Posted on 26 June 2019
Natec Medical Winner of the Gold Award at the National Productivity and Quality Convention 2019 (NPQC)
The aim of the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) is to stimulate and generate productivity, quality consciousness and drive the productivity and quality movement in all sectors of the economy with a view to raise national output and achieve sustained growth and international competitiveness.
The Award Ceremony saw the participation of more than 350 delegates from the different public and private organisations that presented their projects. A total of 106 projects related to productivity and quality improvement were entered in the Convention and were assessed by jurors on 28th and 29th May at the Ravenala Hotel, Balaclava.
Going for Gold – Natec Medical Preparation Journey
Sehezad Ghaboos, Natec’s Senior Production Manager and his ambitious and dedicated team members (Irfaan Dilloo, Ritesh Appadoo, Girish Gunputh and Sandrine Romain) had only one month to prepare for this momentous occasion. They saw the NPQC Award as an opportunity and challenge to bring forward the core values which have propelled Natec as a key player in the medical tech industry.
Growing Natec’s Production Capacity, Productivity, Employee Engagement through Leadership Standard Work
This has been the project title pitched to jurors by Sehezad Ghaboos and his colleague Irfaan Dilloo.
On May 31st, at Intercontinental Resort Mauritius, the 11 best projects were awarded, Natec Medical being among the six big winners.
The main areas of focus had been showcasing the journey, work ethic and the measures used to increase production capacity at Natec. Today Natec Medical has notably managed to reach a capacity of 750,000 per annum and 3,500 (catheters) per day and targeting of 1 million catheters for 2019. Natec’s contribution and impact for changing and saving lives on a daily basis was highly commendable and praised by the panel of jurors. This resulted in them being one of the major winners at the convention.
Sehezad Ghaboos said “Our success is largely down to the passion and enthusiasm of the people we work with. We are committed to making Natec Medical a great place to work, and ensure that we practice what we preach, by creating a positive and engaging work environment for everyone. To be recognised at a national level, I am proud of the collaborative efforts of my team. This is not an individual award, it’s a team award.”
He further mentions: “We are humbled by this recognition; our journey has been remarkable and there is much more to come. At Natec we take into consideration all generations, we have incorporated a dedicated and WISE approach. This is the philosophy which has helped us reach our vision and I consider this as a transformation and not a change.”
Moment of Pride for Natec Medical
Due to their dedication, focus, team spirit and aim for excellence Sehezad, Irfaan, Ritesh, Girish and Sandrine have uplifted Natec Medical on both national and international level.
Awaiting to Blossom in Tokyo.
Natec Medical will have the opportunity to participate in the 2019 International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) to be held in Tokyo in September. The event will be organized by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) under the theme “Creating a Brighter Future Through Total Quality Management and Quality Circle Activities”.
This essentially will put Natec Medical as a representative not only Mauritius, but Africa as a whole, at an International Summit. To further develop their QC Circle activities by mutually benchmarking global movement and initiatives in the exciting field of modern medical tech.