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STPL wins ‘Industry Innovation of the Year Award’ at JNA Awards in Hong Kong

24 september 2019

At the JNA-2019 Awards in Hong Kong, STPL won the ‘Industry Innovation of the Year Award’ on 17th September 2019. The JNA Awards is the premier awards program in Asia recognizing innovation, leadership and sustainable and socially responsible strategies within the jewelry and gemstone community.In 2019, Honors were presented to 46 shortlisted Honorees from 11 countries and regions.

Image credit: STPL

Rahul Gaywala, CEO of STPL, quoted, "This is a very proud moment for STPL to get a recognition from JNA about the chosen path of AI, Robotics and Automation for the World Diamond Industry. Now the world diamond industry can have better control over quality of diamonds being processed without worrying about human mistakes, nor the business owners will have to worry about scarcity of skilled labour to produce high quality diamonds.  Also, the intelligent Robots complete the CAD-CAM solutions integration between Diamond Planner to Diamond cutting equipment, hence decreases the yield loss, and ultimately increases the profit margins, which are being lost to human errors with past generation, non-robotic machines. This is just the beginning, there are many more Robotic equipment are in pipeline, which will be launched in market in next months.”
Modern AI driven robotic technological solutions of STPL lead laser technology and ensure more production at a lower cost. With the broad range of technologies and values-based approach, STPL has created unique and formidable identity in the diamond processing industry. STPL has been making headways in the field of ushering in an era of robotic and automation in the diamond industry and helping the nation stay at the forefront of this extremely demanding area of expertise.
STPL has developed the diamond world's First Robot, which makes the complicated aspects of diamond processing completely automated and error-free, thus helping the industry boost its production in terms of quantity and quality. And industry can also come out of the problem of skilled labour. Today STPL has around 12,000 diamond processing technologies running throughout the globe in more than 25 countries and 6 continents.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished