The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), successfully hosted the third edition of ACT Summit in Pune. This year’s ACT Summit focused on the theme of “Digitising auto component industry in India - creating smart factories”. The summit was graced by eminent personalities and dignitaries, such as Anant Geete, Hon’ble Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India; Tom Flack, President & Chief Procurement Officer, Tata Motors.; NK Minda, President, ACMA; Ram Venkatarmani, VP, ACMA and Srivats Ram, Chairman, ACT. Coinciding with the summit, the ACMA annual awards were presented, honouring excellence in auto component manufacturing.
The ACMA Centre for Technology (ACT) summit brought together national and international experts in the field of Industry 4.0, who deliberated and presented case studies on the advantages of automation and digitalisation. An exhibition on innovations coinciding with the summit showcased what lies beyond automation for the automotive industry.
With an aim to explore smart manufacturing solutions and digitisation in the industry, the event conducted incisive sessions addressed by distinguished industry luminaries that focused on improving quality and driving towards smart manufacturing, keeping in mind the concern for environment and sustainability. In addition to this, winners of ACT 4th case study competition 2017 Gold Awards also shared their experiences.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest, Geete said, “I appreciate the unparalleled efforts put in by the ACMA Centre for Technology in facilitating adoption of international best practices in the auto component industry. I congratulate ACMA on their efforts to drive the industry forward in a responsible manner and assure that the government will extend full support to ACMA.” Also sharing his insights on digitisation was Flack, who said, “The auto component industry must welcome and embrace the digital revolution to stay competitive and relevant.”
Commenting on the success of ACT’s role in nurturing the auto component industry, Minda said, “I would like to acknowledge the contribution of ACT for its cluster programs in transforming companies to be globally competitive.” The event culminated with presentations on ACT digitisation cluster, MFCA & safety program.