DICV Targets 100% Employee Upskilling with New “School of Quality”
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles today announced the first-of-its-kind ‘Daimler India School of Quality’, designed to equip employees with a robust quality mindset. Aligned with the company’s strategic objective of providing world class products and services, the program enhances core competencies of employees across all levels to reinforce quality as a way of life in DICV. With a tailor-made, certified curriculum offered completely free-of-charge to all employees, DICV is striving to upskill its employees for a future-ready organization.
Mr. Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO Daimler India Commercial Vehicles explained, “We hire the best people today and invest in their training to ensure a highly-skilled talent pool for tomorrow. The Daimler India School of Quality is yet another way to give our employees the right tools and mindset needed to build the best products and processes. This enhanced quality is reflected in our BharatBenz portfolio and the vehicles we export to more than 60 markets worldwide.“
The ‘Daimler India School of Quality’ consists of three levels. The Foundation level covers ‘Basic Quality Tools & Methods’, the Secondary level teaches ‘Advanced Quality Tools with Six Sigma Approach’, and the University level focuses on postgraduate and research programs. Employees are assigned various courses at different stages of the program based on their qualifications and experience.
Courses include modules on quality management systems, quality control tools, failure management and more. Each module combines classroom theory with practical application sessions and real-world projects, all conducted on-site and during working hours at the company premises. Employees are evaluated at each level and rewarded with certificates and badges upon completion.
The first batch of students comprising around 3000 DICV employees will undertake the Foundation level over the next 12 months, with Secondary and University levels continuing beyond April 2022. DICV is also looking at options to offer the program externally as paid training in the long term.
About Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, Germany and operating under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, is a full-fledged commercial vehicle player in India with a brand dedicated to its home market: BharatBenz. DICV produces and sells trucks from 9 to 55 tons, as well as BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz coaches, and bus chassis. DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam near Chennai spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares) including a highly modern test track and is home to the company’s headquarters, R&D, and training operations. With one global quality standard, it also produces for Daimler Trucks’ brands of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, and Freightliner. Products and parts are exported to more than 60 markets in the Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. DICV represents an overall investment of more than INR 9,560 crores.