India's electronics market is booming and global demand for Indian electronics products is increasing. At the same time, the sector is facing major challenges due to a lack of qualified workers. Suppliers and equipment manufacturers currently must spend a lot of time training new personnel for manufacturing, resulting in significant production backlogs. In addition, QEHS practices in local companies do not meet international standards. Among other things, this has led to higher error rates in production at Salcomp suppliers, weakening the company's productivity. With its initiative to improve standards at suppliers, Salcomp is leading the way, strengthening the industry as a whole. With the initiative, Salcomp can increase the productivity of its Indian suppliers and better exploit the potential that the market offers.
In order to establish international QEHS standards in the supply chain and create more qualified jobs, project partners have implemented the following measures, among others, between 2018 and 2019 with a total project volume of around 350,000 euros:
Development of a training program on QEHS guidance for 10 selected suppliers.
QEHS training for selected skilled workers in cooperation with Elektronik Bhaktavatsalam Polytechnic College (BPTC).
Training course for electronics and machine maintenance for unskilled youth, based on the German model of dual education in cooperation with BPTC.
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The initiative made it possible to train employees and establish international standards for quality, the environment, health and safety at the suppliers and to certify them accordingly. A large proportion of the young people trained found employment in supplier companies. Salcomp benefited from the reduced error rate in production and the higher productivity of its suppliers, which made its own products more competitive.
122 qualified jobs created
178 young people, including 59 females, completed a one-month training course
Certification for suppliers according to ISO standards, QEHS training programme for skilled workers
develoPPP Classic is aimed at medium-sized and large companies that want to invest sustainably in a developing or emerging country and expand their operational activities locally. Suitable projects receive technical and financial support of up to two million euros in public funding.