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Automation Fair 2018 hones to boost manufacturing industry towards GDP 25%


More than 200 CXOs representing 22 leading corporate vowed to contribute towards India’s GDP target from 17.1 per cent to 25 per cent at the India’s largest automation fair RAOTM 2018 held in Gurugram. The Fair was attended by more than 1,000 manufacturing engineers and software experts from corporate such as Cisco, Endress & Hauser, HMS Industrial Networks, ESK Automation, Pentair& Hoffman to mention a few.

Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, who has been the driving force behind the government’s “Make in India” project, in his message, sent for the occasion, focused on how automation can bring radical change in manufacturing. He mentioned thatsmart manufacturing practices will not only increase productivity but also improves the quality of employment opportunities.

Dilip Sawhney, Managing Director, Rockwell Automation, said, “Automation is an important step in the development and upgrading of Indian economy. It shall lead to new manufacturing opportunities slated to be more skills intensive, making the world of manufacturers in India a better place ensuring an increment in production.The manufacturing industry aims to adopt ‘Smart Factory’ also known as industry 4.0.”

Frank Kulaszewicz,Senior VP, Global operations, Rockwell Automation, mentioned that ‘Rockwell which is $7.47 billion US based company which derives almost 20 percent ofits global ventures from the Asia Pacific Region, has major plans for India. He added, “Rockwell expects 60 percent of its global revenues to flow from non – US markets, especially the two largest emerging markets like India and China, by 2018-2019.” He further mentioned that to enable Indian industries to be globally competitive, smart manufacturing practices will not only increase productivity but also improve employment opportunities in India.

Joe Sousa, President, Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific, added, “Rockwell is clearly focused on the biggest emerging markets such as India, China and Southeast Asia. In these markets, there is a rapid growth in manufacturing process sectors, where our products fit well. US-based Rockwell Automation wants to focus on tapping opportunities available in two largest emerging markets like India and China, saying these countries have huge prospects for growth due to rapid pace of urbanisation.”

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