The 11th edition of Automotive Engineering Show Chennai went live this morning, showcasing new and evolving technology trends which can be adapted to create an efficient working environment on the factory shop floors.
M.C. Sampath, Minister for Industries – Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the show that focused on several new technologies including India’s first articulated industrial robot Tal Brabo that is developed to provide cost effective solutions by Tal Manufacturing; CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete solutions for multidimensional metrology by Carl Zeiss; Portable arms, Laser Scanning, Xray & CT Inspection, Video Microscope Measuring, Microscope Systems and Large Volume Applications by Nikon; Precision Screwdrivers, Torque controlled impact wrenches, clutch based screw drivers by Panasonic Powertools; Cobalt Array Imager, a metrology-grade, non-contact scanner that captures millions of high resolution 3D coordinate measurements in seconds by FARO.
Other prominent names exhibiting advanced solutions are CLPA, Omron, Ingersoll Rand, Tunkers, Amvian Automotive, Dopag, Eepos Cranes, Polyworks. The three-day exhibition will also host a workshop on 9th November sharing insights on “Surface Engineering in Automotive Industry” and a seminar on 10th November highlighting the topic “Industrie 4.0 and IIoT: Opportunities for Indian Automotive Manufacturing.”
At the inauguration Sampath said, “It brings top decision makers and buyers to generate maximum business prospects for its exhibitors. This makes the company a trusted trade partner amongst the industry stakeholders. Tamil Nadu is known for automobile manufacturing and is the earliest state to start car manufacturing. The city Chennai has emerged as the largest exporter of automobiles in India and today, it is one of the top 10 global auto hubs. This city has an installed capacity to produce 1.42 lakh cards and about 3.61 lakh commercial vehicles each year.”
The Minister also announced a new law – Business Facilitation Act & Rules 2017, which has been enacted by the government of Tamil Nadu. This law will provide an investor friendly environment to enable the potential investors to do business with ease.
Raj Manek, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd shared: “We have a series of product launches and new introductions by 75 technology-leading companies on the show floor. We are certain about Chennai and AES 2017 to be the best combination for our exhibitors to explore the southern market and establish a strong business communication with the OEMs and automotive component decision makers.”
Post the implementation of GST (Goods and Service Tax), the industry is slowly moulding itself into this new development made by the law. To provide further clarification on this topic, ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) will conduct an exclusive seminar on 11th November, focusing on post GST Implementation. This interactive session would focus on:
- Issues faced by Industry post GST implementation
- Issues faced by Industry during “filling of returns”
- Updates and interpretations of notifications and amendments issued post 1st July 2017
Established itself as an esteemed and trusted platform through its previous editions, Automotive Engineering Show has drawn strong support from associations like Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC), Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA), National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Society for Surface Protective Coatings India (SSPC India), and Ludhiana Hand Tools Association. The 11th edition at Chennai will be open until 11 November 2017.