Wabtec Wins TISS-Leapvault Award for Best Skill Development Program
Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), a leading technology supplier
for the freight and transit rail industries, announced today its
locomotive plant in Marhowrah, Bihar was recognized for the Best
Skill Development Program at the Tata Institute of Social Science
(TISS)-Leapvault CLO Awards India. The award honors the investment
Wabtec made in its employees through learning and skill development
“It is an honor to be ranked by this respected authority on
workplace and employee development,” said Sajid Iqbal, Wabtec’s
Vice President of Human Resources in India. “Wabtec’s success
starts with our people. We are committed to empowering our
workforce through robust learning and development opportunities
that help all employees reach their full potential.”
Wabtec’s award-winning program is based on a teaming concept.
Employees on the factory floor were provided with decision-making
tools, which empowered individuals in the team to share
responsibilities and drive continuous improvement in safety,
quality, delivery, maintenance, and engagement. The
skill-development program provided employees a multi-level
progression framework. Employees could grow in their careers by
passing written tests, practical assessments, and personal
“The program is improving the team’s performance on the factory
floor,” said Shankar Dhar, Vice President of Operations at Wabtec’s
Marhowrah plant. “We are seeing a 31 percent improvement in the
skill level of employees since the plant began operations in 2018.
More important, this results-oriented training is driving customer
satisfaction, expanding the capabilities of our factory, and
enabling our employees to grow in their careers.”
The state-of-the-art Marhowrah factory began operations in
September 2018 and has delivered more than 350 locomotives to
Indian Railways. The 500,000-sq-ft plant uses lean manufacturing
processes enabling the team to deliver 120 locomotives a year.
Today, more than 70 percent of the facility’s workforce is from
Marhowrah and its surrounding communities, and over 25 percent of
the workforce is female. Wabtec’s partnership with both global and
local suppliers has helped establish an integrated ecosystem,
enabling a fast ramp up of local manufacturing and creating more
than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs across India.
Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) is focused on creating
transportation solutions that move and improve the world. The
company is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital
solutions and value-added services for the freight and transit rail
industries, as well as the mining, marine and industrial markets.
Wabtec has been a leader in the rail industry for over 150 years
and has a vision to achieve a zero-emission rail system in the U.S.
and worldwide. Visit Wabtec’s website at www.wabteccorp.com.
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