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“Make in India has yielded significant dividends”

New IT-driven application and tracking processes replaced files and red tape, while other measures helped streamline and rationalise licensing rules.Pradeep Shoran, AGM-Marketing, KUKA Robotics India
  Indian manufacturing companies in several sectors are targeting global markets and are becoming global players. Pradeep Shoran, AGM-Marketing, KUKA Robotics India explains how Indian manufacturers can make the most of “Make in India”. He further observes that there are limited options for robotics industry to manufacture in India mainly due to insufficient local consumption as well as challenges with the sourcing the right products.
Yielding significant dividendsIn just over a year, “Make in India” has become a talking point for India’s innumerable stakeholders and partners. This global movement has been powered by the need to overhaul the processes and policies which in turn was made possible by the various government and private sector agencies. In a remarkably short span of time, this ambitious effort has yielded significant dividends. There has been an unprecedented increase in confidence, collaboration and investment.
Improved manufacturing environmentIndian manufacturing companies in several sectors are targeting global markets and are becoming global players. Many are already among the most competitive in their sectors.
The “Make in India” program has been built on layers of collaborative effort. An array of measures focused on the ease of doing business in India has been taken in the last one year. New IT-driven application and tracking processes replaced files and red tape, while other measures helped streamline and rationalise licensing rules.
Why India is a preferred destination?India is a preferred location for global investors mainly because of following:• Large domestic market.• Availability of young skilled/unskilled manpower.• Political stable country.• Improved ease of doing business.• Comparatively lower labour costs.• Geographically attractive location for exports.• Robust legal and IPR regime.
Challenges to “Make in India” For general manufacturing industry, following could be the further improvement areas: • Infrastructure• Clear tax policies e.g. GST• Labour laws• Ease of doing business• Skilled labour.
For robotics industry there are limited options to manufacture in India mainly due to insufficient local consumption as well as challenges with the sourcing the right products.
KUKA empowering Indian industryKUKA Robotics (India) is part of the worldwide operating KUKA Robot Group. KUKA Robotics (India) Private Limited was incorporated in India in May 2006. With Indian operations headquartered in Gurgaon, KUKA India has a state-of-the-art service and training centre in Pune. Today KUKA India’s key clientele include most of the major automobile and other engineering as well as non-engineering companies.
KUKA Robotics makes automation easy: easy to plan, easy to integrate, easy to operate, easy to maintain and easy to adapt to specific customer requirements. With the KR C4 controller, the KR QUANTEC robot family, the KR AGILUS line of small robots and last but not least the lightweight robot LBR iiwa introduced in 2013, KUKA is demonstrating how robotics can be made safer and more energy-efficient. When the campaign started, KUKA explored the possibilities to make some accessories for the robotic cells for domestic consumption and exporting to the neighbouring countries. Today KUKA is proud to be supporting the Indian industry to increase their productivity, product quality by using its high quality, efficient and reliable robots.
—————————-For robotics industry there are limited options to manufacture in India mainly due to insufficient local consumption as well as challenges with the sourcing the right products.

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