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Elgi wins Deming Prize in Japan

31 December 2019

ELGi gets Deming Prize in Japan

Jairam Varadaraj, managing director of Elgi, told press persons that the company’s Total Quality Management journey started in 2008 and gained momentum in 2014. Elgi is aiming to be the second-largest manufacturer of air compressors in the world by 2027. Currently, it is in the seventh position.


With 2 million installations across 100 countries, has won the 2019 Deming Prize for the sustained application and leverage of TQM (Total Quality Management) across the organization. The Deming Prize is one of the highest awards on TQM in the world and since its establishment in 1951, has been awarded to 251 organizations worldwide. ELGi is the first globally established, industrial air compressor manufacturer, outside of Japan, to win the prestigious award in over 60 years.


"In addition, ELGi built out a robust employee training system investing 400 hours of training per person for every shop floor employee, employing both in-house and external classroom quality education and the establishment of an in-house vocational training school".


The Deming Prize is just another milestone, a timebound recognition, that we are on the path. We are very confident that we will get to where we want to be,” added. Mr. Varadaraj who received the prize from Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of the Deming Prize Committee, in Tokyo.