Vol. XXIII No.2 July - September 2017

Opinion

Quaterly Newsletter of LNJ
Bhilwara Group

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Sudhir Sood

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

Editorial Board:

  • S.C. Garg
  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Raju Rustogi
  • Rakesh Mahajan
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

Contact Detail

Bhilwara Towers, A-12, Sector-1,
Noida-201301, (INDIA)

Tel.:+91-120-4390300

Email : padma.latha@lnjbhilwara.com

Website : www.lnjbhilwara.com

 

© 2018 LNJ Bhilwara Group. All Right Reserved.

Group Happenings

LNJ Denim, Participants in DENIMS AND JEANS SHOW, Bengaluru

LNJ Denim participated in India’s first International Denim Exhibition “DENIMS AND JEANS SHOW” held at Hotel The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru on September 25-26, 2017. The exhibition was organized by Shri Sandeep Agrawal, founder of denim sandjeans.com.

The team from LNJ Denim showcased the latest A/W - 18 /19 collection along with Must Have to the customers. The footfall was encouraging, approximately 48 potential brands / customers visited the stand and surveyed the collection. The customer response was heartening.

RSWM, Mandpam: Customer Visit

Mr Zinuk of M/s. Libas Textiles Ltd., Bangladesh visited RSWM, Mandpam, on September 5, 2017. He was accompanied by Shri Sudarshan Samdani and Shri Brijesh Yadav. He was welcomed by the plant team COO, Shri H. M. Vashisth. He also visited Kanyakheri unit and appreciated both the plants apart from holding business discussions

RSWM, Mandpam: C&A Audit

C&A audits took place in Mandpam unit on September 25-26, 2017. The audit was successfully coordinated by the management representative, Shri S. K. Miglani and was ably supported by Shri Sudhir Tiwari, all the HODs and their respective teams. Ms. Himangi Singh audited the systems and processes of the entire unit.

RSWM, Mandpam: IMS Audit

IMS surveillance was held at Mandpam Unit between July 4-5, 2017. Shri S. K. Miglani, the management representative was supported by all HODs and their respective teams during the audit. It was conducted by the renowned certification agency, M/s. SGS India Pvt. Ltd. Shri Nishan Chouhan and Shri Raj Shekhar Bhardwaj audited the systems and processes over a period of two days. The certification continues after the successful completion of the audit.

RSWM, Mandpam: GOTS,OR & GRS Audit

GOTS, OE & GRS audit were conducted at the Mandpam Unit on July 11, 2017. The systems and processes of the entire unit were audited by Shri Akshay Shastri and Shri Alok Shivhare. Certification continues after the successful audit. 

RSWM, Mandpam: Inauguration of Solar Power Project

Rooftop solar power generation plant having a capacity of 1.5 MW was commissioned on July 12, 2017, at RSWM, Mandpam. It is a big step to use renewable energy resource at the plant. The plant was installed by M/s Sanjeevni Power System. During the commissioning Shri N. K. Bahadia, COO (Power Division), Shri H. M. Vashisth (COO, RSWM, Mandpam) and Shri B. K. Singhal, GM (Engineering) were present. MNRE as well as other concerned government officials were also present. Expected power availability from the said solar power project will be 22 lac units per year and this will help in save the environment and reduce carbon emission. A pooja ceremony was organised to bless the installation of the Solar Power Plant.

Rishabhdev: Akhand Ramayan Path

On the occasion of completion of five years of Sunderkant Path, an ongoing  spiritual  activity  being held  at  Rishabhdev Mill Campus since July 2012,   an Akhand Ramayan Path was held on July 10-11, 2017, at the Staff Club building. The programme  started with the Pooja of Lord Shree Ram  at 3.30 p.m. on  July 10, and ended with aarti and mahaprasad (bhojan)  on July 11, evening. Staff and their families participated in the path enthusiastically.

Rishabhdev: Group Safety meeting

A group meeting of safety heads of all the units was held at Rishabhdev on September 23, 2017.  Dr S K Agarwal, Coordinator presented the work done and the results achieved so far in a nutshell.  Shri  K B Khatod, COO, while welcoming the  participants in the meeting, emphasised on the need of safety and how to ensure that all the units become zero accident areas by improving the safety systems.

Rishabhdev: Fun times

Staff Club of RSWM, Rishabhdev, organised a one day picnic to Marvel Water Park, Udaipur, in two batches. Staff and family members enjoyed their day in water. There was a variety of  entertainment facilities available in the park.  At the end of the day, they ate a sumptuous dinner arranged by the Staff Club.

LNJ Denim, Inauguration New Machine - Washing

On July 7, 2017, three new washing machines were installed in the washing department, in the presence of the plant's COO, Shri Piyush Chandarana. On this occasion, all staff members were invited for the inauguration. Everybody was excited and happy because this would increase the production capacity of new denim products.

LNJ Denim, Visit of Tavex Team

Tavex is a fabric manufacturing company at the forefront of the differentiated Denim Sector. Tavex Team, Mr. Khalid Kairouch and Mr. Ximo Lacomba visited denim plant on July 3, 2017. They held business discussions after visting the plant and enquired about plant’s overall processing activities. They were satisfied with the new technology in denim plant.

LNJ Denim, “Kanwar Yatra" Celebration

Kanwar yatra is observed by Lord Shiva’s devotees every year. In the yatra , saffron clad 'kavadias' collect holy water from a tirthsthan (a place of pilgrimage) and carry it to the temple of "Lord Shiva" where pooja and abhishek of "Lord Shiva" takes place. Kavadias bring this holy water in a highly decorated kavad  (a wooden stick with pots or cans of water at each end).

At LNJ Denim, employees went on the yatra filled with enthusiasm. RSWM, Mordi Division arranged refreshments for devotees on July 30, 2017.

Kavadias ( devotees) perform abhishek of 'Lord Shiva' on a Shravan Somvar. It is termed as the most auspicious time and it is said that every wish of the devotee is said to be granted by 'Lord Shiva'.

LNJ Denim, Inauguration of New Guest House

On August 3, 2017, new guest house was inaugurated at LNJ Nagar, Gamdi Colony, in the presence of CEO, Shri Prabir Bandyopadhyay. Navchandi paath, hawan and purna aahuti were performed by Pandit, Shri Manoj Bhatt along with his team before the inauguration.   

LNJ Denim, Vishwakarma poojan

Vishwakarma is a festival dedicated to 'Lord Vishwakarma' who according to the Hindu mythology is the lord of creation and the principal universal architect of the heaven and earth.

Vishwakarma pooja was  held on September 17, 2017, in LNJ Denim unit.  On this occasion, all employees prayed for the smooth functioning of the plant and the various machines. A large number of staff members were part of the pooja. Everyone gathered under the pandal (Process Maintenance workshop) to perform the pooja and thereafter prasad was distributed among all the employees. Apart from this, each professional's respective tools was worshipped in 'Lord Vishwakarma's 'name and blessings were sought for a better future, safe working environment and success in their respective fields. 

MPCL: Sponsorship for Himachal Pradesh State Olympic Games

MPCL sponsored Himachal Pradesh State Olympic Association (HPOA) for organizing State Olympic Games in Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh between June 23-25, 2017. HPOA is a part of the Indian Olympic Association and it is committed to empower youth and provide them with an opportunity  to express their talent in the field of games such as hockey, athletics, boxing, basketball, judo, kabaddi, volleyball, wrestling, weight lifting and shooting. 

Kharigram: Visit of M/s Merinos Carpet, Turkey

On July 22, 2017, Mr. Rasim Alkal and Ms Fatima Kutuk from M/s. Merinos Carpet, Turkey visited Kharigram plant. Shri Rajeev Jain, Business Head Operations (YB) and  Shri V. R. Joshi, COO welcomed the delegation. The visit started with a round of the plant and concluded at NPD. After the visit, clients appreciated the housekeeping, technology and product range. They were of the opinion that “Plant is good, thanks to the whole team here for hospitality and honour.” 

Kharigram: Visit of UBI Officials

Shri Sanjay Sharma, GM (Union Bank of India) and his team visited  Kharigram unit on August 12, 2017. Shri B. M. Sharma, CFO and Shri J. K. Manghani, GM (CFD) welcomed them. They appreciated the technology and housekeeping of the plant with the remark, “A most modern unit. The working atmosphere, work culture of the unit is wonderful.”

Kharigram: M/s Ekoten,Turkey Visit

Mr Abdullah Gokoglu, DGM, M/s. Ekoten, Turkey visited Kharigram Unit on September 7, 2017. He was welcomed by Shri V. R. Joshi, COO and Shri A. K. Pandey, DGM - HR. Mr Gokoglu visited both our Dyed and Grey units. He expressed extreme happiness at the automation of the SJ - 11 unit and remarked,“It’s very magical and the mill is very clean and the employees are educated.”

Kharigram: CEO, Dae Myung Sangsa, Korea

Mr. Park Joong Ki, CEO  of a Korean Company visited Kharigram unit on September 15, 2017. He was welcomed by Shri V. R. Joshi, COO . The round started from Unit No. 1 and SJ -11 and concluded at NPD. He praised new developments and automization and remarked, “ We are amazed by the factory and with what we have seen.” As a token of appreciation, Shri Rajeev Jain, BH - O(YB) presented a memento to him.

Kharigram: One Day Picnic

RSWM Staff Club, Kharigram organized a one day picnic to Birla Water Park, Ajmer in two phases on September 10 and September 17, 2017.  The staff along with their family members enjoyed the slides, swimming and wave pool, rain dance. Shri Rajeev Jain, Business Head (Operations) and Shri V. R. Joshi, Chief Operating Officer also participated in the events and enjoyed themselves. There was delicious food, cultural activity and a visit to Nareli Temple. Everyone was happy with this “Grand Masti Tour”. 

HEG: Instant Recognition & Appreciation

In creating a high performance work place, recognition is a motivating factor that provides employees with increased job satisfaction and encouragement to perform more effectively. HR L & D launched “Instant Reward Policy” in 2013. It was to ensure that all exceptional work/special tasks performed by the employee or a team, would be recognized and rewarded on the spot by the plant's Senior Officials. This quarter (July-September, 2017), a total of 31 rewards were disbursed in various categories covered under Quality, Productivity, Cost and Delivery by Operations & Maintenance Teams.

HEG: Awareness Session, WBP & POSH

Timely discussion and updation on the organization’s policy, code and conduct are necessary for employees to be aware about do’s and don’ts. It also equips them correct information and employees feel more engaged and understand that they are contributing to the business growth. HR - L & D conducted a session on Plant Policies with female staff, to apprise them of their rights and duties. Session covered awareness about Whistle Blower Policy and Policy on Sexual Harassment in the plant.

HEG: Tree Plantation

A tree plantation drive was organised to improve the environment inside the graphite manufacturing areas. Nearly fifty locations were identified and grown up trees were planted as part of the drive. The identified locations had very little or no green cover.                           

HEG: Pneumatic Testing of Cryogenic Vessel

Successful Pneumatic Testing of 43.5 MT capacity cryogenic vessel of LNG under SMPV Rule 19 was carried out on September 26, 2017. Testing was done at 13.75 kg. with liquid nitrogen by a competent person along with the Maintenance & Safety Team. Approx. 4.0 MT Liquid Nitrogen was consumed during the testing phase.

Bagalur: Girls Hostel Inauguration

Poojan and yagnam were organized on August 8, 2017, at Bagalur, to inaugurate the newly constructed girls Hostel. Shri and Smt Vinod Mehta (COO), Shri and Smt V V Raju, VP-O attended the pooja which ended with prasad distribution to all.

Bagalur: Motivation to Workers

Absenteeism was always a problem at the time of festival, to avoid on the occasion of Sankranthi, Tamil New year, Telugu New year for a period of four months 1 gram gold coin was announced for good attendance. Awards were presented in a special event to motivate the workers on 10.08.2017.

BMD: Staff Get-together

A Get-Together  was organized at BMD Plant for staff members on August 18, 2017. Sh. S.N.Goyal, President led the interactive session and delivered motivational speech & highlighted the outstanding achievements of the company.

On this occasion he appreciated the efforts of core team members of Project Srijan for implementation of NOW/SAP ERP Modules.He felicitated the members by distributing certificates of appreciation.

He elaborately interacted with all present on growth and challenges ahead & impressed upon achieving higher  targets in present competitive ambience of automotive business. He focused on the inevitable commitment coupled with enthusiasm for extending desired support to customers for their entire satisfaction by delivering the product against stringent quality norms, challenging delivery Schedules & technical support.

He guided all staff members  on desired way forward for honing individual skills & strengthening the team further by taking advantage of numerous methodical tools like Lean Concepts, Design of Experiments, Kaizens, QC, on-site brainstorming sessions & training activities. He said, these analytical tools help every individual extremelywell  in all spheres of their personal & professional grooming.

BMD – Rooftop Solar Power Plant

In line with value of the LNJ Bhilwara Group and its comitments to sustainability. BMD Pvt. Ltd. has commissioned a state of the art 1 MW rooftop captive solar plant at its Mordi  premises. The solar plant is situated entirely within the company’s premises and does not use any Government infrastructure, thus avoiding any interference from Government agencies or adhoc charges being levied by state bodies. Over the 25 years life of the Solar plant, the landed cost of power through Solar plant is well below the IEX, CoGen and Grid, yielding material cost savings from day one.

BMD chose Mumbai based Solar Square Energy Pvt. Ltd., as its turn key technology partner to implement a first-of-its-kind project in Banswara, Rajasthan where the solar plants is synchronized with captive CoGen plant. By the use of smart electronics and intelligent system design, any risk of harming Government Grid infrastructure has been eliminated.

Under guidance of Shri Shantanu Agarwal, Executive Director, BMD Pvt. Ltd., chose to implement most advanced third generation inverters from Solar Edge Technologies (USA, Israel) which sits at the heart of the Solar plant.

Spread over 3,100 Canadian Solar Modules (#1 module in PTC ratings), the sophisticated power electronics enable monitoring of each individual module and provide a modularity that is 200 times better than the next best comparable technology available. This translates into a mind-boggling 5-6% higher performance than normal and increased the useful life of the project considerably.

Despite working at heights on sloping roofs and during monsoons the entire project was executed without any safety incidence, thus maintaining BMD Pvt. Ltd.’s impeccable safety track record.

Corporate Office: Annual Tour

LNJ Bhilwara Group believes that a happy mind resides in a healthy body. Thus an annual office trip is organised every year for the employees to distress and re-energise.  This year, Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar-Lonawala-Khandala were the chosen destinations by Corporate Office as part of its annual tour from August 10-15, 2017.  

The trip started with a train journey from Delhi to Mumbai on August 10, 2017. There were buses waiting at the Mumbai Central on August 11, 2017, to take the team to Panchghani - Mahabaleshwar. This scenic town overlooks the Krishna Valley and waters of the Dhom Dam. Stay for 170 people was organized in 2 hotels.  There were air conditioned buses for temple visit and  local sightseeing. After a memorable time in Mahabaleshwar, we boarded the buses again early morning on August 13, 2017, for Lonavala.  

Lonavala, a hill station nicknamed as the Jewel of Sahyadri Mountains is near Mumbai. There are cascading waterfalls, pristine woods and valleys, grassy expanses, lakes and ancient caves. It is a perfect destination away from hustle and bustle of city life. The various places to visit in Lonavala are Karla and Bhaja Caves, these 2nd century rock-cut cave temples are the epitome of the oldest and finest Buddhist sculptures. The artificial lakes Bushi, Tungarli and Pawna are an angler's paradise and some other major tourist attractions are Bushi Dam, Duke's Nose, Ryewood Park, Mapro garden and Table Top. 

Early morning on August 14, 2017, we left for Khandala - Mumbai after a hearty breakfast from our resort to enjoy beautiful scenaries in Khandala & some sights in Mumbai.  After visiting Wax Museum left for Khandala.  Khandala reminds one and all of the famous Aamir Khan’s song  Aati kya Khandala and all us sang the song with great enthusiasm. Khandala is a small hill station in the Western Ghats  and is famous for adventure activities, photography and weekend trips. Healthy climate and heavy rain accompanied by drop in temperature during monsoon turns Khandala more captivating.

Our train was to depart from Mumbai Central at 4:30 PM. We reached Delhi on August 15, 2017, refreshed and recharged. All of us were happy to be back but missed the rains and remembered the good times.
         
                    

Maral: ERP NOW “SRIJAN” Go Live

The Go-Live of New ERP "SRIJAN" and generation of first sales invoice from new ERP (NOW) held on 16th August 2017 at Maral Sarovar.  The Go Live function started with a small pooja performed by Shri Suresh Maheshwari, President. On this occasion, Mr. Dinesh Singh Banshiwal and Mr. Rishi Mathur from ICS were present in addition to their consultants and senior officials and staff from Maral Sarovar. 

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Sudhir Sood

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

Editorial Board:

  • S.C. Garg
  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Raju Rustogi
  • Rakesh Mahajan
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

Contact Detail

Bhilwara Towers, A-12, Sector-1,
Noida-201301, (INDIA)

Tel.:+91-120-4390300

Email : padma.latha@lnjbhilwara.com

Website : www.lnjbhilwara.com

 

© 2018 LNJ Bhilwara Group. All Right Reserved.