About Lucas TVS
Lucas – TVS established in 1961 as a joint venture between Lucas UK and T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons (TVS), India to manufacture Automotive Electrical Systems. Lucas-TVS is the Leader in Auto Electricals in India today with 50 years experience in design and manufacturing. 4 out of 5 vehicles rolled out daily are fitted with Lucas-TVS products.
Lucas – TVS is a TS16949 and OHSAS 18001 certified company. Lucas-TVS has bagged the Deming application price in 2004 from the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE).
Education And Development
Human Potential is vast and requires the right amount of inputs to be utilized satisfactorily. Keeping this in mind, we invest significantly in upgrading our employees and their potential. Training, Skill-building & Career Development are given primary importance as they all lead to all round development.
Beyond all this, On The Job Training and Job Rotation are also practiced extensively to hone the skills of our employees.
Company operates a fully equipped training center, which features a multi-skill workshop, a product knowledge center, a CNC trainer and computer facilities. Individual skills are fine-tuned through specialized courses, both within the country and abroad.
Lucas TVS employees in every part of India share ideas and learn from each other every day. This rich diversity and cultural experience come together to inspire new technologies, design ideas that meet the needs of all our customers.
Total Employee Involvement
SGA (SMALL GROUP ACTIVITY):
Quality Control Circles, named SGA (Small Group Activity) is a group of employees from the same or similar work areas who meet voluntarily to identify, analyze and solve work related problems to improve not only quality, productivity and work methods but also the quality of work life.
QIT (Quality Improvement Teams): Quality Improvement Teams is a forum for engineers/managers to solve their work-related problems. This works on a higher plane by using advanced quality tools and techniques such as DOE â€“ Taguchi, Shainin etc and conducting experiments/deep analysis etc.
Suggestions: Apart from the SGA contributing to the continuous improvement, we also have a suggestion scheme in our organization. Supervisors and engineers participate in continuous improvement activities called Quality Improvement Teams, Cross Functional Teams, Task Force, Work Teamâ€™s etc.
The unique feature of the people involvement in Lucas-TVS is the co-existences of both the suggestions scheme -linked to Monetary Awards and the SGA-with no monetary awards. It is to be noted that the SGA Teams are proud to present their case studies and derive immense satisfaction and pride when felicitated by the top Management.
The word â€˜Kaizenâ€™ originates from the Japanese language. â€œKaiâ€ means â€˜changeâ€™ and â€œZenâ€ means â€˜betterâ€™. Anything that is improved form the existing level can be termed as â€œKaizenâ€. From the industry perspective, the Kaizens can generally be classified into 3 levels, namely simple and first level Kaizens, medium level and high level Kaizens, which are innovations or breakthrough improvements.
In a nutshell, Kaizen is a way of life in Lucas-TVS at all levels of functions for sustaining the existing standards of performance and continually improving the standards for better to cope up with ever increasing customer expectations and business competitiveness.
As a part of TPM implementation, we have created Kaizen circles. The circles focus on Kaizens in line with those nine pillars. Periodical reviews are being conducted â€“ Pillar wise and the Kaizen done in each pillar are explained to all and this way the Kaizen culture is implemented in all the departments.
The TVS Group traces its origin to a rural transport service, founded in 1911 in Tamil Nadu, India. Today, this renowned business conglomerate remains faithful to its core ideals of trust, values, service and ethics. The TVS Group is India’s leading supplier of automotive components and one of the country’s most respected business groups. With a combined turnover of more than USD 5 billion, the TVS Group employs a total workforce of around 25,000. Charting a steady growth in terms of expansion and diversification, it currently comprises around 43 companies. These companies operate in diverse fields ranging from two-wheeler and automotive component manufacturing to automotive dealerships, finance and electronics. Uniting these multiple businesses is a common ethos of quality, customer service and social responsibility.