Tata Motors has bagged the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award (NECA) 2020 for its energy conservation measures, instituted by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The company’s Jamshedpur, Lucknow and Pantnagar plants won ‘First Prize’, ‘Second Prize’ and ‘Merit Award’, respectively, in the category of Automotive (Manufacturing) sector.
At an event held virtually, the award ceremony took place in the presence of Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (Power, New & Renewable Energy) & Minister of State (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship).
Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur plant, the oldest of the three having begun operations in 1945, rolls out medium and heavy commercial vehicles and has a manufacturing capacity of 133,500 units per annum.
Set up in 1992, the Lucknow plant, which has an estimated production capacity of 640 vehicles per day, rolls out a variety of light commercial vehicles.
The Pantnagar plant, the youngest of the three award-winning plants, rolls out small CVs like the Tata Ace, Super Ace and the Ace Magic van.
Commenting on the award, Ajoy Lall, Vice President – Operations, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “At Tata Motors, we are extremely delighted to have received this award from Bureau of Energy Efficiency. We have consciously engrained sustainability in every aspect of our business by stretching ourselves to adopt more meaningful ways to reduce our impact on the planet, while still delivering exciting products and sustainable solutions to our customers. We have always been conscious of the need to conserve energy in our manufacturing plants, which leads to Increased energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions, which are further supported by utilisation of higher levels and renewable energy. These awards reflect the ongoing efforts of all Tata Motors employees to make our facilities greener and more energy efficient.”
Recently, Tata Motors Plants also received national awards for excellence in energy management at the CII’s Energy Efficiency Conference & Exposition in August 2020. Awards included ‘National Energy Award 2020’ and ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’.