3 September, 2019
Mr. Tushar Phadatare, the Tata Motors candidate at the 2019 edition of the prestigious WorldSkills Competition, was awarded the Medallion of Excellence at the world championships for vocational skills, held in Kazan, Russia. This medallion was awarded to Tushar in the recently contested Automobile Technology category of the competition. A total of 35 countries participated in this category of skills. Tushar finished with an exceptional score of 710 points and secured the 15th position, placing India ahead of countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain. For Tata Motors it was a proud moment, as it was the only Indian manufacturer to participate in the Automobile Technology category this year.
Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Subhajit Roy, Senior General Manager & Head – Customer Care (Domestic and International Business), Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU), Tata Motors said, "This is a very proud moment for all of us at Tata Motors. This achievement is admirable and we are delighted that the efforts of both Tushar and the Tata Motors team have resulted in making this possible. Due to his exemplary performance, Tushar has helped improve India’s position in the WorldSkills Competition by one place, and our rank by three spots, as compared to the previous edition in 2017."
WorldSkills International awards Medallions of Excellence to those candidates, whose performance exceeds the global industry benchmark in a particular category. The results are derived from a WorldSkills Scale that uses a statistical formula and evaluates all participating countries in a particular skill. Tushar has completed his Full Term Apprentice (FTA) course at Tata Motors’ plant in Pune. To be eligible for representing India at WorldSkills, Tushar qualified and secured the winning position in the district, state and regional level rounds of IndiaSkills, followed by a gold medal in the final round of the competition.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM; BSE: 500570 and 570001; NSE: TATAMOTORS and TATAMTRDVR), a USD 44 billion organization, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses. Part of the USD 110 billion Tata group, Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. It has operations in India, the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 134 subsidiaries, associate companies and joint ventures, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.
With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top four in the passenger vehicles market. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, UK, US, Italy and South Korea. Internationally, Tata commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in countries, spread across Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.