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IMTEX FORMING 2016 & Tooltech 2016 Paves Way for "Making in India"

IMTEX FORMING 2016, an international show on forming technology and Tooltech 2016, a concurrent event of machine accessories concluded on 26 January 2016 on a positive note. The exhibition had around 485 exhibitors displaying over 500 live machines in 3 exhibition halls covering a gross area of around 30,000 sq.mts. Four countries – China, Germany, Japan and Taiwan formed country pavilions. The participation other than India came from 22 countries. Organised by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association the twin exhibitions held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bangalore attracted a footfall of around 40,000 visitors.

  • 485 exhibitors
  • Over 500 live machines
  • Business orders worth about Rs. 450 crores generated
  • Business enquiries worth about Rs. 4300 crores obtained
  • Footfall of around 40,000 visitors
  • Participation from 23 countries including India
  • Group participation from China, Germany, Japan and Taiwan

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Highlights of IMTEX FORMING 2016 & Tooltech 2016

Dates 21 – 26 January 2016
Venue Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Gross Display Area 30,000 sq.mts.
Exhibition Halls 3
Time (for Business Visitors) 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Time (for Students) 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Time (for Exhibitors) 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Registration closes 5.00 p.m.
Number of Countries including India 23 (including India)
Group Participation 4 countries (China, Germany, Japan and Taiwan)
Number of Exhibitors More than 400
Live Display of Machines Over 500 live machines
International Seminar on Forming Technology 20 January 2016 (10 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.).
i2 Academia Pavilion 40 institutions will showcase their R&D projects related to manufacturing industries
Connect An awareness programme for fresh engineers visiting IMTEX FORMING to help them build a career in manufacturing.
Free Entry Free entry into exhibition premises at BIEC upon registration
Map Your Show An online planning and interactive networking tool to help maximize the visit of business visitors for the show.
Shuttle Bus Services Free two-way shuttle bus service to BIEC for pre-registered business visitors on the same day of the visit (for one day only). Paid shuttle bus from all across Bangalore to BIEC and vice-versa available. For more info, click here
Other Facilities
  • Sufficient information counters.
  • Special facility for physically challenged business visitors.
  • Ample parking space for exhibitors and visitors.
  • Exclusive protocol lounge for VIP visitors (invited by organisers only).
  • Exclusive media lounge for press and media.
Route Map
  • Connected by road from airport and from Hosur via Nice Road.
  • Metro runs upto Nagasandra which is in close proximity to BIEC.
Travel and Accommodation We have negotiated special discounted rates for accommodation at various categories of hotels during IMTEX FORMING 2016. Transportation at negotiated rates is also arranged.

Symposium on Smart Manufacturing 2016

Smart Manufacturing is envisioned as the future of manufacturing. It integrates human ingenuity coupled with data and technology to revolutionize the development and application of manufacturing intelligence to all aspects of business.

'Automation' is the key element in Smart Manufacturing technology adoption process, to enhance productivity and reliability, improve quality, reduce costs and effectively manage the complexities of varying business cycles.

To address and understand the real-time benefits and applications of ‘Automation’ in Smart Manufacturing, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing a 'Symposium on Smart Manufacturing - Automation, a key driver', on 22-23 February 2016 in Bangalore.

  • Manufacturing intelligence
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
  • Industry 4.0 - 'Future of Manufacturing’
  • MTConnect (plug and play interface for M/c tools)
  • Collaborative Robots for assembly automation
  • Designing & implementing complete lineautomation
  • Transformational realities towards Smart Manufacturing
  • Vision system for 3D/Bin picking
  • Latest trends in pneumatics
  • Flexible and multiple gripping
  • Strategies for implementing automation
This symposium is a combination of technical presentations, case studies by users, interactive sessions, panel discussion and brain storming with industry experts. 'AUTOMATION BUZZ' - a concurrent exhibition will display a wide range of automation devices and systems, software and a host of automation solutions.
Industry experts from renowned companies Viz : Cognex, Fanuc, Festo, Gudel, PARI, Robert Bosch Engg., Sansera, Schunk India, Siemens, TAL Manufacturing Solutions, Universal Robots, amongst others.
Panel discussion with industry experts will address the following key issues and challenges :
bullet What is the right technology and strategy to ensure success of my automation project?
bullet Will automation really improve my productivity and quality or will it become a 'White Elephant'?
bullet Are there new technology solutions that I am unaware of, which will make my business more competitive?
bullet Is my automation system flexible to grow and change as my business grows?

automationbuzzA concurrent exhibition that will feature display of automation components & systems, Robots, Vision systems, Actuators, Drives & Controllers, software and a host of automation solutions in manufacturing. Companies can display / exhibit automation products and solutions through product samples, table top models, simulated videos, animation, posters, literature etc. AUTOMATION BUZZ will be an ideal platform to interact and network with several end users and manufacturers to expand their customer base.

Interested companies can participate with a pre-fabricated booth of size 9 sqm (3m x 3m). Booth charges Rs. 25,000 (+14.5% service tax). The booth will have company name on the fascia, reception table, 2 chairs, spotlights and 1 KW power. (Stall bookings open)

Users and manufacturers of Automation, Viz; Automation equipment & elements suppliers, System integrators Automation designers, Enablers, Automation software, Solution providers, Mechanical engineering/Electrical/Electronics and other manufacturing industries.
Registration for participation must be made online only. To register online,
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For details, please contact IMTMA's Bangalore office:
Abhishek, tel: (080) 66246829, (
Laxmikant Duge, tel: (080) 66246665, (
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