29th January, 2018, Chennai: In recognition of his outstanding leadership and innovative approaches for building a world class business conglomerate in India, Dr. Ramachandra N Galla, Founder Chairman, Amara Raja Group, was awarded with ‘2018 Grand Monozukuri Award for Outstanding Business Leadership’. The award was presented by ABK AOTS DOKOSAI, TN centre, by the Consul General of Japan in Chennai, Mr. Seiji Baba during the 5S Convention.
The award is the recognition of industry leaders, entrepreneurs in their respective specialized field of operations who showcases extra ordinary efforts to build the human resources in their organization, community around their industry.
The ABK AOTS DOKOSAI is the oldest Japanese language school in South India which offers Japanese management and shop floor improvement techniques training and works as a bridge between Japan and India in all spheres. ABK AOTS DOKOSAI conducts 5S competition among small, medium and large category industries, which has brought tremendous awareness to the importance of 5S not only as a productivity improvement tool, but also for strengthening community through simple approach.
During the award ceremony, Dr. Ramachandra N Galla said, “The award is a great recognition of Amara Raja’s constant efforts to match global competitiveness, build people and develop communities around as part of its growth journey”. The Group has been always working to enhance the quality of life of the local communities by creating non-migratory employment opportunities and various other social initiatives.
The award also recognizes the efforts put in by Amara Raja Group in development of the community and CSR activities aimed at overall growth of the people through skill development activities. It is noteworthy here that Amara Raja Group has been working tirelessly for the overall community development through its schools, skill development centers, health facilities, water conservation activities etc.
About Amara Raja Group
Amara Raja is amongst India’s leading business conglomerates with interests spanning verticals from the production of lead acid batteries (AMARON brand), power conversion products, sheet metal products, precision components, electronic products, Infrastructure Development, industrial services to food processing. Amara Raja Group of companies with their flagship company Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, are one of the largest manufacturers of Automotive and Industrial batteries in India. Amara Raja Group employs a work force of around 14000 people with a Net revenue of around Rs 6917 Crores (USD 1.03 billion) during financial year 2016-17.