October 17, 2018

Suzlon's Generator Unit tops CII Southern Region's 13th Kaizen Competition

Chennai, India: Suzlon Energy Ltd. (BSE & NSE: SUZLON), India's largest renewable energy solutions provider won the Kaizen Competition organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Southern Region recently. The 13th Edition of the Kaizen Competition saw Suzlon's Coimbatore Generator Unit overcoming a tough competition that had 100 companies being part of this prestigious event. Suzlon received the award for the successful implementation of Kaizen in order to achieve a uniform profile of copper bar with an increased productivity thereby achieving the best quality level. This win adds to the recent list of accolades won by Suzlon including the award won at the Manufacturing Today Summit. The recognition is a testament to Suzlon's sustained focus on stringent quality control in its manufacturing processes reflected in its superior products.

Indian industry is implementing Kaizens in order to help the industry become more competitive in the global scenario. The Kaizen Competition of CII Southern Region is an annual competition that recognizes and showcases the best Kaizens implemented in manufacturing and services across sectors. Kaizen which stands for 'improvement' in Japanese is a set of practices with continuous improvement at the core of its philosophy. Kaizen is applicable in all business processes including manufacturing and engineering with emphasis on improving productivity on an ongoing basis.

Commenting on the award, Mr J P Chalasani, Group CEO, said, "To stay competitive in the global scenario requires industry to be at the cutting edge of quality. Implementation of Kaizen with innovative ideas, out-of-the-box thinking, process improvement, cost reduction and an improved quality level is one of the ways to stay ahead in today's competitive world. At Suzlon, our focus is on robust processes to ensure continuous quality improvement that also results in increased efficiency across the organization. Kaizen is one of the many initiatives that help us to achieve cost optimization as we work to deliver quality products and services to our clients. We are thankful to the CII Southern Region for a platform that showcases excellent work being done by India Inc. across the industry."

Suzlon's Generator Unit is located in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Karumathampatty, Coimbatore and has a manufacturing capacity of 3,000 MW per annum. The state of the art facility manufactures generators with a rated capacity of 2.1 and 2.17 MW which are one of the major components of Wind Turbines.

About Suzlon Group

Suzlon Group is one of the leading renewable energy solutions provider in the world with an international presence across 18 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India; the Group is comprised of Suzlon Energy Limited (NSE & BSE: SUZLON) and its subsidiaries. A vertically integrated organization, with over two decades of operational track record, the group has a cumulative installation of ~17.9 GW of wind energy capacity, over 7,600 employees with diverse nationalities and world-class manufacturing facilities. Suzlon is the only Indian wind energy company with a large in-house Research and Development (R&D) set-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and India. Over 11.9 GW of the Group's installation is in India, which makes up for ~35% of the country's wind installations, making Suzlon the largest player in this sector. The Group is the custodian of over 11.9 GW of wind assets under service in India making it the second largest Operations and Maintenance company (over 8,000 turbines) in Indian power sector. The Group also has around 4 GW of wind assets under service outside India.

Suzlon corporate website: www.suzlon.com

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