ACG joins coveted list of WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network

Published: 19-Dec-2023

Capsule facility in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, demonstrates excellence in technology enabled operations that transform value chains

ACG celebrates the inclusion of its capsule manufacturing facility in Pithampur, India, into the esteemed Global Lighthouse Network (GLN) by the World Economic Forum.

WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network is a community of manufacturers that shows leadership in using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to transform factories, value chains and business models for compelling financial and operational returns.

Remarkably, the GLN has experienced exponential growth since its inception, expanding from 16 to 153 lighthouses. This initiative is a collaboration between WEF and Mckinsey & Company with an independent panel of experts designating factories and value chains that join the GLN.

The certification comes after robust audit of 25+ use cases for the facility, that have not only led to manufacturing of superior quality products but also, transformed operations creating new benchmarks for timely production.

ACG’s Pithampur factory exemplifies accelerated deployment of GenAI, addressing the evolving skill sets of employees in manufacturing through a remarkable Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and policy interfacing with Gen AI.

Commenting on the recognition, Karan Singh, Managing Director of ACG Group, said: “When ACG embarked on its journey to digital transformation, I recall how Industry 4.0, AI and ML were emerging concepts."

"The focus was directed toward deploying these technologies to enhance productivity and transform the way we operate; aiming to ultimately enhance accessibility to affordable medicines. With an ambitious and dedicated team, we forged a collective commitment to raise the bar of excellence in delivering high quality capsules worldwide.”

He further added: "This certification is a testament to our commitment to excellence and creating new benchmarks of facilities that are operating on the leading edge of technological innovation."

"In time to come, we envision taking the learnings and success from this facility to scaling global operations collectively to make it better for our partners, customers, regulators and eventually the pharmaceutical ecosystem.”

Balajikasiram Sundararajan, Chief Digital Officer, ACG Group, noted:  “This prestigious Global Lighthouse recognition from the World Economic Forum further inspires us to continually explore innovative ways of leveraging digital technologies to re-imagine our entire value chain starting from our suppliers to our customers.”

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