Text by KK Chong and David Nakayama, DET Corp Comm
At the beginning of March, we celebrated both World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development and International Women’s Day by highlighting the outstanding work of our engineers and women who work day in, day out to fulfill Delta’s mission to provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.
Delta’s engineering excellence is a key driver of our growth and global competitiveness. Our world-class R&D teams in Europe, India and Thailand are constantly pushing the boundaries of product power efficiency. At our manufacturing plants, engineers in automation, process, QA/QC and facility roles strive daily for the best quality and continuous improvement in our operations. Our FAE and engineering sales are onsite with our customers to implement the best solution to satisfy their requirements and fulfill the role of brand ambassadors for Delta.
That’s why World Engineering Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight the work of all our engineers who create green products, solutions and even factories. Our engineers are curious and passionate about discovering solutions and better ways to do things. Your unquenched passion for excellence satisfies our customers and brings us one step closer to our RE100 goal to have 100% renewable energy in our operations by 2030.
We are also proud of the huge role Delta women play in our sustainable growth. Across the region, millions of women in the light manufacturing sector are participating economically and rising up socially. Our Delta factories are seen as safe and equal opportunity workplaces for thousands of women in Thailand and India. As a result, women make up over 90% of our Thailand production workforce, 70% of our supply chain management staff and 64% of our people in Sales, FAE, CRM and service engineering. Women overwhelmingly choose Delta!
Our people are at the heart of everything we do at Delta and the reason we continue to provide smart and green solutions for our world. We hope the many stories on our 360 platform bring you closer to Delta engineers, women and each individual behind the electronics we use and enjoy each day.
In this issue’s Focus section, we hear the amazing story of a building automation professor and Delta Angel Fund for Startups winner, who is now carving out a niche as Thailand’s Digital Building Doctor.
In the Up Close section, Ms. Monika Fuchs, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Delta Energy Systems (DES) Germany, shares about her career, Finance’s role in supporting Delta’s success, personal views on Women’s Day and management. The On-site section features video interviews of two Delta Thailand Facility Engineers who explain their work for energy saving.
From Delta India, Manish Walia, Business Head-IA Solutions, shares why AI, IIoT, Robotics with Automation are front runners in combatting COVID-19 challenges and Nikhil Gupta, EVCS and PVI Business Head, gives his take on the future of EV charging in India and Delta’s role in the fast-growing landscape. Meanwhile, Delta Singapore shares how they organized an Agritech workshop for new startups and existing farmers to educate them about incorporating digitalization into their farming operations.
In the Our Success section, we celebrate DET’s S&P Global Bronze Award 2022. In the CSR section, we look at our latest COVID-19 prevention efforts to counter the rise of the Omicron variant and our new company-wide booster shot drive.
In our Hotspot section, Arisa Meksuwan brings us to Chiang Rai in North Thailand to see the magical Wat Huay Pla Kang temple home to a unique pagoda and the largest Guanyin statue in Thailand.
In the Fun section, KK introduces some favorite dishes and activities during the Lunar New Year festival in Singapore. We also see some of our cute kids at the 2022 Delta Scholarships ceremony.
Finally, DET President Jackie Chang heralds the year of the Tiger with the latest updates and wishes in this month’s Town hall.
From all of us at the DET 360 team: Happy World Engineering Day and Women’s Day! May you all have a Safe and Prosperous Year of the Tiger!
About the Author (Editorial Team)
Cliché inspirational quotes make me cringe while creative ideas and people inspire me. Love food, dogs, traveling and staying healthy. Not one who is contented to be marching on the same spot for too long, I am grateful for the many opportunities given to explore and learn new things in Delta since 2004. See you on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/chongkk/