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DHI, Govt of India, to launch Industry 4.0 at WIN INDIA 2016

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Three in one event to feature leading companies to showcase state-of-the-art technologies, products and solutions for manufacturing sectors

Hannover Milano Fairs India, organisers of the world’s largest trade fair Hannover Messe, announced the 10th edition of WIN INDIA 2016, India’s leading industrial and engineering trade fair, scheduled to be held from December 1-3, 2016 at the MMRDA Grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai. Further to this, the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Government of India and WIN INDIA announced its continued partnership to work jointly towards promoting India’s high tech engineering and capital goods manufacturing industry as a part of Government of India’s ‘Make In India’ campaign. WIN INDIA 2016 will cover the entire lifecycle of Industry 4.0 – industrial automation, hydraulics and pneumatics, warehousing and logistics, in three specialised trade fairs – Industrial Automation India (IA India), Motion Drive & Automation India (MDA India) and CeMAT India.

To announce the collaboration, present at the conference were Girish Shankar, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India, SN Roy, Chairman -FICCI Capital Goods Committee and CEO and MD, L&T Power, Kannan Vishvanath, Senior Member, SIMHEM (Society for Indian Materials Handling Equipment Manufacturers), Dattatreya Gaur, VP, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, and Mehul Lanvers-Shah, MD, Hannover Milano Fairs India.

WIN INDIA 2016, a platform for showcasing the relevance of Industry 4.0 to Indian manufacturing industry, will highlight India’s unrelenting march towards becoming a manufacturing powerhouse in the region. As per a recent report compiled by Nikkei and research firm Markit, the overall order booking for the Indian manufacturing sector rose to a 22-month high in October 2016. This indicates that the vital signs for the sector are truly on course and would be aptly demonstrated at the trade fairs.

Shankar said, “As per various government schemes, we are expecting a threefold increase in growth in capital goods production and employment by 2025 and a 3.5 times increase in the manufacturing sector by 2026. With this boost in the manufacturing sector, WIN INDIA 2016 will be an exciting avenue for the industry to launch and showcase new products and industry 4.0 technologies. WIN INDIA serves the modern technology induction aspect of ‘Make In India’. The government is committed to raising technology levels in Indian manufacturing. WIN INDIA enables Indian MSMEs to get exposed to select German modern technologies. WIN INDIA being at their door steps, allows them to network with innovative products manufacturing exhibitors, normally present at Hannover Messe. Support by the Government of India to WIN INDIA is to enable Indian manufacturing industry to get to know global best, right here in India. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Hannover Milano Fairs India and we extend our full support to WIN INDIA 2016.”

Cavas Dumasia, Secretary – SIMHEM and VP – Marketing & Sales, Godrej Material Handling said, “One of the important objectives of SIMHEM is to inform users of the benefits of mechanised material handling equipment through training programmes, seminars, trade fairs etc. CeMAT India is a great platform for the material handling sector in India and with its partnership with SIMHEM, we see growth opportunities for our members as well as other integrated industry to promote their business and develop leads. SIMHEM and CeMAT India are two leading brands in the material handling sector in India and what better than joining hands to expand the market.”

WIN INDIA is expected to see a participation of more than 200 exhibitors, launching and showcasing their new products and technologies from around the globe. WIN INDIA 2016 has representations from China, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UAE and the US. Some of the leading brands that will be participating are Siemens, Robert Bosch Engineering, Festo, Camozzi, Larsen & Toubro, Rittal, Nord Systems, Jungheinrich Lift Trucks India, Godrej & Boyce Mfg, Mahindra Logistics, Pilz India, Intouch, Grey Orange Robotics, Kompress India, Exide Industries, NASH Robotics & Automation, Concord Hydraulics, ABM Drivers India, Eppinger and Ningbo Degson amongst others.

Gaur talked about their products and technologies that will be displayed at WIN INDIA and the role of the government and WIN INDIA in boosting the industry.

“FICCI is happy to partner with Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and Hannover Milano Fairs India (HMFI), once again in organising WIN INDIA, which is emerging as a prominent show for the capital goods and automation industry. The capital goods sector in India in which 80 per cent enterprises are from MSME sector, needs latest and strategic technology in various spheres. The sector is also gearing up for the new wave of Industry 4.0. With Prime Minister’s Make in India initiative, we are aspiring to be the manufacturing hub for capital goods across the value chain,” said Roy

Speaking at the press conference, Lanvers Shah said, “In the pursuit of increasing the manufacturing capacity of India, we see a major potential for the growth of capital goods manufacturing industry. With support from Department of Heavy Industries and various other industrial associations like FICCI, SIMHEM, FPSI, VDMA, AIA and IVS, the industry is here to stay and grow. We have witnessed the commitment and efforts from our exhibiting companies for driving new and innovative technologies and products in the manufacturing space. At WIN INDIA, we continue to provide this large platform for enterprise and user industry to interact, creating a complete solution marketplace.”

WIN INDIA 2016 will present interactive features such as ‘Automation Training Zone’ along with Automation Industry Association (AIA), MDA FORUM by VDMA, Intralogistics 4.0 Conference and Masterclass for Supply Chain Professionals organised by ISCM, CEO Conclave by FPSI, Vacuum Technology Workshop etc. With the objective of bringing industrial associations together, WIN INDIA has partnered with associations such as SIMHEM, Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI), VDMA (German Engineering Association), AIA, Indian Vacuum Society, SME Chambers of Commerce, Bombay Industries Associations, Association for Multimodal transporters, Taloja Industries Association and Bombay Goods Transport Association.

WIN INDIA is organised by Hannover Milano Fairs India, Deutsche Messe’s subsidiary in India, and belongs to Deutsche Messe’s HANNOVER MESSE Worldwide portfolio, which includes events in Brazil, China, Italy, Turkey, and the US.

EP News Bureau

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