Axalta India bags two Quality Circle golden awards at QCFI 27th Annual Convention

The liquid and powder coatings supplier has won the top awards in the Six Sigma and 5S categories.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 29 Sep 2016 Views icon19052 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, won the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Golden award in Six Sigma and 5S categories at the QCFI 27th Annual Convention held on September 18 in Vadodara.

QCFI is a national body of professionals committed to assisting individuals and organisations in the implementation of quality concepts. The convention invited more than 190 participants from across India to present case studies on quality concepts such as Quality Circle, Lean, Six Sigma 5S and Kaizen integrated with TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). Two project teams from Axalta India presented best practices from case studies which included reduction in cycle time using Six Sigma methodology and 5S approach.

“It is a great achievement to win the highest honours in Six Sigma and 5S categories at the QCFI 27th Annual Convention held in Vadodara,” said Vinay Rajadhyaksha, managing director, Axalta Coating Systems India. “At Axalta, we believe in putting our customers first and with quality as one of our core operating principals, we make sure that we offer our customers the highest quality and service.”

Products manufactured at Axalta’s operations centre in Savli, Gujarat state are formulated for refinish, automotive plastic component and industrial customers located in India and the greater Asia-Pacific region. The company says its team at the Savli facility has embraced Lean Six Sigma and 5S concepts which enabled the plant to ensure consistent product quality, manufacturing processes and service delivery. Additionally, the plant’s robust internal audit system assists in maintaining and improving Axalta’s quality standards.

The emphasis on quality improvement has helped Axalta India to not only provide high quality materials to its customers meeting their specifications upon on schedule delivery, but also raise its Supplier Performance Score. Over the past three years, Axalta has received the Outstanding Performance Award, Excellence Awards, and the certificate of appreciation from key OEM customers showcasing its quality consistency.

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