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CIJ & FSSI-Vadodara organizes – Seminar on Industrial Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions

In a major initiative to enter growing markets, Clean India Journal joined hands with Federation of Small Scale Industries (FSSI) to organise first-of-its-kind Seminar on Industrial Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions at Vadodara in March. Organised at Hotel Surya Palace, the one-day seminar addressed topics on Industrial Cleaning, Cleaning Chemicals, Professional Cleaning solutions and Washroom Hygiene.

About 160 delegates representing several industries, including Amul Dairy, Alembic, L&T, Reliance Industries among others, seeking mechanised cleaning solutions attended the Seminar.

The overwhelming participation from leading companies of food processing, foundries, manufacturing, chemical, pharma, glass and other industries confirmed the need for conducting more such awareness programmes to apprise the end user about the latest cleaning technology.

Highlighting the importance of cleaning in a production facility, Chief Guest Dharmesh Save, Head of Manufacturing, Alstom India, Vadodara, said, “Cleanliness and safety is of prime importance in any facility. At Alstom we practice the principles of ‘5S’ religiously and rigorously. We consider ‘5S’ as the mantra which leads to improved productivity and improved quality of the product.” (Exclusive Interview on Page 30)

Inaugurating the Seminar, FSSI President Pravin Patel said, “There is need for professional cleaning solutions in most of the industries in Vadodara and we partnered with Clean India Journal to organise this seminar for the benefit of over 750 FSSI members and others.”

It is a very good initiative taken by Clean India Journal. We hope to have more of such seminars, along with detailed topics on Industrial Cleaning, especially with reference to the Pharmaceutical Industry.
– Manish Thapa, Manager Admin, Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Elaborating on the present industrial structure which were developed decades back, Pravin Patel said, “Most of the factories/sheds in Gujarat, unlike in Maharashtra where there is space constraint, are set up in a minimum area ranging between 500sqm to 50,000sqm with a lot of open area leading to dust accumulation. Floor cleaning becomes a necessity requiring manual labour. Moreover, open sheds also make it convenient for pigeons to enter and leave their droppings, which are corrosive and harmful. Through this seminar, participants can benefit by adopting mechanized way of cleaning.”

Vadodara listed among the top 20 emerging cities has 81% literacy and 100% garbage collection (Source: India Today). There are several industrial estates in Gujarat housing multiple industries. Makarpura itself has 1000 factories employing 50,000 people. In all, there are 80 Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation sites besides the private industrial belts. Gujarat is fast growing and considered as the next auto hub. “Thus, there is need for professional and mechanized cleaning solutions, given the circumstances,” said Pravin Patel.

Addressing the gathering, JP Nair, Managing Director of Virtual Info Systems Pvt Ltd said, “This is the first initiative of Clean India Journal in creating a platform in Gujarat for the Indian cleaning industry and the Gujarat based industries that are looking for cleaning and maintenance solutions.

The sessions on washroom hygiene was especially beneficial, we hope to implement the cleaning solutions mentioned.
– Kishore Mistry ,Housekeeping Supervisor, L&T Ltd

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