On Wednesday, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced that it has signed a compact auto component industry body ACMA to yield its best practices. The automaker Toyota Learning and Development India (TLDI) through its training arm will share its best practices like people development and strong management policies with the industry members of ACMA, as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
ACMA Director General Vinnie Mehta remarked that the MoU between ACMA and TKM is a measure in the right regulation to prepare human resources for the future.
The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) embodies over 850 domestic manufacturers. TKM will present 131 training programs centred on lean manufacturing principles, automobile and electrified vehicle technologies, industrial safety, environmental management systems, quality, and supply chain management. As well it will initiate trades such as automobile welding, car painting, mechatronics, automation and robotics. The training programs will be directed either at the TKM manufacturing plant or at the premises of the ACMA member companies.
TKM will train trainers for the enterprise who are verified by the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan and Toyota's Asia-Pacific Global Production Center (AP-GPC), Thailand.
TKM Vice President (Human Resources and Services) G Shankara stated in a statement, "We are happy to share automakers' know-how 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,".
Further, he added, "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," he added.