Apollo Tyres’ Chennai Plant receives the Deming Prize
Apollo Tyres’ Chennai Plant was recently awarded the Deming Prize, one of the highest awards relating to Total Quality Management (TQM). C Thomas Mathew, Unit Head, Chennai Plant, Apollo Tyres Ltd received the award from the Deming Prize Committee in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, 14 November.
Commenting on winning the Deming Prize, Satish Sharma, president, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres Ltd, said: “We are honoured to receive the prestigious Deming Prize. In keeping with our resolve towards customer centricity and business excellence, we committed to the TQM journey more than a decade ago. The Deming Prize is a testimony of our relentless effort and ability to deliver the best in terms of quality and experience to our customers.”
The Deming Prize is the oldest and most widely recognised award given to organisations that have established customer-oriented business objectives and strategies and implemented TQM to achieve them. These awards are sponsored by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers, and since 1951, when it was instituted, is the gold standard all around the world.
Apollo Tyres’ highly automated Chennai Plant services multiple Indian and global OEMs. The facility is built over 128 acres and has the capacity to produce around 850 metric tonnes of tyres per day. The plant has received 5000 crores rupees (50 billion rupees; £516.80 million; 592.550 million euros; US$612.85 million) of investment to date and produces high-end radial tyres for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.