Rototour 2013 India
Held in November 2013, ARM Australasia’s Rototour through India was again a huge success. With delegates from 9 countries on the tour, including Canada, Australia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Venezuela, The Netherlands, China & Fiji, there was a great international flavour. Here’s a quick rundown of what delegates experienced.
Day One: For most of the group it was off to Agra to see the Fort and Taj Mahal. While it was strictly tourism for the day, it gave all a chance to get to know each other better.
Day Two: The partners on the tour enjoyed a great day of touring and shopping, visiting some of the major sights in Delhi. Our first factory visit for the majority of the group was to Baheti Rotoplast and was followed by Newgen Specialist Plastics. Finishing off the day with a walking tour through old Delhi delegates tried street food and then had dinner in a private mansion within the walls of the old city.
Day Three: Our second day of factory tours in Delhi and we were off to OK Play India followed by a visit to the Kingdom of Dreams for a Bollywood experience and a quick opportunity for delegates to grab some gifts for home before catching an evening flight to Ahmedabad.
Partners went off on their own tour again to see the best tourism Ahmedabad has to offer while
Day Four:thefactory group went to visit Sintex Industries, Promens and Consta Cool Pvt Ltd. The evening presented another amazing dinner followed by a tour through the back streets of Ahmedabad, showcasing how incredible India can be.
Off to Vadodara to spend a fantastic day with Reinhardt Roto Machines, checking out their huge new facility for machinery manufacture and their moulding factory. Delegates had the opportunity to crawl all over the equipment and get totally involved. Following the factory Day Five:tour Dhanu from Reinhardt showed the group through the fabulous Laxmi Vilas Palace and then invited us all back to Shivinder’s house for a wonderful lunch before the long drive to Silvassa
It was an incredibly long drive to reach Nilkamal Industries but worth it! This state is vegetarian, so lunch in a very local restaurant was a concern but the food was fabulous, as was the Vodka shared by our Russian & Kazakhstan delegates! After Day Six:lunch it was another long trip out of the country and back into the frenzy of Mumbai. Florescent carriages took the group to dinner in the fabulous Khyber Restaurant, one of Mumbai’s finest local venues.
The final day of Day Seven included a flight to Goa and another short bus trip to our final factory, GMI Zarhak Moulders. After an amazing week of combined work and touring, the group left to join the ARMO 2013 conference, in southern Goa.
Bollywood style in Mumbai
Tour delegates try street food in Old Delhi
Baheti welcomed the group in style
Bill Spenceley & Graeme Hall
Visiting At Reinhardt
Laxmi Vilas Palace
Newgen's unique Guard Hut
Consta Cool welcomed the group in the middle of recovery
Delegates at their final visit GMI Zarhak in Goa
The visit to Nilkamal was worth the long trip
Promens India receives a presentation from Graeme Hall ARMA Board Member