The 2013 edition of Automotive Engineering Show, organised by Mumbai-based Focussed Events, will provide a platform for companies that play a critical role in the smooth, and efficient functioning of the auto industry
Chennai is home to some of the biggest and longest serving automakers in the history of automobiles. Home to 30% of India’s automobile manufacturers and 35% of India’s auto components manufacturers, the city is set to play host to the 7th Automotive Engineering Show from 6th to 8th June 2013. Organised by Mumbai-based Focussed Events, the show, following in the series of shows held until now at Chennai and Pune respectively, will have over 150 exhibitors. Expected to provide a suitable platform to automotive engineering industries as the name would suggest, the show aims at aiding vehicle and auto-component manufacturers to deploy appropriate technology and connect to providers of systems and processes in an effort to optimize efficiency, quality and costs. The event will approach different management levels of automotive professionals, extending a platform to over 125 exhibitors to showcase their skills, specialities, and capabilities. Systems that enhance manufacturing. IT solutions in design, development, planning and manufacturing.
The fair will also see the participation of well acknowledged manufacturers of automation systems, factory control and sensors. Assembly line system integrators and line builders. Machining centers and metal cutting equipment. Laser cutting systems, productivity enhancers, and new concepts in tools, jigs and fixtures. Specialized solutions in welding including laser welding. End to end in-plant (material) handling systems, and automotive painting equipment. Paintshop integrators and robotics, and automotive electronics. At the 2011 show, held at Chennai, the 120 strong exhibitor list contained companies like Siemens Ltd, Demag Cranes & Components (I) P. Ltd., Bosch Ltd., GW Precision Tool India Pvt. Ltd., Henkel, Honeywell, Eural Gnutti S.P.A., Barco Electronics Sys-tems (P) Ltd., Rockwell Automation, Gudel India , Jyoti CNC and Automation, Messung Systems – Mitsubishi Electric, ABB Ltd., GE Fanuc, Tektronix, Taikisha, Tata Consultancy Services, Mitutoyo South Asia, Chemetall-Rai, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, Fraunhofer Institutes, Germany, Sick India, Cummins India Limited, B & R In-dustrial Automation, SAP India / KPIT Cummins, Mahin-dra Composites, Accurate Sales, Tox Pressotechnik, Elec-tronica Machine Tools, E-Plan Software, CETIM (Machine Tools Association) (France), Kirloskar Pneu-matics, Diab Group, Pepperl & Fuchs , Larsen & Toubro, Han’s Laser Technology, Anest Iwata Motherson, Ingersoll Rand, Menzel Robovision, ifm Electronic, Schunk Intec, Difacto Robotics, TAL Manufacturing Solutions, ARAI, KUKA Robotics, Honeywell Automation Trumpf India, Turck Automation, NI Systems, Precision Automation and Robotics India – PARI, Godrej Material Handling, SixD Marketing Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Steinbichler Vision Systems Pvt. Ltd. and many more The event, with a special focus on metrology, quality inspection and vision systems, and advanced plastic materials and composites, will also conduct exhibitor seminars that would help the participants to expand the reach of their products/services among prospective customers as well as build a rapport with existing customers. Apart from the participants mentioned above, the 2011 event at Chennai also had over 5000 high profile visitors and potential buyers visiting it. This event is also expected to witness similar or more number of visitors from the auto industry.
The event will also witness the giving away of the 3rd edition of the Excellence Award for Innovation & Creative Automation. Other than exhibitor seminars, the Automotive Engineering Show 2013 will also hold a special seminar for seasoned automobile middle-level managers equivalent of plant managers and general managers. At the seminar, the managers will be sharing their experience in energy efficiency, environment protection, productivity, safety, and value improvement with the audience, and illustrate with examples how they creatively used technology in real-life situations to overcome the challenges. They will be also sharing their experience in how the use of technology helped them enhance the plant performance and efficiency.
Speaking to APF, Sameer Khedkar, Exhibition Director, expressed that the Automotive Engineering Show 2013 is about showcasing technologies for manufacturing vehicles and components and not for displaying vehicles or components as many auto shows do. Stressing upon the Automotive Engineering Show 2013 being a specialised show, Pradeep Nair, Manager, added that the unique rationale of the event is the strong penetration within the automotive manufacturing region.
Apart from Chennai, the Automotive Engineering Show 2013 is also expected to attract visitors from other automotive hubs like Bangalore, Zaheerabad in Andhra Pradesh, Coimbatore, Madurai, Pune and the National Capital Region. The number of visitors, the event hopes to attract this time, is between 6000 and 8000 numbers. Many of them, business visitors.
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