Mr Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments, Govt of Telangana inaugurates the 6th Edition of Hyderabad International Machine tool & Engineering Expo (HIMTEX) and India Process Expo & Conference(IPEC) at Hitex on Thursday. Both these expos are of three days duration.
Mr K. Siva Rama Prasad Assistant Director, MSME Development Institute, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India and Mr Jayadev, Senior Vice President, FTCCI graced the inaugural function as guests of honour.
Be quality-oriented, Jayesh Ranjan tells Machine Tools Manufacturers. This is the only way to compete with China. China is known for producing cheap and low-cost products. China can give low-cost products because of their working conditions, which is not possible in an open and democratic country like India. The only alternative left for us to compete with China, which is still known as the Factory of the world, is to produce quality products. After rolling out the Make in India initiative by the government of India, the quality consciousness of the industry has gone up. To produce quality products we need quality machine tools. He appreciated Hitex for putting up the impressive show with 143 exhibitors from across 11 Indian states and Italy. All the stalls are sold out. He was also appreciated for keeping up “Defence and Aerospace” as the theme of the exhibition.
Mr Rajan added that Hyderabad is the go-to destination for Defence and Aerospace manufacturing units. Mr Jayesh also appreciated the organisation for organizing the Buyers and Sellers meet. I am happy to note that big companies like South Central Railways. BHEL, SKM Technologies, MTAR, Tata Advanced Systems, Tata Sikorsky and others are participating.
Mr Jayadev, Senior Vice President, FTCCI said trade fairs are very important to showcase new products, and to understand the market potential for the same.
Mr K. Siva Rama Prasad Assistant Director, MSME Development Institute, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India said the world is looking at India especially post covid when all the doors are opened for business. Indian companies must meet international standards. The Ministry of MSME is offering many schemes to promote the industry, he said.
Welcoming the gathering, Mr TG Srikanth, Business Head, Hitex, the organizer of the twin exhibitions said, the two expos are organized alongside concurrently showcasing cost-effective and technologically advanced, innovative solutions to achieve production efficiency and increased profitability says TG Srikanth, Business Head, Hitex
Mr K. Shaymsunder, Apprentice Advisor, Govt Industrial Training Institute, Govt of Telangana who has set up the stall said, all companies must provide apprentice training. Apprenticeship is an on-the-job-training system in the industry. We are here with a stall to promote the same.
Creating a job-ready workforce is our aim.
Just like in other sectors, the latest technological advancements are disrupting the machine tool industry, with the increasing integration of 3D printing technology with machine tools.
The technological advances in both hardware technology and software applications, and the surge in automation are changing this landscape, he said.
The twin exhibitions are supported by the Government of Telangana and several industry associations and bodies such as the Indian Institute of Plant Engineers, a 51 years old professional body of plant engineers; Cherlapally Industrial Association, Phase-3, Jeedimetla Industrial Association; Federation of Telangana Small (MSME) Industries Associations (FETSlA), a 68 years old apex body of MSME Associations of Telangana State serving the Micro, Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs; and FTCC, a 105 years old industry body in Telangana.
HIMEX aims to promote the Indian Machine Tools Industry on an international standard by bringing together all the stakeholders on a single platform to share knowledge for common good. It showcases machine tools, engineering, automation, and automotive technology.
IPEC offers a platform for the solution providers on new-age technologies for productivity enhancement. It is the finest platform for machinery and equipment manufacturers as well as service providers. It is held as a concurrent show alongside HIMTEX.
Over 143 exhibitors from across India are showcasing their latest products and services.
It is spread over 8000 ft. Nearly ten thousand visitors are expected to visit the expo. Some of the exhibitors include: KTM Technology Solutions, Lakshmi Machine Works, Dept of Employment & Training, Govt of Telangana and others.
These expos are hosted in Hyderabad as it is one of the largest industrial hubs in South India. The city boasts of automotive, auto component manufacturers such as Bharat Forge, Steelbird, Mahindra, Benelli, Deccan Auto Isuzu, Kia Motors. The city also has major aerospace and defence enterprises such as DRDO, BDL, HAL, TASL, Adani, Kalyani Rafael, Pratt & Whitney etc. The city is also growing as a leading electronic hub in India with about 250 plus companies growing at a CAGR of 9.3%.
Some leading industries such as Hero, Ashok Leyland, Kalyani, and Bharat Forge are coming up with new projects here. Nearly the local market is going to witness an investment of Rs 500 crore on these projects.