On 17th September 2013, the Dr.Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Pravara Centre for Management Research and Development organized Industrial visit to Garware Wall Ropes Limited for M.B.A first year as well as second year students .
The students were addressed by Mr. Ravindra Baviskar, Asst.General Manager, about the company profile as well as the current progressive scenario of the company. The company was established in the year 1976 by B.D. Garware in collaboration with M/s Wall industries Inc. USA. Subsequently, Cambridge University educated Mr.Ramesh Garware took over the reins of the company.
Garware Wall Ropes Limited is into major exports of the ropes all over the globe. The company is Pioneer in the manufacturing of synthetic ropes. It is spread over 14 acres and has close proximity to Mumbai. This facilitates convenient exports of finished products across the world.
The product portfolio of Garware Wall Ropes comprises of mainly Synthetic Ropes, PPMF Yarns, and Twines, SPM System, Geo textiles and Metal Gabions.
The range of the products is from 350 GSM to 1500 GSM, Thickness from 0.3mm to 1.5mm, Width: 1.37 m to 1.55 m. The ropes are of Single side or Double side coated .The rope finish consists of Mattie, Glossy and Diamond finish.
Some of the features of the products are; Waterproof, High breaking strength, UV resistant, Coating Adhesion and a Joint strength equivalent to fabric strength.
The GWRL provides solution for Fisheries, Aquaculture, Shipping and Industrial Yarn and Thread, Sports, Agriculture and Coated Fabrics.
The huge list of product standards observed by GWRL consists of ; BSEN-European standard in UK, BIS- Indian Standards, JIS- Japanese standards, EN-ISO- International Standards Organisation,CI- Cordage institute USA,OCIMF- Oil Companies International Marine Forum, ASTM- American Standards For Testing Methods, RMRS- Russian Maritime Registrar of Shipping.
The company is highly labor intensive industry. Total employees in the company are 700 out of which 50% employees are permanent. Every month one employee is honored with the Employee of the Month Award for his exceptional efforts towards excellence in job .The company has tie up with qualified Doctor. This facilitates the care in case if any emergency that arises. Training programs for employees are provided on regular basis on various skill sets and aspects operations. Performance appraisal is carried out on half yearly basis.
The Mission and values of the Garware Wall Ropes Limited is worth to mention.
To provide innovative, application focused solutions to enhance value of our customers globally.
Continuously improve our products and services to become preferred partner of our customers.
Own the process of delivering results with entrepreneurial spirit and joy of working in an empowering environment.
Enhance stake holder value through profitable growth in sales and earnings.
Enhance our family bond with the employees and business partners’ trough fair and equitable dealing as well as constant communication.
Garware-wall ropes limited shall forever strive to manufacturing synthetic yarn, twine, rope, webbing nets, net related products, coated fabrics and geosynthetic products to a standard that completely satisfies the needs of our customers.
Customer satisfaction is our greatest asset.
Total customer satisfaction through commitment to quality and services is our goal.
To achieve their goal, they will establish and maintain effective systems and procedures to control quality of material, ensure proper utilization of plant resources, comply with all relevant statutory requirements and enhance working skill though sustained human resource training and development.
The result of this, GWRL was rated in the Global Top Quartile by Mckinsey in their World Wide Lean Assessment Study.
Overall the visit was well organized and planned.