Imtex 2017

India: Manufacturing in the Spotlight

| Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

Aerial view of the previous edition of Imtex.
Aerial view of the previous edition of Imtex. (Photo: IMTMA)

The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) is organizing the 18th edition of Imtex 2017 and the 19th edition of the concurrent Tooltech 2017 from January 26 - February 1, 2017 in Bengaluru.

The industry will get an opportunity to showcase its innovations in six halls covering a gross area of 66,000 m². Manufacturers, suppliers, visitors, researchers and delegations from as many as 22 countries have confirmed their participation. Trade delegations from sectors such as auto components, automobiles, aerospace, defence, railways, power, capital goods, consumer goods, space technologies, etc. are expected to participate. The exhibition will feature over 1,000 exhibitors. The group participation this time around is from seven countries: China, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, Taiwan and Czech Republic.

A milieu of overseas and indigenous technology

Visitors at Imtex can see live demonstrations of the latest products and solutions and at the same time interact with nearly 1,000 exhibitors from India and abroad. Imtex 2017 will showcase technologies and innovations catering to the Indian market, some of them being introduced for the first time. Additionally with the impetus on ‘Make in India’ backed by recent policy initiatives which have brought manufacturing in the spotlight once again, Imtex is expected to witness a magnitude of visitors from across the manufacturing sector. This in turn will lead to higher business generation.

Expectations from Imtex 2017

Speaking about the upcoming show, President of IMTMA and Managing Director of Jyoti CNC, PG Jadeja said, “The role of machine tools in manufacturing as well as the economy cannot be ignored. Investments in machine tools have a direct bearing on advancement in manufacturing of the nation. Several policy initiatives from the government have already paved way for India’s machine tool industry to go ahead on its growth path and Imtex 2017 is one more opportunity for the Indian industry to establish itself as a global force.” He added that “IMTMA firmly believes that the amount of enquiries and business generation at the show increases considerably.”

The previous edition had reported Rs 14.34 Billion booked orders and enquiries generated to the value of Rs 156.9 Billion. IMTMA is expecting a footfall from over 100,000 visitors at this edition of Imtex.

The exhibition is a great forum for technology exchange through collaborations. Many Indian companies have benefitted by such transfer of technologies. Consultancy tie-ups and developing business networks in addition to collaborations and partnerships are also common at Imtex.

In terms of technological trends, Imtex as a brand has always been a pioneer to showcase the latest technologies and solutions from the global manufacturing industry. In 2017 as well, visitors will be enthralled by some of the emerging trends in machine tools. All in all, in this edition, the focus is expected to remain on productivity, precision and automation.

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