR Department & Group Communication Department for the BG heads, Unit Heads, Functional Heads, Marketing Heads and CSR Coordinators from Delhi/ NCR area to acquaint them about this noble and sustainable CSR initiative of our Group.

    A total of 19 employees visited Minda Balgram including employees and coordinators from various units. While on the way to Balgram, Mr. M K Pajan, Advisor- Group CSR took up an enlightening session on the background of the various community development initiatives taken up by our Founder, Late Shri S. L. Minda.

    Minda Balgram is a project of Moga Devi Minda Charitable Trust. It is a home to destitute and insolvent children since 2001 and it has taken care of more than 500 children for their shelter, food, education and holistic development and rehabilitation. Presently, a total of 104 children are under the careof Minda Balgram.

    The visit commenced with a warm welcome by Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Project Director, Minda Balgram and the members present there. This was followed by an introduction to Moga Devi Minda Charitable Trust and the various projects & entities under it. The employees then took a round of Minda Balgram where they were also given a chance to interact with the children and their care takers. The children were extremely elated and very enthusiastic while interacting with the group. Some children especially performed songs, poems and stories during the interactive session. The visit ended with a special vote of thanks by Mr. Praveen Karn, Head - Group CSR Department and distribution of fruits to all the children as a token of appreciation.

    The visit to Minda Balgram was one of a kind and extremely beneficial and enriching for each participating member.

    A day well spent...and truly memorable for all...!

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    Jan 20, 2015
    Minda SAI Limited - Greater Noida Receives ‘Best Vendor Quality Rating Supplier’ Certificate

    It was a proud moment for Minda SAI Limited - Greater Noida when they received the ‘Best Vendor Quality Rating Supplier’ Certificate in the Proprietary Category from Tata Motors, Lucknow. The award was received on 20thJanuary, 2015.

    The certificate was received by Mr. Deepak Aggarwal, Head –SBU Quality, Minda SAI Ltd. & Mr. Amit Soam, Group Leader – SBU Engineering, Minda SAI Ltd. from Mr. Rajeev K. Gupta, Head – Purchase & Supply Chain, TATA Motors, Lucknow.

    An approximate number of 30 suppliers including Omex Auto, Motherson and the like were present at the award ceremony.

    Kudos to the Team…!!

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    Jan 09, 2015
    4th Minda Business Excellence Model (MBEM) Award Ceremony Held

    The 4th Minda Business Excellence Model (MBEM) Award Ceremony was held on 9th January, 2014 at Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon. The award ceremony was attended by our GCEO, Mr. Ashok Minda & Mrs. Sarika Minda. Mr. Sanjay Thapar and Mr. C.V. Subrahmanyam , Senior Counselor –CII, along with other employees also attended the event.

    The ceremony initiated with lamp lighting by the guests & welcome address by Mr. A.K. Maheshwari followed by a formal address given by Mr. Ashim Vohra & Mr. Sanjay Thapar (Chairman- MBEM Jury).

    Mr. Ashok Minda gave a brief background about the MBEM award activities & his vision for the future. In his address, he brought out clearly the efforts put in by Group Companies, MBEM assessors and Group Business Excellence team in sustaining the process & appreciated their accomplishments. He also congratulated the Award winners and spoke about the efforts needed for further progress. Mr. Minda suggested that Gold & Silver Award winning units should challenge the external Excellence Awards. He also stressed upon the need of increased involvement of all BG heads and group corporate heads in MBEM journey. An emphasis was also laid on the need for substantial and sustainable improvement in ‘Non Manufacturing Area’ across the Group. Mr. C.V. Subrahmanyam, Mr. Rammohan and Mr. M.K. Pajan shared their views related to Business Excellence.

    The event was organized after completion of the assessment of 13 applicant Business Group Units who challenged the MBEM Award 2013-14. Considering the outcome of the assessment, the Jury Panel recommended various awards which were ratified by the Steering Committee.

    Certificates & Mementoes were presented to Jury Panel Member & MBEM assessors for their contribution in the whole MBEM process.

    Details of the awards are enclosed below :

    • GOLD: MCL-Pantnagar
    • SILVER: MSIL-Pune, MSL-GN, MVSSPL-Pune, MSEL-GN, MCL -Noida, MCL- Pune & MSL-Murbad
    • BRONZE: Mars Industries, MSL-CD, MSL-Ppk , MCL-DCD-GN & MCL-DCD-Pune

    Kudos to all the winners...!!

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    Dec 11, 2014
    MCL- DCD- GN Organizes Cloth Donation Campaign in Association with 92.7 Big FM

    MCL- DCD - Greater Noida organized a Cloth Donation campaign in joint collaboration with 92.7 FM on Thursday, 11th December, 2014. A total of 1005 clothes and 43 blankets were collected by the employees of MCL- DCD- GN as a part of this initiative.

    ‘People die due to dearth of clothes during winters.’ Based on this philosophy, “Daryadili” is a campaign initiated by 92.7 FM, which has saved many lives, who die due to scarcity of warm clothes. This campaign is dedicated to the people living on streets and slums in Delhi NCR Region.

    RJ Deepak from 92.7 FM organized various fun events during the program at MCL - DCD - GN. Mr Amit Jalan, Unit Head appreciated this initiative and encouraged everyone to participate in similar types of noble initiatives.

    The clothes collected under this initiative will be further handed over to the NGO Goonj for distribution to the needy people. All the employees of MCL - DCD - Greater Noida participated in the campaign and volunteered to make the event a grand success.

    Truly a very noble initiative!

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    Dec 08, 2014
    Minda Corporation Limited Wins the 1st Corporate Friendship Cup Cricket Tournament

    It was a proud moment for Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group when Minda Corporation Limited defeated Sleepwell (GN) to win the 1s Corporate Friendship Cup Cricket Tournament on 8th December, 2014.

    A total of 8 teams participated in the tournament. The final cricket match was played between MCL and Sleepwell (GN) wherein MCL defeated the rival team to win the match by 8 wickets.

    The match saw the participation of more than 200 people in the audience who came especially to cheer their teams.

    The scores of the match are enclosed below:

    Team Name Score
    A Sleepwell Greater Noida 159Run/5Wicket
    B Minda Corporation Limited 165Run/2Wicket

    Heartiest congratulations to the team for making us all proud!

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    Dec 03, 2014
    Minda Management Services Ltd. – Gurgaon Organizes Open House Session with GCEO

    Minda Management Services Ltd., Gurgaon organized an Open House Session with GCEO, Mr. Ashok Minda on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 at Greenwood Hospitality in Gurgaon.

    The Open House is a platform for direct interaction between the GCEO and the second line employees wherein each employee has an opportunity to bring forward his area of concern or provide his feedback on various official issues to the GCEO directly in the absence of the first line employees.

    The session initiated with a special welcome to Mr. Minda by Mr. Ajay Sancheti and Mr. A K Maheshwari. This was followed by the new joinees introducing themselves to GCEO. This exercise was much appreciated by Mr. Minda as it gave him an opportunity to know his team better.

    Further to this, the employees came up with their queries which ranged from general issues like those some concerning the administration to specific issues relating to our product categories.

    Mr. Minda addressed each query with an open mind and in return provided the employees, his valuable feedback with a suggestive action plan. Mr. Ajay Sancheti provided a helping hand to Mr. Minda during the session so that the queries could be addressed and issues could be resolved in a realistic manner.

    The session proved to be extremely beneficial for all - not only in terms of interaction between GCEO and the employees, but it also proved very helpful in raising the levels of motivation for every participating member.

    Following the Open House session, a dinner was organized for everyone where all the employees were seen enjoying themselves to their heart’s content. The employees danced together and celebrated the moment with full energy and enthusiasm. Truly a memorable moment for all...!

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    Nov 17, 2014
    GCEO Visits PT Minda Automotive Indonesia for the Inauguration of Fully Automatic Aluminium Die Casting Machine

    Mr. Ashok Minda, GCEO - Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group and Mr. Aakash Minda recently made a visit to PT Minda Automotive Indonesia for the inauguration of “Fully Automatic Aluminum Die Casting Machine with Post Casting Operations” on 17thNovember 2014.

    This is a new dimension added to the manufacturing technology at PT Minda Automotive Indonesia. Before the introduction of the fully automatic aluminum die casting machine with post casting operations, PTMAI only had Zinc Die Casting technology. This machine alone has the capacity for production of 55,000 Locks per month and will be processing 80 MT of aluminum every year.

    The set up cost for the plant is INR 1 Cr (approx.).

    The inauguration commenced with lighting the lamp by Mr. Ashok Minda & Mr. Aakash Minda. This was followed by tree plantation inside the PTMAI premises after which the team proceeded for the Inauguration of the aluminum die casting machine. The program ended with Mr. Minda taking a visit of the PTMAI plant.

    The introduction of this new technology certainly adds a new dimension to the production capacity of PTMAI and we wish the team the very best for future.

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    Nov 12, 2014
    Annual Bash for Star Club Dealers of Minda Automotive Solutions Ltd. Held at Singapore

    The Annual Bash for Star Club Dealers of Minda Automotive Solutions Ltd. was held at Singapore from 12th to 16th November, 2014. The Star Club Dealers Meet was organized to celebrate the successful business association and achievement of sales targets for the year gone by. The motive, apart from recognizing the efforts of the Star Club Dealers, was also to give them an opportunity to spend some quality time with their families and build a stronger bond with the Spark Minda Brand.

    Over 100 dealers and their families along with the members from MASL team participated in the meet. Every year, the Star Club Dealers are given the privilege to attend a foreign trip based upon their annual performance.

    The main highlight of the five day long celebrations was a special three day cruise organized for everyone from Singapore to Malacca & Penang (Malaysia) besides local sightseeing. The other days included sales conference, cocktail and dinner organized at Hotel One Farrer, Singapore.

    The occasion was graced by the presence of GCEO - Mr. Ashok Minda accompanied by Mrs. Sarika Minda, Mr. Aakash Minda and Ms. Megha Minda. They met and spent quality time with each family. Their presence was great motivation and inspiration for the all the dealers and the Spark Minda Team. Mr. Ashok Minda presented the awards to each of the Star Club Dealers basis their achievements in terms of sales targets and their years of association with our Group.

    While addressing the gathering, Mr. Minda highlighted the potential market of four wheelers, which our Group needs to strengthen ourselves in. He also emphasized on the need for higher focus on the sales promotion of newly introduced products like Automotive Filters, Control Cables, CDI, RR, Relays. In addition to appreciating and rewarding the Dealers for their efforts,

    PMr. Sanjay Bhagat - CEO, MASL gave a detailed presentation on the company?s achievements and outlook of the flourishing Indian automotive industry.

    The event created a lot of passion and excitement to strengthen business relationships with our dealers & for further building Spark Minda Groups?s brand image in the aftermarket which shall help everyone to grow the business.

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    Oct 12, 2014
    Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Sponsored the 5th SAE NIS Efficycle 2014

    Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group sponsored the 5th SAE NIS Efficycle '14, held at 'University Institute of Engineering & Technology' (UIET), Punjab University, Chandigarh, from 9th – 12th October 2014. Efficycle was jointly organized by International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. under the banner of SAE Northern India Section.

    The objective of the inter college event was to provide an opportunity for the students, to explore the 'Environment Friendly and Economical' solutions for day-to-day mobility needs of people. The event not only gave the young engineers an opportunity to showcase their innovation, but also to inculcate sensitivity towards Environment protection and depleting energy resources. In this event, undergraduate engineering students were given various tasks to conceive, design and fabricate a prototype of a three wheel configuration vehicle powered by human – electric hybrid power and capable of seating two passengers.

    This year more than 250 teams from all over the country registered for the virtual round. The virtual rounds were conducted at two centers KIET Ghaziabad and RIT Chennai. A total of 90 teams were selected for the main event. The  event continued for four days (9th-12th October 2014) in which various tests namely Static tests (design evaluation, cost evaluation and marketing presentation evaluation), Safety tests, Utility tests, Maneuverability tests, Acceleration tests and the like were conducted. The evaluation of the teams was done by the experts from automotive industry like Maruti Suzuki, ICAT, NATRIP, Lumax, Spark Minda, Subros, MothersonSumi Systems Limited and General Electric. The highlight of the event was a 2-hour endurance race which was conducted on the last day of the event.

    The convener for the year 2014 was Mr. U.D. Bhangale, Sr. General Manager, ICAT. Many renowned names from the automotive industry also graced the event with their presence. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri Dinesh Tyagi, Director, ICAT.  The Jury Panel consisting of Judges from Maruti Suzuki, Spark Minda, iCAT, NATRIP, Subros, Lumax& other Sponsors evaluated and inspected the sessions on all the days.

    The 4 day event was organized by SAEINDIA, a non-profit body, which has been in the forefront to identify and transmit relevant technologies to the society in general, and stakeholders, in particular. It is affiliated to the parent body SAE International which is head quartered in USA with a glorious record of more than 100 years of service to the mobility community.

    A total of 16 awards worth Rs. 4,85,000/- were distributed among the teams. The overall winner of the event was KIET, Ghaziabad.

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    Oct 04, 2014
    Convocation Ceremony Held at Aakarshan Center, Greater Noida

    A sense of satisfaction as we shape the lives of the under privileged children.

    The second batch of Aakarshan – Computer Training Program, Greater Noida successfully completed their six month basic diploma course on 4th October, 2014.

    Aakarshan is a CSR initiative of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, which is benefitting the unemployed youth and school going children from poor socio-economic background since December 2013 in the trades of Computers, Cutting – Tailoring and Spoken English.

    During the Convocation Ceremony, the Chairperson of Group CSR Committee, Mrs. Sarika Minda motivated the freshly graduated learners and shared some words of wisdom with them on planning a bright future. Mrs. Minda also announced the commencement of upcoming training program scheduled to be initiated shortly.

    Mr. MK Pajan, Advisor, Group CSR acknowleged the involvement of local villagers for making this training program successful at Kuleshara village. He requested the villagers to disseminate the information about this training program in the nearby locality, so that more people could be benefitted.

    A total of 57 learners in a batch of 60 were felicitated for successfully completing their training. They were provided a merit certificate along with a behavioral skill book during their felicitation ceremony.

    The occasion was also graced by the benign presence of Mr. Lalitendu Samanta, Group Human Resouces Officer and Mr. Ashim Vohra, President, Die Casting Division, Minda Corporation Ltd.

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    Sep 17, 2014
    Inauguration of Aakarshan Computer Training Center