6TH SEPTEMBER 2015 marked the first official visit of IIM Kashipur batch 2015 – 2017 to the Ashok Leyland plant in Pantnagar.
After a brief introductory presentation we were welcomed to the new age plant which housed the latest in technology and processes, this fully integrate plant (established in 2010) manufactures all future-gazing products across trucks and buses. Spread over 200 hundred acres of land and with an annual annual capacity of 70,000 vehicles, the plant also produces aggregates such as engines, gear-boxes and axles.
We saw the robotic hands perform complicated procedures such as spot welding with ease precision and agility. The plant was established four years ago and has the capacity to roll out a vehicle every 5 minutes.
Their flagship programme ASHIRWAD to give 12th pass students free education and then induct them in the programme was heartfelt touching and very challenging. They go to remote villages and recruit these children and bring them to their state of the art education center which is within the main campus. A holistic learning which includes onsite training with theoretical knowledge is implemented in the teaching practices here.
The enriched knowledge will always remain with us but moreover we will never forget the brilliance of work ethics and culture shown by this mesmerizing plant.