Sterlite Technologies wins IMC-RBNQA Certificate of Merit

Sterlite Technologies wins IMC-RBNQA Certificate of Merit

Among only 6 Indian manufacturing companies awarded in 2007

Sterlite Technologies Limited (Sterlite), India’s only global provider and integrated manufacturer of optical fiber today announced that its integrated Optical Fiber Facility has been awarded the Indian Merchant Chambers’- Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award (IMC-RBNQA) Certificate of Merit 2007 in the manufacturing category. Sterlite was among only 6 Indian manufacturing companies awarded in 2007.

Modeled on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (USA), the IMC-RBNQA is one of India's most prestigious quality and business excellence awards since 1996. Applicants are judged by a panel of specially trained experts, on the critical framework of Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer and Market Focus, Measurement - Analysis and Knowledge Management, Human Resource Focus, Process Management and Business Results.

Says Mr Pankaj Khanna, COO (Telecom) – Sterlite Technologies Limited, “The RBNQA application process was a key driver for every employee and has generated immense awareness of quality in all our business functions. Benchmarking and understanding our comparative performance on the best industry practices has sharpened our focus on further opportunities for improvement and has aligned the organization towards business excellence. We will continue to invest in resources to make feature-enhanced quality-proven solutions available to the industry. We are grateful to RBNQA Committee for recognizing our efforts.”

In 2006, Sterlite’s Optical Fiber facility was awarded the IMC-RBNQA Certificate of Commendation for Manufacturing.