Don’t think that I got a job in HINDALCO! I went there to Test & Install few Equipments (SafeWeld) that we (NeoGreen Labs) developed for Welder Safety.
HINDALCO ! the Aluminum Gaint of India.
Recently (On 26-08-2014), I visited their Manufacturing Plant in Kalamassery, Kochi. It was for the first time in my life, I visited such a huge Factory, which spreads over 130 Acres!
The security check and other procedures at their gate make me feel that i am entering a Defense area. At the entrance itself, we can see the vision and Quality policies of Aditya Birla Group. World Class Manufacturing (WCM), is their new mantra and i saw few flex boards explaining WCM.
I walked through their premises, But, couldn’t see any works going on there (in the initial two blocks). There are huge machines, but they seems like, not used for weeks or months.
I saw lot of Notices, Flex & Writings; not about Aluminum, not about their manufacturing or not about Hindalco, but all were about one word; SAFETY!
Safety, Safety, Safety… Safety Everywhere!
There were also Poems regarding safety. Both in English & Malayalam. I am remembering few line that i felt interesting.
“Know safety, No Pain, No Safety, Know Pain”
Atlast we reached the area where some works are going on. We can see Huge aluminum Rods, Bars, and some huge blocks of Aluminum like AmmiKallu in front of the Plant . Inside that Plant, there are few Kins in which Aluminum rods are heated.People are working around that and, the temperature in that area was really high, i felt it ,as i walked beside the kin. Even though i couldn’t get much time to view all those things, it was really a great experience for me.
Later I understood that the factory is working with only 5 to 10% of their full capacity. I don’t know the exact reason. Maybe its the Kerala Effect!
Safe Weld is an Equipment to provide safety for the Welder. It also saves electrical energy. We have systems for both Single Phase & Three Phase ARC Welding Sets.