Event Highlight India: Spotlight on Indian industry at EMO 2017
A brief look at how India is stepping up to global expectations in terms of industrial growth and its achnowledgement as a strong manufacturing hub via its particiaption at EMO Hannover 2017.
EMO is without doubt one of the world’s leading tradeshows of the manufacturing world and is this year being held in Hannover from September 18 -23. The event is organized by the German Machine Tool Builders Association (VDW) and is in this edition expected to break its own previous records, with over 1700 exhibitors from 40 countries spread over 152,000 square metres of exhibiting space. In fact EMO General Commissioner Carl Martin Welcker has noted that, “It looks very much like EMO Hannover 2017 will end up with a record number of exhibitors.” While these figures are notable in themselves, what stands out this year as well is that the number of exhibiting Asian companies have also grown – and in fact accounts for more than one fifth of the total exhibitors.
If we talk of Asia, the country which currently stands tall in terms of its industry and growth is of course India. More than thirty Indian companies will be showcasing their technologies and manufacturing prowess at the event, with names such as Ace Manufacturing, Jyoti CNC, Grind Masters, UCAM, etc. included. The Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) is also organising an Indian Pavilion at the event, exhibiting companies and technologies focusing on machine tools, additive manufacturing, precision tools, process automation amongst a host of others.
EMO Focus India
One of the highlights of EMO Hannover 2017 will be the conference “EMO FOCUS INDIA”, slated for 20th September 2017. The event organiser VDW and its prognosis partner Oxford Economics see India as a leading machine tool market, and it is against this backdrop that the focus on India conference has been organized. Noted speakers from the Indian machine tools, machine building and aerospace sectors will air their views and present keynote speeches, followed by a hosted podium discussion.
Managing Director, EMO Hannover, Christoph Miller, on explaining the importance of India in the global industry, commented, “Currently India is the only BRIC nation to report significant growth in industrial production output and capital investment. In the machine tool industry, the country ranks eight among the world’s largest markets. India also has a high amount of machine tool imports and EMO Hannover 2017 will once again be focusing on the country as an attractive high potential market. India’s economy is currently going faster than other industrial countries. The manufacturing sector contributes only 15 per cent of the nation’s GDP and hence there is enormous potential for growth.”