Industry Report

Global standard manufacturing required for global market

The manufacturing setup in India has to be world class as it has to produce global products and that is possible only, if one has world-class automation. That is where Omron comes into the picture.
Sameer Gandhi, Managing Director, Omron Automation Pvt Ltd
One of the global leaders in advanced automation and sensing & control technology, Omron Automation commenced operations in India in 1996.
In an interview with OEM Update, Sameer Gandhi, Managing Director of Omron Automation speaks on why India is the most preferred destination for global investors and Omron’s initiatives with ‘Make in India’.
Invest more to make the most of itIndian manufacturers can make the most of ‘Make in India’ by establishing manufacturing facilities which are world-class. Manufacturing needs to be of global standard for the global market. For this, the manufacturers need to invest more in terms of automation and the latest equipment.
Most preferred destinationIndia is one of the most preferred spots as it is among the few countries with a demographic favour – young and large population with varied skills set and abundance of resources.
It also has a good fiscal management which means as a country, India is not much at a risk in terms of debt or foreign exchange related crisis. Also, so far we have been focusing on domestic consumption. So that is also insulating India from turmoil in global market. So all in all India is a destination where there is a demand that exist for lot of products. Be it cars, papers, smart phones…any item you take, the per capita ownership, per capita consumption is on the lower side as compared to the global average. This means there is scope to buy more, to use more and hence to produce more and that is why organisations are being attracted to India. Also India’s democratic system has a fairly stable political system in the country and a good rule of law. So all these are in favour of global investors.
The same applies to Omron also. The company also considers India a hot-spot and see a lot of growth potential in India. Omron expects a lot of growth and lot of processes and systems that could be implemented in India. It sees a considerable investment coming into India.
Be patient“I personally think India is doing well. I would like things to go faster. The expectation is to pick up little bit more speed but having said that, I understand that a little patience is also required to make things work out,” says Gandhi.
Enablers to ‘Make in India’ concept Omron sees itself as enablers to the ‘Make in India’ concept. As mentioned above, any manufacturing setup in India has to be of world-class and it has to produce global products and that is possible only if the manufacturer has world-class automation. That is where Omron comes into picture.
Omron has a strong portfolio of products and solutions – whether it is PLCs, safety equipment, advanced sensors, robots or servos and drives. “Coupled with its experience and strong engineering base, Omron can provide automation solutions to any facility in the discrete manufacturing phase which is the value we aim to add in terms of ‘Make in India’, assures Gandhi.
About Omron CorporationOmron Corporation is one of the global leaders in the field of automation based on its core technology of sensing and control. Omron’s business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. Established in 1933, Omron has about 39,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in more than 110 countries and regions. In the field of industrial automation, Omron supports manufacturing innovation by providing advanced automation technologies and products, as well as through extensive customer support.
About Omron Automation IndiaStarting its operations in 1996, Omron Automation India caters to over eight industrial segments namely packaging, automotive, material handling, digital, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, textile, robotics and panel building applications. The product portfolio includes industrial components, automation systems, sensing & safety, motion & drives, robots and software. Centering on the themes of quality, safety, productivity and the environment, it supports manufacturing innovation worldwide with unique sensing and controlling technologies. The company has also been concentrating on the solution business which solves management problems on diverse production sites. Omron has presence across all key cities namely Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai and Ahmedabad and its team of residential engineers are spread across the nation to cater to clients requirements.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Most Popular

To Top