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IMTEX, Tooltech & Digital Manufacturing 2023 - A Showstopper for Manufacturing


991 Exhibitors

More than 96,000 Visitors

23 Countries

5 Country Pavilions


Bengaluru, 27th January 2023: The 20th edition of IMTEX, a showstopper for manufacturing industry concluded successfully. The show organised by IMTMA was held from 19th to 25th January at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.

IMTEX 2023 focused on metal-cutting machine tools and manufacturing technologies. The exhibition was held in an area of 77,000 square metres in 5 halls. Concurrent shows Tooltech 2023 and Digital Manufacturing were trendsetters in many ways. IMTEX 2023 was a great platform for the machine tool and manufacturing fraternity to renew relationships, explore collaborations and partnerships, and network with warm handshakes.

Held after four years, exhibitors displayed technologies like smart and intelligent machines, high-precision, high-performance, multi-tasking, hybrid machines and special-purpose machines. Robots, cobots, AGVs, tools, accessories, manufacturing software, 3D Printers, 3D printing solutions, evolving Industry 4.0 hardware, software, customised solutions, 5-axis, digital twin, advancements in tooling and measurement technology, solutions for new products, were also displayed.

“Cutting-edge technologies are vital in addressing the need for quality and precision manufacturing in every industry sector” commented Ravi Raghavan, President, IMTMA. Raghavan added that he was glad to note fresh excitement among exhibitors and visitors to forge relation and enhance business opportunities which will move the manufacturing business forward in the years to come.

“IMTEX 2023 brought together the entire machine tool and manufacturing fraternity on a common platform with the new and innovative products to match today’s requirement of manufacturing industry,” said Jibak Dasgupta, Director General & CEO, IMTMA. Dasgupta added that the exhibition not only proved the resiliency of industries but also their yearning to advance manufacturing to new levels with more self-confidence.

IMTEX also coincided with the platinum jubilee of IMTMA. IMTEX 2023 had many other parallel events. IMTMA held the JAGRUTI-IMTMA Youth Programme with the participation of 25 engineering students from 12 various institutions of the country to create awareness about the latest developments and trends in machine tools and manufacturing industries.

Connect, a forum to meet and hire young engineers was held on 22nd January. Around 125 students and 18 companies participated in the event. The event provided the opportunity for students to find placement in companies.

To encourage young engineering talents, IMTEX 2023 organized a competition for young innovators through the i2 Academia Pavilion. The programme enabled twenty-two institutions from across India to connect with exhibitors and showcase the projects that they have undertaken. The best projects were rewarded with cash prizes and certificates. The team from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, bagged the first prize. The second prize was won by the students from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai and the third prize was awarded to the students from KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi. Two consolation prizes were given to teams from N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Udupi and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam.

The International Buyer Seller Meet held on 23rd and 24th January had 38 representatives from 17 countries and was an apt platform for Indian machine tool manufacturers to interact with international buyers and enhance their export potential.

IMTMA had constituted two awards to recognize and reward companies. The IMTMA Best Design Award for indigenously designed products in metal cutting and the IMTMA Export Performance Award for making significant achievements in the export of machine tools were conferred during the show.

The IMTMA Best Design Award was bagged by Amace Solutions Private Limited, Bharat Fritz Werner Limited and Bestek Engineering Private Limited.

Trishul Machine Tools Private Limited and Grind Masters Machines Private Limited were conferred with the IMTMA Export Performance Award.

IMTEX 2023 Highlights

Participating Countries

Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and USA

Country Pavilions

Germany, Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and USA


77,000 sqmts


Formed in 1946 IMTMA, is the apex body of the Indian machine tool industry and plays an important role in its development through various advocacy measures. IMTMA has supported the setting up of institutions such as the Advanced Machine Tool Testing Facility and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Centre and worked closely with the government to set up a first-of-its-kind machine tool park in Karnataka. IMTMA has been at the forefront of skill development through its Technology Centres in Bengaluru, Pune and Gurugram. Its flagship show IMTEX is one of the leading global machine tool exhibitions. IMTMA also organizes seminars, summits, and regional expos to develop the manufacturing industry. A state-of-the-art exhibition venue - Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) set up by IMTMA acts as an ecosystem for the development of exhibitions and events in India.







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