RAJ KUMAR LOHIA

Raffia sector or Plastics woven fabric based Industry has been one of the major segment contributed in the growth of Plastics consumption in India in last two decades. As per a survey report of Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India in 2014, the Indian Raffia sector spreads across technical textile fragments under Agrotech, Packtech, Geotech etc. with turnover of about Rs 20,000 crores. However, since the manufacturing process to produce such woven products involve concepts and engineering of both Plastics Processing as well as Textile technology, globally no Institution was available which has facility to teach & train pupil in all facets of Raffia product manufacturing under one roof.

It was envisioned by me in 2008 that Lohia Corp Limited as a leading global Machinery manufacturer should take stride in this direction & support the Industry by creating an Institution of Learning, Skill training exclusively for the Plastics Woven based manufacturing Industry.

While recalling the day of October 17’ 2011, when the Foundation stone of TECHNICAL TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTRE (TTRC) was laid with blessings from Respected Shri Hargovind Bajaj at a dedicated campus and progress made thereafter to fulfil my commitment of patronizing a full-fledged Training Institute, it is an honour & sense of contentment that TTRC has evolved as a complete Training Institution to support raffia industry by providing trained & skilled manpower at different levels – Operators, Supervisors, Engineers, Mangers etc.

The customized Training modules of TTRC for Existing Working personnel are also aimed at enhancement of skill and knowledge, which help them to perform efficiently in Industries. TTRC’s ultimate mission is to create pool of skilled manpower as per requirement of diverse manufacturing operation in Raffia sector and scale up its activities in years to come considering the enormous shortage of trained manpower.

TTRC is indeed a unique endeavour of Lohia Corp Limited to support and strengthen Raffia sector by providing skilled “M”- Manpower- a vital ingredient for the success and efficient operation of an Industry.