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 Seven years. The 8th edition was celebrated on June 17, 2022, in Bangalore.

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. Eight 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:

  • - Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)
  • - Manufacturing Excellence
  • - Digital Manufacturing
  • - Innovation (Product / Process)
  • - Quality
  • - Human Resources (HR)
  • - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • - Supply Chain

Editorial Choice Categories:

  • - Outstanding Contribution to Manufacturing Industry Award
  • - CEO of the Year Award (Male)
  • - CEO of the Year Award (Female)
  • - NextGen of the Year Award
  • - Sustainable Manufacturer of The Year Award
  • - Business Leader of The Year Award
  • - Lifetime Achievement of The Year Award
  • - HR Person of the year
  • - Innovator of the Year Award
  • - Best Organisation for Women
  • - Best Women in the Manufacturing
  • - Shopfloor of the Year Award
  • - Best CIO of the year


June 22nd 2023

16:45 – 17:15
Registration & Networking for all the attendees
17:15 – 17:20
Emcee announcements
17:20 – 17:25
Lamp Lighting with key dignitaries
17:25 – 17:30
Welcome note by TK Ramesh, MD, Ace Designers Pvt Ltd
17:30 – 17:50
Fireside Chat with The Super Shopfloor Awards Jury Members
17:50 – 18:30
CEO Panel Discussion - Ease of Doing Business to Ease of Living: How the Manufacturing Sector Evolved for the Workforce

• Mahesh Babu, Group CEO, Switch Mobility
• TK Ramesh, MD, Ace Designers Pvt Ltd
• Harish Chavan, CEO - Swaraj Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
• Dr. Jairam Varadaraj, Managing Director, Elgi Equipments Ltd
• Preeti Bajaj, CEO & MD, Luminous Power Technologies
• Gursaurabh Singh, Founder, Dhruv Vidyut

Moderator: Abhijeet Sinha, Programme Director, Ease of Doing Business

18:30 – 18:30
Arrival of Sh Bhupendrabhai Patel, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Gujarat on the dais

• Sh Bhupendrabhai Patel, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Gujarat
• Mr Deepak Lamba, President - Times Strategic Solutions Ltd and CEO - Worldwide Media
• Ms Sunita Quadros, Chief Business Officer, ET Edge, Times Strategic Solutions Ltd

18:30 – 18:35
National Anthem to be played
18:35 – 18:45
Opening Note Mr Deepak Lamba, President - Times Strategic Solutions Limited and CEO - Worldwide Media
18:45 – 19:10
The Machinist Editorial Choice Awards (Part 1) (Hon Chief Minister will felicitate the winners)
19:10 – 19:20
Chief Guest Address by Sh. Bhupendra Patel, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Gujarat
19:20 – 19:35
Vote of Thanks (for Hon’ble Chief Minister) by Rahul Kamat
19:35 – 19:40
National Anthem to be played
19:40 – 20:05
Large Enterprise Awards and SME Awards (Part 2) Hon Industry Minister will felicitate the winners)
20:05 – 20:25
Guest of Honour Address by Sh. Balvantsinh Rajput, Hon'ble Minister of Industries, Micro, Small and Medium Industries, Cottage, Khadi and Rural Industries, Civil Aviation, Labour and Employment, Government of Gujarat
20:25 – 20:30
Vote of Thanks by Mahadev B
20:30 – 21:00
Mocktails, Entertaintment and Dinner
Agenda is work in progress and subject to changes


Chief Guest

Shri Bhupendra Patel

Hon'ble Chief Minister

guest of honour

Shri Balvantsinh Rajput

Hon'ble Minister of Industries, Micro, Small and Medium Industries, Cottage, Khadi and Rural Industries, Civil Aviation, Labour and Employment
Government of Gujarat

TK Ramesh

MD, Ace Designers Pvt Ltd

Dr. Jairam Varadaraj

Managing Director, Elgi Equipments Ltd.

Mahesh Babu

Group CEO, Switch Mobility

Mr. Babu has over 25 years of experience in mobility and joined Switch from Mahindra Electric where he was Managing Director and CEO. Under his leadership, Mahindra Electric launched six new electric vehicles including 3-wheeler, 4-wheeler and commercial vehicles. He holds two joint patents and has won the Mahindra Group Innovation Award twice. He has actively contributed to various EV committees of both central and state governments, CII (The Confederation of Indian Industry) and FICCI. Prior to joining Switch, Mr. Babu served as Chairman of the Electric Mobility Group at SIAM, the APEX Automotive Association of India and, before joining Mahindra, he worked at Ashok Leyland. Mr. Babu has featured in LinkedIn power profiles for 2018 in India and has received the India’s Greatest CEO award for 2017-18 from Asia One. He is a Fulbright Scholar and has completed his Leadership in Management from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and holds a postgraduate degree in Engineering from BITS, Pilani. He is also an Alumni of IMD, Switzerland and Yale, USA as part of the Executive leadership program

Preeti Bajaj

CEO & MD, Luminous Power Technologies

Preeti Bajaj is the newly appointed CEO & MD at Luminous Power Technologies and is responsible for all company operations. Founded in 1988, Luminous has over the last 33 years, grown into one of India’s most trusted brands in the power back-up, and residential solar space. 

With experience of nearly two decades in the Australian and global business environments, she holds expertise in developing and executing strategies to set the pace for sustainable growth across a range of enterprises (multinationals, ASX listed corporates and startups). Over the years, Preeti has built a career at the intersection of technology and transformation. 

In her last stint, Preeti headed the Adecco Group as the Australia & New Zealand CEO and MD for Modis Australia. She was the startup CEO of Clipsal Solar (a venture by Schneider Electric), with the sole mission of using renewable technologies to enable customers to achieve purposeful living. With nearly two decades of experience, Preeti has worked for various firms, including Brookfield Multiplex, Metcash (Top 100 ASX), Intuit Real Estate Solutions, Vision Software, and Schneider Electric, in business development, general management, operations, strategy, and transformation. Driven to stay relevant in a fast-changing world, Preeti has forged a path in commercial leadership through tenacity, raw drive, and a highly strategic mindset that is comfortable and confident in defining future business vision.

In 2011, Preeti won the AFR's Young Executive of the Year award. Never afraid to push a boundary, Preeti has also championed many firsts during her career as a young and successful professional. She was also awarded the Scholarship for the Authentic Leadership Program at Harvard by Chief Executive Women in 2017. 

Preeti completed her MBA from Swinburne University and her Master’s in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia. She is passionate about diversity and actively supports emerging leaders through her contribution as an advisory member of Chief Executive Women.

Harish Chavan

CEO - Swaraj Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Gursaurabh Singh

Founder, Dhruv Vidyut

Abhijeet Sinha

National Program Director EODB & Country Director ASSAR

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
Robertshaw India

Ramendra Kumar Sharma

Independent Director

Bireshwar Mitra

Former Executive Director
Sharda Motor Industries Ltd.

S K Sinha

Group Chief Executive Officer
Bony Polymers Group

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)

Meghna Niraj Puthawala

SVP & Head Human Resources
WWM and ET Edge

Contact Us

For Nominations

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

For Sponsorship

Ranjan Haldar (West and North) ranjan.haldar@wwm.co.in M: +91 9167267474

Mahadev (South) mahadev.b@wwm.co.in M: +91 9448483475

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