Vidullanka clinches sector award at Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards 2013

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Vidullanka PLC’s Bambarabatuoya Mini Hydro Power Plant clinched the sector award under manufacturing at the 2013 Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards and made it a hat trick of sector awards with the Batathota Plant wining in 2011 followed by Ganthuna Plant in 2012 and 2013 by the Bambarabatuoya Plant. It won the award for the Best 5S Implementation beating several other manufacturing companies. In the running for the awards there were nearly 105 organisations from the public and private sectors, and representing the manufacturing, banking, telecommunication and trade and services. Vidullanka has been a leading player in the mini hydro sector since 1997 and specialises in providing end-to-end solutions for mini hydro power sector including plant management through Vidul Engineering Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Vidullanka. The implementation team says that the dedicated and successful implementation of the 5S concept is significant to the success of the hydro power sector. The 5S lays a strong foundation for greater achievements such as the Kai-Zen (continuous improvements) and TPM (Total Preventive Maintenance) concepts and helps towards achieving the goals in simple way. Implementing the 5S concept means sustainability and was the corner stone for the improvement of productivity. “The benefits are very tangible and visible. It facilitates a more organised working environment; helps maintain effective preventive maintenance system – which is critical for 24 hour running machinery, low inventory levels, cut down unnecessary costs and save money. Added to this is the high morale and enthusiasm among employees at all levels thus increasing productivity in the long term.” The prestigious Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards are presented by JASTECA (Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association) and recognise the commitment and excellence shown by organisations in implementing the 5S concept.