Fiat moves a step closer to standardise Indian operations with global level

Wednesday 20 February 2013, 12:16 PM by

The Indian arm of Fiat, an Italy-based auto maker, has opened the doors of a new cutting edge training centre at its Ranjangaon manufacturing plant, near Pune. Reportedly, the new unit of the company will assist its technicians in attaining the global standards in production and after sales processes. The training centre of the company is reported to be first of its kind by the Fiat India.

Expressing his views on the ceremony, the Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL) was quoted as saying, “FIAT Automobiles set a global benchmark in areas of engineering and design in every geographical territory where it has its presence. India is a very crucial market for FIAT Group and we will replicate the Group’s international standards with this initiative. With this programme we hope to develop highly skilled and trained manpower that will cater to the automobile industry and serve our customers better by ensuring end to end process standardization and execution.”

This unique initiative is supported by the auto maker’s worldwide partner, U-Netversity. With this programme, the company is planning to repeat the measures of production and after sales in the country to maintain the worldwide standards of Fiat. Besides imparting technical skills, U-Netversity will also provide soft skills to the technicians of Fiat. The new centre of auto maker has 3 rooms for training, with audio video support. With its new unit, the auto maker now adds to the skills of its 50 technicians per day. The trainers hired by Fiat are sourced from Chrysler, USA and are known to be master in their fields.

Interestingly, the complete range of Fiat models is offered to the technicians, in order to facilitate their study for understanding the development and designing of the cars. The training initiative also comprises a module of web based and remote access learning tools. To provide advanced understanding of auto maker’s working process and business, a study on the latest diagnostic tools is also being carried by Fiat India.

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