IMTEX 2015 & Tooltech 2015 Inaugurated at BIEC
The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) celebrating its 46th year of IMTEX, inaugurated the 17th edition of South East Asia’s largest industrial show IMTEX 2015 and the concurrent Tooltech 2015 on 22 January 2015, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore.
The seven-day exhibition will be held at BIEC from 22 to 28 January 2015.
Shri G. M. Siddeshwara, Hon’ble Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India and Shri R. V. Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education and Tourism, Government of Karnataka were the chief guests for the inauguration of IMTEX 2015.
Ms. K. Ratnaprabha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department, Government of Karnataka andMr. Debasish Mallick, Deputy Managing Director, EXIM Bank of India were the guests of honour.
Mr. Tarun Das, Former Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry & Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre and Mr. Ajay Shankar, Former Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council were the special guests for the occasion.
Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman Exhibitions, IMTMA gave the welcome address. He welcomed everyone to IMTEX 2015 and the concurrent Tooltech 2015. Mr. Godrej said that IMTEX showcased latest technologies and solutions from the global manufacturing industry.
Mr. L. Krishnan, President, IMTMA added that IMTEX 2015 was a great enabler of ‘Make in India’ and the exhibition would propel Indian manufacturing towards productivity and quality and help in making Indian manufactured products globally acceptable.
Ms. K. Ratnaprabha said that machine tool sector played an important role in manufacturing. She said that Karnataka Industrial Policy has laid great importance on the machine tool industry and that the state government would extend all support to it.
Speaking at the inauguration, Shri R.V.Deshpande told the gathering that Karnataka is a hub for manufacturing industry and that investing in Karnataka would bring rich dividends to the industry.
Shri G.M.Siddeshwara spoke about the various steps taken for the development of the manufacturing industry. He also added that the state was in process for setting up Karnataka’s first machine tool park to bring manufacturing efficiency through cluster development.
IMTMA publications, the ACMA-IMTMA Joint Study: Enabling Indian auto component industry competitiveness Role of Indian machine tool industry Final Report along with the CD; Productivity Digest 2010-2014: Award winning productivity improvement case studies; Directory of members; Eleven Mega Platforms of Modinomics (Impact on India’s Manufacturing Sector); and the IMTEX 2015 catalogue were released on the occasion.
The IMTMA - Premier Outstanding Entrepreneur Award was given to Dr. Arvind Patel, Founder Director, Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd.
The inauguration was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony, which opened the doors to IMTEX 2015 and Tooltech 2015.
IMTEX 2015 will see over 900 exhibitors from 24 countries displaying more than 1000 machines ‘live’. The event will have eight group participations from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Taiwan and USA. IMTEX 2015 will have foreign visitors from 50 countries and Indian visitors from 26 countries. IMTMA is expecting a footfall of over 1,00,000 visitors during this exhibition.
IMTMA Organizes 6th International Seminar on Machining Technologies
Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized the sixth “International Seminar on Machining Technologies”on 21 January 2015, in conjunction with IMTEX 2015 exhibition at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. The theme of the international seminar was “Powering Manufacturing Growth and Competitiveness”.
The seminar began with an inaugural and keynote session whereinFraunhofer IWU Chemnitz from Germany gave an “Overview of latest developments in machining technologies”. Mr. Ajay Sinha from HeroMoto Corp presented on the “Experience of using Integrated Automation Line”.
Thereafter international experts from Germany, Israel, Sweden, UK and USA as well as from India facilitated concurrent technical sessions on Machine Tools & Machining; Work Holding, Tools & Tooling; and CAD/CAM & Automation.Gleason-Pfauter, Hainbuch GmbH, DP Technology, Kennametal India, Colibri Spindles,Hardinge, Guhring, Titan Automation Solutions, Vargus, Indian Institute of Science, EMAG, SandvikCoromant, Taurlube, Gehring Technologies GmbH, Rigibore, DurrEcoclean,and Institute of Applied Research, were some of the companies that made presentations in these sessions. Research institutes IIT- Mumbai and Indian Institute of Science also made presentations.
The seminar brought together individuals from varied segments of the Indian manufacturing industry such as automotive & auto components, tool rooms, aerospace, defence & railway establishments, pumps & valves, consumer durables, general engineering, machine tools and other capital goods industries.
The International Seminar on Machining Technologies is today recognized as an international platform for global interactions on the latest trends in metal cutting and is held every alternate year, one day prior to the inauguration of IMTMA’s flagship event IMTEX.