On 20th September 2019, under the industrial visit, the students of Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Hyderabad were taken to the factory of Lotus Shielders (India) Pvt. Ltd.
For technical skill enhancement, a batch of 38 students of B. Des – FDP, who were accompanied by the highly experienced faculty of FDDI, visited the factory of Lotus Shielders (India) Pvt. Ltd., - a safety shoe manufacturing company located at Patancheru, Greater Hyderabad, Telangana.
The company is a two decades old manufacturer of Safety Shoes, Tactical Footwear based in Hyderabad with a capacity of 3,000 pairs per day. With a wide range of models, the company is serving sectors in Mining, Steel, Construction, Infrastructure, Transport, Logistics, Chemicals, Petroleum, Railways, House Keeping, Police, Military, Defence, Navy, Air Force, Para Military, Hospitality Industry, Hospitals, Security Services, Schools, Institutional etc.
The industrial visit was an enriching experience for the students that provided them an insight of the internal working environment, equipments, machinery & operational methodology that enhanced their technical skills & broadened their understanding in regard to safety shoe manufacturing.
The students visited different departments of the company. They learned about the latest technology machines, production of safety shoe and working procedure which is being followed in the factory.
Besides their faculty, the students were guided by the factory experts who also highlighted the relevance of modern footwear technology & machines used for making safety shoes.
The students collected information on the company’s efforts on product innovations, productivity improvement and cost reduction. They also gained knowledge about the safety regulations and practices being followed in the factory.