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Ashok Leyland gets Deming Prize 2016 for Pantnagar plant

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland today said it has been awarded the prestigious Deming Prize 2016 for its Pantnagar manufacturing facility.

Ashok Leyland Pantnagar has become the first truck and bus plant in the world and also the only CV manufacturer outside of Japan to win the Deming Prize, the company said in a statement.

Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod K Dasari said: "It is indeed a proud moment for all of us at Ashok Leyland to receive this coveted prize. Being the first truck and bus plant in the world and the only CV manufacturer outside of Japan to win this prize, adds another feather to company's achievements of delivering industry firsts."

Equipped with the latest technology and processes, the Pantnagar plant is afully-integrated plantcapable of manufacturing all future-ready products across trucks and buses, he added.

The Deming Prize is a global quality award and the oldest and most widely recognised quality award in the world. It is awarded to companies that have established TQM in their business operations.

The prize was established in 1951 by Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) to honor W Edwards Deming, who contributed greatly to Japan's proliferation of statistical quality control after World War II.

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First Published: Wed, November 09 2016. 13:22 IST