Sujana Co sponsors the unveiling ceremony of Dun & Bradstreet’s – ‘India’s Leading Infrastructure Companies 2013’ publication and Infra Awards 2013

Sujana Co sponsored the unveiling ceremony of Dun & Bradstreet’s India’s Leading Infrastructure Companies 2013 publication and Infra Awards 2013. The event was held at Hotel ITC Maratha, Mumbai on 29th of October 2013. The event witnessed key investors, experts, corporate heads and who’s who of the infrastructure industry across the country.

Sri R.K.Birla, MD, Sujana Metal Products Limited, was one of the esteemed dignitaries of the event along with Sri. Naresh Salecha, IRAS, Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and Mr. Rohan Salian, Founder & CEO, Stepping Stonz.

This event encourages and awards the best infrastructure companies that have delivered exemplary performance. It enables to provide key insights on India’s core segments such as infrastructure sector. This helps to feature the players, development initiatives, proposed investments by the government and other stakeholders in the country. Thereby, a valuable ready reference tool is made to take decisions regarding the investment plans and other business initiatives.

Sri R.K.Birla,joins his hands with Sri Rohan Sailan,Sri Naresh Salecha and Sri.Kaushak Sampat to unveil the publication Sri R.K.Birla flanked by Sri Rohan Sailan(left) and Sri Naresh Salecha(right)
Sri R.K.Birla addressing the audience The Dais

Sujana Metal Products Ltd (SMPL), basks in the success of its “Meet & Greet” a unique Engineers Meet

“Meet & Greet” a one of its kind ‘Engineers Meet’ was organized by ‘SMPL – Retail Marketing’ team on 17th& 18th of August,2013 at Hyderabad. Aimed for learning with fun, this exercise was planned and executed effectively to create a “feel-good” factor amongst the engineers. This enabled to foster a sense of togetherness and bonding with the brand Sujana in general and Sujana Metal Products in particular.

The key objectives of the event:

•To throw light on Brand Sujana, its cutting edge craft and quality positioning.

•To build confidence amongst clientele on various offerings showcasing the product lines and production facilities.

•To keep the target group informed/educated to take the right decision in selection of steel, by providing the learning opportunities about the meticulous manufacturing processes and various quality parameters.

•To Value and Nurture the relationships with the engineers in taking responsible steps to suggest steel to their customers by offering a safe, quality consistent, right priced long-lived steel.

An ensemble of 40 engineers from LEASA (Licensed Engineers, Architects &Surveyors Association) of Kurnool had been invited to partake in this event. Their itinerary was engaged with various activities and sessions spread over the two days. On Aug 17th they visited SMPL factories at Shadnagar, Sadasivpet and Bollaram to understand the production facilities, product lines and the hallmark of Sujana…the stringent quality tests!They also interacted with Plant Engineers, Plant Managers, Production Managers, HR Managers, Marketing Managers among others. The entire sessions were invigorating and matter-of-fact.

By the end of the day they reached Lahari Resorts at Hyderabad. After refreshing themselves as they got assembled at the pool side, they happened to interact with the Group Director – Sri S. Hanumantha Rao, and top brass of SMPL like MD, Sri R.K.Birla, COO Sri Ravi Shekar. The top management ran through the history of the company, product USPs, special recognitions, accreditations, relationships and experiences with various prestigious clients.The knowledge shared from their illustrious experience made the engineers to know on what made Sujana outcast its peers.

Later during the stage talk, Sri G.N.S.Sampath Kumar,Chairman, LEASA said that, “this is a great moment for all of us, we could see the process of steel making and felt so informed about the product that we have been suggesting to customers over years, I am sure that this experience will help us be more informed and become instrumental on suggesting the best steel to our customers”.Sri M. Samanna, General Secretary LEASAexpressed his views by saying “this unique experience gave us a fresh impression about Sujana and its quality consciousness and how it had been positioning itself in the market on par with its competitors like TATA, VSP, SAIL etc.”Later Sri Anwar Basha, one of the teammates said “we feel Sujana, also defines “Good People”, and every individual we interacted was equally good.” Another teammate resonated that, “now our confidence levels are high, we can promote the brand firmly to our customers”. They all echoed in one voice that this meet had raised the bar and made them ‘Responsible Engineers’ that they would like to cherish this forever. The following day i.e. on Aug 18th recommenced with deliberations and closed with mementos distributed to the participants to mark the event. Post lunch they dispersed to Kurnool.

It was a best learning experience for the techies’ in other words they got answers to many a question like...How quality had been the USP of Sujana right from the inception? Story behind the innovation called Smart Steel or tailor made steel? How a commodity like steel had been changed into a service? And so forth. As Sujana entered into retailing recently, the techies excited on the approach and aspects relating to product retailing and what it takes to be successful in retailing.

This unique “Meet & Greet” Engineers Meet was a hit with all the participants. The meet sensitized the techies about Sujana’s contribution to the manufacturing industry with its tremendous opportunities as well as the impending challenges. The idea behind devising such event is to reiterate Sujana’s core values and vision as being aligned to both the individual as well the corporate growth and the same had been met.

Engineers Meet Logo

Casting Division Bollaram

Director S Hanumantha Rao & SMPL MD.R.K.Birla @ Lahari Resorts

Presentation and aftermath


Sadasivpet Unit

Smart Steel Plant Shadnagar

Smart Steel Plant Shadnagr-2

SMPL, COO Y. Ravishekar with marketing team

SMPL Marketing Team

Team LEASA with Team SMPL

The Engineers team of LEASA

Sujana Sponsors first SAE Student Convention 2012 in Andhra Pradesh

Sujana sponsored the 'SAE INDIA'(Society of Automotive Engineers of India) Southern Section Annual Student Convention, held at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, on 5th & 6th of October 2012. This is for the first time the Convention had been organized in Andhra Pradesh.

Sujana Sponsored this event in order to encourage the core engineering talent in the country, in the times where most of the engineering grads are skewed towards IT jobs. In this two day festival of technology, students with technical skill and knowledge pertaining to concepts of mobility engineering and design partake and showcase their innovations in the respective areas and win prizes. This event creates a platform for students to exhibit their talent as well as share, compete and learn in the process.

One of the special attractions of the event was the Auto Expo – Where the sponsor companies can showcase their vehicles. Our 1940 model 'Austin Martin' and 1960 'Beetle' were the head turners in the entire event, which was witnessed by more than 2000 students from 85 colleges across south India and were captured by the media shutterbugs as well as the cameras of the students.

“Corporates should emulate Sujana in investing in Renewable Energy ” - Shri E.L.Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh

Sujana Group celebrated the concluding ceremony of its 25th anniversary on 15th of September 2012 at 7 p.m., at Park Hyatt, Hyderabad. The event was organised to thank all the stakeholders of the Group. His Excellency Shri E.L.Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh was the Chief Guest. Shri B.A.Prabhakar, Chairman & Managing Director of Andhra Bank was the guest of honour.

Addressing the audience, Shri Narasimhan congratulated Sujana on this achievement. He praised Shri YS Chowdary for floating Sujana Energy and investing in renewable energy, which is the need of the hour as the country is facing power crisis. He brought in the importance of CSR activities of Sujana Group and urged other corporates to devise a program and streamline all the CSR activities. This exercise helps to avoid repetition and ensure that all the needy get befitted from CSR efforts of corporates as well as various developmental programs of the Government. He also urged all the entrepreneurs to grow in an organic way with strong business values and social ethos.

Later, Shri YS Chowdary Chairman, Sujana Group of Companies and Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha spoke on the occasion. He thanked all the stakeholders, Board of directors, employees, investors, bankers, financial institutions, customers, corporates, government agencies and general public for partaking the Sujana's aspirations in its endeavour to be one among the responsible drivers of the Economy.

He said that a robust Human Capital is critical in the Group's achievement. With their extensive support the group had diversified not only into various geographies but also into domains like healthcare, energy, education apart from its core business areas. He also stated that the Group is chalking out various programs to empower the employees and one such recent initiative is launch of a Centre for Business Excellence to provide exciting learning opportunities with eminent trainers from various fields.

Later Shri B.A.Prabhakar also joined hands to congratulate Sujana Group on this achievement and elaborated that the role of banks in shaping up the manufacturing sector in India. Shri Narasimhan unveiled the 'Sujana Coffee Table Book' and Shri B.A.Prabhakar unveiled the 'Sujana Group TVC'. The program was followed by a cultural program. The event was presided over by Shri YS Chowdary, where who's who of Sujana Group, stakeholders, bankers, auditors, media personnel and others graced the occasion.

Sujana Excellence Awards -2012, Distribution ceremony

Sujana Group celebrated the concluding ceremony of its Silver Jubilee. Sujana Foundation had formulated many a programme throughout the year including Sujana Excellence Awards to commemorate Sujana Group's 25th anniversary. The third day concluding festival was organized to felicitate the Sujana Excellence Awardees and give away the awards on 16th September by 6.00 p.m., at Sri Satya Sai Nigamagamam, Hyderabad.

These awards were formulated by Sujana Foundation to honour the people who've made an impact in the fields of Agriculture, Education /Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation & Rural Development and Innovation in Engineering across the country. Padmavibhushan Dr. MS. Swaminathan, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu were the honourable chief guests. Padmasri Dr.Shantha Sinha was the special invitee for the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri YS Chowdary, Chairman, Sujana Group of Companies and Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha said that Sujana Group withstood all the hardships of economy and moved ahead to complete its 25th anniversary. He said that being associated with people with positive attitude makes all the difference. He assured that in the coming 25 years the Group will provide One Lakh opportunities. As a Member of Parliament he would spend more time in devising many social developmental programs, he opined.

"Identifying and honouring the unsung heroes of our country is a laudable effort made by Sujana Foundation. The way they made a difference to their respective fields with limited resources is an eye opener to the aspiring enthusiasts" said Dr. MS. Swaminathan speaking on the occasion. He urged the Government to devise various developmental programs to contain grieves of farmers. As India is the largest base of human resources, he urged all the youngsters to take up farming as their career and bring an innovative difference to the economy.

Speaking on the occasion former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu congratulated Shri YS Chowdary on this achievement. He also congratulated all the employees of Sujana Group and stated that without their contribution this achievement wouldn't have been achieved. He said that there are many leaders but the one with a vision makes all the difference and YS Chowdary is gifted with that vision he reasoned.

He praised Dr. MS Swaminathan saying that with all his able efforts the country reached to food surplus. He also said that MS.Swaminathan's Commision on farmer's report implementation would solve the farmer problems in our country. He lauded the efforts of Sujana Foundation in recognizing and celebrating the people who've made a difference to the respective fields. India is gifted with quality human resources and given the situation coupled with skills, youth can make wonders, he opined.

Later Dr.Shantha Sinha spoke about the event and congratulated all the awardees. Sharing this successful time with all the awardees is a moment to cherish she recalled. She applauded Sujana Foundation by taking up such exercises. The event was presided over by Shri Prayaga Ramakrishna, CEO Sujana Foundation where Sujana Group employees, media personnel and others graced the occasion. The event was followed by a comedy show performed by Sri AVS and team.

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