A New Era for Machine Tool Industry

  The first ever Ahmedabad Machine Tool Expo at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar from 24 to 27 September 2015, organised by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) concluded on a positive note. The industry’s overwhelming response in making the regional machine tool show that witnessed a footfall of about 9000 visitors has heightened expectations.
The expo displayed state-of-the-art technologies primarily focusing on manufacturing solutions from the industries located in the western region. 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. Elaborating on the importance of the show from a regional perspective, IMTMA President Mr. L. Krishnan said, “The show gave an opportunity for visitors to meet the small and medium enterprises who are the original equipment manufacturers and their sub suppliers. The expo opened avenues to penetrate niche industry sectors as well as the untapped regional market.”
Concurring with IMTMA President’s opinion, Mr. 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 current expo has shaped up to be an ideal platform to initiate business in the region.”
Exhibitors were enthralled by the responses solicited from their customers. Participating in such a show is vital not just for sales but also for services. The show enabled them to meet the different regional customers and thereby better understand the requirements of the regional markets. The understanding generated at the show 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.
Visitors also spoke in glowing terms about the first edition of the expo. Many of them felt that the exhibitors had impressive and innovative displays and they were able to come across good innovations at various stalls. The expo 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 the Ahmedabad Machine Tool Expo has been a runaway success. The strong presence of visitors from the region made it a truly grand event. The expectations will now grow higher from all sides since the responses have been positive. IMTMA will organise many more regional shows and with the support of the industry expects to build on the success achieved in Ahmedabad in the days to come.

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