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Rane TRW Steering Systems Limited wins Japan Quality medal Print E-mail
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Chennai: Rane TRW Steering System Ltd (RTSSL) received an official confirmation from the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) recently that it has won the coveted Japan Quality medal. RTSSL now joins the elite group of 21 other companies world over and 2 other companies from India who have previously won this award in Total Quality Management (TQM).

RTSSL is also the first company to have won this award since the year 2007. RTSSL had earlier won the Deming Application Prize in 2005.

It is the only company manufacturing hydraulic Power Steering systems to achieve the rare distinction of winning both the Deming Prize and Japanese Quality Medal (JQM).

The Japan Quality Medal is acclaimed as the highest award given to a company following Total Quality Management (TQM) practices. It recognizes improvements in overall Quality and achievement of excellence in business processes and results. The award was established in October 1969 in Tokyo to commemorate the first International Conference on Quality Control (ICQC). Till date, only 21 companies have won this prestigious award world over.

"This is indeed a great moment of pride and joy for each and every one in the Rane group. The TQM journey which started in the year 2000 has gained greater momentum with the winning of this award. This is a new benchmark for the other group companies," said L. Ganesh, Chairman, Rane Group.

"The award is a result of the intense and consistent focus on fulfilling the customer’s needs and aspirations, by each and every employee of RTSSL. The JQM catapults RTSSL to a new league altogether and marks another step in its journey towards Excellence," said Harish Lakshman, Managing Director, Rane TRW Steering Systems Ltd.

RTSSL, a 50:50 JV between Rane Group, and TRW Inc. USA, manufactures Hydraulic Power Steering Gear, Vane Pump and Reservoir. Established in 1987 today RTSSL is the market leader in hydraulic power steering space in India with an annual turnover of around Rs 500 crores for the year 2010-2011. RTSSL caters to wide spectrum of OEMs such as Tata Motors (Passenger Cars and Heavy Commercial vehicles), Ashok Leyland, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Volvo-Eicher, Asia Motor Works, Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault India, Ford Motors, Hyundai Motors, Fiat India, etc.

The company has brought in high pressure steering gear technology (THP Series gears) from TRW Inc to meet the growing needs of emerging commercial vehicle market in India.

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