Elgi Equipments wins Deming Prize in Japan

Elgi Equipments has been awarded with the Deming Prize for excellence in Total Quality Management, becoming the first globally established industrial air compressor manufacturer to win the award in over 60 years. Dr Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, ELGi Equipments received the coveted medal from Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman, Deming Prize Committee at the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.

In his acceptance speech, Dr Varadaraj dedicated this award to all the employees at ELGi saying, “On paper, the path to success is pretty straight forward. But realising it requires a secret sauce. An envelope that rigorously enables, executes and continuously improves the organisation through a process orientation. TQM has been our secret sauce. We have a long way to go but TQM has helped us become a better company for all of our stakeholders. I would like to dedicate this award to our employees, who are the key stakeholders in our company.”

Also present at the award function were R Jayakanthan, Director, People, Systems and Strategy; Sundarrajan Pattabiraman, Vice President, ELGi Business System; Ramesh Ponnuswami, Executive Director; Sriram Srinivas, Director Operations; Anvar Jay Varadaraj, Global Brand Head; and Dr K Venu Madhav, Director, Technology.

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