Syrma Technology Carries on Tandon Group’s Award-Winning Legacy
Among India’s tight-knit electronics community, industry awards are a big thing. Beginning with Tandon Group Chairman M.L. Tandon’s fledgling Tandon Corporation in the 1970s, which would quickly become a major exporter of components for IBM’s original personal computers. Tandon companies have garnered a substantial total of plaques and trophies from national trade organizations and regional industry groups, reflecting both qualities of manufacturing and quantity of successful exports. These awards are often bestowed at elaborate gala ceremonies, with attendees in full Indian formal dress, as well as appearances by senior government officials.
Our latest award, presented to Tandon Group’s primary manufacturing wing, Syrma Technology, represents one of India’s most prestigious electronics industry honors, the 43rd annual ELCINA-EFY Awards. Created by the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) in 1976, these awards are widely considered benchmarks for India’s electronics leadership, with categories spanning contributions to innovation, entrepreneurism, quality, exports, research and development, and environmental stewardship. After capturing last year’s 1st Prize for Quality in the SME segment, ELCINA-EFY judges lauded Syrma as 1st Prize in Exports – Medium Scale in 2017-18, outpacing similar-sized India manufacturers in volume and efficiency of global logistics.
Quality Determines Quantity
“We consider bottom-line exports as actually a culmination of the other award categories,” said Syrma CEO Sreeram Srinivasan. “By securing long-term customer relationships and delivering world-class end-to-end design, manufacturing and logistics services, we’re proud to carry on the high standards of excellence established by the original Tandon ventures.”
A Tradition of Excellence
Visitors to the lobby of Syrma’s Chennai headquarters are immediately struck by the company’s impressive trophy case, holding over 50 gleaming awards received by Tandon electronics companies over the past four decades. Today, Syrma ranks among India’s leaders in development, manufacturing and global export of precision electronics, including printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), custom magnetic and memory components, and leading-edge hardware and software solutions such as RFID tracking and next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Advantages of India
Taking full advantage of locations within India’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs), a recently revamped Goods and Service Tax (GST) structure and other generous government incentives, Syrma represents a leading example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 ‘Make in India’ initiative, promoting the country as a worldwide manufacturing hub across multiple industries.
Srinivasan and other senior Syrma managers gratefully accepted their latest ELCINA-EFY Award at this year’s awards presentation, held this past September 14th in New Delhi. Learn more about Syrma Technology at www.syrmatech.com.