Stanadyne India Quality Teams Win Four NIQR Six Sigma Competition Awards

Chennai, India – December 8, 2021 – Four quality and continuous improvement teams from Stanadyne’s Near East Business Unit located in Chennai, India have won National Institution for Quality and Reliability (NIQR) Six Sigma Competition awards. The Stanadyne teams received three Platinum Awards and one Gold Award during NIQR’s Award and Certification Ceremony for the Six Sigma Competition – 2021 held on November 27 at the Accord Metropolitan in Chennai.

“We hold the quality of our products in the highest regard and manufacture to precise standards,” said Stanadyne Managing Director, Near East, Dr. Sanjay Chadda. “We are proud of winning four NIQR Six Sigma Competition awards, as it highlights our commitment to continuous improvement and efforts to ensure a consistent standard of quality is achieved in all aspects of our company.”

Stanadyne’s Platinum Award-wining case studies were:

  • Reduction of Parallelism OHL Rejections in Mounting Flange
  • SCUP – Barrel Plunger Bore Perpendicularity Improvement
  • Reduction of Ø 31 OHL Rejections in Pilot Tube

The company’s “Elimination of Hot Start Issue in JD – 5686 Model” project earned a Gold Award.

The four award-winning teams are from the company’s Chennai-based manufacturing and engineering service center. Established in 2002, the Chennai operations encompass approximately 230,000 square feet (21,448 square meters) of manufacturing and engineering space producing rotary pump, mono-block pump, and injector fuel systems for diesel engines. It has a state-of-the-art machine shop capable of sub-micron machining. The location recently was recognized as one of The Economic Times Promising Plants 2021.

Stanadyne teams receiving awards

Stanadyne teams brought home three Six Sigma Competition – 2021 Platinum and one Gold award from this year’s NIQR Award and Certification Ceremony.

The NIQR Six Sigma Competition was virtually conducted November 19-20, 2021 as part of celebrating Quality Month. Approximately 44 teams from 18 manufacturing, automotive, process / chemical, information technology and other service companies presented quality improvement case studies that were evaluated on a 200-point scale across 10 criteria using the DMAIC/ TASK Management approach.

NIQR is a premier organization devoted to the promotion of quality awareness, quality management systems, and ethos in Indian industry. The institution started functioning in 1987 with the merger of two leading organizations – NIQA and IAQR. The founder President Shri Venu Srinivasan, the famous industrialist, along with an executive body, set the direction for the institution to grow and play a significant role in promoting quality in Indian organizations. It is headquartered in Chennai, has branches in various parts of the country, and has more than 2,500 members associated with total quality in the manufacturing, service, and educational sectors.

About Stanadyne

Stanadyne designs, manufactures, remanufactures, and sells best-in-class vehicle and powertrain pumping, injection, air and fluid management, and control solutions. Founded in 1873, the company specializes in pioneering cleaner, more efficient fuel injection technology for engines that move our world and the aftermarket and remanufactured components that help keep them operating. Stanadyne provides customers with customized design, engineering, and manufacturing solutions from its United States, China, Italy, India, and United Arab Emirates locations in partnership with its global aftermarket service dealers and distributors network. For more information, visit


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