Event Showcase India: Maximizing opportunities under one roof

Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais, Senior Sub Editor, Vogel Business Media India Pvt Ltd / Susanne Hertenberger

With 465 participants from 25 countries, ACMEE 2016 is poised to be the best market place for machine tools and manufacturing technologies.

Dignitaries at the ribbon cutting ceremony of ACMEE 2014
Dignitaries at the ribbon cutting ceremony of ACMEE 2014
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ACMEE 2016, the 12th International Machine Tools Exhibition, the biggest exhibition on machine tools will be jointly organized by Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturer’s Association (AIEMA) and National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai during June 16–20, 2016. The biannual event has been witnessing a manufacturing revolution spurred by the expansion of the domestic market and huge investments in infrastructure. With the new emphasis on ‘Make in India’, India is fast emerging as a global manufacturing powerhouse. ‘Make in India’ is a major national program designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure. India’s manufacturing infrastructure is poised for phenomenal growth: new smart cities and industrial clusters, being developed in identified industrial corridors having connectivity, new youth-focused programs and institutions dedicated to develop specialized skills.

Industry views

In this new industrial expansion environment, AIEMA is all set to organize ACMEE 2016. The event will focus on the latest news in machine tools technology available in different parts of the world. P. Ramadas, Managing Director of AMS (Ace Manufacturing Systems Ltd.), opines, “The automotive industry has proven to be the backbone of the Indian manufacturing sector. ACMEE is one of the most prominent machine tool shows for the automotive market. In spite of all ordeals, the Indian automotive industry has seen a growth in the past two years. The auto component manufacturers are the largest consumers of AMS products and solutions. Being the first quarter of the new financial year, we expect a lot of serious visitors to the show with the intention to observe new developments. We intend to showcase our latest products and ability to provide solutions to the users market. The show not only provides a platform to meet our existing customers and reinforce our relationship with them but also allows us to attract new customers. We expect to create more opportunities for business for the year ahead.”

Managing Director, Schunk Intec India Pvt Ltd., Satish Sadasivan adds, “ACMEE has evolved as a prime visibility brand regionally in the technology arena and we expect serious business intent during the event. We are very hopeful of maximizing the business touch points in the region and shall definitely take the appropriate platform to launch new technology offerings. Our experience from ACMEE in the past, leads us to believe in a strong interface between the premium technology from the family owned company SCHUNK and the manufacturing fraternity in the region. With the given industry scenario, we are sure of the industry looking for innovative ideas for productivity and that has been the core competence for SCHUNK to offer superior clamping technology and gripping systems. It is not always the numbers alone, such events are also crucial for planning new ways, understanding possibilities, knowledge sharing, networking and many value addition activities that are apparently begin as intangibles.”

Director, MMC Hardmetal India Pvt Ltd, Prashant Sardeshmukh mentions, “ACMEE exhibitions have always attracted quality visitors and key customers to witness the latest trends in machine tools and cutting tools. This year, MMCI expects an increased number of customers and visitors compared to all the previous exhibitions. We hope, ACMEE 2016 will launch a new platform for many service providers to make a beginning in Chennai (post the floods) and further strengthen foundations for old players such as Mitsubishi. We look forward to a successful event not only for us but also for our Chennai customers.”

Product coverage

ACMEE 2016 will showcase various machines tools and technologies such as CNC, special purpose machines, industrial robotics and automation, material handling equipment, welding, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, tools, dies and moulds, fabrication, etc. A number of product launches and technologies dedicated towards improving productivity, cost reduction and energy saving for the Indian market is also slated to be launched at this show.

Concurrent with the show, the organizers of this exhibition, Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturers Association, a premier industry association of the country is also undertaking numerous technical sessions and live demonstrations in order to make the event a successful one. For all those looking for the latest news in machine tools, improving productivity, cost reduction and energy saving solutions, ACMEE 2016 becomes a show worth visiting.