Today, manufacturing is becoming highly automated and IT-enabled. The developments in the sphere of Automation are witnessing rapid strides in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and control solutions. For Indian manufacturing companies to be globally competitive, it is imperative that they digitally transform their operations to enhance productivity and reliability, improve quality, reduce costs and effectively manage the complexities of varying business cycles.

To understand and address the real-time application and benefits of Automation, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing a "Symposium on Appropriate Automation in Indian Context", on 23 November 2018 in Pune.

This symposium is a combination of plant visits, technical presentations, application case studies, interactive sessions and panel discussion.

Technical tours to delegates will be organised a day before the symposium, which provides a unique opportunity to witness how automation projects are being implemented and translated into action. Leading manufacturing companies open their doors to participants on 22 November to showcase Automation / Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing projects on their shop floor.

TOUR A : Bosch Chassis Systems & Volkswagen India
TOUR B : Bajaj Auto & Mahindra Heavy Engines

Industry experts from renowned companies Viz. Robert Bosch Engg. & Business Solutions, Ace Micromatic MIT, Fanuc India, Festo, Grind Master Machines, Pepperl + Fuchs, Schuler India, Titan Engg. & Automation, Schunk Intec and Universal Robots, amongst others.

Panel discussions will address various aspects of automation relevant to Indian context ; Technology gaps and Considerations, Cost implications, Scalability etc., and draw up a Road map for successful adoption of automation.

Appropriate automation in

  • Machine Shops
  • Assembly Lines
  • Foundry(Fettling)
  • Sheet Metal Working
  • Metrology


  • Flexible Collaborative Robots
  • Digitalisation in Discrete Manufacturing
  • Smart Sensing & Vision Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Optimising & Re-engineering Solutions

08:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Inaugural Session
Keynote Address: 'Automation - Key Driver for competitiveness in Indian manufacturing', Mr. Dattatri Salagame, Vice President & Head of Digital Business, Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions.
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee
Parallel Concurrent Sessions
Track I Track II
11:30 - 12:10 The Pneumatic front end of automation, Festo Controls Integrated Robotic automation, Schunk Intec & Universal Robots
12:10 - 12:15 Changeover
12:15 - 12:55 Robotic solution for fettling in Foundry, Grind Master Machines Machine learning for auto-optimization, Fanuc India
12:55 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:40 Innovative and cost effective solutions in Assembly automation, Titan Engg. & Automation Online Metrology, Renishaw Metrology Systems
14:40 - 14:45 Changeover
14:45 - 15:25 Automation for optimizing Machine Shop performance,
New Engg. Enterprises and SMEW
Sensing and Vision Technology for Automation, Pepperl + Fuchs
15:25 - 15:30 Changeover
15:30 - 16:10 Press Line automation, Schuler India Impact of Digitalisation in discrete manufacturing,
AceMicromatic MIT
16:10 - 16:30 Tea/ Coffee
16:30 - 17:45 Panel Discussion - "Do Indian companies have Appropriate Automation?"

CEOs, Top Management, Senior Executives, Practicing engineers, Industry consultants and R&D Specialists from Automotive, Auto components, Aerospace, Consumer durables, Machine Tools, Tool rooms, Defence & Railway units, General Engg. and other manufacturing industries.

22 November 2018 : For Plant visits Rs.1500* for Tour A / Tour B (per delegate)
23 November 2018 : For Symposium only (per delegate)

IMTMA Members, Micro and Small
Enterprises, Research &
Educational Institutions
Rs. 2500/-*
Rs. 2000/-*
All other companies
Rs. 3000/-*
Rs. 2500/-*

* Add 18% GST


  • Plant visits are open only to delegates participating in the Symposium and confirmation for plant visits will be at the sole discretion of the host company.
  • Registration for plant visits will be limited to 25 delegates only and will be taken on 'first-come-first' basis.
  • Delegate fee is Non-refundable. However change of nominations accepted.
  • Micro and Small enterprise companies must produce valid certificate.

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Registration for participation must be made online only. To Register online log on to

Organised By

@ Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC)
10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post, Bangalore - 562 123
Fax : 080 6624 6661

For details please contact IMTMA’s Bangalore office :
Abhishek on
Tel: 080-66246829 / 6805
Mobile : +91 9886611007