Rockwell Automation recently organised the RAOTM 2018 (Rockwell On The Move 2018) at Gurugram, attended by more than 1,000 manufacturing engineers and software experts from various companies.
As a message sent for the occasion, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, inaugurated the event through a message that focused on how automation is driving the growth for the manufacturing industry on advanced automation products, integrated control, information architecture and value-added services and solutions. 22 leading corporate such as Cisco, Endress & Hauser, HMS Industrial Networks, ESK Automation, Pentair & Hoffman, to mention a few co-hosted the event.
RAOTM 2018 provided a platform to demonstrate how automation can enable the Indian manufacturing industry to constantly reduce cost, transform, innovate, improve performance and grow. This automation exposition also provided an excellent opportunity for their customers to stay aware of the latest and best that automation technology has to offer.
Kant, who has been a driving force behind the government's ‘Make in India’ project, lauding the efforts of Rockwell Automation for putting together a daylong session for the automation industry, said “India should not grow on the back of protectionism. Indian industry should be globally competitive. The idea is to increase the manufacturing sector’s contribution to GDP to 25% that will radically change manufacturing, thus, benefiting the customers.” He added, “Smart manufacturing practices will not only increase productivity, but also improve the quality of employment opportunities.”
Speaking at the occasion, Dilip Sawhney, MD, Rockwell Automation India, said, “Rockwell Automation has been honed to enable new ventures and maximise optimisation in industrial automation, making the world of manufacturers in India a better place ensuring an increment in production.” The manufacturing industry aims to adopt ‘Smart Factory’also known as industry 4.0, an ambitious goal of contributing towards India’s GDP target from 17.1% to 25%.
He added, “Automation is an important step in the development and upgrading of Indian economy. It shall lead to new manufacturing opportunities slated to be more skills intensive and the industry leaders foresee India poised to take advantage of this shift.”