Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and TÜV SÜD in India sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deliver Certified Assessor Training Program on Industry 4.0

Aimed to accelerate digital transformation journey and adoption of Industry 4.0 by the industries

Certified Assessor training program on Industry 4.0 TUV SUD South Asia

9/12/2020, Pune, India. TÜV SÜD South Asia, a leading certification, testing, auditing, inspection and training company and the wholly owned subsidiary of TÜV SÜD Group, Germany has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to deliver Certified Assessor Training Program on Industry 4.0. The MOU was signed at a virtual event on Wednesday 9th December 2020 by Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII and Mr. Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO, TÜV SÜD ASEAN, South Asia, Middle East and Africa Region (ASMEA).

Also at the virtual event were Mr. Sunil Mathur, Chairman, CII Smart Manufacturing Council and Managing Director, Siemens India Ltd, Mr. Vijay Thadani, Co-Chairman, CII Centre for Digital Transformation & Vice Chairman & MD, NIIT, Mr. Sujith Haridas, Deputy Director General, CII, Mr. Vishal Nerurkar, Vice President of Business Assurance, TÜV SÜD South Asia and Ms. Poonam Dikshit, Head – Smart Manufacturing, CII.

The Certified Assessor Training Program on Industry 4.0 is an intensive 6-day course post completion of which, the participants will be able to perform Industry 4.0 assessments. Presently the course will be offered through live virtual classes.  

This initiative between CII’s Smart Manufacturing Council and TÜV SÜD in India is part of the many focussed initiatives that the council is undertaking to make India an Industry 4.0 enabled country, while working with the government agencies (central & state), technology providers, industries, consulting and audit agencies, education & research institutions, and international organisations to promote and develop excellence in Industry 4.0 among Indian industry.

Over the past 25 years in India and globally for over 150 years, TÜV SÜD as a trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions has worked with stakeholders across domains. For digitalisation of the production sector or Industry 4.0 (I4.0), TÜV SÜD is at the forefront of supporting industries to accelerate digital transformation by adopting Industry 4.0. Besides training, TÜV SÜD offers a range of services in the space of testing, auditing, compliance, certification for technologies such as autonomous vehicle, robotics, additive manufacturing and cyber security that are driving the Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO, ASMEA, TÜV SÜD, said, “Skill readiness is a critical and fundamental requirement to leverage the full potential of any technology. This partnership with CII is addressing this critical and fundamental requirement. We look forward to working closely with CII on other aspects that will support industries to harness the potential of I4.0 and accelerate the transformation of the industrial sectors in India by leveraging on the global & local expertise, learnings and experiences. Wishing all the very best to both the teams as we officially announce the launch of this training program”.

Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General - CII said, “CII is of the view that smart manufacturing is a phenomenon that is here to stay, and Indian manufacturing will be compelled to understand the possibilities and embrace the opportunities”. He laid the importance of I4.0 at the eco-system level, and its need for strengthening the building blocks that facilitate this high growth. He congratulated both the parties for coming together to take a step forward, by training and creating a pool of qualified I4.0 assessors to the industry/country. As assessment forms the first step in the journey of adoption of Industry 4.0 and this makes it extremely relevant if we want to ride this wave of change.

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