Toyota MoU with ACMA for training components-makers

Toyota Kirloskar Motor on June 23 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.

As per the MoU, TKM will impart 131 training programmes 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 and robotics.

The training programmes 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.

Commenting on the joint initiative, Mr. Vinnie 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 practices.”

Mr. G. Shankara, Vice-President, Human Resources and Services, TKM, said, “We are happy to share Toyota’s knowhow and contribute to the human development of the auto components industry. We are hopeful that our association with ACMA in facilitating skill-upgradation for the components manufacturers will go a long way in creating a sustainable, robust and future-ready automotive supply chain in the country.”