Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur Plant Recognised as 4IR Lighthouse
Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur Steel Plant has been recognised as the World Economic Forum’s Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution Lighthouse. With this new milestone, Tata Steel is the one of the few enterprises with three manufacturing sites in the Global Lighthouse network, with Kalinganagar Plant in India and IJmuiden in Netherlands being the other two sites.
The World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production has set up the Global Lighthouse Network to bridge the gap between the manufacturing units that have adopted the Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies and those who are yet to embrace it. The companies that have been selected as a part of the Lighthouse Network are able to lead the way forward towards the use of technology to transform factories, value chains, and business models.
Tata Steel Jamshedpur’s journey from being Asia’s first integrated steel plant set up in 1907 to receiving this recognition in 2021 is a testament to the Company’s continuous improvement culture, its ability to embrace change and constantly be in sync with technological progress, and focus on employee capability building. One of the key elements of the Lighthouse Network is its commitment to discovering and elevating solutions that can be scaled up in cost-effective ways across companies and industries. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Company leveraged its past investments in 4th Industrial Revolution technologies to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour in operational areas and business continuity during lockdowns while continuing to adopt new ways of working.