Organised by IMTMA, the Pune Machine Tool Expo 2016, recently concluded on a positive note. The four-day exhibition witnessed more than 100 exhibitors and attracted 7,400 visitors and 62 trade delegations from industries, such as auto component, automobiles, capital goods, defence, aerospace and railways.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Nitin Chalke, MD – India, Eaton Technologies. Also present at the occasion were P Ramadas, VP – IMTMA; V Anbu, Director General and CEO, IMTMA; Rajesh Khatri, Chairman, IMTMA Regional Council (West) and ED & CEO, TAL Mfg Solutions; Dr Anant Sardeshmukh, Director General, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture.
The exhibition displayed state-of-the-art technology solutions and innovations, which are vital for the manufacturing industry to keep itself up-to-date with quality, productivity and competition.
Speaking on the occasion, Anbu said, “The expo addressed needs of the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of the various industry sectors in the tier II and tier III cities in the western region. Visitors were also present from Aurangabad, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Mumbai and Gujarat.”
The exhibition served as a platform to demonstrate the latest manufacturing technologies. The expo covered both metal-cutting and metal-forming technologies, including automation and robotics, tooling systems, CAD/CAM and other technologies essential for today’s manufacturing world. Majority of the exhibitors were satisfied with the quality of the crowd and the business opportunities that the exhibition provided them. The success of the show further gave impetus to IMTMA’s idea of Regional Machine Tool Expos.
Thanking IMTMA for bringing the exhibition to Pune, Chalke said, “Machine tool industry is important for India's growth, and with government’s thrust on ‘Make in India’, it will continue to play a crucial role.”
Continuing with the idea, the next Regional Machine Tool Exhibition will be the second edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo, which will be held on August 3-13, 2017, at Pragati Maidan, before returning to Pune in 2018.