DTL receives National Award for Excellence
DTL proudly walked away with a National Award for Excellence in Indigenisation of Defence Equipment, instituted by the Ministry of Defence (Department of Defence Production & Supplies) at the Awards function held in Delhi, on January 25, 2000. We have successfully indigenised the hydraulic pumps for lubrication and transmission used in the T-72 Tank. We made a major effort by studying and translating the Russian specifications and further modifying the design to meet the requirements of the next higher assemblies.
Needless to say, the indigenisation of these items has saved valuable foreign exchange in addition to the fact that India need not rely so heavily on supplies of spares from foreign countries. And so our Aerospace Division is all set to take on even larger projects. Weve been producing the wings and the rear fuselage for the Lakshya. With the Indian Airforce indenting for another 100 Lakshyas from HAL, our Aerospace Division will surely be hard pressed for time. Weve been developing and producing Power Packs for HAL and machining aerospace components for Aircraft and Aerospace Divisions. Weve also developed Power Packs for Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE). We hope to also provide some of the systems for the Main Battle Tank Arjun (developed by CVRDE), in the near future. Weve also developed the Distributor Mechanism for T-72 Tanks and pilot samples have been sent to the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) at Avadi. The clearance for bulk production is due shortly. Weve also started getting orders from other ordinance factories. For the one at Medak, well be producing the oil lubrication pump for Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
Hyundai-DTL: Partners in progress
JKM Dae Rim Automotive Limited (JDAL), our joint venture with Dae Rim, Korea, has widely expanded its facilities for manufacturing precision engine components for yet another of Hyundais latest models in India - The Accent. The company will supply 12 critical components - the oil pump, water pump, inlet manifold, exhaust manifold, fork shifts and cap camshafts to Hyundai.
Accent is a four door, high performance, luxury sedan that made its debut in India in October last year. It is built to meet the exacting demands of developed markets and brings cutting edge automobile technology to the country. Twin Tumble PortTM, 12-valve MPFI engine with Dual Fire Digital IgnitionTM, Super DynatracTM four wheel independent suspension and Lo DragTM aerodynamic styling are some of the features that harmoniously blend latest technology with style to give the customer the best.
We are proud to be so deeply involved in Hyundais phenomenal success in our country with both the Santro and the Accent.
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LRQA approves DTLs Quality Management System
If DTL today, is Asias largest producer of hydraulic gear pumps and the fifth largest in the world, it can only be attributed to the role of quality - the cornerstone of our success over the last 25 years. Employees down the years, have been an integral part of the quality saga. DTL has been constantly striving to improve, expand and innovate itself to attain the highest quality standards. So the approval from Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, a leading international accredited certification body for quality assurance, comes as little or no surprise.
We were keen to have our system assessed by an independent accredited body and chose LRQA because of its experience in the Industrial and Automotive sector. LRQA is a subsidiary of Lloyds Register the worlds premier ship classification society, and a leading independent technical inspection, certification and advisory organization.
At the Awards Function, the Managing Director Mr. Udayant Malhoutra made a millennium commitment to lead DTL into taking the plunge with QS 9000 and ISO 14000 standards as well. "Its not just the certificate we are looking at, but the process of quality behind it", he said.
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