Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman Exhibitions, IMTMA gave the welcome address. He welcomed everyone to IMTEX 2015 and the concurrent Tooltech 2015. Mr. Godrej said that IMTEX showcased latest technologies and solutions from the global manufacturing industry.
Mr. L. Krishnan, President, IMTMA added that IMTEX 2015 was a great enabler of ‘Make in India’ and the exhibition would propel Indian manufacturing towards productivity and quality and help in making Indian manufactured products globally acceptable.
Ms. K. Ratnaprabha said that machine tool sector played an important role in manufacturing. She said that Karnataka Industrial Policy has laid great importance on the machine tool industry and that the state government would extend all support to it.
Speaking at the inauguration, Shri R.V.Deshpande told the gathering that Karnataka is a hub for manufacturing industry and that investing in Karnataka would bring rich dividends to the industry.
Shri G.M.Siddeshwara spoke about the various steps taken for the development of the manufacturing industry. He also added that the state was in process for setting up Karnataka’s first machine tool park to bring manufacturing efficiency through cluster development.
IMTMA publications, the ACMA-IMTMA Joint Study: Enabling Indian auto component industry competitiveness Role of Indian machine tool industry Final Report along with the CD; Productivity Digest 2010-2014: Award winning productivity improvement case studies; Directory of members; Eleven Mega Platforms of Modinomics (Impact on India’s Manufacturing Sector); and the IMTEX 2015 catalogue were released on the occasion.
The IMTMA - Premier Outstanding Entrepreneur Award was given to Dr. Arvind Patel, Founder Director, Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd.
The inauguration was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony, which opened the doors to IMTEX 2015 and Tooltech 2015.
IMTEX 2015 will see over 900 exhibitors from 24 countries displaying more than 1000 machines ‘live’. The event will have eight group participations from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Taiwan and USA. IMTEX 2015 will have foreign visitors from 50 countries and Indian visitors from 26 countries. IMTMA is expecting a footfall of over 1,00,000 visitors during this exhibition.