The agriculture division of the Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) has been awarded “CII Industrial Innovation Award 2015” for being “one of the top 25 innovative organizations” for its product “MEGA T” a multipurpose machine which “looks like a tiller but works like a tractor”.
The award was given away recently in New Delhi, at the hands of Mr. S Gopalkrishnan, chairman CII Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council and Mr. Anil Kumar Gupta, Executive Vice Chair National Innovation Foundation India & Founder Honey Bee Network.
Mr. Antony Cherukara Vice President, Strategy and Business Head Kirloskar (KOEL) Agri& Allied unit and Mr. Rakesh Tripathi Product Manager received this award on behalf of Agriculture Business, KOEL.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Antony Cherukara, Vice President Strategy and Business Head Kirloskar (KOEL) Agri& Allied unit said “Kirloskar as a brand has been associated with the Indian farming community for many decades. Its diesel pump sets are known for its durability and generations of customers have repeatedly placed their trust in this brand. Kirloskar have ambitious plans to expand in the farm mechanisation sector in a big way. Our products are already getting a good response amongst the farming community and this award testifies that we are on the right track. Such recognitions motivate us to further innovate and provide products which will be more and more useful yet economically viable for the farmers. With a brand like Kirloskar, good times certainly lie ahead.”
KOEL’s thrust towards excellence in the agri sector continued unabated. Some of the recognitions received for its relentless efforts of quality delivery and operational excellence includes
- MEGA T had won Case Study contest Award for ‘Breakthrough Product Innovation in R & D’ at the AIMA Innovation Practitioner Summit 2015 held at Delhi.
- MEGA T had won the prestigious Rural marketing Award for ‘Best Innovative Ideas for Rural Development’ from CMO Asia Retail congress held at Mumbai.
- KirloskarAgrihad also won the award for “Best Integrated Rural Marketing campaign” .
- KOEL’s Pragati, Akshay and Yantra Quality Circle won “Par Excellent Award” at NCQC National Level and also bagged Gold Award at QCFI PUNE Chapter in Quality Circle and allied concept Competition