AOTS Japan (Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships) and Confederation of Indian Industry, CII (India) organised a technical seminar and workshop on High Precision Arc Welding Technology at Ahmedabad on 23-24 Oct 2018. A practical demonstration of Japanese latest welding technology was conducted at Gujarat Technological University (GTU), Ahmedabad on both the days. This training program at Ahmedabad was funded by Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan (METI).
The seminar served as an opportunity to promote welding technology which remains the most critical for industrial sectors required to assure long-term reliability across applications such as fabrication of building, bridges, process plant equipment, manufacturing of automobiles, railways, ships. etc. The seminar served as a platform to promote Japan’s latest high-precision welding technology into India. The eminent faculty included Prof. Fumiyoshi Minami (Joining & Welding Research Institute –JWRI, Osaka University, Japan), who delivered valuable lecture on “Welding Mechanics and Design for Smart Manufacturing”.and Masaharu Sato, (Japan Welding Engineering Society-JWES ,Japan), who covered topics on “Importance of international standards on welding quality control and qualification of welders”. With an aim to support ‘Make in India’ vision, this initiative is expected to foster the growth of personnel engaged in the manufacturing sector, welders and welding technologists in particular.
Expressing his views on the occasion, Chief Guest, Masahide Sato, Dy Chief of Mission, Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai referred to Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s visit to India on 13-15 Sept 2017 and re-iterated Japan’s strong support for initiatives such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Start-up India’. He also said, “‘Strong India benefits Japan and strong Japan benefits India’. Japan has already started taking significant measures to improve the human resource in India and we shall continue to support such kind of initiatives in India.”
Hisashi Kanda, General Manager, AOTS, India stated “AOTS Japan promotes technical cooperation of Japan with other countries and sends experts from Japan to these countries in order to upgrade human resources there. AOTS is already actively working in 43 countries having offices there and has plans to expand to many other countries. For this workshop also AOTS has arranged to send experts from Japan.”