TAFE Madurai wins Six Sigma award for Quality Improvement

TAFE’s Six Sigma Project Team from Madurai Plant has won the 3rd prize in the Six Sigma Competition conducted by Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore. The team consisting of members from TAFE Madurai, Jagan Kumar (Quality), Mahendra Ananth (Paint shop), Neetimohan (PPED), Pradeep Krishnan (TQM) and Shankar (PPED), won the accolade in the Quality Improvement which part of the D-M-A-I-C Manufacturing category. A total of 24 teams participated in the competition of which 14 teams competed in the D-M-A-I-C Manufacturing category.

We congratulate the members of the TAFE Madurai Six Sigma Project for their hard work and for winning this wonderful award.

TAFE Farmer's Day

TAFE annual Farmers’ Day initiative enters its 10th year

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) held its annual Farmers’ Day event at Patna, Bihar, for the 10th year in succession. This year saw a turnout of about 400 farmers. TAFE Farmers’ Day provides a platform for farmers to interact with renowned agricultural scientists from leading universities and agri-research institutes. They share with the farmers the best practices in cultivation, irrigation, soil preparation, seed technologies relating to the crops of the region along with modern farm mechanization practices. Scientists from TAFE’s JFarm – an adaptive agriculture research center, also play a significant role in organizing and conducting the Farmers’ Day event.

The speakers included some of the of leading scientists and agricultural experts from Bihar, namely, Dr. N. K. Singh, Chief Scientist-Rice, Dr. Janardan Prasad, Chief Scientist – Soil Science, Dr. Mritunjay Kumar, Chief Scientist – Maize and Dr. Devendra Singh, Chief Scientist – Pulses from the Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Dr. Vishal Nath, Director, National Research Centre for Litchi (ICAR), Muzaffarpur and Dr. J. J. Gupta, Principal Scientist – Animal Nutrition, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna. The speakers covered topics that dealt with production technology of direct sown rice and summer pulses, best practices for litchi production, advances in production technology of high quality maize and modern techniques in fertilizer application.

At the event, TAFE also distributed free Litchi saplings to all the farmers attending the Farmers’ Day event. These much-sought-after saplings are developed at ICAR unit-NRCL and were given to farmers for planting in their fields and residences. Some field events were also conducted that tested the technical knowhow and mechanization skills of the farmers. TAFE also honored six progressive farmers from the state of Bihar for excellence in farming. Mr. Dip Narayan Singh from Vaishali, Mr. Jagannath Singh from Nalanda, Mr. Sohan Singh from Muzaffarpur, Mr. Kishor Singh from Ara, Mr. Sant Kumar Sinha from Jehanabad and Mr. Gupteshwer Singh from Patna were recognized for their outstanding contribution to agriculture. These farmers shared with the gathering, their knowledge and put forth ideas that lead to increase in yield and productivity.

Over the past decade TAFE Farmers’ Day has been held at Madurai, Tanjore, Alwarkuruchi and Kovilpatti in Tamil Nadu, Hosur and Doddaballapur in Karnataka, Rudrapur in Uttarakhand, Ongole in Andhra Pradhesh and Jodhpur, Rajasthan.


TAFE home to one of the most talented marketing professionals

Exemplifying excellence, Mr. Vikas Gupta, General Manager – Marketing, TMTL Engines Division, has been recognized by CMO Asia among the “25 Most Talented Rural Marketing Professionals of India” last weekend at a ceremony held at Mumbai.

The Rural Marketing Forum offers a perfect platform for sharing and assimilation of experiences. The 25 Most Talented Rural Marketing Professionals of India listing is a result of an intensely researched process undertaken by a specialized research cell consisting of post graduates in History and Management with a combined research experience of over 100 years post their studies. The cell compiles a list of individuals doing extraordinary work and track their achievements. The shortlist is then reviewed by a jury comprising of senior professionals from across the nation.

Competencies like strategic perspective and building collaborative relationships beyond distribution, fulfilling corporate commitment to promote inclusive growth / social equity, cultural congruence and adaptability are considered for this recognition.

We congratulate Mr. Vikas Gupta on this special achievement and wish him all the success ahead.


TAFE is the EEPC Star Performer for the 19th Consecutive Year

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), Chennai has been awarded the Star Performer award in the Large Enterprise category for the product group “Agricultural Tractors” in recognition of its outstanding contribution to engineering exports during the year 2012-13 by Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), Southern Region. The award ceremony was held on January 02, 2015 at Chennai and Mr. R. Sudarsan, Senior Associate VP – Exports receives the award on behalf of TAFE from Dr. C. Rangarajan, Former Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.

The awards were decided on the basis of FOB value of export of Engineering Goods in Agricultural Tractors. It is a phenomenal achievement for TAFE to have won this prestigious award 19 years in a row. TAFE’s success can be attributed to many factors like the extensive range of products and features TAFE offers to its customers and the synergy between TAFE & AGCO teams to take the brand forward.

EEPC was setup by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, in the year 1955. EEPC India has been serving over 12,000 members ranging from large corporate houses, star trading houses, small & medium scale units, and many more.

Congratulations to the Exports Team for their exemplary performance!


Pre Assure – Pressure


Water from Tap, Waves from sea,
Seeds from sand, Words from mouth,
Thoughts from mind, Under normal circumstances
Flows with preassured flow.
That is 80 /120 reading.

When pressure increases,
Patience protest inside,
Blood boosts through veins,
Anger Accelerates,
And finally words explode as shell bombs.

What is pressure?
A mild sedation of unprovoked thoughts,
Sedates the neural system and leads to
Unwarranted and non-synchronised actions.
That is 180 /220 reading.

How to manage pressure?
Apply thought brakes,
Arrow your thoughts correctly,
Aim to be prepared for situations and
A pinch of common sense…..
Mind pressure decreases
Inner pleasure increases…