Both Delhi Machine Tool Expo & Ahmedabad Machine Tool Expo experienced a wide display of state-of-the-art technologies, primarily focusing on manufacturing solutions from the industries located in the north and west India respectively. The shows had presence of industry delegations representing various sectors such as textile machinery, pharmaceutical machinery, petro-chemical engineering, agriculture implements, auto engineering, mining equipments, etc.
Delhi Machine Tool Expo
Held on August 20-23, 2015, the exhibition witnessed a footfall of over 13,000 visitors. It viewed 220 exhibitors displaying over 200 machines from 9 countries, with group participation from 3 countries spread across 4 exhibition halls. Dealer enquiries were solicited, trade leads were generated amidst a lot of learning, information sharing in a business environment, thus, culminating into a heightened euphoria for the gathered manufacturing industry.
About 180 Indian and 40 overseas exhibitors displayed their technology solutions at the exhibition. Overseas exhibitors were represented from China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. The machines and accessories on display focused on key industries such as aerospace, defence, railways, automotive and auto components, medical engineering, construction equipment, IT and electronics, etc.
Achieving new heights: More than 40 industry delegations representing various industry sectors such as automobile, aerospace, defence, electrical & electronics, etc were present. Trade delegations from HAL, Indian Railways, Hero Motors, Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Honda Cars and Scooters, Harley Davidson, Shriram Pistons, Havells India, Kalyani Forge and various other industry chambers and associations came in large groups to the show.
Speaking on his expectations from the exhibition, Ramesh Suri, President, ACMA & Chairman, Subros Limited, said, “The auto component industry is slated to take a quantum of leap from USD 38.5 billion in 2014-15 to around USD 100 billion by 2020. To enable such growth requires a strong and consistent support from the machine tool manufacturers. Regional shows like this will help auto component manufacturers to achieve new heights.”
Elaborating on the importance of the show from a regional perspective, L Krishnan, President, IMTMA, shared, “North India has major engineering and machine tool hubs in India. Manufacturers for long had been looking for a common platform. This exhibition has provided us with the best platform to focus on manufacturing technologies in northern states of India like Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir.”
Speaking on the occasion, V Anbu, Director General, IMTMA, said, “The success of first edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo has opened avenues for penetrating into the regional markets, to enhance the manufacturing capabilities of various industry sectors and we see a huge potential for this show to grow in the future editions.”
Platform for promising business: As per international exhibitors, it was a promising exhibition. “We were looking for avenues to penetrate into the markets in north India. The event has enabled us to follow the requirements of the northern regional market. We met with several local industrial giants. Our interactions with them have been fruitful. We will carry forward the relationship that has been established and are looking forward for entering into tie-ups with regional manufacturers based in north India,” said one of the exhibitors.
Also, the bureau of foreign trade had organised an event—‘Taiwan machine tools speed up a better India’, implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Here, Taiwanese companies like Tongtai Machine & Tool Co Ltd, She Hong Industrial Co Ltd, Chien Wei Precise Technology Co Ltd, MEGA Machine Co Ltd and Fair Friend Enterprise Co Ltd launched their products.
Ahmedabad Machine Tool Expo
Held on August 24-27, 2015, the exhibition witnessed a footfall of around 9, 000 visitors. Fervent business activities transpired at the expo post-inauguration. Trade leads were generated amidst a lot of learning and information sharing in a business environment and, thus, culminating into a heightened euphoria for the industry.
The show had the presence of industry delegations representing various sectors such as textile machinery, pharmaceutical machinery, petrochemical engineering, agriculture implements, auto engineering, mining equipments, etc.
Creating business avenues: Elaborating on the importance of the show from a regional perspective, L Krishnan, President, IMTMA, shared, “The show gave an opportunity for visitors to meet the small & medium enterprises, who are the original equipment manufacturers and their sub suppliers. It also opened avenues to penetrate niche industry sectors as well as the untapped regional market.”
Adding his thoughts on the same, V Anbu, Director General, IMTMA, said, “There is a sizeable demand emerging in west India as a result of the foreseen growth in the manufacturing industry. The exhibition has shaped up to be an ideal platform to initiate business in the region.” As per the exhibitors at the show, the understanding generated, will serve as the basis for solid industrial development in India and simultaneously strengthen the companies’ business, while expanding their network to a larger scale platform.
Few others believed that they were quite happy to see & interact with the machine tool manufacturers. Many of them felt that the exhibitors had impressive & innovative displays and they were able to come across good innovations at various stalls. As such, the event was ideal to locate new technologies and quality suppliers. Exhibitors expressed that visitors were ready for investing on high-end technology, which is a positive indicator.
The first edition of both the exhibitions has witnessed a phenomenal success. The strong presence of business visitors and policymakers from India has made it a truly a major event in the region. The expos have undoubtedly mirrored the positive sentiments of the industry as evident from the number of positive enquiries generated and volume of orders received by the participating exhibitors. Being well received from both exhibitors and visitors, the shows provided a platform for the manufacturing industry to upgrade & improve productivity and quality requirements and demonstrate solutions to manufacturing industries, especially small & medium enterprise industries.