The four-day Delhi Machine Tool Expo, 2017 – North India’s B2B exhibition, concluded on a positive note on 13 August 2017.
With 242 exhibitors from 10 countries, the machine tool exhibition attracted 11,279 visitors from various industries such as auto component, automobiles, capital goods, defence, aerospace and railways. Along with this 93 trade delegations from High Commissioner of Nigeria, COFMOW (Railways), Ordnance Factory Board, Maruti Udyog, Honda Cars, BHEL, etc visited the expo.
Along with Delhi & NCR, the event attracted impressive number of delegates and visitors from the Tier II and Tier III cities such as Jagadhri, Sangrur, Rudrapur, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Manesar, Faridabad, Panipat besides visitors from the neighboring states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and others.
Expressing his views over the success of the event, Mr. V Anbu, Director General and CEO IMTMA said, “We are happy to share that the second edition of the Delhi Machine Tool Expo, the fourth in the series, was a success. The exhibitors were also happy that the show managed to attract visitors from smaller manufacturing hubs from northern region. This further gives impetus to our idea that the regional machines tools are the way forward to address the requirements of the Original Equipment Manufacturers, as well as component manufacturers in the Tier II and Tier III cities.”
Organized by the Indian Machine Tools Manufacture’s Association (IMTMA), the exhibition was held for four days from 10th August – 13th August 2017 and served as a platform to demonstrate the latest manufacturing technologies. The expo covered both metal cutting and metal forming technologies including automation and robotics, tooling systems, CAD/CAM and other technologies, which are essential for today’s manufacturing.
The Delhi Machine Tool Expo turned out to be fruitful both for the visitors as well as the exhibitors and most of the exhibitors were satisfied with the quality of the crowd and the business opportunities that the exhibition provided them.
Continuing with the idea, the next Regional Machine Tool Exhibition will be the second edition of Pune Machine Tool Expo, which will be held from 27-30 September 2018, before returning to Delhi in 2019.
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The 11th Edition of Indian Machine Tool Manufacturer’s Association’s National Productivity Summit concluded in
Pune on August 5. The summit was inaugurated by Mr. Girish Shankar, Hon'ble Secretary, Department of Heavy
Industry, Govt. of India, Mr. Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director, SKF India and Mr. Sunil Kaul,
Group President, Excellence in Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology, Anand Automotive. Also
present were Mr. Parakramsinh G. Jadeja, President – IMTMA, and Mr. V. Anbu, Director General and CEO of IMTMA.
The summit enabled the delegates to know more about new manufacturing technologies and best practices on the shop floor through enriching keynotes, live case study presentations, plant visits, sharing of success stories and focused technical sessions.
Speaking on leader led transformation for zero defect in manufacturing, Mr. Sunil Kaul, Group President, Excellence in Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology, Anand Automotive, said “In today’s era it is imperative that companies as well as its leaders have to position manufacturing as a strategic differentiator by pursuing productivity improvements to increase return on investments and enable growth through innovation.”
Mr. Girish Shankar, Hon'ble Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Govt. of India, said “The Government is extensively promoting domestic manufacturing across key industrial corridors and we will further aim to solidify manufacturing ecosystem in India to boost domestic manufacturing by aligning our policies related to ease of doing business, FDI investment rules and infrastructure development to grow domestic manufacturing in India and raise its GDP contribution to 25% by 2025.”
Mr. Parakramsinh G. Jadeja President – IMTMA said, “Companies are being constantly challenged to increase competitiveness in manufacturing to build a sustainable competitive advantage. With the growing adoption of digital manufacturing companies need to adopt a highly structured approach to manage innovation, while at the same time, not losing out on time to reach the markets. Summits like these are the key enablers to address learning and best practices requirements of manufacturing industry and raising its competitiveness. This is an apt platform to meet the evolving knowledge and skill requirements of overall manufacturing industry in India.”
Mahindra & Mahindra bagged the IMTMA – Ace Micromatic Productivity Championship Awards, while Wabco India and Bajaj Auto, Waluj bagged the second and third prizes respectively.
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