ABOUT ‘THE MACHINIST SUPER SHOPFLOOR AWARDS’ The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards are organised by Worldwide Media (WWM), a fully owned subsidiary of The Times of India Group (BCCL).

The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards is India’s first and only red-carpet ceremony for the country’s discrete manufacturing industry. Started in 2015, the platform has created a benchmark through its credibility, industry acceptance and popularity over the last six years. The 6th edition was celebrated on November 03, 2020, in Pune.

The process
Nominations are invited from shopfloors (and not companies). It is an open and fair platform that truly brings out the best of Indian manufacturing. Eleven different categories address the key measurable parameters for a manufacturing plant’s performance.


There are two segments to create a level playing field - Large Enterprises (Annual company turnover Rs.1000 crore and above) & SMEs (Annual company turnover less than Rs.1000 crore). Although MNC companies sometimes get treated as SMEs due to their India turnover being less than Rs.1000 crore, they are treated separately from homegrown SMEs to be fair to the latter.

Sending entries is simple and the nomination form is self-explanatory. Nomination FAQs are also provided to help plants create their nominations. The shortlisted nominations are assessed by an eminent panel of jury members, who are top management industry experts with substantial experience. The winning companies are selected based on their thorough evaluation.

The winners are felicitated at a Grand Awards ceremony and take home the coveted ‘Machie’ trophy. The Machie trophy has now become so popular that many now refer to the awards platform as the ‘Machie Awards’.

The categories include:

  • - Safety
  • - Productivity
  • - Digital Manufacturing
  • - Innovation (Product/Process)
  • - Green Manufacturing
  • - Machining Excellence
  • - Quality
  • - Human Resources (HR)
  • - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • - Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • - Maintainance

Editorial Choice Categories:

  • - Outstanding Contribution to Manufacturing Industry Award
  • - CEO of the Year Award
  • - NextGen of the Year Award
  • - Sustainable Manufacturer of The Year Award
  • - Business Leader of The Year Award
  • - Lifetime Achievement of The Year Award

Jury Members

Hemant Watve

CEO and MD
Wilo Mather and Platt Pumps Private Limited

Dr. Dhananjay Kumar

Emeritus Professor
College of Engineering Pune

Vikas Kadlag

Managing Director
Molten Metal Systems

Ramendra Kumar Sharma

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Daejung Moparts Pvt. Ltd

Bireshwar Mitra

Former Executive Director
Sharda Motor Industries Ltd.

S K Sinha

COO/ Senior Vice President

Rajeev Mittal

Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Endurance Technologies Ltd.

Abhijit Janugade

Head - Production & Maintenance
Draexlmaier Manufacturing India

Prof. Madhu Ranjan

Emeritus Professor
College of Engineering Pune

Rahul Kamat

Editor-B2B Division
Worldwide Media (The Times Of India Group)


Sept 23rd 2021

09:30 – 10:30
Registration & Networking Breakfast for all the attendees
10:35 – 10:40
Lamp Lighting with key dignitaries
10:40 – 10:45
Opening Note: Rahul Kamat, Editor-B2B Division, Worldwide Media (Times of India Group)
10:45 – 11:00
Welcome Address: T K Ramesh,Managing Director, Ace Micromatic Group
11:00 – 11:20
The Machinist Editorial Choice Awards (Part 1)
11:20 – 12:00
CEO Panel Discussion: Manufacturing 4.0 in the New Normal

Moderator: Rahul Kamat, Editor-B2B Division, Worldwide Media (Times of India Group)


Subash Desai, Industry Minister, Government of Maharashtra
T K Ramesh,Managing Director, Ace Micromatic Group
Dilip Gaur, MD, Grasim Industries
Rahul Sharma, CEO, Aluminium Business-Vedanta Ltd
12:00 – 12:20
Networking Tea Break
12:25 – 13:25
Large and Small Enterprise Awards (Part 2)
13:25 – 13:35
Jury Felicitation
13:35 – 13:40
Vote of Thanks/Closing Remarks, Rishi Sutrave

Contact Us

Rahul Kamat rahul.kamat@wwm.co.in M: +91 9892612075

Kruti Bharadva kruti.bharadva@wwm.co.in M: +91 9987111040

Shruti Nair shruti.nair@wwm.co.in M: +91 9769621841
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