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EDITORfrom our founderEDITORIALFROM OUR FOUNDER A MAINI DIVAS MESSAGE EDITOR'S NOTEMPP AWARDS, AWARENESS SAFETY COMPETITION WOMEN'S ISSUESMMM EVENT DIARY E-HOSPITALITY PLUS E-TAILING EXPO SCALE AWARDSCOOL CHAIN AWARDS YALE- MAINI REACH TRUCKAEROSPACE & DEFENCE LAUNCH: ECO-FRIENDLY PLATFORM THE TOW OP THE WHEELCHAIR BUGGY HR ROUNDTABLE DEFEXPO GOING BOEING HONEYWELL USA GE AVIATION USA & ONE GE SUPPLIER CMM INAUGURATIONMAHINDRA REVA DRUK YUL DRIVE SMARTPORT CONVENIENCE QUICK2CHARGE® E2O WINS THE NDTV GREEN AWARD COMING: THE HALOARMES MAINI VERTIMAG® LAUNCH FERRETTO VISIT WASTE MANAGING NATIONAL SAFETY DAYGRAMOTHAN FOUNDATION MACHUR HOBLI DIARY SUSTAINABILITY WITH PASSION: CII CSR SUMMIT & NGO MELA 2014
It’s my pleasure to give you Maini Varta’s twelfth issue on the eve of Maini Divas.
Maini Divas began in 1993 as a way to get everyone in the Group and their families together, once a year, on the Sunday nearest to 29th June, which is our Founder’s birthday. It’s been celebrated every year since, which makes this our 21st Maini Divas. This year both fall on the same day. Here at the editorial team, we’ve seen Maini Day begin in a hall in Jayanagar, move onto the RSI on MG Road, then to a venue in the HAL airport area and, finally, on to its present one, the sprawling grounds of the Bangalore Palace, as the family gathering every year has steadily become bigger.
This is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the Maini Divas team headed by Vippen Sareen for its meticulous planning and for the vision to make the event better from one year to the next ... all your efforts are noticed and very much appreciated.
To bring out an issue of Maini Varta at around this time is itself a tremendous high! The mood is upbeat and celebratory and although I can’t promise, we’ll certainly try to bring out an issue every Maini Divas so that we have a record of the achievements of the Maini Group, which we are all so proud to be part of.
I wish you all a wonderful second half of the year.
Till we meet again, stay healthy, safe and peaceful.
– Gita Maini
A MAINI DIVAS MESSAGE
'Before going to sleep, end your day by spending 15 minutes with yourself going through what you have done in the whole day.'
This means that each one of us thinks that we are clever enough to fool anyone, but
remember, nobody is clever enough to fool himself.
By spending 15 minutes, on going through what you have done the whole day, you will create a very nice system of audit within yourself for your activities which eventually creates self-regulation.
When you start this habit, you may
to continue after a few minutes. If you persist, you will slowly form this habit and then you will enjoy continuing this practice.
How rightly Mirza Ghalib has said,'Umar bhar Ghalib main bhool karta raha, Dhool chehre pe thi aur aina saaf karta raha!'
– Dr S. K. Maini
ISSUE 12 JUL 2014
Women's Day at Bommasandra'In moving forward, we must ensure that women’s empowerment and gender equality stand at the heart of all we do, to ensure a better future.'
With this oath, we observed Women’s Day at Bommasandra. The sense of occasion was
heightened with the audience of about 40 being formally dressed, a cake-cutting and flowers given to the women present.
Empowerment was the focus and the speakers were Ramachandra and Thirumalleshkumar A.S., Head HR and IR, KB Mallamma, operator and Bommasandra employees.
Awareness Programme:Prevention of Sexual Harassment 18TH & 19TH APR 14 BOMMASANDRA.
An awareness programme on prevention of sexual harassment was well-attended, where activists
like Mrs. S.G. Karuna (see right) discussed with the MPP audience efforts to end sexual violence in society.
Speakers and audience at Women’s Day (top and centre) and The Awareness Programme (below)
10TH MAR '14 BOMMASANDRA. First-prize winners: for Best Slogan (above, with Murali, GM Production) and Best Cartoon (below, with Ramachandra, VP Aerospace)
audit at Bommasandra by the Hyundai team along with BorgWarner Morse representatives.
21ST JUN ’14. TAJ WEST END BANGALORE. Our award from the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry for Best Export Performance Award (Automotive Sector) 2013-’14.
E-Hospitality Plus10TH - 14TH MAR '14 PRAGATI MAIDAN, DELHI. As South Asia’s largest trade fair in its category, Aahar International Food and Hospitality Fair is a must-attend for brands
Supply Chain & Logistics Excellence (SCALE) 21ST - 22ND MAY '14 MUMBAI. The SCALE Awards salute excellence in the logistics service industry and the supply chain aspects of the user industry. It’s a first in the Indian logistics fraternity. Over 200 delegates attended this year’s event, including the top management of the 36 supply chain and logistics companies and other industry users shortlisted for the awards.
SILVER PRESENCEMaini was the event’s Silver Sponsor and our brand was emphasized with our stall, corporate video screenings during networking breaks with Reach and Vertimag® standees in networking zones and prominent logo placements. CEO S. A. Mohan (see left), Logistics Advisory Council member, of CII- Institute of Logistics thanked participants and award winners.
and stakeholders from India and several other countries in both these industrial sectors. This year’s edition was the 29th.
There were over 2,000 participants from more than 18 countries which made it the logical event to showcase our comprehensive electric mobility solution suite to the hospitality industry. It was also a good way to direct the attention of leading domestic and international hospitality brands towards our customizing capabilities.
As our pre-event mailer put it: ‘From cafeteria to cabana’. The standard-bearer was the Maini Buggy, chosen to show just how we could redefine hospitality standards of luxury and service.
It's already a familiar presence at airports (Bengaluru’s KIAL and Delhi IGI) and on the premises of hospitality leaders across the spectrum, from five-starrers like the Hyatt and Hilton, Oberoi and Vana to resorts like Orange County, Sarovar and Sterling Resorts, apart from those of our several corporate clients.
The Maini-NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) relationship was further cemented when production of the Yale-Maini co-
branded Reach Truck began at our new factory in Nelamangala.
MANIFOLD STRATEGYWe entered into this alliance in 2010 to manufacture Yale products in India and to represent their European range here. We also exclusively handle sales, service, parts and customer support for Yale MHE in the country.
What’s more, NHMG product design and engineering expertise transfers enable us to manufacture certain key Yale products and so capitalise on our country’s evolving market demands. At MMM, in turn, we’ve utilised our
local-market knowledge and solution expertise to introduce completely new product ranges to a growing number of major customers and end-users.
SUCCESSES First off our production line was the increasingly successful Yale co-branded three-wheel counterbalance electric forklift truck. Since its launch, it's garnered end-user laurels for its class-leading compactness, energy-saving rear wheel drive, high performance and optimum productivity.
Building on the three-wheeler’s success, a locally-manufactured moving mast Reach Truck will be the next Yale-Maini co-branded product.
Cool Chain Summit 29TH MAY '14 MUMBAI. The Cool Strategies Chain Summit addresses supply chain management concerns for temperature- sensitive goods. Maini sponsored its third edition, at Mumbai’s Westin Hotel, where over 150 delegates from the cold store industry attended.
On display were our comprehensive cold store material handling and warehousing solutions applications with the Reach Truck and Vertimag® positioned in the networking zone for maximum visibility.
E-tailing Expo 27TH FEB - 1ST MAR '14 MUMBAI. As official warehousing partner, Maini’s pavilion was the cynosure of 400-plus attendees with an eye-
catching Armes Maini display and our CEO had the attention of all those present when he spoke on ‘Warehousing Solutions for Retail and E-commerce Industry’.
Yale-Maini Reach Trucks Now Made In India
Rahul Sagar, Sr Mgr Mrktg Maini;; Y.V. Srinivas, Gen. Mgr Key A/cs MMM
AEROSPACE & DEFENCE
12TH - 16TH MAR '14 BEGUMPET HYDERABAD Fourth time around, the biennial Indian Aviation Show was held at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport. Maini, as before, added considerably to the proceedings with our product suites’ e-diversity and practicability. MMM’s green passenger Buggies, particularly, made getting around the fairgrounds in the heat of the day easy and comfortable for participants and visitors.
Tow OpAn eco-friendly addition was the electric Tow Tug for small aircraft and helicopters weighing up to 8 tons. The Tug will be a key
component of the movement towards greener airports everywhere as it can tow other movable tarmac and runway equipment like passenger baggage trolleys, which at present are towed by less environmentally-friendly diesel farm tractors.
The Wheelchair BuggyOur customers always look forward to whatever we do next and there was one more EV innovation for them: the Maini Wheelchair Buggy to carry the elderly, the physically-challenged or otherwise disabled.
Airports today are by definition places of
challenging distances and levels for those of reduced mobility and the Wheelchair Buggy, like all our products, meets a need, long-recognized.
Apart from the driver, it carries two such passengers, three escorts and 150 kg of baggage. A leading Indian airline is our launch customer and that apart, the Buggy is being hugely appreciated for how thoughtfully, easily and safely it will smoothen the journey on the ground for those it’s designed to assist.
LAUNCH: ECO-FRIENDLY PLATFORM
Going Boeing: First Order CompleteWe’re proud to share the news that we’ve completed our first order from Boeing Defence Systems (BDS). Our current BEST (Boeing Enterprises Supplier Tool) rating for delivery and
quality is Gold. This important contract we inked with the global aerospace giant has undoubtedly boosted MPP Aerospace Division’s growth.
GE Aviation, USA: Leadership Visit and28TH APR '14 GE Aviation is one of the world's leading jet engine manufacturers and service providers. They visited us in review their opportunities for future growth in India.
With Naresh Palta, Melissa Twining Davis, Sr VP & GM Global Sourcing, Daryl Mueller Dir., Strategic Sourcing, Rajeshwar Das Dir, Manufacturing Programs, Raj Arasu GM, Sourcing India
One GE Supplier 1ST MAY '14, PUNE Gautam Maini our MD and Gopu Sundarrajan, Head Business Development, attended the One GE Supplier conference at the JW Marriott Hotel, Pune on 'Business Presentation and Technology- Sharing'. We were one of the five selected Indian suppliers to have videos specially shot and shown at the event.
AEROSPACE & DEFENCE
HR Roundtable 22ND FEB '14 LEELA PALACE HOTEL BANGALORE. The University of Petroleum and Energy Dehradun held the inaugural edition of the Aerospace HR Roundtable, taking for its theme ‘Challenges and Opportunities
for Talent Management in the Aerospace Industry’. The focus was on HR training and educational challenges in the country and the way forward. Maini was invited to share our HR perspectives and was represented by Naresh Palta, CEO, A&D and Wg Cdr (Retd) R. Prahalad, VP Business Development.
Our roundtable was spread over five sessions and included a CEO panel discussion where Mr. Palta emphasized the need for talent management covering the entire business spectrum.
From left: Chris Rao, MD UTC Aerospace Systems, Naresh Palta, Dr Vivek Lall, Pres. & CEO, New Venture, Reliance Industries Ltd., Ashok Saxena, Dir., ADS Group Ltd., Lokesh Ranjan Srivastava, CEO, Tata HAL Technologies Ltd., Dr Parag Diwan, Vice Chancellor, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies.
Our relationship with Honeywell is firmly established, now that we’ve won their first global e-auction,
after our sustained efforts to bag this major order. We’re entering into a long-term manufacturing agreement to manufacture the products concerned.
Honeywell Aerospace is one of the largest manufacturers of aircraft engines and avionics, including auxiliary power units. We’re delighted to be associated with them and look forward to a flourishing relationship.
Defexpo 20146TH - 9TH FEB '14 PRAGATI MAIDAN, NEW DELHI. The Maini Group team attending this eighth biennial land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition, comprised of Naresh Palta, Wg Cdr (Retd) R.Prahalad and Gopu Sundarrajan. The purpose was to strengthen current business relations and explore new opportunities at an event that receives an increasingly positive international response with each successive edition. Our team had several fruitful meetings with Indian and overseas leaders in the A&D sectors. At the Thales stand
CMM Inauguration30TH APR '14 The MPP Aerospace CMM facility was inaugurated by a team from Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group led by Tom Gargett, Head Comm’l Exp and Jeremy Rogerson, Supplier Qual. Mgr in the presence of AVM (Retd) Subhash Luthra Consultant Marshall Aerospace. This is significant in the ongoing Marshall programme.
Gopu Sundararajan with, from Marshall Aerospace & Defence Grp, Jeremy Rogerson, Supplier Qual. Mgr, AVM (Retd) Subhash Luthra, Consultant, Tom Gargett, Head Comml Exp. and Ramachandra, VP Ops MPP
EXPORT UPDATE: THE E2O IS NOW EXPORTED TO NEPAL AND
BERMUDA, EXPORTS TO EUROPE ARE LIKELY BY YEAR-END.
Druk Yul DriveBHUTAN GETS THE E2O27TH FEB '14, THIMPHU. Mahindra Reva signed a strategic partnership MOU with the Royal Government of Bhutan to promote the use of electric vehicles in the Thunder Dragon Kingdom, starting with the e2o’s launch here in the Bhutanese capital. This initiative derives from our larger commitment to propagate a sustainable, clean and green society, a vision we share with Bhutan.
FUTURE-READY (FROM LEFT): Pravin Shah and Pawan Goenka, Mahindra & Mahindra, with the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay & Chetan Maini, CEO MREV
Smart Port ConvenienceThe e2o now has new smart port technology that makes energy transfer to and from the car quick, simple and convenient. The single smart port enables three charging options –Quick2Charge® for DC fast-charging, Sun2Car for solar and Car2Home by which e2o can power the customer’s home.
Quick2ChargeFEB ’14. We also ushered in Quick2Charge® technology for faster e2o charging. At the launch, Chetan Maini, CEO Mahindra Reva, said: “The Quick2Charge® DC fast-charging station can charge the e2o completely in under 60 minutes. One can get a range of
25km in just 15 minutes.”
With Mahindra Reva smart port technology, the Quick2Charge® station differs from our existing charging stations in town and around the country. The regular way, from a 15-amp socket, takes five hours to fully charge the e2o at a rate of one hour for 20 kms running.Initially, the plan is to open Quick2Charge®
stations at 20 locations in Bangalore, with one on the Mysore highway, followed by Delhi and then other parts of the country.
E2O Wins The NDTV Green Award
The NDTV Car and Bike Awards have grown in credibility to clearly stand out amongst the clutter of automobile awards. They’re in the vanguard because of categories like the Green Award which acknowledge the game changers. This January, the Green Award
went to the e2o. An eminent panel and stringent judging parameters based on the World Car Awards system make this latest of our achievements very meaningful.
13TH JAN '14 9th NDTV Car and Bike Awards, 2014 Mr. SP Shukla from Mahindra receiving the award on behalf of Mahindra Reva
Coming: The New Halo2014 AUTO EXPO, DELHI Auto Expo aficionados were privileged to get a good look at the Halo: Mahindra Reva’s new electric sports car. Launch day is about three years away during which expectations are sure to keep mounting if responses here were anything to go by.
ECO-ADVANCE: The Halo presented at the Auto Expo with Pawan Goenka and Chetan Maini
We move to the next level of automatic storage solutions with the launch of Vertimag®.
Vertimag®’s modular design works on the ‘goods-to-man’ principle. Two sides of racks hold metal containers served by a lift device, ideal for handling materials of every size, weight and dimension. Vertimag® has a considerable vertical extension and, as an option, is designed to have more than one workstation on the same machine.
It effectively addresses the most varied storage needs by reducing picking and refilling time, handling costs and unused volumes, and eliminates errors during picking and refilling
operations while optimizing timing, work cycles, human resources, space, production and storage needs.
Vertimag® has been designed according to safety requirement rules of the European standards in force such as machine directive, electromagnetic compatibility, low voltage directive, as well as to conform to corresponding national laws and general machine safety standards.
With the wide choice of models, configurations and often unique product specifications Vertimag® will respond scalably to pan-industrial Indian demands.
Senior representatives from diverse industry verticals – Amazon Reseller Services, Toyota Kirloskar Motors, Bosch India, Schneider Electric and ABB Ltd – attended the launch.
National Safety Day Celebration 4TH MAR '14 The annual National Safety Day and Safety Week Campaign helps significantly reduce the industrial accident rates and raises safety awareness. On the 43rd National Safety Day, we affirmed our pledges and there was also a safety quiz in which teams from Production, Purchase and Technical took part and Production (with Ramamurthy and
Waste Managing10TH FEB '14 Our Waste Management team’s presentation was spearheaded by Nishith Choudhary. The interactive session focused on classification
and reduction and employees’ very useful comments included ideas for suggestion boxes, a best suggestion award, track waste management and notice board displays.
Launch Remarks “The market in India will look forward to the introduction of new technologies which will provide increased levels of productivity and reliability, and a significant increase in operational efficiency. All of this will contribute to increased return on investment.” – Sandeep Maini,Chairman, Maini Group
“Vertimag® is an innovative, economic and versatile product that has a huge demand in all market segments and production categories. It is an ideal solution for handling materials of every size, weight and dimensions” – S. A. Mohan, CEO, MMM
“The availability of European-designed products at competitive price points will bring significant benefits to customers in India” – Franco Renato, Ferretto Group
Ferretto Visit28TH - 30TH MAR '14. Riccardo Ferretto of the Ferretto Group and Armes Maini board member, made one of his periodic visits.
While here, he brainstormed on productivity and also inspected Vertimag®’s locally-developed trays, the robot welding machine and the recently refurbished bending machine.
Aravinda) won. Nishith Choudhary, Business Head, and senior employee Arulappa spoke at the event.
THE MAINI GROUP 38 Maini Sadan, 7th Cross Lavelle Road, Bangalore 560001 India.
and schoolchildren;; Dr. and Mrs. Maini with Ganesh Shenoy, GF Grama Sahayogi;; At the Gramothan gaushala;; Tribal child development with workers of Asha
MACHUR HOBLI DIARY
Sustainability With Passion: CII CSR Summit & NGO Mela 201425TH FEB '14: HOTEL LALITH ASHOK, BANGALORECII Karnataka shares with Gramothan the conviction that CSR is more than just giving back to society: it’s a collective way to solution provision by understanding and addressing people’s needs.
To spread awareness about CSR’s diversity and inclusiveness and how it could effectivelyserve both civil society and industry in the
long term, CII Karnataka held a CSR summit ‘Sustainability with Passion: Opportunities to Business’ this February.
The aim was to initiate a dialogue and compare ways to create a competitive CSR edge with impact-sustainable initiatives. The summit also included an NGO networking mela where NGOs and corporates could connect to work together to address India’s more challenging social issues.
CII was particular that Gramothan was represented and Grama Sahayogi Ganesh Shenoy attended, joining in the panel
discussion on ‘Engaging with Passion in CSR’ as it relates to manufacturing.
(Above) At the summit: Ganesh Shenoy, GF Grama Sahayogi, 1st on the left, with A. M. Muralidharan, Convenor, centre