Impressive growth was recorded at the LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2016 with more buyers and business than ever before.
LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA took place for the fifth time from September 21-23, 2016 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bengaluru. Spread over 4,000 sq m of exhibition space, 140 exhibitors and 20 represented companies from 17 countries showcased products, recent developments and market trends from the world of lasers and optical technology. As many as 7,182 visitors attended the trade fair marking a growth rate of 18 per cent as compared to the previous year.
The increase in the number of visitors and exhibitors reflects that laser technology is the need of the hour. Manufacturing and other sectors are inclined towards laser technologies to optimise their production and processes with availability of affordable and tailor-made laser and optical systems.
Delighted with the response at the trade fair, Indrajit Rana, National Sales Manager Laser Division, TRUMPF India said, “LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA exceeded our expectations and gave us a perfect platform to showcase our technologies. We could meet our target audiences as we were specifically looking for buyers from automotive sector. The laser industry is showing a remarkable growth and we saw a lot of interest from the market for laser and optics technologies.”
The increasing demand for laser technology has been witnessed by visitors from the manufacturing industry. “Especially in mass manufacturing, laser technologies play an important role. Precision and speed are here required. We found many affordable international and domestic technologies at LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA which we want to incorporate to improve our manufacturing automation process,” said Nitesh Dhoot, Tatanagar Steel Products.
Connecting the gap between scientists, industry experts and users, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2016 featured two conferences which included a series of specific presentations and panel discussions to examine industry topics. The conference on “Future of the Indian Automotive Industry: Laser and its Applications” focused on introducing laser technologies to optimise automotive manufacturing for improving efficiency and quality. The “Conference on Recent Advances in Lightwave Technology” (CRALT 2016) covered the topic of optical engineering, an emerging technology with far-reaching applications and implications.
For the first time, Laser Safety Forum was held, adding value to the visitors and exhibitors. The forum covered various aspects of laser safety practice and hazard control and how to implement laser technology safely into their company’s production process. There was a high demand for laser safety trainings.
Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe München India, concludes, “LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2016 saw impressive three days with numerous innovative technologies presented. The overall response is very encouraging and we expect the momentum to follow in coming years as well.”
The next edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA will take place again in conjunction with Electronica India and Productronica India, the largest trade fairs presenting the entire value-added chain in the electronics industry, from 14-16 September 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.