Welspun India Launches ‘Manthan’ To Promote Innovation And Inclusivity

The company has launched an organization-wide program, Manthan that aims to encourage employees across departments, functions, offices and manufacturing units to come up with impactful, innovative and adaptable ideas aligned with business goals


Welspun India Limited, the global leader of home textiles, built on the foundation of innovation, has launched an organization-wide program, Manthan, to nurture and promote an entrepreneurial work culture. Founded on the principles of innovation and inclusivity, the initiative aims to encourage employees across departments, functions, offices and manufacturing units to come up with impactful, innovative and adoptable ideas aligned with business goals. The collated ideas are then evaluated on different parameters by three review committees including the final reward committee consisting of Ms. Dipali Goenka - CEO & Jt MD, Mr. Sanjay Gupta CFO, and Mr. Rajendra Mehta – CHRO.

Welspun has always fostered an innovation-led culture that breeds founder’s mentality. Building on this culture and their ethos of inclusive growth and progress, Manthan invites all employees, staff and factory workers, regardless of their role or designation, to participate and share their creative propositions.

Speaking about the initiative, Ms. Dipali Goenka, CEO & Jt. MD, Welspun India Limited said, “Innovation has been the cornerstone of Welspun India’s continued growth and success across the globe. This innovation is driven by the passion, commitment, entrepreneurial spirit and diversity of thought demonstrated by our workforce. With Manthan, we aim to further ignite their minds and propel new thinking that will not only contribute to the individual’s but also the organization’s growth and success.”

The program will collate innovative ideas through the employee login portal. Employees can pitch ideas across a range of categories including product development, manufacturing process development, sustainable business development, energy saving, productivity improvement, cost reduction, technology/IT upgradation and Human Resource, among others. These ideas will be examined for its impact on business goals, feasibility, uniqueness, value to the customer/organization/workforce and adoptability.

Awards will be conferred to the idea with the highest impact, the department with the maximum ideas submitted and implemented, the idea initiator and project manager.

Housing more than 30 patents, innovation and technology has always been an integral part of Welspun India’s DNA. The company has always focused on the needs of consumers and catered to them with innovations like Nanocore technology, which prevents dust mites and other allergens from entering home linens. Additionally, the company introduced an industry-defining, multi-level traceability process Wel-Trak™ that tracks finished products back to the raw material as well as HygroCotton technology which traps the air in its core thereby making terry towels bloom after every wash and regulates a bedsheet’s temperature naturally.



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