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Kirloskar Brothers Limited wins prestigious ASSOCHAM Award 2013

161PURCHASEJuly 2013 HALL OF FAME oimbatore July 11, 2013:Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), a leading global fluid management company has been conferred the prestigious ASSOCHAM Platinum Innovation Excellence Award in the Social Development category for Women Empowerment. Dr. RV. Raj Kuumar, Divisional Head Coimbatore plant, KBL, received the coveted award from Shri. S. Jaipal Reddy, honner able Minister for Ministry of Science & Technology at the national ASSOCHAM India summit in Delhi.

KBL is the only Engineering company in India which operates with 100% Female associates in the manufacturing Process. The ASSOCHAM AWARD is recognition to the efforts made by KBL' all women Coimbatore plant that was established in 2011.The plant which is equipped with state of the art facility manufactures different models of domestic pumps and has 70 women between the age group of 19 to 30 employed on the shop floor. KBL provides an intense 2 months industrial training to the women recruited at the plant who are mostly school drop outs. In 2011, the workers at the plant took 60 seconds to assemble a pump. The female associates have significantly reduced this time to 20 seconds in April 2013 that has tripled the plant production to 34000 pumps per line per month. Around 500,000 high quality pumps are manufactured in this facility per year with an extremely negligible rejection rate of less than 0.5 %. Mr. Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers said, “We are delighted to be recognized for our accomplishment towards women empowerment.

Our aim has always been to go beyond mere 'corporate social responsibility'. This award is a testament of our female employee's abilities to perform any task with complete diligence and we are very proud of our workforce at Coimbatore facility.” After receiving the award, Dr. RV Raj Kuumar said, “It is indeed a matter of immense pride for us to receive this prestigious award which validates our efforts toward empowering women inside our Company. On behalf of KBL I take this opportunity to thank ASSOCHAM for this award which will encourage more women to join us in this endeavor.”
 
 
   
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