Kirloskar Brothers Limited sets a foot in Limca Book of Records
Pune April 14, 2014: Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), a leading global fluid management company, announced that its all-women Coimbatore plant has set another benchmark and bagged a prestigious award by the Limca Book of Records for its project ‘Mahila Mission 20’. The project has achieved a milestone of assembling a pump in a rare feat time of 17.25 seconds, making it a National record.
The silver jubilee of the Limca Book of Records dedicated to the cause of Empowering Women honored Dr.RV.Rajkumar with the recognition on behalf of the entire female workforce of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Coimbatore plant. The award was offered in the presence of numerous dignitaries, leaders, decision makers and bureaucrats from various participating companies.
Mr. Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers said, “It is a proud moment for us to be recognised for our accomplishment towards women empowerment. Our all-women Coimbatore plant has received many significant awards and this recognition further reaffirms the abilities of our female employee’s.”
He further adds, “With the dedication of our associates, we have successfully reduced the assembly time from 60 seconds to a record breaking 20 seconds; thereby increasing the plant production to 34000 pumps per line per month. I am extremely overwhelmed to have such a committed women workforce that settles for nothing but the best.”
The LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS AWARD is an acknowledgement to the efforts made by KBL’s 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 65 women between the age group of 19 to 30 employed on the shop floor.
KBL is the only engineering company in India which operates with 100% female associates in the manufacturing process.