Armacell India Pvt. Ltd. Pune plant has become the first factory in the Armacell Group to achieve the BRONZE WAM Award and score 41 points during its 4th World-Class Armacell Mindset (WAM) Audit on 8-9 September 2017.
Starting the WAM journey two years ago, Anitya Doorwar, the Pune Plant Manager, led the operations team in embracing the mindset of transforming the plant to achieve world-class manufacturing standards. With a motivated team continuously challenging themselves to develop and implement value-based processes, tools and training programmes, the team looks to consistently improve individual and operational performances. The Pune team has demonstrated a high level of commitment and engagement in adopting world-class practices & standards and it is the result of this dedication that the Bronze award was achieved in such a short duration of 2 years.
12 technical pillars & 8 managerial WAM pillars underwent through the stringent audit which was conducted by Mr. Patrick Mathieu (CEO, Armacell), Mr. Roberto Mengoli (CTO, Armacell), Mr. Angus Steven (External Auditor, Henken) in attendance of Mr. Andrew Stearns (Vice President – APAC & CMO, Armacell) & Mr. Liam Douglas (General Manager – APAC Operations, Armacell). The team in India under the leadership of Mr. Anitya Doorwar was guided by Mr. Sudarshan KS (Process technology & WAM Manager, Armacell India). The score of 41 points was achieved against the targeted score of 43 points but was comfortably over the benchmark of 40 points necessary to attain Bronze level. The audit team scrutinized each and every pillar at all the levels and shared valuable inputs for betterment of the pillars.
The Pune plant’s achievement now serves as a reference for WAM within the Armacell Group. As the team continues to pursue the path towards achieving a SILVER Award, the journey is going to get tougher and for which, the team is highly charged up to ensure to sustain and grow in the WAM journey. This achievement again shows that with dedication and trust, excellence is possible for every team.