Elgi Equipments is now the first globally established industrial air compressor manufacturer to be awarded the Deming Prize for excellence in Total Quality Management, in over 60 years. Dr. Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, ELGi Equipments received the coveted medal from Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman Deming Prize Committee at the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director ELGi Equipments dedicated this award to all the employees at ELGi saying, ‘On paper, the path to success is pretty straight forward. But realizing it requires a secret sauce. An envelope that rigorously enables, executes and continuously improves the organization through a process orientation. TQM has been our secret sauce. We have a long way to go but TQM has helped us become a better company for all of our stakeholders. I would like to dedicate this award to our employees, who are the key stakeholders in our company.’