Mr RK Behera, Chairman, RSB Group(headquartered at Pune) and also the Alumni of National Institute of Technology, graced the 12th Convocation, 2022 as Guest of Honor attended by industry dignitaries and academicians where he delivered inspirational address to the passing out students on the importance of embarking on start-up and charter the innovative entrepreneurial journey, keeping focus on employment opportunities for common man and serve the society at large, besides continual research & development twined with latest technology to sustain, to carve a niche in global arena and contribute to quest for industrial growth of the country. Mr Behera was felicitated along with Mr PC Panigrahy, from first batch of 1960-64 as a distinguished alumni on the auspicious occasion.
As an alumni of NIT, he said that his RSB Group will contribute 50% of total cost of Incubation & Innovation Centre to boost budding start-ups. He added that IIC should collaborate with NML, XLRI & RIT, to make it effective and impactful for society at large.
Speaking further on the occasion, he quoted his own live example of entrepreneurial venture way back in 1975 at Jamshedpur, after graduating from NIT, with a government subsidy of Rs 20,000/- to start a venture by technocrats and journeying through rough terrain of volatile business swings, withstood trials/tribulations with patience and perseverance, and built up RSB Group what it is today, with 11 plants in India and two overseas.
National Institute of Technology is a premium educational institution of the country with its alumna – industrialists, top class professionals and academicians across the globe who constantly strive through NIT Jamshedpur Alumni Association(NITJAA) to bring innovative technological excellence through research & development and collaboration, and also contribute generously to achieve the cherished goals for which NITJAA has been established. Mr Behera is closely associated with NITJAA in various capacities in the pursuit of academic excellence for industrial growth.
Brief about RSB Group
In the Automotive Vertical, RSB is a leading global manufacturer of Propeller Shaft/ Steering Systems & Components, an array of Axles including Front Axle, Trailer Axle, Tractor Axle, Dummy Axle & Axle Beam, Fully Finished Gears, Shafts, Hubs & Sleeves and passenger car steering systems, viz Manual/Power Steering Gears, Steering Rack & Pinion, Tie Rod, Hydraulic/Aluminium Pumps, Transmission Components like Differential Cases, Yokes and Carriers for medium and heavy commercial vehicles, passenger cars, tractors and light commercial vehicles.
In the CMI segment, it is a leading manufacturer of heavy fabrications and aggregates like Frames, Arms, Booms and Buckets for excavators, back hoe loaders and front end loaders.
In 2006, RSB made its first foray into overseas and acquired Miller Brothers in Michigan, USA. It further expanded its global footprint by setting up a greenfield project in Mexico in 2011.
In Nov 2013, RSB joined the select band of elite global quality corporate after having been conferred with one of the world’s highest awards in TQM(Total Quality Management), Deming Prize – one amongst few Indian automotive companies to get this award – by JUSE(Union of Japanese Scientists & Engineers) at Tokyo, Japan, for achieving all-round business excellence – a globally accredited mandate for highest product quality and service.
In Dec 2019, Four Manufacturing Plants of RSB Transmissions (I) Ltd, , Unit I, II, III & 5WC at Jamshedpur, were conferred with TPM(Total Productive Maintenance) Excellence Award, Category A, one of the highest global awards in Productive Maintenance, by JAPAN INSTITUTE OF PLANT MAINTENANCE(JIPM), Japan. RSB has thus joined the select band of elite global corporate in quality & productive maintenance. It is only one in Eastern Zone of India to bag these two awards with Tata Steel.
Serving with humility was in their DNA for RSB, and believed right from inception that true happiness comes when the good fortune is shared with those who are not as fortunate as we are. Therefore, they made CSR an essential fabric of business life with humble endeavor to think not just from heads, but also from the heart. They believed business of business is not about making money, but creating social values and do public good – an obligation beyond the requirement of law to persue long term business goals that are good and bring about positive impact to the society. Brothers served under-privileged of society in Education, Health Care, Sports, Environment Green Initiatives and Woman Empowerment with all humility and discreet silence. They dedicated RSB Foundation in the service of society and humanity to raise to higher levels in the pursuit of their rich tradition.
RSB’s Indian and overseas customers are leading Indian and global OEMs like Tata Motors, Tata Hitachi, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, John Deere, Fiat, Ford, Allison Transmissions, American Axle, Eaton, Magna, GKN, Daimler, Renault Nissan, Kamaz, Caterpillar, Terex, JCB, Kobelco,, Komatsu and GE, Volkswagen, PSA Peugeot Citroen, etc amongst others