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We have to completely redesign every process which is in place, right from government documentation requirement to implementation.
Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, KUKA Robotics (India) Pvt. Ltd._______________________________________________________________________
 The world’s first industrial robot was not installed until the middle of the 20th century. Established in 1973, KUKA developed the first industrial robot with six electric motor-driven axis, called FAMULUS. In 1996, KUKA Robotics achieved a quantum leap in industrial robot development. That year saw the launch of the first PC-based controller, developed by KUKA.
In an interview with OEM Update, Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, KUKA Robotics (India) Pvt. Ltd. speaks about how ‘Make in India’ can achieve success.
Initiative in regards with roboticsTalking on the opportunities for robotics industry out of ‘Make in India’ movement, Mr. Rathee says, “For robotics industry there are limited options to manufacture in India mainly due to a very low local consumption as well as challenges with the government processes and sourcing the right products.”
Make in India achieving successMr Rathee believes that ‘Make in India’ can only achieve success if there are significant changes in the way business is running presently. He further states, “We have to completely redesign every process which is in place, right from government documentation requirement to implementation.”
He continues, “The government must equally support the existing companies the same way as the new ones. Companies with a clean record can be given a higher priority in the form of a ‘single window’ to address any challenges they face from central or state government agencies. We feel the state governments must have a synergy with the central government agencies. Special forms are needed in some states like UP to bring the goods in. There are cities still running their local city taxes as Octroi.” 
Challenges before ‘Make in India’Mr Rathee shares, “We did not feel yet any significant difference, before and now after Make in India campaign. It looks like that there is just a new term Make in India.”
The top level on one side wants to make it a success, whereas major challenges exist in the mindset of present staff working in the same manner for so many years and making sure that it stays difficult where it is should be easy. He says, “People are into habit of delaying the matters. This will take time to change. It is not a matter of some days or weeks and will take a long time. The government can hold such officials accountable for their tasks to ensure the matters are resolved faster.”
Initiative by KUKATo this Mr Rathee shared, “When the campaign started, we explored the possibilities to make some accessories for the robotic cells for domestic consumption and exporting to the Middle East and SAARC countries that are also available from Germany.”

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