CII Industrial Automation Summit witnessed the presence of many
Experts and leading companies from Manufacturing Sector across the country.
Addressing the Summit Mr Rajiv Gandhi - Vice Chairman, CII Haryana State
Council & Executive Director – Plants, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd said
that with India’s emergence as a ‘Global Manufacturing Hub’, Economic reforms and various policy initiatives
have made India one of the fastest-growing economies in the world today. The
manufacturing sector has played a significant role in the growth of the Indian
economy, contributing nearly 15% to the country’s GDP over the last few years.
He shared that the growing demand for industrial robots has attracted
leading global manufacturers of robots to set up facilities in India to serve
the Indian market. In a complementing response to Prime Minister’s vision of
Make in India, he shared Mr. Suzuki’s statement – “If you want to make in
India, It should be “Quality in India”.
Mr. Gandhi said that Speed, quality, service, flexibility and global focus
are identified as the essential elements for successful manufacturing for the
next decade and that the manufacturers are measured by their ability to respond
quickly to sudden, often unpredictable changes in customer needs and wants. He
also mentioned that the ease of maintenance & running cost has to be a
major factor in the design of automations to ensure that the usage is
sustainable. With multiple industry initiatives as well as opportunities
arising out of the fast growing manufacturing sector, automation market participants
with their global expertise and vast resources have the potential to transform
current Indian manufacturing practices and bring these at par with global
standards. This will enable manufacturers to attain global manufacturing
competitiveness even as they capitalize on India’s inherent strengths.
Speaking at the session Mr Makoto Yokoyama - Director – Factory
Automation & Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt
Ltd said “India is one of the most promising destination for investment
today. He also added that the Government too seems to be more passionate
towards industrial growth with the recent “Make in India” campaign.” Industrial
automation will play an important role for efficient planning of Industrial
growth in India. He touched upon the point that his company is running several
skill development programs as an outcome of the industrial strategy, to make it
cost effective for the customers through 6 technical centers in india.
Mr Ashwani Dubey - Managing Director & CEO, Comau India Pvt Ltd threw
light upon the key issues in the sector pertaining to the very high attrition
rates and lack of competent and non-availability of skilled manpower. He also
focused on the measuring tool ie. Intelligent Quotient to analyse the
demographic dividend. His suggestions to the industry was to define competency
and have a structured program to bridge the competency gap with Skill
Development, Quality and Intelligent Quotient.
Mr Ramesh C Jain, Past Chairman, CII Haryana State Council & Former
Group Vice Chairman, Eicher Group stressed on the term Industry 4.0 or
the fourth industrial revolution which involves Data exchange, Cyber
fiscal norms, internet of things. He said the key part of a manufacturing
strategy is the definition of whether products will continue to be produced at
the traditional manufacturing sites, or if the cost advantages make it
beneficial to set up manufacturing in geographic areas with a lower cost base.
Automation has had a notable impact in a wide range of highly visible
industries beyond manufacturing. Telecom sector is one such example. Even
medical processes are carried out at much greater speed and accuracy by
automated systems. All these factors clearly indicate the need for creating
focused platform for deliberations on the issues in various sectors including
the users & suppliers.
Dr Chandan Chowdhury - Managing Director, Dassault Systems gave a very
interesting presentation and stressed upon the fact that Collaboration,
Integration of the process of production with Green and sustainability is the
key criteria for Robust Growth in Industrial Automation. He also shared
various projects his company has been undertaking in the past few years and how
people are now talking about transformation enabled by technology. In the automobile
sector the consumer wants smart, safe and connected cars. He said that as the
cost of making a defect in the physical world is very high and companies can
actually create a digital twin before the final product. Launch the product in
The summit witnessed speakers from various organizations namely Omron
Automation Pvt Ltd., ATS Conveyors India Pvt Ltd, Stratasys India, SCHUNK
Intec India Private Limited, Precision Automation & Robotics India Ltd
(Pari), Fanuc India Pvt Ltd, Maini Precision Products Pvt Ltd, Siemens Industry
Software (India) Pvt Ltd, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, Robert Bosch Engineering
and Business Solutions Private Limited.
The Summit was well attended by over 250 Corporates from all over the