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Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards 2018

16/04/2019 | Author: Autoguide | 0 Comments Back To Home   < Previous News   |   Next news >

Award winners

Eighth Edition of Awards Gets Bigger, Better & Even More Inclusive
 
Excelling in the face of change, road safety, innovation and driving positive change were the mantras of the evening that marked the awards ceremony of the 8th edition of Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards on March 19 at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, where the who’s who of the road transport ecosystem gathered and honoured various outperformers of Indian transport. 
 
Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards recognise and reward various stakeholders in the trucking industry on parameters like Outperformance, Excellence, Innovation and Change Leadership, judged against the backdrop of RISE pillars – Accepting No Limits, Alternative Thinking and Driving Positive Change. The initiative, with its inclusive nature, has set for itself, very high standards.
 
The Awards programme is getting bigger, better and more inclusive with every passing year. Some of the new additions and other highlights of this year’s edition were:
 
Awards included all commercial vehicle categories – stakeholders from SCV, LCV, ICV and HCV segments were considered and rewarded.
 
For the first time, ‘Perishable Goods’, ‘Urban Public Services’ and ‘Courier / e-Commerce Transportation’ categories for SCV and LCV were included.
 
Inclusion of ‘Emerging Transport Business of the Year’ for ICV & HCV
 
For the first time, the Awards included ‘End-User Organisations’ – the corporate customers whose goods are being transported through categories like ‘Torch Bearers of Safety’ and ‘Logistics Manager of the Year’.
 
Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan Outperformer contest focused on truck drivers’ daughters’ achievements in the field of academic, sports and contribution towards social cause.
 
Overall 5,467 Award  entries, 9,991 nominations and case studies were received; 248 were shortlisted for expert jury round. 
        
In ‘CV Financier – Fleet Owners Choice’ Category - 1951 fleet owners participated leading to 3,596 nominations
 
Outperforming Driver Award – ICV & HCV fleet owners were asked to nominate their best driver. Fourteen drivers were shortlisted; Jury Process included - Traffic Rules, Psychometric & Psychomotor test, Medical Check-up,  Followed by Jury screening.
 
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways continued its support to the Awards programme for the sixth consecutive year. Besides higher numbers, the entries also exhibited better quality, more interesting stories and stronger pitch, giving a feeling that the Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards have come of age.
 
The awards ceremony started with a panel discussion on the topic ‘Commercial Vehicles & Road Safety’. The discussion focused on roles of various transport ecosystem stakeholders to enhance road safety.
 
The panellist comprised Mr YS Malik, Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways; Mr. Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus Division and Mahindra Construction Equipment Division; Mr. Rakesh Batra, Partner & Sector Leader Automotive, Ernst & Young LLP; Mr. Arun Bagavathi, Vice-President, Supply Chain Operations, Delhivery Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Chirag Katira, Director, SNGT Pvt Ltd.; Ms. Tanvi Naik, Director, Reema Transport; Mr. Rajkumar Gupta, Head - National Logistics, ACC and  Ms. Yogita Raghuvanshi, lady HCV truck driver. Mr. Saurabh Manchanda, Senior Editor, SMEs, Zee Business, moderated the discussion.
 
The audience comprising prominent fleet owners, transporters, logistics company heads and professionals, commercial vehicle financiers, MTB dealers, senior delegates from transport sector, faculty members from IIM Ahmedabad, heads of various agencies and select media delegates and delegates from Mahindra Group, led by Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Mr. Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Member – Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
 
Mr Sahay presented the report card of the Awards programme. He told the audience that the Awards programme was becoming bigger and better with every passing year and was attracting better quality entries, which, he said, was “heartening news”. He also highlighted the fairness, robustness and transparency of Award Jury Process from the stage.
 
Group 1– SCV & LCV Winners & Runner ups 
 
Outperformers in Business up to 50 CVs - Ravi Integrated Logistics India (Winner); Esteem Group (Runner up)
 
Outperformers in Business more than 50 CVs - Vaishali Transcarriers (Winner); Ajanta Transport (Runner up)
 
Outperformers in Perishable Goods Transportation- Supermarket Grocery Supplies. (Winner); Brring Integrated Logistics (Runner up)
 
Outperformers in Urban Public Services Transportation - BVG India
 
Dream Chasers - Shadowfax Technologies (Winner) 
 
Outperformers in Courier / eCommerce Transportation - Blue Dart(Winner) 
 
Youth Transport Personality - Virendra Chaudhary, Algor Supply Chain Solutions (Winner) 
 
Group 2– ICV & HCV Winners & Runner ups-   
 
Outperformers in Business - up to 100 CV - Saran Transports (Winner); N.K. Transport. (Runner up)
 
Outperformers in Business - more than 100 CVs - Avana Logistek (Winner); Surat Road King (Runner up)
 
Emerging Transport Business of the Year - Venture Supply Chain (Winner); S. S. Logistics (Runner-up)
 
Youth Transport Personality - Raghunadan Selvarathinam, Saran Transports (Winner); Mohit Nawany, ASL Logistics (Runner-up)
 
Lady Transport Personality - Divya Pillai, Excel Transporters (Winner); Aakansha Bhargava, PM Relocations (Runner-up)
 
Fleet Driver - Chhatrapal Singh, N.K. Transport (Winner); Miraj Khan, JFK Transporters (Runner-up)
 
Speaking at the occasion, Mr Malik described the award Jury Process as one the great learning experiences. He praised Mahindra Group for coming up with such recognition for one of the most important sectors of the economy. He further added that “the transport ecosystem as a whole is hugely impacting the economy and it is heartening to note that the changes in the technology and safety of vehicles are not being pushed  so much through rules and the Government regulations,  but by the end-user who are demanding the same from the OEMs to meet their expectation and requirement”.  
 
Group 2 - Ecosystem Awards
 
Highway Dhaba Mulla Dhaba, (Winner); Almas Dhaba (Runner-up)
 
Commercial Vehicle Financier – Fleet Owners’ Choice - Cholamandalam Finance, (Winner); ICICI Bank, (Runner-up)
 
Outperformance in Integrated Logistics Services- DHL Supply Chain India, (Winner); Safexpress, (Runner-up)
 
Torch Bearers of Safety - Shell India Markets, (Winner); ACC, (Runner-up)
 
Logistics Manager of the Year -   Vijay Shetty, BASF India (Winner); Ghanshyam Singh, Mountain Trail Foods (Runner-up)     
 
And then came the moment of winning a Mahindra Blazo X 25 truck by Chhatrapal Singh from NK Transport, being the ‘Super Outperformer Driver of the year’. Singh has shown leadership and with  over 16 years of driving experience he now mentors other fleet drivers of the company to perform well. He also successfully passed each step of stringent Driver Jury process comprising psychomotor and psychometric tests, traffic rules and medical tests. 
 
‘Come Home Papa’ book launch - In continuation of Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan Outperformer contest, last year a short story competition was introduced for the scholarship-winner truck driver daughters in collaboration with literary partners, #TellMeYourStory. The book includes shortlisted stories and has been published by Amaryllis, Manjul Publishing.
 
Mr. Vinod Sahay and Ms. Sheetal Mehta, Executive Director, KC Mahindra Education Trust through a pre-recorded video message announced the launch of Version 2.0 of the Mahindra Saarthi Abhiyaan in collaboration with Nanhi Kali Project, for the Teen Aged Girls (TAGs) of Commercial Load Vehicle Drivers.
 
The IIM Ahmedabad has acknowledged the excellence of the brand journey of Mahindra Truck & Bus and decided to capture the developing story of MTB as a Challenger Brand, into a prestigious case study. Prof. Arvind Sahay, Professor of Marketing and International Business and Prof. Amit Karna, Chairperson, Placements and Chairperson, Business Policy Area, were present at the Awards and formally launched the case.
 
Special Recognition Awards – The eighth edition of Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards also witnessed six special recognition awards   
 
Delhivery Pvt. Ltd for becoming one of the leading logistics and supply chain services companies in India, and one of the fastest growing in this space.
 
SIS Group – A shining example of ‘Rise to excellence’ by becoming a leading security services company in India with leadership positions in cash logistics and facility management services.
 
The Akshaya Patra Foundation - Special recognition their ‘Driving Positive Change’ initiative.  They are the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.76 million children from 15,024 schools across 12 states in India.
 
Delhi Jal Board & Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - This recognition was given for 200 Sewer cleaning machines mounted on light commercial vehicles to ensure safety and dignity of human life. These vehicles have been provided to skilled manual scavengers making them ‘sani-entrepreneurs’. It is matter of great pride that these cleaning machines have been mounted on ‘Mahindra DI3200 Jayo’.
 
Sandeep Shahi, Head Constable, Delhi Police – Known as Helmet Cop, Sandeep books traffic violators and gifts them a free helmet at the end of his counselling session. The Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards recognised his brilliant work as a shining Torchbearer of Safety and pledged 100 Helmets to his noble cause. He was presented a helmet as a symbol of the same.
 
3S Sara Plast – For bringing about a change in the Indian Sanitation area especially for Women through their Washroom on Wheels Initiative.
 
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., while addressing the gathering, applauded the winners, both individuals and organisations for their contribution towards driving the change. He praised the role of ‘Alternative thinking’ over the established approach in driving the changes. In his emotion-packed speech, Dr. Goenka mentioned that when the Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards was conceptualised eight years ago, the company had not envisaged that it will eventually emerge as the platform for showcasing so many passionate human stories! That, in Dr. Goenka’s views, was the biggest achievement of this prestigious platform. 
 
Thereafter, Mr. Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Member – Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. delivered the concluding Remarks. He further reinforced this year’s Awards theme – CHANGE and thanked the gathering for being the part of the ceremony. 
 

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