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Dun & Bradstreet & RBL Bank SME Business Excellence Awards 2017

Dun & Bradstreet & RBL Bank SME Business Excellence Awards 2017


New Delhi, November 17, 2017: Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insights hosted the ‘SME Business Excellence Awards 2017’ at a special award function in New Delhi. The occasion was graced by the presence of Shri. K.P. Krishnan, IAS, Secretary - Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.

SMEs have contributed immensely to the country’s economic progress and international standing. Dun & Bradstreet SME Business Excellence Awards is known as the most coveted award in the SME industry, where India's leading SMEs in manufacturing and services sectors are recognised and felicitated for exemplary performance in their respective fields.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Manish Sinha, Managing Director – India, Dun & Bradstreet said, “If the Indian SME sector were a man, he would be pretty confused right now! On one hand he should feel pretty good: he accounts for 30% of the GDP and provides employment to 117 million people. The Government has recognised his service to the nation and has launched initiatives like Startup India and Stand Up India to promote his growth.

On the other hand, he’s been neglected for decades. Most of his challenges feel like they have been around forever: limited access to finance, unavailability of infrastructure, unavailability of skilled labour, lack of 24*7 electricity, old technology. Also, compared with his counterparts in comparable countries he looks mediocre at best, awful at worst. At Dun&Bradstreet, we have compared the SME sector in India with a dozen similar countries and the results are quite unflattering.

It is critical to elevate the SME sector’s competitiveness if India has to become a global manufacturing hub, and take Indian SMEs to the next level, both locally and globally. The impact of SMEs can be positive, or negative. For a country with a huge population like India, they can be the nation’s strength. Or they can pose huge challenges, given their unorganized nature and sub scale operations.”

About the awards

SME Business Excellence Awards in its 8th year is open to all SMEs in manufacturing and services sectors with basic qualification criteria. The awards will be presented to the winners at a grand ceremony in Delhi in November 2017.

The programme covers three broad segments of awards:

1) Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

2) Mid-Corporate segment and

3) Theme-based (Special) awards

The jury members for the awards were Shri Aravamudan Krishnakumar, Former Managing Director, State Bank of India, Shri Prabhakar Dalal, Former Executive Director, Export – Import Bank of India and Shri Sanjeev Nandwani, President Global Business Development, Mideast Integrated Steels Limited (Formerly Additional DGFT and Development Commissioner, SEZs - East and NE India, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India)

Awards Winners of Dun & Bradstreet – RBL Bank SME Business Excellence Awards 2017

Sr. No

Award Category Name

Award Winners


Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals (SME)

Faith Industries Limited


Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals (Mid-Corporate)

Aksharchem (India) Limited


Engineering & Machinery (SME)

Echaar Equipments Private Limited


Engineering & Machinery (Mid-Corporate)

Precision Camshafts Limited


Textiles (SME)

Advance Syntex Limited


Textiles (Mid-Corporate)

Globe Cotyarn Private Limited


Food Processing & Agro Products (Mid-Corporate)

Arjuna Natural Extracts Limited


Food Processing & Agro Products (SME)

Maharaja Dehydration Private Limited


Electrical & Electronic Goods (Mid-Corporate)

Cotmac Electronics Private Limited


Electrical & Electronic Goods (SME)

HGS (India) Limited


Plastic & Plastic Products (Mid-Corporate)

Mold-Tek Packaging Limited


Plastic & Plastic Products (SME)

Calco Poly Technik Private Limited


Renewable Energy (SME)

Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies Private Limited


Renewable Energy (Mid-Corporate)

Fourth Partner Energy Private Limited



Intellect Bizware Services Private Limited


IT & ITeS (Mid-Corporate)

Nucleus Software Exports Limited


Transport & Logistics (SME)

Express Global Logistics Private Limited


Transport & Logistics (Mid-Corporate)

Deugro Projects (India) Private Limited


Professional & Business Services (SME)

FTI Food Tech Private Limited


Professional & Business Services (Mid-Corporate)

Rodic Consultants Private Limited


Education & Health Services (Mid-Corporate)

Eduspark International Private Limited


Education & Health Services (SME)

Hosmac India Private Limited


Travel, Tourism & Hospitality (Mid-Corporate)

ECOS (I) Mobility & Hospitality Private Limited


Digital & Fintech Solutions (Mid-Corporate)

UFO Moviez India Limited


Best Woman Entrepreneur

Ms. Neha Kant (Purple Panda Fashions P Limited)


Most Innovative Company

E-Zest Solutions Limited


Best Global Business

Aksharchem (India) Limited


Emerging SME

Cygni Energy Private Limited


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