Deming Prize For Apollo Tyres’ Chennai Manufacturing Plant

Apollo Tyres, one of the leading automotive tyre manufactures have announced that it’s manufacturing plant in Chennai has been awarded with the prestigious Deming Prize.

C. Thomas Mathew, Unit Head, Apollo Tyre (Left) receiving the Deming Prize.

The Chennai unit is the largest tyre manufacturing facilities in Asia and Deming is one of the highest awards on Total quality Management (TQM). C. Thomas Mathew, Unit Head, Chennai Plant, Apollo Tyres received the coveted Deming Prize from the Deming Prize Committee in Tokya, Japan on November 14, 2022.

Considered to be a gold standard of quality, the Deming Prize was bestowed upon Apollo Tyre’s production facility for achieving outstanding performance by practicing TQM, in addition to utilising statistical concepts and methodologies based on the company’s excellent business philosophy and leadership.

Sathish Sharma, President – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres, while speaking about winning the Deming Prize said: “We are honoured to receive the prestigious Deming Prize. In keeping with our resolve towards customer centricity and business excellence, we committed to the TQM journey more than a decade ago. The Deming Prize is a testimony of our relentless effort and ability to deliver the best in terms of quality and experience to our customers.”

Deming Prize is the oldest and most widely recognised award given to organisations that have established customer-oriented business objectives and strategies and implemented TQM to achieve them. These awards are sponsored by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers, and since 1951, when it was instituted, is the gold standard all around the world.

Apollo Tyres’ Chennai Manufacturing Plant receives the prestigious Japanese Deming Prize.

Highly automated and equipped with advanced manufacturing practices, Apollo Tyres’ Chennai Plant is servicing multiple Indian and global OEMs. The tyre manufacturing plant of Apollo is built over 128 acres and has the capacity to produce around 850 metric tonnes of tyres a day. This plant has seen an investment to the tune of Rs. 5,000 crore till date and produces high end radial tyres for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.