Mumbai: FCA India today announced that Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL), its world class manufacturing joint venture in Ranjangaon, near Pune, has won the Platinum Trophy in the ‘Large Enterprise’ category at the EEPC India – QCI Quality Awards 2019. This is India’s highest award for Quality Excellence and was bestowed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India at the recently concluded 50th EEPC Indian National Awards.
The Platinum Trophy was presented by Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Honourable Minister of State – Commerce and Industry to Mr. HK Dwivedi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Quality, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.
EEPC India is an ISO 9001 : 2015 organisation run by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
FCA’s awarded-winning Jeep Compass is produced at FIAPL with 80% of the vehicle comprising of locally-sourced componentry. The JV facility is also the global manufacturing base for all Jeep Compass SUVs that are exported to right-hand drive (RHD) markets all over the world. Currently, the Compass is being exported to 13 International RHD markets including mature ones like Japan, Australia, the UK, South Africa and so forth.
Ravi Gogia, President, FIAPL said, “It is a great honour for us to be recognised and rewarded for Quality Excellence by EEPC India and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Our Ranjangaon joint venture facility is equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies that are ensuring top notch quality of the Made in India Jeep Compass and also powertrains. This accreditation will encourage us to keep improving our efficiency and overall capabilities.”
FCA launched the Jeep Compass in India in August 2017, setting a high benchmark in product quality. Earlier this year, FIAPL crossed the 50,000 production milestone for the Jeep Compass.
The Jeep Compass was India’s Most Awarded SUV in 2017 and had won 26 awards from top Indian media and brand titles. The Brand Trust Report, India Study 2019 ranked the Compass ‘India’s most trusted Automobile brand’.
EEPC India, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, along with the Quality Council of India, confers recognitions to its member exporters for their outstanding contributions in the field of quality. It is evaluated on KPIs and a process, and audited by the team of highly qualified auditors from EEPC and QCI.