ELGi employs 1562 people across the globe. There are 273 well-trained sales and service engineers, a 161 member team for R&;D and product development, and 500 people on the shop floor.Engineers are the most important asset of ELGi. There is constant encouragement for engineers to upgrade their skills. We have formulated schemes to help engineers pursue full-time higher education. We also believe in continuous learning and follow an internal mandate to put our people through an average of 5 days training a year.Our technical team has several engineers with master’s and PhD degrees and many of them hold patents. A culture of innovation and the freedom to experiment is innate in ELGi. We encourage our engineers to push the frontiers of technology in product development.Training is an integral part of continual improvement. To commemorate our golden jubilee in 2010, we established the ELGi Quality Institute (EQI). EQI imparts training to ELGi employees and small and medium manufacturing companies that supply components to ELGi. The main objectives of EQI are to manage growth with focus on quality, maximize customer satisfaction and enhance competitiveness through continual improvement. In the future, ELGi will extend the EQI facility to SMEs in and around Coimbatore.