Classic Stripes Pvt Ltd, Vasai, has once again been recognized amongst India’s top 50 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ – for the year 2018. Classic Stripes has secured 34th rank this year. This is the 11th year that Classic Stripes has been featured in the list of ‘Great Places to Work’. “It is truly a great achievement to be featuring in ‘Top 50’ amidst such an intense competition,” said one top official of the company.
Classic Stripes Pvt Ltd, a group company of Astarc Group of Companies, is one of the largest manufacturers of automotive graphics in the world with a production capacity of over 15 million automotive graphic sets per annum. Today, Classic Stripes is a global player with significant market share in the Indian automotive OEM printing industry. Classic Stripes is a premium imaging solutions provider with diversified printing and a strong presence in the following verticals, viz, OEM graphics for the auto industry; Large/small format graphics, dashboard trims and other car accessories for the Retail Aftermarket; Fleet Graphics for wrapping corporate fleets; Large/small format graphics and domed labels for global market; Polycarbonate fascia for the domestic consumer durables industry.
As is the modern day management practice, the company terms its employees as ‘Associates’. Classic Stripes has over 1200 associates across India. The company always looks for professionals committed to creating and implementing innovative solutions that help transform its businesses. It offers an environment that allows professionals to shape their career. The company cares for its Associates through In-house ‘Associate Welfare’ facilities like Canteen, Gym, Library, Medical Centers, Games & Recreation room, at its various campuses. Through ‘Long Serving Awards’, the company recognizes its associates who are part of building the organization while they were building their careers learning and growing with the company.
One of the Classic Stripes’ aims is to invest in ‘People’, who are considered the company’s key drivers of growth and success. Thus the company sets clear, quantified time bound goals for all its Associates. And ‘Performance’ of their Associates are evaluated and monitored at regular intervals through Performance, Feedback and Counseling, and from time to time, the company recognizes outstanding Performance and Performers.
Some of its ‘Core Values’ are revolved around the employees, viz, ‘Empowerment and Respect for all Individual’; ‘Work with Passion, Commitment and Enthusiasm’; ‘Recognition of Individual Excellence’; ‘Lead by Example’. Moreover, the guiding principles of the company have also been revolved around the employees which state: “The Best Team Wins”, “Associates are our most valued assets”, ‘We are passionate about Retaining, Developing and Recruiting the best talent available.”
Classic Stripes has World class manufacturing facilities and a strong technical capabilities along with Automated State-of-art equipment which ensures production on demand. It has employed state of Art quality for stringent quality tests.
And Screen Printing is the backbone of the company’s business. Over the past few decades Classic Stripes has gained an in-depth understanding of the screen printing process. The company undertakes printing jobs with UV and Solvent inks on different substrates such as self-adhesive transparent vinyl, opaque vinyl, PVC, polycarbonate, acrylic, foam board, and front lit / sub surface printing for backlit applications.
ASTARC Group has been an early adopter of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Sustainable growth can be achieved only when we take care and develop the society and environment around us; to realize this purpose, Kishore Musale, Chairman, ASTARC Group, founded Kishore Musale Charitable Trust (KMCT) in 2003. KMCT has, since its inception engaged in numerous noble philanthropic activities, reaching out to the rural population, particularly the Adivasi communities, supporting and nurturing them in the areas of Education, Health Care, Environment, Livelihood and others.