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Moser Baer Photo Voltaic wins Qimpro QualTech Prize in the Manufacturing category.

New Delhi, Oct. 6 -- Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited (MBPV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Moser Baer India Limited has been awarded the Qimpro Quality award - QualTech Prize in the manufacturing category during the recently concluded 22nd Qimpro Convention. The Qimpro Convention is widely regarded as the largest and most significant platform in India that recognizes excellence and innovation in the manufacturing process. Moser Baer Photovoltaic is the leading player in the Solar Photovoltaic and has been making continual improvements in its manufacturing facility located at Greater Noida. The Six-Sigma Project that won MBPV this National accolade has significantly improved the yield of photovoltaic cells. This breakthrough in manufacturing process is having a positive impact of over Rs 11.7 crores annually. MBPV is the first organization to operate a fully automated mass production facility for solar-cells in India.

Commenting on this recognition, V.C. Agerwal, CEO (Operations), MBPV said, "We operate in a highly competitive, global solar-photovoltaic market and this calls for a high degree of technological and process orientation coupled with an ongoing quality improvement to stay-ahead in the business with the leading global players. This award bears testimony to our endeavors and is due recognition to our quality focussed processes. After having been conferred with the prestigious 5-Star Rating in Quality from TUV Rheinland, earlier in the year making us the only solar company to have received this rating globally, this award places us in the elite league." He further added, "This time Qimpro had received 84 entries wherein the jury selected MBPV's Project for the coveted prize in the manufacturing category."

The solution to the problem involved changing the centering procedure of cases, which was suitably implemented. Additionally change was implemented in vacuum coupling of rotary table to eliminate cell breakage from Rotary indexing table.

The project yielded the following tangible and intangible benefits

* Business impact: Financial saving of over Rs11.7 crore annually

* Horizontal deployment: Some of the solutions like robot setting/pad design have been replicated on other machines.

* Salient points: Completion of the project within time line has supported over all Cell Line yield to cross the world bench mark of over 95 per cent in financial year 2009-10.

* The design change of rotary coupling has been accepted and adopted by the original machine manufacturer for their future projects.

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