The 17th edition of Frost & Sullivan's India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) honored companies at the forefront of adopting Industry 4.0. Organizations were evaluated on their manufacturing capability, extended supply chain reliability, and technology adoption. Thirteen awards were recently presented in a virtual ceremony.
This year's awards were presented to nine companies across four major categories: Indian Manufacturer of the Year Award, Future Ready Factory of the Year Award, Smart Factory Award, and Gold Award. Hyundai Motor India Ltd received the top honors—Indian Manufacturer of the Year Award and the Smart Factory of the Year Award. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd was awarded the Future Ready Factory of the Year in the FMCG sector (Medium Business).
Other winners included ATC Tires, ABB India, Kansai Nerolac Paints, Badve Autocomps, Trelleborg India, and Microlabs Ltd, Sikkim.
IMEA is the country's earliest and most respected assessment-based manufacturing award. With a proprietary assessment methodology developed through 1,000 manufacturing site reviews, this program is an ideal platform to drive your operational excellence journey. Over the past 16 years, Frost & Sullivan has assisted automotive, industrial engineering, FMCG, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and metals-based organizations to advance their manufacturing capabilities, extend supply chains, and optimize production systems.
Congratulating the 2021 award recipients, Rahul Sharma, Director, Industrial Practice, Frost & Sullivan, said, "Despite being impacted by the pandemic, the winners showcased incredible commitment toward the adoption of Industry 4.0. We hope this will further motivate manufacturing companies to continue pushing the boundaries of excellence."