RIL’s Hazira Manufacturing Division wins Accolades

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has once again been lauded for its accomplishments. This time, it’s the Hazira Manufacturing Division which has been presented with three Platinum Awards at the 2nd Lean Six Sigma Convention of the CBE (Concept Business Excellence Pvt. Ltd) and, the Excellence Award, the highest honour of the International Convention on Quality Control Circles 2013.

Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) Hazira Manufacturing Division (HMD) has won three Platinum Awards at the 2nd Lean Six Sigma Convention of the CBE (Concept Business Excellence Pvt Ltd). The event was held at the FGI (Federation of Gujarat Industries) Business Centre, Vadodara, on October 26, 2013. The HMD won the most coveted award, awarded to the best, amid fierce competition from industry stalwarts. The three HMD projects that caught the eyes of the panel of eminent judges related to elimination of HTM (CL2), reduction in chilled water consumption in the POY plant and reduction of caustic consumption in the PTA-1 plant. There were 21 finalists from various industries, including names such as Linde Engineering (I) Pvt. Ltd, Apollo Tyres, Saint Gobain Glass, Esquire Machines, Thermax Ltd, KEC International Ltd, Crompton Greaves Ltd, E-Tech Global Services, Ferromatik Milacron India and Jubilant Life Science, to name a few.

RIL’s Hazira Manufacturing Plant is locaed in the town of Hazira, near Surat, Gujarat. It comprises of a Naptha cracker feeding downstream fibre intermediates, plastics and polyester plants. Mukesh Ambani has been at the helm of this plant since its inception. RIL has been operating the plant for over 20 years; the plant was commissioned in 1991-92 to generate power/utility and to manufacture Ethylene Oxide (EO), Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG), Vinyl Chloride Monomer(VCM), Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).

In addition to the three platinum awards, the manufacturing division at Hazira has also won the Excellence Award, the highest honour of the International Convention on Quality Control Circles 2013. To win this award, RIL had to beat off completion from 280 QCC teams from 12 countries. The award ceremony took place on October 25th at the Taipei Convention Centre in Taipei, Taiwan. RIL was presented with this award for ‘Improvement in throughput at Polyester Auto Warehouse’. The theme of the event was: ‘Continuing implementation of QCC activities, moving towards a brighter future of the world’. The team has earlier won the Gold Award at VCQCC-2012 in Vadodara and the Par Excellent Award at NCQC-2012 in Kanpur.

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