Vishwakarma university propagates experiential and blended learning by making industry visits and study tours an integral part of the curriculum. Students are regularly exposed to the operations of the industry through such visits. On….30 MBA students accompanied by two faculty members visited an Italian manufacturing company Carraro India Pvt. Ltd which has it’s manufacturing unit located at Ranjangaon, Pune.
Before taking the students for a detailed tour of the plant, the Senior HR Manager at Carraro briefed the students about the layout of the plant. It was followed by a presentation by the Chief Operating Officer (COO)about the history and main business activities of Carraro India Pvt. Ltd. Carraro entered the Indian market in 1997 in a joint venture agreement with Escorts group.
The company primarily operates two divisions of production:
1) Agricultural equipment (Tractors and other cultivation equipment)
2) Construction equipment
Their leading customers in India include Escorts Limited, New Holland India Limited, L&T John Deere, Mahindra & Mahindra and Punjab Tractors Limited After the presentation, each department head introduced themselves and students were given the safety equipments like shoes, googles etc. The students were then taken to the first plant where they learnt about the assembly line production. In the second plant which is located in the same vicinity students witnessed the actual manufacturing process of gears, components and spare parts.
The CEO of the company explained the flat, non- hierarchical organizational structure of the company where each employee is given an equal stake in the working of the company. The people who are hired are sent to Gurukool for training before being absorbed in the company. After the visit to both the plants, students enjoyed lunch with the CEO and other company employees at the Carraro Canteen.
Before leaving students reassembled at the conference hall where the senior HR manager thanked the students and answered students queries. Shreyas Deshpande, a VU student delivered the vote of thanks.