Kirloskar Motor (TKM), has announced the signing of a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of
India (ACMA). As per the MoU, TKM through its training arm Toyota Learning and
Development India (TLDI) will share its best practices like people development
and lean management principles with the industry members of ACMA.
MoU aligns with TKM’s continuous efforts in providing ‘Lifelong Learning’ to
all its stakeholders including employees, suppliers, and industry peers to help
them achieve their fullest potential in the ever-evolving skilling landscape.
per the MoU, TKM will impart 131 training programs focusing on principles of
lean manufacturing, automobile and electrified vehicle technologies, industrial
safety, environmental management systems, quality and supply chain management
and trades such as automobile welding, car painting, mechatronics, automation
training programs will be conducted either at the TKM manufacturing plant or at
the premises of the ACMA member companies. TKM will deploy trainers who are
certified by the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan and Toyota’s
Asia-Pacific Global Production Center (AP-GPC), Thailand.
Mehta, Director General, ACMA, said, “The MoU between ACMA and Toyota Kirloskar
Motor (TKM) for people’s development is a step in the right direction to
prepare our human resources for the future. It will not only benefit ACMA
member companies but will also help India to become a world-class automotive
manufacturing hub through the deployment of efficient, agile, and best-in-class
the pandemic has led to the realigning of the shop floors to ensure sustainable
manufacturing with safety. Auto components manufacturers who will undergo
skilling under this joint TKM-ACMA initiative, will be endowed with skills and
knowledge for creating a manufacturing ecosystem that can overcome disruptions
and ensure business continuity,” he added.