On Wednesday, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) stated that it had signed a pact with auto component industry body ACMA for partaking in its best practices.

Toyota and ACMA to join hands and collectively share their best practices with auto component firms

As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the automaker, through its training arm Toyota Learning and Development India (TLDI), will yield its most beneficial practices like people development and lean management principles with the industry members ACMA. The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) embodies over 850 domestic manufacturers.

TKM will present 131 training programs focusing on lean manufacturing principles, 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 programs will be directed either at the TKM manufacturing plant or at the sights of the ACMA member companies. TKM will station trainers for the enterprise certified 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 said 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-up-gradation for the components manufacturers will go a long way in creating a sustainable, robust, and future-ready automotive supply chain in the country.”

ACMA Director General Vinnie Mehta remarked that the MoU between ACMA and TKM is a measure in the right direction to equip human resources for the future. “It will not only benefit ACMA member companies but will also encourage India to become a world-class automotive manufacturing hub through the deployment of efficient, agile, and best-in-class practices,” he appended.