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Editorial

Mettle Matters!

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ife gives you a lot of chances to discover yourself. It comes by way of difficult situations and favourable times; both bring out the real you, the mettle is tested for sure. We all know our moments and we also know our mettle!

This October issue of MMT, yes MMT, is dedicated to metal and mettle. Yes, we had our moments of doubt (ending the tie-up with IMTMA) and our moments of glory (discovering the mettle called ‘Team MMT’), when we realised that we are stronger than we estimated. Stronger, more resilient, more confident and self-dependent! These are the adjectives that we live as we metamorphose from Modern Machine Tools to MMT. As we turn more modern, more contemporary by revamping the whole intrinsic value that we stood for, we did defy Shakespeare in the process, as we do believe there is lots in the name! For starters, it is short, crisp and to the point, reflecting the new content philosophy itself. No deriving the point through lengthy discourses, we know that every minute of yours is marked and we value your time. Spend quick quality time with us and get your RoI on the time invested. Welcome to the 9th Anniversary Edition of MMT. This edition is dedicated to you, the community of machine builders, accessory and component suppliers, user industry (which actually encompasses the whole universe in itself!) and every manufacturer, supplier or dealer with an edge. And since we are in the change mode, you, the metal working and metal cutting fraternity, have created this special edition. It is truly ‘of the industry, for the industry, and by the industry’! ‘Metal: What’s Working & What’s Not Working’ is the voice and verdict of the industry. While it looks back and at the present times, it is mostly forward looking, just like MMT. The Top 50 industry leaders have spoken and how! ‘The Way Forward’ suggested by the industry is every policy makers’ dream, and your magazine has just started speaking the language of tall claims. For starters, it is about time that the voice and the verdict of the industry should reach the policy makers, and MMT is all set to create multiple platforms towards this cause…our way of proving that tall claims are actually true claims. Talking about the difference between tall claims and true claims, MMT, in this anniversary issue, promises to be a true partner to our readers and patrons. As we march ahead, there are a multitude of exciting brand extensions in the offing, not to forget some highvoltage multi-format events – a befitting ode to the industry. If metal and mettle are at the core of mankind, now is the time to get out of the cast and celebrate the essence of our existence! As you go about doing your core business, be assured that we will be discovering newer opportunities for you to leverage. We will also be pursuing newer sectors and newer markets for you to establish your footprint. In this process of being true partners, we will be eager to hear from you, brickbats are more than welcome! We are keen to work with you and are excited about the possibilities that are being created. We are reaching out to you, with the faith and conviction that together we are all set to create the Indian edge…in machine tools and otherwise!

Shailesh Sheth Corporate Strategy Advisor

Archana Tiwari-Nayudu archana.nayudu@infomedia18publishing.com

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Voice & Verdict S Ravishankar Deputy MD, Ya mazaki Mazak India Pvt Ltd..........................42

Ajay Das MD, Timken India........................................................................65

Syed Amjed Sr Vice President – Global Marketing, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd ..............................................................44

Soumitra Joshi MD, TRUMPF India....................................................................66

R Sridhar MD, DMG/MORI SEIKI India Machines & Services Pvt Ltd .......................................................................46 Terrence Miranda MD, Haas Automation India Pvt Ltd.........................................48 Soo Kam Tatt Director, Hypertherm Asia...........................................................54 Vivek Marwaha Director – Marketing, Siemens PLM Software .............56 Raj Singh Rathee MD, KUKA Robotics (India) Pvt Ltd.......................................59 Viraj Naidu MD, DISA India Ltd.................................................................... . 60

PJ Mohanram Senior Advisor, Technology, IMTMA........................................68 Sreekanteswar S President, Körber Schleifring GmbH – India.............................70 Manoj Mehta Country Manager – India and SAARC Operations, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp............................................72 Venkatesh Kumaran Country Manager- India, Wind River.........................................77 Parag Alekar CEO – India Branch, Nicolas Correa S.A..................................78 DS Totre Head – CNC Machines Division, Premier Ltd..........................80 Bharat Vaghela MD, Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd..............................................82

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Manoj Kumar Director, Apex Group....................................................................84

Rajesh Khanna CEO, Wendt India Ltd..............................................................124

Nischal Sachdev MD, Dynabrade India Abbrasive Power Tools Pvt Ltd............89

Eric Kim Head – Operations, Doosan Infracore India Pvt Ltd.............126

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Ravi Shankar Sharma Vice President, Birla Precision Technologies Ltd....................128 Tosher Hormusjee Director, GW Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd.........................130 Dr Kaustubh Nande Manager – Marketing, ANSYS India Gautam Dutta Country Manager, ANSYS India..............................................135 Sulaiman Jamal MD, Bevel Gears (India) Pvt Ltd.............................................138

TK Ramesh CEO, Micromatic Machine Tools Pvt Ltd............................100

MD Sreekumar MD, HMT Machine Tools Ltd................................................140

Sanjay Baljekar Director, EMUGE India Pvt Ltd.............................................102

Mohini Kelkar MD, Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd.....................................142

AA Qazi Director, Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd.............................104

Ravi Sane India Head, Dijet Industrial Co Ltd........................................147

Jeffrey W Wilmot SVP & Country Manager, PTC...............................................106 GV Dasarathi Director – Applications, Cadem Technologies Pvt Ltd..........111

Ji Hwan Oh MD, Korloy India Tooling Pvt Ltd.........................................148 Reji Varghese MD, Forms & Gears..................................................................150

Ramji Singh Country Head, Rittal India – EPLAN Division....................112

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Gulshan K Sachdev MD, Quaker Chemical India Ltd.............................................114

Anton Müller MD, SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH ...............................154

Manjit Singh Matharoo CEO, Matharoo & Matharoo Inc.............................................116 NK Dhand Chairman and MD, Micromatic Grinding Technologies Ltd.........................................................................118 Shubhra Miranda Director, OMIRA Marketing Pvt Ltd.....................................123

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Guest Editorial

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New Manufacturing Mandate

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Shailesh Sheth, Corporate Strategy Advisor

he debate is over. Global meltdown has proven that reliance on service sector alone for growth gives only that…growth, without its concomitant cyclical benefits of increasing employment, enhancing tax collection and giving India a long-term competitive advantage. Thus, now, more than ever before, manufacturing is set to enter the centre stage. However, the industry needs to go beyond merely endowing a grudging acceptance and provide a new manufacturing mandate…a mandate that will clearly define the strategic direction it should take in order to shift the manufacturing base from West to East—from developed to emerging economies—following strong domestic consumption growth. Issues at stake go beyond scalability and manufacturing needs to address more fundamental issues. An emphatic and assertive national manufacturing policy is required that mandates key approaches for making a collaborative effort between industry, government, academia and R&D institutes easy. This mandate should emerge, not from our desire to emulate the success of others, but to attain global leadership in manufacturing. Time has come when Indian manufacturing, instead of following Toyota Production System or Standard Operating Procedure or Total Factory Automation, should chart its OWN course that the world would wish to follow. Is frugal engineering the Indian way of manufacturing? What could be the broad contours of this new manufacturing mandate? To list some; identify India’s core competence in manufacturing, define & map global competition, develop business models that facilitate agriculture and service sector growth impact manufacturing, partner with national & international academic and R&D institutes, and create manufacturing innovation incubators. Apart from these, the industry could focus on playing a proactive role with various government departments, positioning India as an integrated manufacturing hub, building and promoting global brand equity, facilitating development of ‘people’-led renaissance in the manufacturing sector, encouraging sustainable & green manufacturing and pushing for inclusive growth led by the manufacturing sector. Today, Indian manufacturing has become the launch pad

for various strategies and has risen above the numerous societal & bureaucratic hurdles. Still, it is widely felt that the Indian industry lacks sufficient depth. To increase and shape its rate of growth, to achieve its goals, India could do better with a new manufacturing agenda. This agenda, in turn, would determine the choices that Indian industry has to make in order to achieve the desired result. As the machine tool industry is directly dependent on the manufacturing industry, it needs to drive this new manufacturing mandate. The industry needs to leverage its capability. We must consider some facts in mind; first, machine tool is ‘Demand Driven’. Therefore, in order to witness growth in the machine tool industry, overall growth in manufacturing is necessary. Second, we should focus on how to leverage Indian manufacturing industry’s ‘Core Competency’. We have already defined the core competencies of India. Now, it is time for us to see how machine tool companies can leverage on these. This should be followed by focussing on how to become a ‘Global Industry’. With 98% of sales in the domestic market, the machine tool industry will never become globally competitive. In order to achieve the same, companies have to be competitive not only in India, but also in the European and US markets, among others. Lastly, we need to increase our ‘Range of Products’. At present, the Indian machine tool industry is producing more or less the same machines it used to produce 10 years ago, More of the same. As a result, Indian companies are not able to produce new high-tech machines, which users are leisurely importing. Therefore, in order to play a global role, Indian machine tool industry has to widen its product range. For this to happen, it is imperative for the Indian industry to do its own R&D. Currently, the Indian machine tool industry spends less than 0.25% of its turnover on R&D, while the global average is around 5%. Some key players of the global machine tool industry even spend up to 10–11% in R&D. Indian manufacturing is on an inflection point…the cusp of a revolution. It needs a new mandate to break out and firmly establish India as a global manufacturing hub. We need this new manufacturing mandate - the ‘India Way’… NOW.


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The Indian machine tool sector is passing through one of its most interesting phases today. While economies world over are facing a slowdown, India is expected to continue to enjoy significant growth. As the industry plays a vital role in the development of the entire manufacturing sector, Nishant Kashyap discusses all that is working in favour of Indian machine tool builders to drive the industry in future...

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n the last two decades, the Indian metalworking industry has advanced rapidly with the evolution and adaptation of smart technologies and automation. At present, there is a high demand for products having high productivity and flexibility. Manufacturers are veering towards numerical control systems like CNC machines and machining centres for punching & cutting, which are more productive and provide better speed.

to go before it can be termed ‘developed’ in all aspects. As customers are gradually prioritising quality & technology over price, the road to development seems smoother for the machine tool industry. In 2011, the industry observed an increase in investment in terms of facility expansion, increment in output, new technology centres and new entrants in the country, which are expected to continue in the coming few years.

Expert Projections Customers: Pouring Opportunities India has established itself in the global metalworking industry due to its advantages in low-cost manufacturing certification. The country is now in a very good position to capitalise on the new opportunities that are coming in its way. Yet, the industry still has a long way 30

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Automobile: According to a recent report by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), by 2016, the size of the Indian automotive industry will be between $122 and $159 billion, including exports worth $35 billion. As per Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) Vision 2020 for India, the Indian auto component industry is expected to grow

beyond $110 billion value by 2020. Energy: McKinsey & Company’s analysis suggests that if India continues to grow at an average rate of 8% for the next 10 years, then the nation’s power demand is likely to climb from its present 120 GW to 315–335 GW by 2017 – over 100 GW higher than the current estimates. According to the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA), 17,644 MW wind energy has been installed as on June 2012. Aerospace: As per the data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), passengers carried by domestic airlines from January–June 2010 stood at 25.71 million as against 21.1 million in the corresponding period of 2009 – a growth of 22%. This indicates that the future will be bright for the industry.

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Metalworking Industry Smart Indian companies are not shying away from adopting high-technology machines, since they have to cater to the demands of their customers. As more and more foreign companies set up their bases here, both manufacturers and consumers are becoming quality conscious. As foreign companies do not compromise on quality, it has forced Indian companies to focus on technology. The investments made by foreign players in the last two decades were the biggest game changers for the Indian industry. It came both as a blow and as a huge opportunity that prompted Indian companies to adopt smart technologies.

Economic Slowdown: Is it really Letting Us Down? The entire Indian industry had returned to its shell and is refraining from making any major investments, as it is skeptical of what the global ‘economic slowdown’ has in store. However, economic slowdown has motivated the industry to work in new ways that can be turned advantageous for them. It is a natural phenomenon that in good times, people look for the best in class. It happened in the machine tool industry as well. When the economy was at its best, companies favoured European and Japanese technologies. However, during recession, everyone started looking for alternatives. It is at this time that India came into the picture! This is the opportunity that Indian companies should capture to shine. Indian companies are not far behind their foreign counterparts in terms of technology. Many Indian companies provide cutting-edge solutions. The advantage that we have is that we are more cost-effective and can also provide almost the same technology. This makes India the best place to manufacture during global slowdown. Therefore, instead of thinking about global situations, we should capitalise on our own strength. However, we have to be alert and be aware of the changing situation. During such time, 32

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cost becomes one of the critical factors while purchasing any product. Another factor that makes India the favourite manufacturing destination is that the country is not much affected by the global slowdown because of its high local consumption base.

Active Associations: Catalysing the Expansion Many associations such as IMTMA, UNIDO, EEPC, TAGMA, Rajkot Machine Tools Manufacturers Association and Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufaturers Association (AIEMA) are playing a big role in the Indian machine tool industry’s growth. These associations help companies in all aspects of manufacturing. They also organise exhibitions that help companies in interacting with their global counterparts and learn about their technologies and demands. IMTMA conducts many productivity summits every month on various topics that help engineers of various companies to understand the latest happenings of the industry. Similarly, UNIDO–ICAMT programmes are initiatives taken by UNIDO for technology upgradation and productivity enhancement of the machine tool industry in India. They have selected six clusters – Rajkot, Ludhiana, Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi– NCR and Hyderabad – which account for 90% of the machine tool production in the country. UNIDO has selected consultants for these clusters who work closely with the companies associated with the programme and help them achieve higher productivity.

Ensuring Growth: The Indian Way! The Indian market is very different from many other countries. The country has its own unique way of working. The machine tool industry has undergone a radical shift in its thinking. The Indian machine tool industry is now recognised as the provider of low-cost high-quality technologies. The industry supports all its users in enhancing their productivity and improving competitiveness. Here

are some of the factors that ensure growth in the Indian market: Entrepreneurship: The global machine tool industry had started as an entrepreneur-driven industry. The Indian machine tool industry has also followed a similar path. The increasing number of opportunities has made many technocrat entrepreneurs view the machine tool industry differently and the industry’s double-digit growth makes it a lucrative business. The demand has made this sector a lucrative business. Indian Manpower: India is blessed with a huge reserve of skilled manpower. We have one of the largest numbers of engineers and technicians. And these technicians are available at lower cost in comparison to any other part of the world. Our engineers are capable of high-quality designing and modelling. As a result, many companies have set up their bases in the country. Many global giants are not only manufacturing in India, but are also developing strongly. Self-dependence: A company needs raw material, manpower and customers to grow. India has all the things available in its basket. The country is making progress everyday and driving demand in many sectors. For the Indian machine tool builders, everything is available at home – right from vendors, equipment providers, raw materials to customers. The growth in the manufacturing sector depends on the investment climate. Due to the structural and economical reforms since 1990s, the sector has made noticeable progress. Despite recent setbacks, it is universally acknowledged that the reforms process in India cannot be reversed and more reforms will be implemented eventually. However, the long-term competitive ability of the Indian firms would depend on production efficiency. Factors such as global manufacturing hub, soaring domestic consumption, willingness to grow, skilled manpower and availability of natural resources will define India’s path from ‘Developing to Developed’. nishant.kashyap@network18publishing.com


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A legacy of six decades defines the journey of the Indian metalworking industry. Right from scratch, the industry has gone through various waves of development and changes. There were many battles of industrial revolution that the industry won, a few battles that we lost, and a few more that we are still struggling with. There are so many things that are not working in favour of the Indian industry, but it is time to rise above our paucities and focus on finding ways to build on our strengths and rewrite a new saga of industrial growth. Debarati Basu presents a report on the various factors that are not working in favour of the Indian metalworking industry...

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he Indian industry for long has been trapped in its own numbers – we are the 12th global producer and the seventh largest consumer of machine tools in the world. The country meets only 35% of the domestic requirements, while 65% of its procurement is still met by imports. After Chine – India’s biggest Asian competitor – India has the largest number of new entrants in this league. The numbers are alarming, and rather intimidating to analyse the fight that the Indian players have to put up to climb the ladder of statistics. Undoubtedly, the glass is half empty for us. But maybe, this is exactly what we need right now!! We have to play our cards intelligently, change the course of the game and use the half empty glass to 34

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fill it up with opportunities. There are ripples of change at various levels and different segments of the Indian machine tool industry. These ripples now need to be transformed into waves of revolution. As the leaders of the industry stand up as a beacon of inspiration for the industry to practice and talk their heart out (in the pages to follow) giving the industry a sense of direction, let us analyse the half empty glass and discuss the opportunities that the Indian machine tool industry can pour out onto the globe.

It’s India’s Time Now For generations, the Germans, the Swiss and the Americans have garnered global dependence & supremacy, defined quality & precision for the world, painted the aesthetics of the

mechanics and created a benchmark. Subsequently, manufacturing moved Eastward and then rose the nextgeneration dragons of manufacturing. While Japan aggressively proved that the East can replicate Western quality, China explained the value for money. India, at the same time, was coming out of its cocoon, but was too young to join the competition. However, now that the country has finally revved up for the run, the race has already been joined by other players like South Korea, Taiwan and other new entrants like Indonesia, Brazil, Russia, Turkey and Singapore. Though we were late to pick up momentum at the right time, we certainly are not the underdogs. China has, for long, played the cards of being the low-cost destination for mass manufacturing. Japan is a


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Breathe Indian, Think Global The attitude of manufacturing needs to change in a big way. Our export items still do not reach the preset global benchmarks. We are still competing with our own standards. There needs to be aggressiveness in the competition that we are in. We know how the global market has defined ‘quality’. Hence, we blatantly have to reject whatever does not come under the gyre of that q-u-a-l-it-y. This cut-throat competitive attitude is something that needs to be instilled in the Indian culture. We revere foreign brands, but mete out a step-motherly treatment towards Indian brands even before they have a chance to prove their mettle. We talk about building a ‘Brand India’ image in the global market, but how do we expect foreign players to rely on our products when we ourselves reject our own creation? While India is in awe of the world around, it needs to respect its own competence and aim at attaining global standards.

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young nation and being the secondlargest producer of engineers annually. However, are our engineers really competent to take up high-end engineering? Why is the cream of every mechanical engineering institute finding its way to various careers, which is not related to core manufacturing? Why do we spend so much time training our young engineers to unlearn their textbooks and learn about the latest manufacturing trends? Why is there disconnect between the education system and the industry? We talk of the lack of research! Why are there no significant researches coming out from our educational institutes benefitting the industry? The focus of ‘creating something new’ in institutes and the industry is confined to making ‘minor changes’ in the existing models to enhance performance. What India needs is a new vision to create new products and technology, which the world cannot fathom. The technical institutes have the liberty of time to experiment upon. The industry should bring in its expertise, while the government should give the financial liberty to play with thoughts. Every experiment is not successful. Even Einstein made a hundred attempts before his one idea changed the world. We need patience, perseverance and support.

Strengthen the Backbone The foundation of any industry relies on small shops. The Indian industry has 70% of the domestic demand to fulfil; in other words, we have 70% new opportunities to prove our mettle to ourselves. While the bigger companies have technologies, the small and mid-sized companies have the manpower. There needs to be a proper synergy between the various levels of the industry to manufacture international quality and meet domestic demand. It is the prime requisite today for the industry and the government alike to address the need to enhance the technological level of SMEs &

MSMEs and utilise their calibre. While they need financial calibre to automate and upgrade themselves technologically, initiatives need to be taken to expand their knowledge base and understand global manufacturing trends and technologies. Being closest to the difficulties of manufacturing, SMEs also have the ability to look for ways to overcome the manufacturing hurdles. The lack of funding at most times is what deters them from focussing on research activities. Initiatives by the government on integrated research programmes with grants and other funding facilities will encourage them to translate their ideas into fruitful research. A separate wing with necessary amenities can be created with the help of industries, institutes & government where SMEs and MSMEs can come together and innovate new products & technologies. With government support, it should be made mandatory for every industry (either individually or in cluster) to invest in research and design development programmes.

Create An Ecosystem Any ecology needs a favourable ecosystem to thrive on. While today, India is the most sought after destination for investment, foreign players are still sceptical about burning their fingers in a country with poor infrastructure, unfriendly tax structure, convoluted policies & procedures, multiple window system for getting projects sanctioned, long gestation period between proposals made & work to start, unstable political situations, a country prone to strikes and many more. If we have garnered 10 reasons to be called a global investment destination, we have created hundred more reasons to be rejected as one. We have to make the manufacturing process in India a cakewalk for the domestic and foreign players alike. We were late in picking up momentum, but now that we are in the race, we cannot miss our pace! debarati.basu@network18publishing.com


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S Ravishankar, Deputy MD, Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt Ltd

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the Growth S Ravishankar obtained his degree in BE (Mech) from VNIT (formerly VRCE) Nagpur. He earned his MS from BITS Pilani and DIM from IGNOU, Delhi. Ravishankar has nearly three decades of rich experience of working in companies, such as Widia India Ltd, ABB and KOMET Precision Tools India. What’s Working

Engineering Strength: India’s excellent engineering strength has been recognised globally. India is known for its huge technically qualified talent pool. In the last two decades, there have been continuous efforts to improve the quality levels of the manufacturing sector. High-technology Equipment: Availability of high-technology equipment such as advanced multi-tasking CNC machine tools and cutting tools, is a big plus point for the Indian industry. Many foreign players are setting up their subsidiaries in the country, giving the Indian manufacturing industry access to latest technologies. This, in turn, has enabled the industry to produce better quality products.

Tax: Absence of tax reforms and delay in implementing GST are seen by the business fraternity as another deterrent in the path of the Indian industry. Poor Power Supply: Inadequate power supply with frequent interruptions forces the industry to relay upon the expensive diesel power. Many SMEs that cannot afford the alternate diesel power are unable to meet their targets, due to which the entire industry suffers. Talent Pool: Growth rate of 10–15% in the manufacturing industry over the last few years have flared up the demand for talented work force. However, this has resulted in frequent job changes and increased labour costs.

The Way Forward What’s Not Working Infrastructure: The major roadblock that the industry faces is the availability of land and adequate infrastructure. Land is a major investment option, but very high land costs have made industrial investments non-viable. Even the land allocated for industrial purposes are sometimes treated as investment and left unused to profit from a future price rise. Such practices and the absence of any long-term vision of growth from the government make the Indian manufacturing industry non-competitive. 42

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For any organisation to grow globally, it is important that either it has a great cost advantage or technology advantage. Considering the current situation in India, achieving the cost advantage on a sustained level is not a viable solution. Hence, the other option of technology advantage needs to be pursued. Therefore, India Inc needs to invest heavily in product development and technology upgradation. For technology upgradation, we need to get back to the fundamental research and apply its results to product development. This requires a very strong industry and institute interface.


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Syed Amjed, Sr Vice President – Global Marketing, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd

Indian Industry Builds Relations Syed Amjed has 40 years of first-hand machine tool experience in designing, marketing and operations. Barring a two-year stint elsewhere, he devoted the first 30 years of his career at Widia (now Kennametal). He likes Indian classical music. He is also involved in philanthropy as he believes in giving back to society. What’s Working Right Approach: The biggest strength of the Indian industry is that it has always garnered the right approach towards manufacturing. It does not just sell a piece of machine; it develops relations. The Indian manufactures try to make provisions for customising the products as per the customers’ changing requirements even after they have been commissioned. It is not the same with foreign companies. A Strong Engineering Base: The Indian industry can proudly boast of a strong engineering capability. Moreover, this industry has seen a lot of entrepreneurship over the last 30 years, leading to the growth of many private industries. Combating Competition: We often talk of comparing the Indian machine tools industry with that of China. Though China has grown, the quality remains a matter of question. The real competition that India has is from developed countries like Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Support: The industry has always had the support of a strong association, the IMTMA, which has been consistently working towards industry’s growth.

What’s Not Working Strengthen High-end Manufacturing: Even though we have become self-sufficient in manufacturing general-purpose machines, we still lag behind in manufacturing high-end machines. This is because of two factors: lack of capability and lack of market. Lack of Demand: Manufacturers in developed countries replace their machines every five years, which creates a huge demand in their market. However, in India, companies try to upgrade and recondition their machines as per the changing requirements. Not Enough Mass Manufacturing: We have never concentrated on mass manufacturing, which needs to be corrected. Our total output serves only 35% of the Indian consumption, whereas 65% of the requirement is imported. This skewed situation needs to be immediately corrected. Retaining Young Talent: The Indian industry has a very strong engineering capability. However, many of our young engineers tend to drift to other fields, which is the loss of the Indian manufacturing sector.

The Way Forward In the next five years, India should cater to at least 60% of the domestic requirement & increase its export capability by 20%. We must focus on manufacturing high-end machines, and form joint ventures, collaborations & acquire foreign companies to gain technologies. We must look at world as the market. We must combine aesthetics with performance. Vendors should be acquainted with global standards & requirements. We must chuck out ‘chalta hai’ attitude and be ruthless in maintaining precision & quality.

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R Sridhar, MD, DMG/MORI SEIKI India Machines and Services Pvt Ltd

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R Sridhar has more than 25 years of experience in machine tools. His first job was at Praga Tools, HMT. He joined DMG/MORI SEIKI in 1999 when no one knew about this company in India. In his spare time, he likes to watch news & sports and read management books. What’s Not Working

What’s Working Positive Potential: A young & talented work force and a growing market give India a lot of positive potential. Over the next decade, India will grow faster than China. In fact, it is estimated that India will beat China by 2020. Building a Synergy: The gap between the global OEMs, Tier 1s and the SMEs will always remain, but, at the same time, the entire level of competence will go up. With the rise in the overall technology, the SMEs will also move to the next level and are expected to opt for high-end machines in future. Various machine tool organisations and associations are working towards synergising their resources in order to build a common knowledge base for improving the technology. Encouraging Global Support: As the Indian market has a lot of potential, Tier 1s, like DMG/MORI Seiki, are keen on collaborating with Indian companies. OEMs and Tier 1s should open their own shops in India and start manufacturing here. This will help technology enter the country, which, in turn, will make technology more affordable to the Indian customers. Transition in Thoughts: Earlier, the vision of manufacturing was myopic. Today manufacturers have started to see things in totality. This transition is picking up and the change in the thinking process has led to the development of new machines with higher performance. The Indian manufacturers are aware of what the customers are looking for.

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Shrinking R&D: The Indian industry needs to develop a strong local R&D base. However, the country is ill prepared for it, as is evident from the fact that a very negligible share of the GDP is being allotted to R&D. One needs to understand that it is impossible to start R&D from the scratch and reach the level at which other countries stand. Clearly, there is a dire need for more tie-ups, especially with the governments and machine tool institutes of other countries.

The Way Forward Encourage Tie-ups: The quickest way to enhance the Indian technology is by adopting technologies available in the global market. This can be done by developing tie-ups with countries that already have high-end technologies, such as Germany and Japan. A healthy knowledge sharing with these countries can certainly benefit the Indian manufacturing sector. Change in Attitude: Earlier, the benchmark of manufacturing depended only on the depth of cut and the material removal rate. Today, people understand that manufacturing process needs to be seen in totality. This transition in the thinking process in the Indian manufacturing has led to the development of new machines with better performance. The Indian manufacturers are, hence, trying to incorporate higher machining technology in their processes.


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Terrence Miranda, MD, Haas Automation India Pvt Ltd

Rich Resources: Rich Dividends Terrence Miranda has been associated with Haas Automation India Pvt Ltd since 2009. He has done Masters in Business Administration. He is responsible for company’s growth in India. He started working for HAAS as a dealer and has now become its MD. What’s Working Growing Manufacturing: Construction equipment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors. It is creating a lot of demand for machine tools. Another sector is that of aerospace industry, which is growing at a fast pace in India. Apart from these, medical, defence, telecommunication and other such industries are also generating great demand for machine tools. The automobile and auto component industries remain the biggest customers of machine tools. I believe that in the next two years, these industries will provide impetus to machine tool builders and will demand latest generation of CNC machine tools. Skilled Manpower: Human capital is one of the biggest advantages in India. We have good education system to enhance the knowledge of employees, which will drive India’s manufacturing sector in future. Rich Natural Resources: India is also blessed with abundant natural resources. As a result, raw materials are easily available at affordable cost.

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Rupee Depreciation: The machine tool companies in India are facing challenges similar to what other industries are facing. The depreciation of rupee against all major currencies like dollar, pound and yen is a major challenge. Global Uncertainty: The situation in Europe is making overall business conditions uncertain. The industry wants the government to take certain policies and decisions much faster. The current situation is not making India’s condition any better as it is affecting the market sentiment and it is definitely not helping capital investment. Poor Infrastructure: India’s poor infrastructure is also a big cause of concern, though the country is making rapid progress. While power and infrastructure represent huge opportunity areas, they are also a bottleneck. As demand for better infrastructure increases, it will call for a lot of machine tools. Whether it is power generation or infrastructure, the equipment used in these industries would require CNC machines for their manufacture.

The Way Forward In the last few weeks, the government has made some good moves to take economic growth of the country to the next stage. Though the global economy looks uncertain, we have to focus on our strength rather then being scared. Apart from this, customers want to increase their productivity dramatically. At the same time, they do not want to compromise with the cost. Hence, to be in business, machine tool builders have to manufacture products that are cost-effective as well as provide value for money. The increasing demand for better productivity, efficiency and speed would mean that we would need faster machine tools that can efficiently deal with complex machining. 48

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Soo Kam Tatt, Director, Hypertherm Asia

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Gridlock Soo Kam Tatt joined Hypertherm Singapore in 2001. He has led the company’s Asia business to new heights in Shanghai, Osaka, Busan and Chennai & Delhi. Prior to joining Hypertherm, Tatt, a trained Marine Engineer with a Business Degree from RMIT Melbourne, served in the Merchant Marine as an Engineer Officer. What’s Working Engineering Expertise: India’s manufacturing sector has been soaring owing to the country’s engineering expertise. There are many engineering colleges across India, which produce the world’s second largest number of trained engineers every year. Cost-competitiveness: India boasts of a large number of skilled and low-cost workforce. As a result, many companies have set up their manufacturing facilities in the country. Growing Economy: India is one of the emerging economies, and is held in the same space as China and Brazil. This growth provides large number of opportunities to the companies based here. Moreover, being the world’s second-largest populated country, the country provides a lot of scope for growth. If these factors continue to define India’s manufacturing sector, the country may well be on its way to becoming a manufacturing powerhouse.

What’s Not Working Insufficient Amount of Skilled Labour: Although India has a large number of engineering colleges and produces the world’s second-largest number engineering graduates, the country still lacks skilled operators. This is limiting the growth of the industry in a big way. Infrastructure Gridlock: Lack of good infrastructure invariably makes India less competitive. Though the country has a large geographical area, finding supporting infrastructure is a constant challenge here. In recent years, the Government of India has started to pursue various means to overcome these problems, which is a good start. Bureaucracy: Bureaucracy remains a major hurdle in the path of Indian industry. For instance, compared to China, the tax structure in India is highly complex, which does not favour industry.

The Way Forward To make headway into the global market, Indian manufacturers will have to abide by the standards and expectations of global customers, including the quality of finished products, timeliness of delivery, matching warranty standards, etc. For the domestic industry to rise to the next level, businesses would have to look at methods for improving productivity and work towards attaining quality standards. This can be achieved by embracing automation and imparting training to their workforce. By adopting automation, businesses will experience greater productivity. At the same time, training lower level employees would ensure quality output. These two factors could help raise local manufacturing standards. 54

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Vivek Marwaha, Director – Marketing, Siemens PLM Software

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with the World Graduating from BITS Pilani, Vivek Marwaha has 25 years’ experience of working with leading Indian & multinational corporations. His responsibilities include marketing communications, business development, alliances & partner management and devising strategies to promote Siemens PLM Software products in India.

What’s Working High Quality: Over the last two decades since liberalisation of the Indian economy, Indian manufacturing industry has built a solid reputation globally for efficiency and high quality. We have traditionally excelled at manufacturing products and sub-systems requiring a high value of engineering content. Adoption of PLM: SMEs have graduated to a fairly mature usage of CAD systems. Many SMEs have now reached a stage where they do CAD Data Management. They will reach a stage where they have an active requirement of PLM. Many mid-size companies have already reached that threshold and they are looking out for processes like PLM.

What’s Not Working Rising Input Costs: High input cost is posing a big challenge in the way of developing the Indian industry. Inadequate Infrastructure: Poor infrastructure continues to limit the Indian industry. Insufficient Skilled Manpower: Lack of sufficient skilled labour also hampers the growth of the industry. 56

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Siemens is present in the Indian manufacturing industry for over two decades now. India is not just a market for Siemens PLM Software. With one of the largest product development facilities located at Pune, India is a major source of intellectual capital for the company. Nowadays, PLM is moving ahead from a mere productivity enhancement tool to more of decision-support system. It helps companies in the full production till the very end when their products is taken in by the active customer. PLM helps companies to take smarter decisions to make better productivity. The scope of PLM is also broadening. The Way Forward Given our traditional strengths in engineering, Indian manufacturers need to increasingly focus on enhancing their innovation capabilities to be able to compete globally. They need to hire skilled people, enable them with appropriate technologies & tools and evolve the right process & metrics to identify the best potential product ideas and take them swiftly to the market. In an increasingly complex global business environment, Indian manufacturers should also master the art of working collaboratively with global partners and customers.


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Raj Singh Rathee, MD, KUKA Robotics (India) Pvt Ltd

Red Tape: A Big Question Mark Raj Singh Rathee has more than 21 years of experience in sales & service, product placement and marketing & management. He has been associated with KUKA Robotics GmbH since 2005. He founded KUKA Robotics in India in 2006. He is also responsible for handling KUKA business in SAARC countries & Middle East region. What’s Working Easy Availability of Labour: Human resource is an important ingredient in the growth of the manufacturing sector. A big factor that works in favour of the Indian metal working industry is the easy availability of labour, both in the skilled and unskilled segments. Low Cost of Labour: The cost of labour is low in India, as compared to most of the countries. This brings down the overall cost of the manufacturing process, thereby making the Indian manufacturing industry more competitive. Huge Market: India offers a huge market for machine tools, which offers enormous scope for growth and expansion of the manufacturing companies.

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What’s Not Working Red Tape: A company setting up its base in India has to first get a number of approvals and clearances. This creates a lot of scope for red tape and corruption, which dissuades many companies from entering the country. Even after the business is set up, the number of compliances (many of them un-necessary) & the lack of inter department co-ordination eats up company resources. This means that apart from paying all taxes the companies indirectly pay much more in terms of their time and resources. Imports: The Indian machine tools industry imports heavily, as certain machinery and equipment are not manufactured in the country. High Taxes: The government imposes high duties and taxes on many machine tools, which is hampering the growth of the Indian industry.

The government is working on many initiatives for encouraging the growth of manufacturing industry in the country. For instance, the government has set a target of raising the share of manufacturing sector to 25% of GDP by 2020, which is at present only 15–16%. The government should also develop modern infrastructure in the country. Then, GST policy should be implemented soon. These policy steps will contribute greatly to the development of the manufacturing sector in India. Apart from these steps, the government may look towards introducing a mechanism aimed at faster clearances to begin a project. With respect to imports, lowering the duties for certain manufacturing equipment will come as a boon. In addition to this, creating an investor-friendly environment will definitely play an important role in the development process of the Indian machine tools industry. Further, various industry associations of the country are in constant touch with the government and are voicing their concerns to it. Although it is not very clear how many of these associations really work for the industry’s interests. October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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Viraj Naidu, MD, DISA India Ltd

Low Cost = High Point A mechanical engineer from IIT Kharagpur, Naidu has now over 22 years of experience in fields as diverse as maintenance, sales & marketing, programme management, project management and general management. He also has significant exposure to multi-national and multi-cultural environments. When he is not working, he loves to spend time with his family. He also likes to listen to music, watch movies and read books. What’s Working Low Cost & High Quality: The strength of the India manufacturing industry has surely been its focus on low cost and high quality. The Indian manufacturers, especially in the automotive sector, were the first to adopt ISO quality standards and many of them have achieve new grounds in excellence by winning Deming Awards. The ‘Indian’ Innovation: The Indian machine tools sector has been quick in adapting to the demands of the cost-conscious Indian customers, thanks to innovations. TATA Nano is just one example of building on these strengths.

DISA came to India in 1984. It started as BMD – a German leader in foundry technologies, which was acquired by DISA worldwide in 1986. BMD’s first major products in India were the legendary ARPA ( Jolt Squeeze Moulding Machine) & TM Mixers, which changed the Indian foundry industry. Through its global merger with Wheelabrator Group, DISA India is introducing Wheelabrator Technologies in India.

What’s Not Working Bureaucratic Hassles: High level of bureaucratic controls and slow processes slow down the Indian industry’s efficiency. Inadequate Infrastructure: The country majorly suffers from the lack of infrastructure. This has hampered the growth of the Indian machine tools industry for a very long time now. Fragmented Growth: The Indian manufacturing industry suffers from highly fragmented volumes, with small set-ups struggling with manual or semi-manual processes. The traditional approach of the Indian industry has been the gradual, often conservative, way of growth. This kind of approach limits the growth of technology. This is quite opposite to the Chinese approach, where the industry went for big jumps in scaling-up the adoption of high-end technology. The business automatically followed, as no one else could match their cost, due to their economies of scale.

The Way Forward The need is to adopt technology faster. I strongly believe that what happened in China in the last 10 years, should happen in India in the next five years. However, to make this happen, the industry needs to break free from the shackles of incremental thinking and adopt high-end technologies in order to match the global standards of production. In order to retain talent, the industry must offer higher skill jobs to attract youth and must stop looking at youth as low-cost labour bench. In addition, the already delayed GST must be implemented soon. At the same time, the government must increase the investment on infrastructure development. 60

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Sreekanteswar S, President, Körber Schleifring GmbH – India

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Sreekanteswar S has a rich experience of 22 years. He has received the Gold Medal in Management Program for Technologists from IIM Bangalore in 2002. Apart from work, he likes to indulge in trekking and photography. He is a follower of Swami Vivekanand and his words ‘Be fearless, Be bold!’ are his guru mantra. What’s Working A Young Economy: The developed economies are getting saturated and growth has dropped down to just a percent or less. Therefore, they have to sell their products outside their boundaries to grow and India is the right market. India is also opening up its boundaries to FDI, though in fits & starts. Already, all the global giants in the automotive sector have set their bases in India, be it Honda, Toyota or BMW. Though political uncertainties are keeping some sectors out of FDI, manufacturing has received its green signal long back. Thriving Ground for Foreign Players: Foreign machine tool manufacturers are setting up their base in India in a big way. With a large number of global machine tool manufacturers coming to India with production units or technology centres, the Indian manufacturing is being served with the best of the production machinery. Improved Quality Parameters: A big payoff of the growth in the automotive sector is that the country’s manufacturing sector has improved in leaps and bounds in terms of quality and productivity. It is a fact that Indian companies are the largest recipients of the Deming Award after Japan. Venturing into New Quarters: Indian companies are venturing into more sophisticated technologies like that of aerospace & energy that require higher levels of product & process maturity. India is the ninth-largest aviation market in the world and is poised to emerge as the third largest by the end of this decade. 70

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What’s Not Working Energy Sector: India badly lags behind in energy. There is a huge gap between demand and supply. The demand for electricity is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% over FY 2007–2022. The current production levels are not enough to meet even the present requirements and fall short by 12–15%. Infrastructure: On the infrastructure front, there is a huge shortfall in all the three fronts – road, rail & ports. This gives huge opportunity for establishing several new public– private partnership projects.

The Way Forward The country is on the threshold of a big breakthrough both in terms of technological growth and economic growth. All the ingredients for the transition are available and ready to take off. Therefore, government is promoting the infrastructure sector through programmes like NRGEA, which has a twin motive of infrastructure development and employment generation for the rural people. The socioeconomic divide between the urban and the rural areas is fast diminishing. This is augmented by several PPP projects that work on BOOT (Build-Own-OperateTransfer) system. Probably, what is required is a bigger impetus, more transparency and less bureaucracy.


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PJ Mohanram, Senior Advisor, Technology, IMTMA

Develop Niche Product Markets PJ Mohanram has more than 40 years of experience. His journey started at HMT, which defined his growing years. He has seen the industry grow during his long career, and is now counted among the best minds of the industry. Apart from his interests in machines tools, he likes to dabble in reading, photography and carpentry. What’s Working Designing Strength: Good design capability is a strong point of the Indian machine tool industry. The industry is also capable of manufacturing most types of basic machine tools. In fact, we have now built the capacity for manufacturing nearly 5,000–6,000 CNC machines a year. International Edge: The machines manufactured by the Indian machine tool industry are of high quality and meet the international standards, besides being cost-competitive. ISO Certified: Most of the Indian machine tool companies are ISO certified. They also have good in-house design and development capability. In fact, Indian machine tool companies are now going for 100% indigenous designs. What’s Not Working Lack of Machines in the Higher Technology Segment: Although the Indian industry is able to produce generalpurpose machines, we are yet to manufacture high-end machines. This hampers the growth of the industry. Low R&D: The country has a lot of catching up to do in its R&D activities. High cost, shortage of the required workforce and inadequate design & development skills are some roadblocks that hinder the growth of R&D. Tendency to Import: The Indian buyers prefer to import 68

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machines rather than help the indigenous industry develop through special orders and development contracts as is done in several countries. This needs to be changed. Government Support: Large government buyers also need to offer a level-playing field to Indian companies by suitably modifying the terms of tenders. This will encourage Indian companies to participate in such tenders and develop more advanced machines. The Way Forward Strengthening Local Presence: The Indian machine tool companies must try to gain a ‘local presence’ in foreign markets, as foreign markets are quite expensive. This is possible by carefully selecting the products and markets in which the Indian companies could excel. Develop Niche Products: In the absence of high-technology machines, the Indian industry has to depend mostly on standard machines for export. To overcome this handicap, niche machine tool products, such as special purpose machines, should be developed, which hold much promise for export. Government Intervention: The government can help by extending basic marketing infrastructure such as showrooms in foreign countries through EEPC India. This will reduce the cost of ‘local presence’ in foreign countries. Relaxing Tax and Duties: The government should support the export efforts of the Indian companies by bringing tax & duty incidences to zero on exports.


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Soumitra Joshi, MD, TRUMPF India

Different Strokes for Different Folks Soumitra Joshi is a commerce graduate. He obtained his MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He is also a diploma holder from ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, Germany. What’s Working Large Scope of Growth: The contribution of manufacturing in the GDP has always been significant. Currently, the Indian manufacturing industry contributes 16% to the GDP of the country, which is much lower as compared to the global benchmarks and same as it was in the 1960s. Hence, there is a large scope of growth in the country. Entrepreneurial Spirit: Traditionally, Indians are driven by pragmatic materialism and have very high level of entrepreneurial spirit. Hence, the people of India could be seen as the primary strength to fuel the manufacturing growth. The pragmatic view on materialism and the sole need to drive individual success have been the most important facets of the Indian psyche. Exposure to adversity has helped Indians to master entrepreneurial skills and build resilience & perennial hope to experiment. Diversity: Being a diverse country, the environment provides the necessary momentum to breed inventiveness and the will to survive. All these aspects are important to achieve substantial growth and can be viewed as the major strengths of the Indian manufacturing industry.

What’s Not Working Educational System: Human resources play a significant role in any growth recipe, and, at the same time, can be a major hindrance. The Indian educational system requires a paradigm shift towards the practical aspects of education. The state of the nation’s engineering education is still confined to theoretical knowledge and needs to be enhanced with handson industry exposure. Dearth of Talent: Due to unattractive nature of the manufacturing industry, many engineering graduates are moving to the service and other related industries leaving the Indian manufacturing industry in a dearth of talent. Slow Decision Process: Timely decisions on policies and reforms are a must for a growing economy. A coalition government has its advantages in bringing the classes together and fulfilling the democratic need. However, the speed of decision-making gets dampened in the process. Poor Infrastructure: Our road network is growing at only 4%, whereas traffic is growing at 11%. This puts the country’s infrastructure under huge pressure and deters foreign investments.

The Way Forward We need to speed up the decision-making & implementation process on many crucial issues, like GST, Food Security Bill, deregulation in the distribution of coal & land reforms to make it easier to set up factories & faster establishment of SEZs. The government gave its approval to the long awaited ambitious National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) in 2011. NMP seeks to set up mega industrial zones, create 100 million jobs by 2022 and put India at par with manufacturing powers across the globe. 66

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Ajay Das, MD, Timken India

Innovating all the Way Ajay Das, a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA, has vast experience in sales, marketing and operation management. Das has been working with Timken since the last 17 years. He is responsible for leading the company’s business & manufacturing operations in India. What’s Working Service Sector: The chief strength of the Indian economy is its service sector. Over the last three decades, the Indian service sector has shown a spectacular growth, and now contributes approximately 50% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Liberalisation of the Economy: The economic reforms of the year 1991 set the Indian economy free from many shackles. In fact, the liberalisation of the economy has catalysed the strengthening of the manufacturing sector. Innovations: The Indian industry has seen many innovations that are suited to the demands of the typical Indian customer. These innovations have helped Indian manufacturers meet some demands of international companies as well.

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What’s Not Working Need for a Balance: The Indian industry needs to strike a balance between the government and the industry. A public–private partnership mode is sorely required. The Manufacturing Sector: The manufacturing sector remains a weak point of the Indian industry. Quality: Quality remains a major roadblock in the path of the Indian industry. This problem is aggravated by the fact that the cost of manufacturing has to be kept low while maintaining the quality of products high.

Timken India entered the Indian market as Tata Timken Ltd (TTL), a joint venture between Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) and The Timken Company, the USA, with its first manufacturing plant at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

India is fast emerging as a global manufacturing hub. Everything, right from automobiles & computer hardware to consumer durables & engineering products, is being manufactured by multinationals in India. We need to keep the momentum going. To take a giant leap in the global market, we need to implement effective economic reforms. At the same time, we must understand that a knowledge-based economy cannot be sustained in the long run unless it is adequately supported by a growing manufacturing sector. The strength and success of the manufacturing sector depends on innovations and R&D. We need to access the huge market possibilities that are available at the ground-level income group in the country. However, for this to happen, it is important that we ensure quality along with maintaining cost-competitiveness. October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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Manoj Mehta, Country Manager – India and SAARC Operations, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp

Optimise on the Domestic Market Manoj Mehta started his career as a Sales Engineer with Philips India Ltd. In his long career starting from 1988, he has worked with various companies such as Philips India Ltd, Hewlett-Packard and L&T, to name a few. He believes that the biggest motivation comes not from just customer satisfaction, but also from employees. What’s Not Working

What’s Working Entrepreneurship: The Indian entrepreneurs are the best among their international peers. They have the drive to grow and become international. Investment Destination: The Indian industry has attracted a lot of confidence. The Indian industry has also been judiciously utilising these investments. This helped in attracting more investment from foreign companies. Trained Workforce: No industry can grow without trained workers. India has a big advantage over countries like China as we have not only an English-speaking workforce, but also have a trained and skilled labour force, especially in the engineering sector. We are also producing the second highest number of engineers every year in the world. Adequate Government Support: The Indian government has acted as a catalyst to ensure that reforms are carried out. In fact, over the last few years, various reforms and policy changes have helped in the development of the Indian industry.

Dassault Systèmes, is a world leader in 3D solutions. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 1,50,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 80 countries. 72

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Quality Parameters: We still have a long way to go before we could make our products, especially those for the domestic market, on par with international quality standards. Need to Innovate: Most of the Indian business houses are run by their founding families. Such family-run businesses still do not appreciate how innovativeness can help them bring better quality products at lower rate. This is one aspect that needs to be changed for innovation to flow in. Retaining Talent: Although we have adequate workforce, retaining them is one of the biggest issues today. The fast growth of the industry has also made it difficult to retain people across all industry segments.

The Way Forward We talk about the competition posed by Brazil and China; however, we have a large domestic market of our own that can help our machine tool industry grow tremendously if we provide for this market. Also, given the growing per capita income of India, I do not see a huge challenge from Brazil, China or other emerging countries. The small and mediumscale industry needs to judiciously utilise the funds. The Indian industry has various examples where small companies have grown to become a mid-sized or large enterprise. Therefore, the SMEs need to grab the opportunities available to them.


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Bharat Vaghela, MD, Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd

Procedural delays Holding Back Growth Bharat Vaghela obtained his degree in BE (Mechanical & Tools Engineering). Today, this enthusiastic entrepreneur has accumulated a wide experience of 32 years. Vaghela loves to read inspirational books and biographies of successful people across the globe. He also boasts of a good collection of books. What’s Working World-class Machines: The Indian machine tools industry has lived through many eras in a very short span of time. In 1947, when India achieved Independence, there was no machine tools industry in the country. However now, the country manufactures and exports the latest world-class CNC machines. Value for Money: The Indian machine tools industry has been offering value-for-money products, i.e., better quality, reasonably priced products. This is one the strengths of the Indian machine tool industry. Value for money is the only weapon that is proving lethal as far as competition with Chinese products is concerned.

Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd is an over 45-year-old company. It started its journey with a very small unit having limited facilities and manpower. The company was trying to make good presence in the market at a time when key players such as the likes of HMT & Godrej (Machine Tool Division) were already well equipped with a team of experts and engineers. Since then, the company has achieved many milestones like the position of being the largest sheet metal machine manufacturer. The highest point for the company was when it won the Best Design Award for its CNC Turret Punch Press during IMTEX–2004 from CMTI PMT Trust. 82

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Procedural Delays: The various cumbersome government procedures that have to be followed during local as well as export transactions add to the industry’s woes. Many companies find these procedural delays discouraging. Tax Structure and High Interest Rates: Complex tax structure and high interest rates also prove to be big hurdles.

The Way Forward The Indian machine tools industry is passing through a difficult phase. At this point, government support in the form of export benefits and other key policies to boost exports will give the Indian machine tool industry the much needed support. Secondly, there is a need for support from the government for technical upgradation and more indigenous components manufacturing facilities. However, for this to happen, the government must provide enough funding facilities to boost R&D in the country. At the same time, the government also needs to take adequate steps to reduce procedural delays.


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DS Totre, Head – CNC Machines Division, Premier Ltd

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Achilles’ Heel DS Totre has been associated with Premier’s Machine Division for the last 23 years. He was Machine Shop Incharge for 11 years. Apart from this, he has also worked as the Assembly Incharge for nine years. Prior to this, he was AGM – Marketing of Gear Machines.

What’s Working International Certification: Most of the Indian companies are following globally certified norms, such as ISO. Nearly 100 organised sector companies in the Indian machine tool sector are ISO 9000 certified. Many products (more than 50) are ‘CE’ marked. Several machine tools are TPM (Total Productivity Maintenance) compliant. Indian machines now assure high CPK values, and some even guarantee uptime. Constant Improvement: The Indian industry has constantly improved itself. It has dramatically improved the finish, aesthetics, fits and fittings of its products. It has also made a lot of improvement on safety features and environment protection devices.

scientists is lost, partly due to brain drain and partly due to stagnation of skill sets of the country’s scientists and engineers. Low Innovation: Innovation is very low in India. Most of the Indian firms do not invest in working for innovations. They simply source technology from outside; very few actually improve upon it. There are still large gaps between Indian machines and the world leaders in terms of appearance, specifications and reliability. Low Availability of Qualified People: Low number of qualified people is an area of concern. The industry requires knowledge workers in the field and there is acute shortage of these people. The machine tool industry requires urgent focus on technology development. This requires postgraduates and research scientists for designing new products as well as absorption of new technologies.

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The Way Forward Low Technological Competitiveness: The technological competitiveness of the Indian machine tool sector is considerably low. While Indian machine tool firms present a full spectrum of technological capabilities, few firms come close to the international standards in terms of product design capability and process technology. The technological capabilities of most players are extremely limited. Sadly, the advantage due to the high availability of skilled engineers and 80

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While many Indian companies have made significant strides in quality, technology, etc., some areas still remain where the industry has to take giant leaps, such as in technology upgradation. Therefore, to achieve growth, the machine tool industry has to invest heavily so that the manufacturing can remain competitive and meet global benchmarks of productivity. Apart from this, the government must work to produce skilled workforce for developing the Indian industry.


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Parag Alekar, CEO – India Branch, Nicolas Correa S.A.

Government & Industry: Making Common Cause A graduate in BE (Electronics) from the University of Pune, he started his career as a Service Engineer. He has a rich experience of more than 20 years in machine tools industry. He has been associated with Nicolas Correa S.A. since 2006, and started its India Branch. What’s Working Cost-competitiveness: It remains a key characteristic of India. The country is a preferred manufacturing hub of the world as nearly 45% investors of the globe have set up their base here due to availability of low cost labour and economical manufacturing capabilities. As a result, India figures among the top 10 industrial nations in the world. Highly Qualified Workforce: India’s talent pool continues to be its strength. Moreover, it is increasing each year; it has been estimated that approximately four million people graduated in FY2011–12.

Power: A consistent power supply remains the biggest problem in the country. In addition, industrial power continues to be among the most expensive in the world. It is about 50% more expensive than that of China. Lack of Quality-driven Manufacturing: It has been observed that many manufacturing units do not follow the prescribed quality measures. The ‘chalta hai’ attitude is still followed by more than 60% of the industry. This leads to utilisation of foreign consultancy or collaboration that is strict on quality. This reduces price advantage to some extent, as the manufacturing cost increases. The Way Forward

What’s Not Working Infrastructure Inefficiencies: Poor-quality transport & infrastructure across all sectors including port facilities, roads, railways and airports are a bottleneck for the country’s growth. Shortage of Skilled Labour: Despite the huge number of graduates, there is an acute shortage of skilled labour in the country. Moreover, the young workforce is not interested to work in manufacturing and their aspirations are high. Procedural Delays: The country faces a serious problem of procedural delays and red tape. Government permissions, registrations, taxation, etc., take a lot of time. High Cost of Capital: Inflation rate and interest costs are as high at 10–12% against the international average of 6–8%. 78

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Steps at the government level: Sound Policies: The government must come up with common taxation policy for all the states. Single-window Clearance: To ease the procedures, single-window clearance is necessary. Easy Finance: Proper policies must be in place for easy availability of finance at affordable rates of interest. Steps at organisational level: Upgrade technology levels Redesign organisational structures Enhanced emphasis on attracting and retaining talent Re-engineering core processes to dramatically improve efficiency and drive business value Enhance quality focus and customer orientation.


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Venkatesh Kumaran, Country Manager- India, Wind River

Make

Indigenous Products

Venkatesh Kumaran has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He is an engineering graduate from BMS College, Bengaluru. Kumaran began his career with consulting in industrial engineering. He has primarily been involved in telecom and embedded & product software segments. What’s Working Indian Intelligence: With its intelligence, the Indian work force has made its name synonymous with software development. India has mastered the art of optimising human talent. Opportunities Galore: The Indian industry offers huge opportunities. The focus of the machine tool industry should be on creating an ecosystem in the country so that the industry can thrive and project an attractive proposition to the world.

Wind River devises Android security solutions for a wide spectrum of devices like enterprise tablets and smartphones. The company is now one of the biggest contributors to secure Android for military and A&D applications. It makes robust, dependable & secure hand-held devices that military forces can confidently take into the battlefield.

What’s Not Working

Making Indigenous Products: Even though we have trained professionals, we are yet to make our own indigenous products like control systems and other software products. India sorely needs to develop the capability to make its own products. Government Support: Support from the government is required in terms of preferential market access. For instance, if India needs telecom equipment in the country, a percentage of the total revenue should be used for developing Indiamade products. This will give an impetus to the Indian companies to manufacture and innovate. Financial Support: In today’s competitive market, we need to manufacture world-class products. For this to happen, the industry needs to have deep pockets and patience for things to work out. However, getting finances is not easy and is an uphill task for many players.

The Way Forward Most of the challenges that the Indian industry faces can be addressed if the country encourages collaborations, joint ventures and tie-ups. No one person can create history. Hence, it is important to come together and create a product that scales up as per global standards. This way we can get the best of both minds along with sharing the risks and rewards. October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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Manoj Kumar, Director, Apex Group

Think Big,

Think Brave

Manoj Kumar has 15 years of experience in eCommerce, start-ups, risk assessment, asset management, sales and marketing. He has worked at Bharat Forge, TATA, SAIL & GE Capital. At Apex, he assists companies to make the best out of their capex budgets by selling/buying used or installed industrial plant and machinery. What’s Working Quality: Today, the Indian machine tool industry makes quality machine tools, which are exported to emerging markets. SME Clusters: SMEs clusters from Rajkot, Ludhiana and other locations across the country are becoming leaders in niche engineering categories. Huge Domestic Market: The Indian manufacturing space is blessed with a huge domestic market, which is growing, albeit, at a slower rate. Skilled Manpower: India has one of the best pools of skilled manpower, which is very competitive globally in terms of cost. What’s Not Working

Capital Intensive: Machine tool projects are capital intensive. Plant & machinery constitute a major portion of the project cost. The cost of capital for an SME is around 10%. Long Gestation Period: Greenfield projects have a long gestation period, which hampers the industry. Scarce Investment: Investment is scarce in machine tool sector – a huge setback for the industry.

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The Way Forward According to IHS Global Insight, an economic consultancy, the US manufacturing shrank at a cumulative annual average rate of 1.4% a year between 2007 and 2009. Japan contracted by 8.5% and Germany by 5.4%. Clearly, in the developed world, manufacturing is on a downward trend. The best option for them is to move to some other place. The two best options are India and China. However, can India be that place? Yes, bigger companies have understood this and have acted in time. Tata Steel bought Corus, which was four times larger, and moved from being the 56th largest to become the 5th largest steel producer of the world. Amtek Auto bought companies across the US, the UK and Germany. Bharat Forge has made acquisitions in the US, Sweden, China and Germany, while Mahindra & Mahindra has been involved in acquisitions in South Korea, China, Romania and the UK. what then stops their suppliers and SMEs to seize the moment? Here, the management’s vision plays a critical role. Judicious risk management is the core of every SSI operation. In the last 25 years, a stable engineering infrastructure has been built in India, which has the confidence, talent, skill and knowledge to competitively produce quality goods. It is time for machine tool SMEs to ‘think big & think brave’. Growth in the time of recession should be the new mantra for the machine tool industry.


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Nischal Sachdev, MD, Dynabrade India Abbrasive Power Tools Pvt Ltd

Strong Domestic Market:

Strong Growth Nischal Sachdev has more than two decades of experience in the machine tool industry. His association with Dynabrade India is close to a decade now. He considers Steve Jobs as his mentor, and finds his attitude of ‘challenging the obvious’ and eye for detail extremely inspiring. He likes to read in his spare time. What’s Working A Growing Economy: India has been a growing economy ever since it began its journey by opening up its doors to international companies and FDI in various segments. Growing at a rate of 7–8% year on year, the country has been attracting the attention of global investors. A Strong Domestic Industry: The country always had a strong manufacturing sector. While the country offers global players huge opportunities, the fact remains that manufacturing companies in India were still producing before India opened its gates to overseas machine manufacturers. Easy Availability of Labour: With easy availability of labour, the country’s manufacturing sector will remain strong. However, instances, like the latest unrest at Maruti, have compelled companies to look at automation to reduce their dependence on manual labour. While Maruti chose this direction for different reasons, the main objective remains less dependence on manual labour.

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High Tariff Barriers: While India opened its doors for the world to its huge consuming population, the country still faces the limitations in terms of high tariff barriers (relative to other growing economies). Delay in Adopting New Technologies: The Indian manufacturing industry is slow in adopting new technologies. This is a big hurdle in the path of the manufacturing industry.

Need for Automation: Many Indian companies are still using conventional methods for manufacturing. Indian SMEs still need proper guidance and awareness about the automation. Instead of thinking it as a high investment, companies should understand that automation will provide high quality, which eventually will help them in generating more revenue.

The Way Forward Machines and equipment, which do not meet the safety, vibration and other critical parameters, are not allowed to be sold in countries like the US & Europe. It is only a matter of time when the Indian Government will enforce these standards and certifications in India as well. Faster the government recognises the need for implementing these norms, faster will be the growth of quality manufacturing in India. This, in turn, will promote the use of high-quality machines. With manufacturing becoming a larger pie in GDP in the future, it will incentivise machine manufacturing companies to invest in local manufacturing of highquality machine tools. Moreover, with increased opportunity, we will find more engineers wanting to be a part of R&D and thus contribute October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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Deepak Shrivastava, Executive Director, Electronica Machine Tools Ltd

Fill the

Technology gap

Deepak Shrivastava obtained his degree in BE (Electronics and Telecommunication) from College of Engineering Pune in 1977. He has a rich experience of nearly 30 years. He has also received CIO 2007 award by International Data Group. He is an Executive Committee member of IMTMA and a panel member of C-MAT. What’s Working Huge Growth Opportunity: The Indian machine tool Industry has a tremendous opportunity to grow, as it feeds only 30% of the country’s demand. This creates a large scope for growth. Favourite Destination: In the current global scenario, India is being looked upon as a growing market by all international giants. The country is the seventh-largest machine tool consumer in the world, and over the next few years, we will become the third-largest machine tool market. Increasing Competition: The Indian machine tool industry is witnessing increasing competition. It is expected that the industry will contribute approximately 25% to the national GDP by 2025 from the present 16%.

The Way Forward

What’s Not Working Poor Governance: In India, companies have to negotiate a maze of regulations and clearances, a leftover of License Raj. Moreover, poor governance is not helping the matters. As a result, we lag behind other BRIC nations. Technology Gap: The country suffers from a significant technology gap, which is increasing every year. In the last 6–8 years, companies have been busy building capacities to meet growing domestic demand without focussing on technology development. This has led to a sorry state of affairs for the Indian industry. Large Imports: Machine tool sub-systems, CNC & electronics and many critical mechanical parts are being imported by India. This is a dangerous dependence that can collapse the industry in no time. As a result, our efforts to become competitive in the international market, and sometimes in the domestic market, will be adversely affected.

The industry needs to follow a holistic strategy to develop long-term competitiveness. R&D required for these elements is expensive, time consuming and involves high risks. Therefore, government should financially support the development work initiated by IMTMA. In the developed and some other countries, development contracts are awarded by corporate and government organisations for the development of machines and manufacturing technologies. In few other machine tool-manufacturing countries like Taiwan and Korea, academic institutions and R&D establishments are roped in the development activities. India should also follow their example. One thing is clear that unless government extends quick support, the industry will not grow enough to fight competition even in domestic market. 92

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Anurag Kashyap, MD – India, SAARC & Middle East, Moog India

Unorganised Growth:

A Major Woe

Anurag Kashyap is a young entrepreneur. He has a long experience in IT and engineering sectors. Kashyap has completed his management programme from Harvard Business School, which gave him the required skills to run operations. Apart from work, he loves to play tennis and enjoys taking up various adventure sports. What’s Working Skilled Workforce: India has a highly skilled labour force that differentiates us from other developing countries. Moreover, this skilled labour force has low cost. This has enabled us in making our manufacturing cost-competitive. The country also excels in the designing segment. This is because the country lays premium on engineering education. Quality Orientation: Though quality has never been our core strength, the Indian industry is now becoming quality conscious. It has helped improve the overall quality of the industry. We now have the exposure to global technologies, and we have reached a level where quality is the key criteria of production. Moreover, the increasing consumer demand has driven up this quality orientation in the Indian industry. Regional Hubs: The various regional hubs that have come up across the country are also improving the productivity of the industry. These industrial hubs, such as that of Pune and Bengaluru, have brought in good engineering skills, man power and raw material availability together. This proximity to resources is giving an added edge to the Indian industry.

What’s Not Working Infrastructure: We are still struggling to develop proper roads, ports & natural resources. These factors are one of the major setbacks in attracting foreign investments. Bureaucracy Battles: Although we have an open market, companies face various hurdles in initiating new business venture. The process needs to be more transparent, simple and investment friendly. Union Hurdles: Labour unions in India should be pro-business. Instead of focussing on the growth of the industry, they end up affecting business. The government, to a certain extent, needs to take certain stringent approach in the various issues of labour unions. Unorganised Growth: The industry is staggered & does not have a planned approach. We have too many small players, eating into each other’s profit instead of working together for the growth of the industry. Various industrial associations need to be strong and more focussed to give equal attention to solving the smaller day-to-day issues of the industry.

The Way Forward The future of the Indian manufacturing industry is optimistic. The industry should work towards more joint ventures and transfers of technology. And if this consolidation happens among the smaller companies as well, it will strengthen the industry. India has a lot of scope in the areas of heavy machinery, aerospace, automobile, etc. 94

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L Krishnan, MD, TaeguTec India P Ltd

Work towards Encouraging Entrepreneurship L Krishnan has over 30 years experience. He obtained his BE from Thiagarajar College of Engineering. He started his career as a Graduate Trainee at Ashok Leyland. He holds additional posts of Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council; Convenor, Manufacturing Panel of Karnataka Chapter of CII; & VP, IMTMA. What’s Working Understanding of Market: Being a home-grown ndustry, the domestic companies have a deeper understanding of the Indian market. Thus, they are able to offer better products and solutions to Indian customers, which is a plus point. Consistent Growth: Over the last few years, Indian machine tool industry has grown in size and today some of the players have volumes that are equivalent to large-scale manufacturing of machine tools. Upgrading Process: Over the last five years, the machine tool industry has upgraded itself, both in terms of machines models & manufacturing plants. This has raised the standard of the industry to meet the requirement of the market. Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Internationally, the machine tool industry had started as an entrepreneur-driven industry. The Indian industry also has adopted a similar structure. This gives the entrepreneurs advantage of quick decision-making in technology capacity and investments.

What’s Not Working Size Matters: If we compare ourselves to China, Japan, Germany and Korea, we will find that we are still very small in terms of overall industry and individual capacity. Focus on Research: The R&D expenditure and new technology & product development initiatives in India are insignificant when compared to those happening in Germany and Japan. Low Market Value: Very high value niche machine tools, like high value grinding machines and super finishing machines, are not manufactured in India. The unit value of these machines manufacturing elsewhere is 10–30% higher than those made in India. Consequently, the Indian industry lags in market share in the domestic market by value although by quantity the Indian industry produces reasonable number of machines. Lack Brand Image: Unlike automobile industry, the Indian machine tool industry is yet to build its own brand name internationally. It will take a long time but until then, this is limiting our export possibility.

The Way Forward Promote International Collaboration: In the next 10 years, we must scale up some of our machine tool builders to match international players. This can be done by acquiring foreign companies and brands that will enable us to export products. Scale Up Technology: The Indian machine tool industry should also promote partnership with Indian and foreign R&D institutes to accelerate the product development processes and new technology development. This may not be possible by individual companies, but it can be taken up as a cluster. Stand on Your Own: The industry, along with the government, should encourage manufacturing sub-systems for machine tool industry. This will give the advantages of cost-competitiveness and technological independence. 96

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PN Surendranath, Executive Director, TAGMA

Industry needs

Long-term Planning PN Surendranath is a Mechanical Engineer from VJTI Mumbai with a Post-graduate Diploma in Management from St Xaviers. He joined M/s Godrej & Boyce in 1962 as a Trainee Engineer & became the Plant Manager, Tool Rooms – the first Business Head of Tooling Division. He retired after 40 years of service in tool room. What’s Working Local Demand: The overall manufacturing in India is moving up. Growth in the manufacturing sector is immediately reflected in the die mould industry. The growing sectors such as energy, consumer goods, electrical and electronics, etc., are catalysing the growth of the die mould industry. Growing Automobile Industry: Automobile industry is growing and is the biggest customer of the die mould industry. Since many global automobile manufacturers have set up their manufacturing bases in India, it will generate a huge demand for die mould and machine tool manufacturers. Quality Conscious: Indian companies have now started focussing more and more on improving the quality of products, which is a good sign and will make industry more productive and at par with the global competition.

What’s Not Working Technology: The Indian die mould industry has over the year geared up to latest technologies. However, as the technology capability of industry is low, the requirement of machine tool in die mould industry is largely met through import. This hampers the growth. Infrastructure: We also have capacity constraints. Moreover, infrastructure and technology also need immediate attention. Collaborative work need to be strengthened in India compared to other countries. This will position Indian industry to take up larger projects. High Capital Cost: The capital cost in India is very high. In India, most of the equipment for the industry needs to be imported. The government should treat it as priority industry so that it becomes viable. Planning: Growth in this industry needs a long-term planning covering equipment, technology and manpower that has to be trained. Hence, growth cannot be as fast as other industries.

The Way Forward To be competitive and increase the share in local markets, we have to be more productive. India cannot meet the entire requirement of the industry. Therefore, imports are necessary, especially for certain types of efficient moulds and immediate short-delivery tools. Machine tool and die mould industry is getting stronger and growing. It needs special attention from the government. Most of the companies from this sector fall under SME segment. The government can help these companies by tax reduction and providing incentives to these companies. In the 12th Five Year Plan, though the government is talking about growth, the economy is going down since last one year. The industry is growing in two digits, but it might come down if the situation continues. If government focusses on machine tool and die mould industry, it will eventually help India’s overall manufacturing industry to be better. To achieve healthy economic growth for the country, all sectors should work collaboratively. October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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TK Ramesh, CEO, Micromatic Machine Tools Pvt Ltd

Create ‘Brand India’ TK Ramesh began his career in 1981 with BFW. He has 32 years experience, of which he has spent 28 years with Ace Micromatic Group. From being on the shop floor assembly line to becoming the CEO of the company that touched turnover of `1,200 crore recently, the journey has been extremely satisfying for him. What’s Working Skill and Education Connect: The Indian machine tool industry has a fairly decent connect between skills and education. The industry has people who have the knowledge of scraping and assembling. It is still affordable in India to do these operations with people. This is important for industry and it is only few countries like India and China where such skills can still be found. The country has a good blend of the availability of people, skill and education. Burgeoning Market: From the cost perspective, the manufacturing industry has been moving eastwards and India offers a good market for the global machine tool industry. Manufacturing Environment: The country has the design capability along with a favourable environment for manufacturing. Be it casting or manufacturing, the country can do it viably cheaper. Today, Europe and the US are out of the league of low-cost manufacturing. Even Taiwan is becoming expensive. We can use it to our advantage.

What’s Not Working Lack of Investment: We still do not have enough investments. Investments also need to be made for new technology, R&D and enhancing industry–education interface. Globalising Manufacturing Focus: The Indian machine tool industry is not working from a global perspective. We are still manufacturing with domestic mindset, limiting our capacity for producing high-end machines. Enhancing Technology: The country has a technology gap to the extent of at least 10–20 years. Mechanical–Electronics Interface: We do not have integration between mechanical & electronics and computerised systems. The global market is looking at and talking about smart machines. However, we are still not thinking about it. Education: Our education purely serves theoretical purpose. There is a huge gap between industry and education. Except for a very few initiatives, the industry and institutes have never worked closely with each other. Creating Own Brand: We have just begun making our presence felt globally. We need to work towards it.

The Way Forward The country needs to promote more foreign collaboration. The only significant collaborations had happened in the 1950s and 1960s by HMT and BFW. Since then, the Indian industry has never seen any worthwhile fusion with foreign technology. Now with the market booming here, many foreign companies are looking at setting up technology or manufacturing centres. This is generating more interest in the Indian machine tool industry, which will lead to the building of a brand image. The industry is expected to grow at the CAGR of 30–35 in future. However, what share of this would be taken up by Indian companies remains a question. 100 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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Sanjay Baljekar, Director, EMUGE India Pvt Ltd

India: A

Promising Market

Sanjay Baljekar has nearly three decade of experience. He obtained his college degree from Sydenham College, Mumbai. He has been associated with EMUGE India Pvt Ltd since 1999. Before joining EMUGE, he worked with Precomp Tools Pvt Ltd and Shamrao Vithal Co-operative Bank Ltd as a Director. What’s Working Competitive Cost of Labour: One of the biggest advantages of being in India is the competitive cost of labour. Some of the input costs have been much lower, such as castings & forging. Some of the machine components are cheaper in India. Usually, Indian companies’ products are quite competitive and extremely good. Price is an advantageous factor for Indian companies. Promising Sectors: Apart from automobile sector, there are some other promising sectors such as armament and defence sectors. The potential is increasing every year. Aerospace and process industries are also generating huge demand for machine tools in India. Qualified Manpower: The manpower in India at the shop floor level and design level are quite good. There are some companies that are making substantial investment in building up manpower. Improved Technologies: I am also seeing that the need for high-end technologies has been increasing. People are now going for sophisticated CNC technology.

What’s Not Working Complex Duties: Government taxes are working against us. Various duty structures are complex and are unfavourable for industry. Imports: Some of the special components required for our CNC operation will have to be imported. We also end up importing many high-tech products. However, this is not a good situation. Low Quality: In terms of quality, many of the components available in the country are not up to international quality standards. Infrastructure: Infrastructure is a major hindrance, and the government should work on it. We are unable to grow because of poor infrastructure. Economic Slowdown: The Euro zone crisis is also working against us as we depend a lot on imported materials, which increases the input cost drastically. Another thing is rupee depreciation against dollar, euro and other currencies, which is also not a good sign.

The Way Forward I personally feel that there has to be more investment in R&D. The missing link in the Indian industry is R&D. If R&D would have been good in the country, we would have been better than many countries. We also have to look at other aspects, such as ergonomics which is also a very important factor. However, Indian companies are not giving it as much attention as European companies. We also lag behind in design and aesthetics as well as in energy conservation. 102 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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AA Qazi, Director, Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd

India: A

Future Market

AA Qazi is the co-founder of Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd and heads its Engineering (R&D) team. He is famous within the industry for his knowledge. He has delivered several seminars on deep hole drilling technology and is called by several leading institutions for training. What’s Working Future Market: India is considered as a future market for the global machine tool industry. Almost all big players from the entire sector have made their presence in India in terms of manufacturing facilities, R&D centres, dealership, etc. The huge demand in the Indian market is driving the industry. Cost-competitiveness: Indian equipment is quite cheaper than the European and US counterparts. India has already made its mark in automotive components, and the country is gradually getting better in machine tool as well. Skilled Manpower: India has a a large number of technical institutes that produce a huge talent pool. The country produces more engineers than many countries. The talent pool of the country gives it a definite edge, which other developing countries lack.

What’s Not Working Economy Slowdown: The current slowdown in the last 3–4 months is not a good sign for the industry. The depreciation of rupee against all major currencies has made the condition more serious. Government Policies: In the present situation, the government has to play a big role. It needs to take many initiatives to make conditions better and push the industry towards growth. The government has initiated many programmes for the SMEs. However, these programmes will not make any sense if they are not implemented. Poor Infrastructure: The infrastructure of the country is very poor, which is affecting the growth of the industry. The transport system in India is not up to the mark, which affects the delivery time. Apart from this, we are also facing major power cuts; in fact, many regions of the country face power cuts on a daily basis.

The Way Forward In future, companies need to focus on technology as much as they do on volume. We need to manufacture modelbased products. We also have to look at the global market; just focussing on India will not make us competitive and advanced in technology. Going global should be the mantra for Indian machine tool builders. We are able to make high-quality machines. We should also be more consistent and disciplined. It is a natural phenomenon that during good times, companies do not look at any other market except European and Japanese ones. However, during bad time they have to look for alternatives. This is a great opportunity area for the Indian companies as we can provide almost same technologies at cheaper prices. In future, companies should be looking for this kind of opportunities.

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Jeffrey W Wilmot, SVP & Country Manager, PTC

Build on Qualified

Workforce Jeffrey W Wilmot has been working for PTC for 11 years now. When he is not working, he likes to spend time with family and in outdoor activities with children. He also likes listening to music, reading books and travelling. A business book that he likes is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey. What’s Working Talent Pool: The biggest strength of the Indian machine tool industry is the talent pool of Indian engineers. This is probably because of the highly educated workforce in India. A large number of people are graduating each year from various technical colleges, universities and institutes. This creates a massive opportunity area for India. Focus on Technology: Manufacturing industry in India is focussed in high-quality products. If you look at China and India, you will find that while China is good in producing in 1,000 pieces, India is good at producing high-quality products – a big strength of the Indian market. Opportunity and Growth Prospects: I see a lot of growth potential in shipbuilding and energy sectors in India. Companies are also focussing on energy sector, which is a great opportunity area in India. There is also a good opportunity in process engineering. Process engineering is receiving good attention in India. Heavy engineering also holds huge potential here.

What’s Not Working Uncertain Global Economy: The global economic uncertainty is a source of concern. The repercussions are being felt by the Indian companies. It is affecting their growth plans. Taxes and Inflation: High taxes and inflation rate remains a major issue in the Indian industry, and hurts the growth. Low Investment: Another roadblock that I see today in India is investment. I think a company that invests more in product development will grow more in the present economic downturn. Infrastructure: Though Indian technologies, at some point, are at par with even their European and US counterparts, infrastructure remains a big hurdle. Poor infrastructure slows down the whole growth process.

Since its entry in India, PTC has established its huge presence in the country. In India, it has set up the biggest R&D centre outside of the US. The company has developed many products from its Indian facility.

The Way Forward The government can actually help industry by way of many incentives that allow companies to grow. It can also help the industry with better infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, trains, airports and shipping. This will help manufacturers in exporting and importing from any part of the world in a better manner. I also think that industry–academia partnership will help industry in skill development and in reducing the development cost of products. In the coming time, I would like to see that industry and government are making adequate investment in infrastructure. In near future, I think companies will pay more attention to product development activities to enhance their capability and competitiveness. 106 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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GV Dasarathi, Director – Applications, Cadem Technologies Pvt Ltd

The Indian Education System Needs Reforms GV Dasarathi earned his BE (Mechanical) from NIT, Surat, and MTech (Production Technology) from IIT Kharagpur. He started his career at Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. He has years of experience in CNC machining. He is an enthusiastic cyclist and works actively for the cause of animal welfare & sustainable transport. What’s Working Huge Domestic Demand: The biggest strength of the Indian machine tool manufacturers is the country’s huge domestic demand. For industries such as automobile, power, aerospace, railway equipment and earthmovers, we have a huge domestic market that is driving the demand for machine tools. Skilled Manpower: Another strength is the huge skilled manpower that the country has. India has a large number of engineers and technicians who can do quality job at very low cost. Presence of Global Companies: India’s position as a manufacturing hub and rising domestic demand has attracted many automobile and aerospace companies to set up their bases in India, which is positively affecting the machine tool industry. Skilled manpower is another reason that has attracted the global companies to India. Some companies have even set up their R&D centres in the country, which cater to the global market from here.

What’s Not Working Government Regulations: Complex government regulations constitute a major roadblock. However, their effect has reduced noticeably in the past decade or two. Education: Education is a major problem in the country that can affect the overall growth of manufacturing. The Indian education system right from school to graduate and postgraduate levels severely lacks practical knowledge. Many fresh graduates coming out of ITIs, etc., are not skilled enough to be employed directly by industry. Moreover, most institutes do not know the requirements of industry. As a result, companies end up spending a lot of time and money on training. Lack of Training: Most of the Indian companies do not believe in training. They do no invest enough time & money in training and development activities. In the process, the products so manufactured suffer. Therefore, there should be proper guidance and training programmers in every company.

The Way Forward In future, I feel that companies will be focussing on skill development activities. Except for some big players, many companies do not invest in skill development activities. If we want industry-ready engineers, the government should work on the country’s education system. There should be more focus on practical knowledge and problem-solving skills. The courses should be creativity oriented rather than just theoretical. Training associations can also help companies in skill development. There are many associations that are training people, such as IMTMA and National Skill Development Corporation. IMTMA has very big role to play in training. They should adopt technical institutes and various machine tool hubs. The government also has to play a big role. However, companies should not wait for the government to do something; instead, they have to take initiatives on their own. October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 111


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Ramji Singh, Country Head, Rittal India – EPLAN Division

Invest in R&D

& Workforce

Ramji Singh is spearheading the E-CAD/CAE initiatives of Rittal India. He has over 18 years of experience in handling engineering solutions related to factory & process automation in various industry segments. In his spare time, he likes to read business newspapers to keep himself abreast of market developments. What’s Working An Emerging Market: India is an emerging market and offers a lot of scope for the industry to grow. Since machine tool is required the most in automobile production, high growth in Indian automobile industry is positively affecting the machine tool builders. Automobile companies usually prefer to bring their own ancillary units; therefore, if there is any FDI in automobile industry, it will greatly enhance the technology capability of the Indian industry. Growing with the Help of Other Industries: In the current uncertain situation, some industries are doing well, such as power and energy. Machine tool companies are also doing well, especially those that cater to markets such as food and pharmaceutical. This helps in the overall growth of the industry. Defence Offset Policy: The government has recently formulated its Defence Offset Policy for aerospace and defence sectors. This has created huge demand for machine tools in the country. As a result, many aerospace companies are investing in India since last year.

What’s Not Working Uncertain Market Condition: The current status of the Indian market is uncertain. However, the Indian market is not affected much by external factors; all our problems are due to our internal factors. This situation can be improved only through government policies, which, however, is not happening. Fiscal Deficit: Another major issue is our fiscal deficit and high inflation rate. Until we control both these factors, we cannot decrease the interest rate. Skilled Manpower: Though we produce a huge number of graduates every year, they are skilled enough. This is a major problem that must be resolved soon. Technology: India lags behind European and American markets in technology. We still have a long distance to cover before we could improve our technological scale. Fortunately, things are gradually changing as people are showing their interest in technology and are learning from global market. Moreover, there is willingness in the Indian market to adopt new technologies. We are definitely seeing a scope for the adoption of new and precision technologies..

The Way Forward Support from the government is necessary. Government and industry must work on a collaborative approach. Government must implement its initiatives and decisions. Apart from this, giving appropriate training to people is also important for which companies need to adopt international standards, and give them good exposure to latest technologies and happenings. The Indian industry is dominated by Europe. It is disappointing that though we know all about technologies, yet we are not able to give products of international standards and increase the market share drastically. None of the Indian companies is investing highly in R&D. We have to improve our R&D and better train our workforce as well as change the thinking level of the top management. 112 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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Gulshan K Sachdev, MD, Quaker Chemical India Ltd

India: An Outsourcing Power Gulshan Sachdev has over 30 years of experience in managing business processes and diversification. He is a Rotarian & served as the Chairman of the Rotary District 3290 Drug Abuse Programs. He was the Founder Chairman of the Kolkata Chapter, the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM) from 2006–2009. What’s Working Outsourcing Prowess: India is counted as an outsourcing power. In fact, the country’s outsourcing prowess has led to the outsourcing of manufacturing processes to India, the establishment of numerous steel plants and the phenomenal growth of the automotive component business. Strong Manufacturing Sector: Manufacturing sectors such as defence, engineering, aerospace and earthmoving equipment boost the incremental growth of industry. It has witnessed a paradigm shift clocking over 8% average growth during the last 5–6 years. India’s Values: Vibrant democracy, stable government, independent institutions, large consumer market, rich natural resources, a large talent pool and business-friendly policies provide the right kind of environment for businesses to flourish. Scope for Investment: Limited production capacities of specialised products like high-speed, high-precision machines and heavy-duty machines provide scope for investment in production facilities.

What’s Not Working Various Deterrents: The industry has not been able to grow at the expected pace. This is because of cumulative impact of several deterrents such as intense competition from imports, unavailability of skilled labour, inadequate R&D, rising cost of funds and increasing prices of metal & power. Increasing employee costs and high attrition rate are also eating into the profits as the availability of skilled labour in the sector is scarce. Raw Materials’ Price: Raw material price volatility has reduced the profit margins of the machine tool industry. Poor Infrastructure: Infrastructure too adds to the woes of the country since we have limited choice for improved surface transport facility. Delivery commitments can go haywire with few and ill-equipped logistic partners. Lack of Government Support: Government decisions and support are crucial for growth. Hence, the government should ensure that the current bureaucratic constraints are removed and that the industry gets the right thrust & environment to grow & prosper.

The Way Forward To take the ‘giant leap’ into the global market, companies would have to be cost-competitive. The need for excellence requires an intensive effort to improve their production methodologies, with greater outsourcing required to reduce costs. Enhancing volume to derive the benefit of economics of scale is necessary to raise cost-competitiveness. Since the machine tools industry is an innovative industry, it is necessary to spend more on R&D so that dependence on foreign sources for supply or servicing can be reduced. The companies need to implement soft technologies, such as Six Sigma, KAIZEN and lean manufacturing for quality enhancement. 114 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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Manjit Singh Matharoo, CEO, Matharoo & Matharoo Inc

Recession-proof Country Manjit Singh Matharoo obtained B.E. (Mechanical) from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, in 1972. He has a rich experience of four decades. He is also the General Secretary, Consortium of Ludhiana Machine Tool Manufactureres – a UNIDO-sponsored cluster, & Association Ludhiana Machine Tool Industries. What’s Working Cheap and Skilled Labour: The biggest strength of Indian machine tool industry is the country’s cheap and skilled labour. Huge Consumer Base: Another factor that works in our favour is that we have a huge consumer base. We are blessed with overwhelming local manufacturing tool demand. Many foreign automobile and aerospace companies are setting up their manufacturing bases in India, which is driving the force. Recession-proof Growth: In India, almost all the industries are growing even at the time of global uncertainty. Apart from automobile and aerospace sectors, energy & heavy engineering sectors also hold opportunities for machine tool builders. Defence Offset Policy: The current offset policy by the Government of India for defence will also create huge business opportunities for the machine tool industry.

What’s Not Working Low Competitiveness: Indian machine tool builders have to become more competitive in terms of technology, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Companies have to be more competitive so that more and more buyers come forward. Technology Upgradation: Though the Indian industry has adopted automation on their shop floors, many small players are still using conventional methods. Indian companies should focus on technology upgradation, apart from increasing their volume. Poor Salary Structure: Salary structure of the industry is also poor as compared to other industries, such as IT and telecommunication, which create problems in getting skilled manpower. To get better salary, employees keep changing their job, which not only affects companies’ growth but also becomes a barrier in skill development. Foreign Players: The advent of foreign players into the automobile sector has also adversely affected industry, as they always recommend machines from their own country.

The Way Forward We have to change our thinking. Even if Indian manufacturers have products with same productivity and at low or same cost, people still go for foreign companies’ products. This is either because they want to make relationship strong with the company or simply because they do not have faith in Indian players. Therefore, the thinking of the top management has to be changed. We really have to work on R&D; Indian industry is busy reinventing something that already exists in the market. Unless Indian companies do not invest in R&D, India will never be able to produce sophisticated machines. As far as our manpower is concerned, we are as good as any other country; the only thing is that companies need to provide proper guidance & exposure. 116 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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NK Dhand, Chairman and MD, Micromatic Grinding Technologies Ltd

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With decades of experience, NK Dhand has been a significant name in the machine tool industry of India. He obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, the US, in 1965. At present, he is working as MD, Micromatic Machine Tools Pvt Ltd and Director, Toyoda Micromatic Machinery India Ltd. What’s Working Strong Service Support: Our marketing and service strength is huge. The Indian industry is commended for the way we reach out to our customers and address issues. This is one of our biggest strengths. Cost-effective Solution: For years, the Indian industry has proved to be a cost-effective destination providing low-cost solutions. Moreover, by using contemporary solutions, we have been able to maintain our cost-effectiveness. However, we still have to work on high-end technology.

Co-Chairman: C-MAT Past President: IMTMA Past President: GMA (Ghaziabad Management Association) Past Governing Council Member: CMTI Bengaluru (Government of India Undertaking)

What’s Not Working Low GDP Share: Taiwan and South Korea produced machine tools worth six to seven times more than India in 2011. China’s production in the same year was worth 32 times that of India. This is due to the huge GDP growth that China has maintained during the last 30 years, as per an IMTMA report. Hence, machine tool industry’s growth in India is linked to the GDP growth of the country. If the GDP of India grows, it will revitalise other sectors giving a boost to the industrial economy and consumption. All this will automatically lead to the growth of the machine tool production. Unsupportive Ecosystem: The country is still in the process of laying a strong foundation for its machine tools industry. Once it is done, we would need an ecosystem for the industry to grow. Over the years, various manufacturing councils and associations have been set up to ensure the industry’s growth. However, the government policies have not been very supportive. The industry is growing, but the growth is not phenomenal. With right support, the country can register a much higher growth.

The Way Forward To access new technologies, the machine tool industry has been relying on the growth and success of IT & automotive sectors. This dependence does not bode well for the industry. The machine tool industry needs to develop its own technologies to gain reliability. The road map for industry growth is very clear, but this growth also needs support. While in the next five years the auto component industry is aiming for 30% growth, the Indian machine tool industry can aim for nearly 20% growth. At the same time, we need to study successful South Asian countries. Countries like Taiwan and Korea have demonstrated what the right government support can do for a country’s progress. Following initiatives like cluster development, incentives and other industry-friendly policies will certainly help India’s growth. 118 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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Shubhra Miranda, Director, OMIRA Marketing Pvt Ltd

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Need of Hour Shubra Miranada has been the driving force behind OMIRA’s growth story. Her responsibilities include marketing, business development, alliances & partner management, and devising & implementing strategies for the promotion of the company in India. What’s Working Excellent Human Capital: India has excellent human capital: educated, qualified, multi-cultural. The challenge before us is to properly nurture this talent. Industrialisation demands skilled labour, and with the number & quality of public & private educational institutions available in India, I see an enormous potential here. Quality Education: We need to further percolate the access to higher education to the masses so that we can build on our strengths and provide skilled manpower that is comparable with the best not just in India but also globally. Investment-fr iend l y Government Policies: The investment-friendly government policies, combined with a large domestic market, availability of skilled human capital, strong industrial growth and global brands from the auto, engineering, IT and other sectors already present in various states of India, all combine to make India an attractive destination for manufacturing.

What’s Not Working Infrastr ucture: One of the biggest challenges we face in India is that of infrastructure development. We have global brands from all sectors coming to the various states in India, and while this has generated growth and employment, it has also highlighted the obvious infrastructure deficits. Mismatch in Growth and Demand: The rate at which industrialisation is happening is huge. This, in turn, puts a huge demand before us to rapidly modernise & improve infrastructure and other facilities to help sustain this pattern of exponential industrial growth in the country. However, infrastructure development has not kept pace with industrial development. The engineering industry, in general, and automotive industry, in particular, have seen exponential growth. While this has been extremely positive, it has made it very difficult for the infrastructure development to catch up.

The Way Forward Need to Fast Track the Projects: Keeping in mind the power shortage scenario in India, the government needs to look at measures that will fast track the present mega-power projects and also look at alternate sources of energy, like setting up thermal power, wind energy & hydro-power plants. The government also needs to improve infrastructure through public–private initiatives. Better Transportation Facilities: Movement of goods between and within states needs to be improved by providing better transport facilities. Simplify the Regulations: The government needs to simplify the present regulations for both inter and intra-state goods transfer.

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Rajesh Khanna, CEO, Wendt India Ltd

Bank on Core

Strengths

Rajesh Khanna is a Mechanical Engineer from NIT, Raipur. He has done his PGDBA from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. He joined Wendt India in 1983 as Trainee Engineer and later became part of the initial core team responsible for turning the company from a small unknown entity to an admired profitable organisation. What’s Working Supports SMB: The machine tools industry is a major contributor to the growth of Small and Medium Business (SMB) sector. Besides being the suppliers of sub-assemblies for large manufacturers, SMBs attract the attention of global manufacturers. Steady Growth: The economic liberalisation led to the advent of first-generation entrepreneurs, technocrats building world-class in-house design capabilities, greater technology friendliness, operational flexibility and lean management. All this has steadily decreased machine tool imports.

Wendt India, a joint venture publicly held listed company, was started in 1983. It has the most comprehensive range of diamond/CBN products in all bonding systems, such as resin, metal, electroplated, vitrified and brazed. It has in its portfolio grinding wheels in the above bonding systems.

What’s Not Working Large Imports: Though the Indian machine tools industry has been growing steadily, much more is required to hasten the growth rate as even today we are importing nearly 50% of the machine parts & sub-assemblies. The industry is currently unable to attract foreign investments in critical areas of manufacturing and technology, leaving the industry starved of technology upgradation/absorption and capacity creation. This is apparently widening the gap between demand and supply. Workforce: Despite the vast pool of IT professionals, the machine tool industry is unable to attract talent. The Indian IT professionals would rather work for multi-national companies than getting attracted to their Indian counterparts. Lack of Confidence in Indian Machines: Foreign companies opening their shops in India prefer to get machines from their respective countries as they have reference. This is also (most of the times) due to lack of confidence on Indian machines. This could be because the Indian machine tools manufacturers are probably unable to keep pace with the technology advancements despite possessing good design and manufacturing competencies.

The Way Forward We need to reduce our dependence on imports as well as go for technology upgradation. As CNC machines have become a necessity today, we need to improve our capability in this section for growth in near future. Shifting focus from making conventional machines to CNC machine by the Indian manufacturers will help the industry to grow faster. The National Manufacturing Policy announced by the government last year is expected to generate huge opportunity for CNC machines. Also, the machine tool industry needs to focus on embedding IT in high-end flexible precision machines that have high potential in sectors such as defence, aerospace, power and energy. 124 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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Eric Kim, Head – Operations, Doosan Infracore India Pvt Ltd

India: The Most

Flexible Country Eric Kim, a Mechanical Engineer with specialisation in sound and vibration, has over 19 years of experience. He has spent his entire career with Doosan (formerly Daewoo Heavy Industries). He is the only India expert in the company. In India, he has helped scale up the company’s production to manufacturing 360 units annually. What’s Working High Growth Pace: My knowledge of India began in 2003 when I came here. I noticed that the overall situation of India in 2003 was similar to that of Korea during the 1970s. Since then, the pace of growth and change in every segment has been tremendous. There are constant comparisons between China and India. However, one needs to understand that China has already developed when India had just begun its growth. Technological Expertise: India has the required technology skills and the passion to improve. Here, people constantly work on ideas to improve internal processes and reduce cost. While China has been the low-cost destination all these years, the scenario has changed now. Flexibilty: Due to language problems, countries like Japan and Korea are forced to make their own products in-house as they hesitate to collaborate with European countries. Of all Asian countries, India is the most flexible country as they very easily gel into new working cultures. While it took years for Japan and Korea to develop new technologies, India can take its own leap in the future much faster.

What’s Not Working Lengthy Decision-making Process: The Indian industry takes too much time to make decisions. Many times, the lower management has various innovative ideas on process improvement, etc. However, it is not translated to the higher management. Every company should bring every employee at the same level and allow ideas & suggestions to flow. Ownership: In most Asian countries, there is a strong sense of ownership of work on the shop floor. This is missing in the Indian companies. The work culture should be such that it encourages every employee to take the complete ownership of the work that he does. This will help uplift the quality of the work happening. Doing Business is Difficult: It takes a lot of effort to sell a product to an Indian customer than it takes to convince customers in other countries. This only deters foreign companies from doing business with India. Building Industrial Bridge: The SMEs and the MSMEs are unorganised in India. While they have manpower, they lag behind in technology. The Tier 1s should make an effort to synergise this sector to its advantage, enable them technologically and use their strength of manpower.

The Way Forward India’s automobile production is close to four million units, which is expected to grow to 10 million units by 2020. Based on this expectation, the country’s machine tool industry will also grow considerably. India should be able to compete with Korea and other Asian countries in terms of consumption and production. China has already made its investments for the next 10 years and will have a stabilised market. This is now the time from countries like India, Brazil and Russia to grow. 126 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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Ravi Shankar Sharma, Vice President, Birla Precision Technologies Ltd

Focus on R&D to Become Competent Ravi Shankar Sharma is the Joint Vice President of Indian Tool Manufacturers, a division of Birla Precision Technologies Ltd. He has 34 years of wide experience in industrial product selling (such as cutting tools and tool holders). What’s Not Working

What’s Working High Local Demand: Owing to high local demand and consumption, there is a lot of scope for the Indian machine tool industry to flourish. Skilled Manpower: Intellectual manpower and low production cost are factors that work to India’s advantage. Besides, companies prefer to invest in the country as they are sure of getting quality from here. Additionally, Indians possess good communication skills, which also helps in the growth of the Indian industry. Design Capability: Companies today are opting for highproductivity machines. This tendency is seen in domestic as well as global markets. Therefore, if we have to be competitive, we have to be production-oriented volume wise. Because of this, there is a growing need for automation and CNC machines. These will ensure high productivity with consistent quality. Additionally, we have the capability to design and manufacture high-precision tools to suit machines. Emerging Market: Around 63–65% of the market comprises automobile and automobile ancillaries, which is growing at a significant rate in the country. The next emerging sector is defence, which is growing considerably and has a lot of scope. Medical, aerospace and energy are nascent industries today. However, in future, they will also have a lot of potential and will require high-end machines. 128 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012

Lack of Willingness: We have the technology and the manpower, but the willingness to take initiatives is missing. A reason for this could be that the government’s polices are not encouraging enough for foreign investors. Infrastructure: The rate of developing infrastructure has decreased in India. Moreover, the power crisis that many parts of the country are facing is affecting the growth of companies and delaying projects. As a result, companies are rethinking their investment plans. The government needs to redress these issues at the earliest. Government Policies: Currently, some of the policies of the government are not industry friendly. Such a situation is hampering the industry’s growth. Once this issue is taken care of, the situation will become better. The Way Forward Companies need to adopt new methods of production. They need to focus on ways to enhance productivity rather than merely focussing on getting low-cost machines. There is a need to communicate with user industries and provide them faster and cheaper machines according to their applications. If we focus on bettering our R&D abilities – an important, yet neglected, area of our country – we would be able to build low-cost machines and become competent domestically as well as globally.


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Tosher Hormusjee, Director, GW Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd

Develop a Strong Foundation Tosher Hormusjee has long experience in customised solid carbide cutting tools. According to him, the biggest achievement of his company has been to provide solutions to some of the biggest machining problems. A certified deep-sea diver, an avid animal lover and an angler, he has passion for automobiles and old cars also. What’s Working Consistent Growth: The Indian machine tool industry has strong fundamentals and good machines in the lower price category. Although our industry does not have much hold in the special purpose machines, we are strong in mid-sized to small-sized machines. Accepting Complexities: The usage of complex and larger machinery is becoming stronger in the country because of the capabilities of the manufacturing industries. Though one cannot expect Indian industry to manufacture huge and complex machines for complex operations, we have become stronger in 3–4 axis machine segments. Strong Global Image: India has already achieved a global image as most of the global companies are located here. We are strong in lower end of technology and we have been exporting products involving such technologies as well. Strengthening Capabilities: The high import of highend machines cannot be considered a threat because with technological advancements, the usage will increase and the manufacturing of high-end machines will start within India. Small manufacturers are now also trying to build larger machines and are increasing their capacity.

What’s Not Working Price Competition: We have a strong price competition in the low-technology segment from China and South East Asia. We should try to develop faster. Import Dependence: Our dependence on import is a sorry situation. However, things like compressors are still being imported, as it is cheaper that way. Hence, importing cheaper products can affect the Indian industry. Foundation: The core strength of an industry comes from its basics. Every industry needs a strong foundation. And foundation is built by small shops and not big companies. Therefore, we need to strengthened our small companies. Strengthen Entrepreneurship: The long-term development of industry will happen only when entrepreneurship is encouraged strongly. For encouraging entrepreneurship, it is important that demand is developed and technology escalation takes place. Create Techno Hubs: We need to develop technology hubs to make available new technologies to small and medium enterprises. The need of the hour is to build competence and build the backbone of the industry and that has to start from small companies.

The Way Forward We do not lack competence everywhere. We are also doing some high-tech work. In the next 10 years, we will be at par with any country in the world. However, for the industry to grow and prove its competence, we need to quantify our efforts. In the next couple of years, we will be jumping the gun in terms of development and manufacturing new technology. 130 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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Dr Kaustubh Nande, Manager – Marketing, ANSYS India

Gautam Dutta, Country Manager, ANSYS India

India Needs to Market Itself Better Gautam Dutta earned his BE (Mechanical Engineering) from Delhi College of Engineering and MTech (Production Engineering) from IIT Chennai. He is responsible for building a profitable & sustainable business based on ANSYS’ Engineering Simulation solutions in mechanical, fluids & electromagnetics domains. Dr Kaustubh Nande holds a PhD in Relating and Organising from the Ohio University, the US. He is responsible for pan-India marketing initiatives of ANSYS.

What’s Working Talented Workforce: The Indian workforce is highly talented and skilled. This gives the Indian machine tools industry a huge advantage. At the same time, it has low cost, which helps in making the Indian products costcompetitive as well as of high quality. Focus on Customer Needs: The global multinationals in India tend to focus strongly on customer needs. This is due to better connect between core product-development units of research, engineering and other management functions. Clarity of Purpose: Indian private players have better clarity of purpose on product development. This helps in developing quality products.

What’s Not Working Disconnect in the Process: Though several government organisations are trying to become self-sustained, product development and engineering functions are severely disconnected with technology acquisition and project execution. More specifically, it is the timelines where we see a big mismatch. Quality and Investment Per Student has Gone Down: Another factor that is not working in favour of the Indian industry is the fact that quality and investments per student are decreasing gradually. Student–teacher ratios are more skewed than ever in engineering colleges. Industry–academia connect is mainly focussed on candidate recruitment.

The Way Forward A close interconnect between customer needs, product development fit and management functions is clearly required. We need to align product development timelines with procurement processes. We suggest a closer connect between core product-development functions and competitive business advantage. A dramatic shift in the mindset is also needed where companies need to realise that finance and balance sheet exists to ensure proper product development and not the other way round. We also need to reform our education system. The future of education lies in focussing on one aspect-curriculum and changing this engineering curriculum every 3–5 years, with skills focussed on engineering design and product development rather than generic manufacturing. India needs to market itself better and deliver on its infrastructure plans to focus on quality growth. October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 135


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Sulaiman Jamal, MD, Bevel Gears (India) Pvt Ltd

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the World Sulaiman Jamal, an engineer, has almost four decades of rich experience in the gear industry. He is the first Indian to join the Board of Directors of the prestigious American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). While gears are his first love, music and restoring old furniture occupies his leisure time. What’s Working Geared Up: The Indian industry has come of age. We have qualified technicians who have access to best machine tool technologies, both indigenous and imported. Today, all the facilities are available in India itself. The Indian manufacturers are challenging themselves by exposing themselves to the global competition. This did not happen earlier. Competitive Edge: Indian manufacturers have learnt to become cost-competitive. We had no basis of costing earlier. People are now adopting scientific costing. Earlier, China posed a threat to us in terms of costing, but we used to shy away from competing with them. However, today Indian manufacturers have developed the attitude to find out all that it would take to compete with China and other countries. Global Acknowledgement: India has now received the world’s acknowledgment. The country has evolved technologically. People have understood the culture of India. In addition, India has a good number of industrial ambassadors who have travelled around the world and gained the respect & confidence of the overseas buyers. Today, we have a choice & an opportunity to perform, and if we perform well, India will be in the game for a long time. The country is going to be a huge manufacturing base; there will be tremendous opportunities for Indian companies who are quality conscious.

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What’s Not Working Volume Crisis: Europe, Japan, the US and other such counties have the advantage of volume production that India lacks. Though the Indian machine tool industry is trying to get the edge, it will take a little time to take hold of the game. We are competing in terms of both quality and pricing. The best way to compete is by collaborating. The process is slow, but it is happening. Change in Perception: The global mindset towards Indian products will take time to change. We need to prove ourselves. Like the Germans, we need to think and breathe quality. Need for Special Processes: We have the knowhow and machines, but we do not have high-quality raw materials and heat-treatment facilities that can either make or break a company. As a result, we have not been able to enter the aerospace industry that uses exotic materials. We need to have these special processes to thrive in the industry. The Way Forward India needs to create a comfort zone in terms of rules, regulations & reforms and let competition come. We have been a protective society and are yet to taste real competition. It is time that we throw ourselves into the deep sea; only then will we learn to swim. If we proactively make changes, we will be far ahead in the league within five years.


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MD Sreekumar, MD, HMT Machine Tools Ltd

Support Indian Manufacturers MD Sreekumar obtained his postgraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras. He has 33 years of experience in manufacturing. Barring eight years, he has devoted his entire career to HMT. He joined HMT as a Management Trainee & now heads the organisation. He believes that it takes a dream to achieve your goals. What’s Working Right Time to Gear Up: In the Indian machine tool industry, the demand is more than the production. As a result, we still have to depend on imports to meet the requirement. It is the right time that this industry rises to meet the growing requirement of the country and provide complete manufacturing solutions. Value of Indian Products: Indigenously produced Indian products are not just cost-competitive, but also much better than their imported counterparts. The present comparison of Indian and foreign products is not holistic. The overall value of Indian products is much higher. Quality Quotient: Indian products not just have better quality as compared to imported products, they also provide better after-sales support to the customers than foreign manufacturers. Indian products are much more reliable and are at par with any imported machine.

What’s Not Working Technology: There are certain categories of machine tools that India does not produce as we do not have the required technology. At the same time, foreign companies are not ready to share their technologyies, as they fear that they will lose the monopoly and freedom of supplying machines. Reduce Cycle Time: Though our products are good, a major issue is that they have a higher cycle time for manufacturing, as we do not have the freedom and support from our suppliers. Increase Product Basket: There are many products that the country does not manufacture due to lack of technologies. R&D Efforts: The kind of importance that we used to give to R&D 15–20 years back is missing today due to financial constraints. The industry needs enough support and encouragement from the government to increase investments in R&D activities and create new technology, either indigenously or through technology acquisition.

The Way Forward Given the growth track, the Indian machine tool industry will become capable of making 60% of the domestic requirement within the next five years. Although it is a high aim, the entire industry is geared to put in the effort. One way of doing this is by reducing the number of steps involved in the production and generating single-stage operations with complete automation in material handing, tool changing and measurement. Today, the Indian production meets one-third of the total requirement. Both foreign and Indian players have a fair chance to take advantage of this situation and produce to meet the requirement. It would be advantageous if the Indian industries are supported so that they can increase their production capability. The Indian industry should ascertain that in any foreign collaboration the technology should also be handed over along with the product. There should be a condition that any foreign machine can be brought into the country only through an Indian manufacturer. 140 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


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Mohini Kelkar, MD, Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd

Attract Talent for Growth and Innovation Mohini Kelkar completed her Production Engineering in 1981 from VJTI Institute, Mumbai. She is one of the few early women Production Engineers in the country. With her husband, she started machine-manufacturing business in 1984. She has won several awards including ‘Best Woman Entrepreneur Award’ from WIMA. What’s Working Cost-effective: Being cost-competitive is our key strength. The solutions offered by our metalworking industry are cost-effective in the global scenario, especially in special purpose machines and solutions. Adaptive: Our machine manufacturing community is well versed in various automation procedures. We are quick to adopt automation into our machines. We also have the support of all international brands in automation product. As automation system providers and machine builders a working together to provide the final automation solution, it has become possible to provide fully automated, semi-automatic and low-cost automation solutions for the industry. Engineering Strength: We have the engineering strength. In addition, every company has developed its own training methods to gear new engineers to adapt to the manufacturing environment. What’s Not Working

Training Professors: There is a debate that the engineering students are not geared for core manufacturing. However, I feel that soft skills can be learnt during their career span. What students need to learn is core engineering. Unless people understand this, there is no point churning out engineers. For this to happen, we need to first train our professors with 142 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012

contemporary manufacturing trends. Though people talk about changing syllabus and making it more student friendly, we first have to have a good faculty. We also need to tap retired professors to share their knowledge and expertise with students. Accessories: We need to strengthen our machine tool supply infrastructure, such as component manufacturing, availability of accessories at the right price & right delivery time. Currently, we have either to depend on costly imports or manufacture it ourselves. Taiwan has excelled here. They have formed clusters that offer high-quality accessories & machine tool parts, thereby making it cost-effective. The Indian industry also needs to do something similar. Attract Young Talent: The new-generation engineers are increasingly taking to IT & software, instead of opting for core engineering. We have never considered machine tool as an important industry. Although it is the backbone of every industry, it has not been given importance. We need to attract the new generation and its talent to this sector.

The Way Forward The industry has high potential to grow. Besides imports, people have started to realise the importance of indigenously developed technology. The foreign companies selling in the country do not know the Indian manufacturing culture and its need. On the other hand, we know Indian manufacturing environment very well. We should now be attracting better & brighter talent to see growth and innovation in the industry.


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VOICE & VERDICT

Ravi Sane, India Head, Dijet Industrial Co Ltd

India Inc: Working Towards Quality Ravi Sane has over two decades of experience in the industry. He is responsible for the company’s growth in India. Before joining DIJET, he worked with some major companies of India such as Guhring India Pvt Ltd, Bharat Gears Ltd and Bajaj Auto Ltd. When he is not working, he likes to play lawn tennis and table tennis. What’s Working Demand: The Indian industry has a lot of demand for milling application. In fact, India is growing in die and mould machining, and is showing no effect of world recession as in the Europe and the US. Moreover, customers have also become more quality conscious; everybody wants maximum output from their machines and increase the turnover. Emerging Sectors: As India is a growing economy, energy is fast becoming an emerging sector. This will lead to more growth in the machine tool industry. We see very good future in power-generation industry, such as turbine blade machining and turbine case machining. Skilled Manpower: I feel Indian engineers and managers are skilled; they understand the need of the industry. Change in Approach: In recent times, India Inc’s approach towards product development has changed. Now, they want to produce more quality-oriented products. The best example is M&M who is developing good products.

Dijet was started in 1938. It is a listed company on the Tokyo Exchange Market. It started its India operation in 2007 and is growing at the rate of 60–70% every year.

What’s Not Working Economic Slowdown: Though India is relatively less affected, the economic slowdown and the current situation in Europe is a source of concern. It has affected automobile industry worldwide. In fact, companies that focus on automotive machining are facing the problem of slowdown. In this scenario, aerospace, die & mould and power generation are some promising areas to look for. Currency Depreciation: The biggest hurdle industry is facing is that of currency depreciation, especially in JPY. The current economic situation is unpredictable, which is making the matters more difficult.

The Way Forward The government has to play a big role in industry’s future. Mechanical engineering is a blue-collar job. Many people are not attracted to this field because of the harsh environment in the machine shop. Therefore, the government should encourage industries to have better environment in the machine shop. The government should also provide more subsidies to the engineering sector to promote investment. There should be a duty reduction on the machines. Infrastructure of the country needs special attention from the government. Apart from this, the industry–academia partnership will also help industry in enhancing the skill of new engineers and companies in reducing the product development cost. October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 147


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Ji Hwan Oh, MD, Korloy India Tooling Pvt Ltd

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Ji Hwan Oh has an experience of over 12 years in the industry. Specialising in Business Strategy and Management, he has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea. When he is not working, he likes to play golf and basketball. What’s Not Working

What’s Working Lucrative Market: The Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the country. The country’s manufacturing sector contributes nearly 15% to its GDP. The government has now set a target of raising the share of manufacturing sector to 25% of the GDP by 2020. This move has opened up enormous scope for the growth of the industry in the country. Improving Infrastructure: The government is taking various initiatives to improve infrastructure in the country. The presence of a modern infrastructure (such as DMIC) will boost industrial productivity. More such steps would encourage more investments. Easy Availability of Skilled Labour: In India, skilled workforce – a critical factor for the growth of the manufacturing sector – is easily available. Low Cost: The cost of labour and raw materials is comparatively lower in India as compared to some other nations. This brings downs the cost for companies and makes pricing of the end product competitive – a critical factor to attract foreign players in the country.

Korloy India Tooling Pvt Ltd was established in 1995. The company manufactures cutting tools, metal cutting tools, industrial cutting tools, carbide cutting tools, diamond cutting tools and HSS cutting tools.

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Shortage of Power: One of the major hurdles to the growth of the Indian industry is power. The issue of adequate and proper supply of power needs to addressed immediatley. Labour Issues: Labour issues are critical and need to be looked into as they may hamper productivity of a company. The Way Forward The government is working towards creating better infrastructure facilities in India. Similarly, it can work towards improving the power scenario in the country. The power scenario is very bad in the country. Many regions of the country face irregular power cuts. Another area where the Governmenr of India needs to work is bureaucracy. Opaque rules and regulations is another area of concern where the government needs to work. Labour issues is another problem area. Therefore, bringing in transparency in the tax system and addressing the issues of labour problems will greatly ease the process and further boost the productivity of the manufacturing sector in India. Also, in terms of implementing a better tax regime in the country, the government should reduce the tax on importing raw materials. The country also needs to work on improving its technologies. For this to happen, the government should look towards providing incentives to facilitate technological developments.


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Reji Varghese, MD, Forms & Gears

India: A Young Powerhouse Reji Varghese, an Engineer, joined his family-run business after completing his education. The Chennai-based company, which is the oldest and largest fixture-building company in India, was set up by his father, late RT Varghese, in 1972. And he has been successfully taking his father’s legacy ahead. What’s Working Workforce: India, along with China, has the largest number of engineering graduates and technical diploma holders. This creates a huge pool of qualified people to choose from. Favourable Demographics: In the next decade, a large percentage of the Indian population would be entering the workforce, which should keep India’s labour costs down. Auto Industry: India produces approximately four million passenger and commercial vehicles a year (without taking into account two and three wheelers) for a population of over one billion. The gap is huge and so is the potential. This will give machine tool and related industries terrific opportunities in their home market. Raw Materials/Vendor Base: Foreign machine tool makers are increasingly sourcing more from Indian companies to be more competitive in the Indian market. We have witnessed a large increase in exports and supplies to foreign companies.

What’s Not Working Foreign Competition: In a liberalised and de-licensed economy, the domestic industry will have to compete with foreign players. Compliance with WTO regulations and reducing duty rates will make imports more affordable. As a result, domestic players will face difficulties competing even on the price front. R&D and Design: We are more used to reverse engineering a product rather than developing innovative solutions. Unless R&D and design are strengthened, Indian products will always be behind the curve as far as technology is concerned. Full Solutions: Rather than selling stand-alone machines, we are seeing an increasing trend where customers are focussing on suppliers who offer full solutions. Even smaller Tier-I and Tier-II suppliers are now opting for single-window vendors who can offer full solutions rather than dealing with different suppliers, and they are willing to pay a higher price for this.

The Way Forward Unlike China that has an ageing population, India has a young population. Considering this fact, we need to provide quality education to this large number of people who will enter the workforce in the next decade or so. The auto industry is another sector that is showing huge growth. This industry is expected to become triple in size by 2020, giving huge opportunities to the country’s industry for growth. Good quality raw materials and other inputs along with a good vendor base for component manufacturing are critical for the machine tool industry. Therefore, we need to take adequate steps so that we can secure enough sources for good quality and cost-effective raw materials.

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Tarun Khurana, Head – India Sales Operations, YASKAWA Robotics India Ltd

Actively Implement New Technologies Tarun Khanna obtained his BE (Mechanical) in 1992. He also has a PGDBM. In 2004, he joined Motherson Group to set up a joint venture between Motherson & YASKAWA Japan for sales & servicing of robots in India. In 2010, YASKAWA acquired Motoman Motherson Robotics Ltd, leading to YASKAWA Robotics India Ltd. What’s Working Quality Products at Competitive Prices: The Indian industry has the ability to offer solutions of international quality at competitive prices. Huge Opportunities: Given the huge Indian market, it gives enormous potential to do business, especially in sectors like automotive, infrastructure development, biotechnology and food & beverages. Adopting New Technologies: The Indian industry is actively implementing new technologies to increase productivity and efficiency.

Yaskawa Robotics started its India operations in 2005, with a focus to create customer support infrastructure. It has Motion Control & Robotics Divisions in India. It is gearing up to offer end-to-end robotic automation solution, and by 2014, it aims to be no. 1 robot company in India.

What’s Not Working Infrastructure: Much of the growth and development of the Indian manufacturing industry is highly dependent on infrastructure, which is one of the biggest obstacles on the road to growth. However, the government is taking various initiatives to improve the infrastructure of the country. Rising Manpower Cost: India is no longer a low-wage country. There has been a tremendous increase in manpower cost in the past 2–3 years. Lack of Visibility: One of the most worrying factors in Indian manufacturing sector is the lack of visibility into strategic information. New investments are associated with high risk in spite of a projected growth of 7–10% in the country’s GDP. Thus, despite high growth rates, companies may be holding back on investments, as they are not certain of the returns on those investments. High Attrition Levels: The country has high attrition levels for skilled labour. It has become a challenge for all companies to retain skilled manpower.

The Way Forward Lean manufacturing is key to keep prices lower while maintaining profits and quality at the same time. Further, opting for a range of equipment from customised machines that can perform operations more efficiently to low-cost automation solutions will be highly effective in the growth of the industry. Knowledge and awareness about the role of automation and its value proposition will boost the productivity of the industry. Training is very crucial in this regard. Decreasing margins are putting strains on organisations. Therefore, making operations more effective and efficient is the need of the hour. Technology can play a vital role here. In addition to this, enhancing focus on further improving quality and establishing high benchmarks in terms of solution offering along with support safety will come as a huge boon to the industry. 152 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012


With decades of experience, NK Dhand has been a significant name in the machine tool industry of India. He obtained his degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, the US, in 1965. At present, he is working as MD, Micromatic Machine Tools Pvt Ltd


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Anton Müller, MD, SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH

Need to Make Visa Procurement Easy Anton Müller has been the MD of SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH since 2000. He is responsible for sales, logistics and engineering/technical departments at Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH.

What’s Working

Good Supplier Base: We are working with Indian companies for more than 50 years now. Initially, the strength and the focus were doubtlessly Indian Ordnance Factories. Gradually, the private sector also picked up and we now have a good supplier base in India. Huge Domestic Demand: Indian is the land of opportunities, and it is the biggest reason we are in the market for 50 years. Indian manufacturing activities have increased sufficiently in the last decade or two. It is the biggest reason that the demand for machine tool in the country is so high.

What’s Not Working

Bureaucracy: Bureaucracy is a huge problem in India. The large number of clearances required for setting up a new unit here are enough to scare away foreign manufacturers. High Custom Duties: High custom duties and taxes are another dampener for the manufacturing sector. Visa Problems: Sometimes, it is quite difficult to obtain visa for our service engineers, making it difficult to send them to India quickly in order to help our customers and reduce downtimes of costly machines.

The Way Forward

SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, a leading manufacturer of CNC milling machines with orthogonal heads, specialises in the production of big workpieces. In its long history of industrial innovation, SHW has always strived for offering the most productive, and, therefore, costeffective milling solutions. The company has a very sound relationship with India for more than 50 years now. This span of time alone shows that its journey was an emotional one! There were years with not much success, but that had never diminished their interest in this market. The company is very optimistic about the Indian market.

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The Indian industry is capable of taking giant leaps in the global market. However, for this to happen, the Government of India needs to take adequate steps to reduce the scale of red tape. This can be done by reducing the number of clearances required for setting up a unit in the country. This would also help in bringing down the incidences of corruption and delays. Going for single-window clearance would be of immense help. Then, there is the issue of high custom duties and taxes, which must be brought down in order to make Indian exports more favourable. Visa problem is another issue that needs to be taken up on an urgent basis. This would help in bringing in foreign expertise in the country more easily, thereby helping the Indian metalworking industry grow.


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EVENT PREVIEW: Engineering Expo Pune 2012

PUNE November 2-5, 2012 Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre

Facilitating business on a higher plane Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA) forecasts that Pune region alone will ring in investments in the auto industry to the tune of `40,000 crore in the period 2008–13. It indicates the emerging opportunities for this industry and allied sectors. And Engineering Expo Pune edition, organised by Network 18 Publishing, is gearing up to facilitate business leads between vendors, suppliers and eminent buyers in the manufacturing and process industries. Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pimpri, is all set to witness the action during November 2–5, 2012. Mahua Roy presents a report...

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une once had the reputation of being a pensioner’s paradise. However, the recent spurt in investments has completely transformed the city into a lively metropolis. In recent years, along with IT investments by reputed companies, it has also attracted huge investments in auto OEMs and ancillary industries. The industrial clusters of Chakan, PimpriChinchwad and Talegaon can be called the ‘Detroit of India’. Companies such as Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, Volkswagen, General Motors and Force Motors are boosting the growth of ancillary units in these areas, thus creating a bustling investment destination.

Promising Pune Debajit Roy, Assistant Manager – Marketing, South Asia, Kohler Co, says, “Pune is strategically located close to the financial capital, Mumbai. The auto industry has been flourishing in this region. Not only this, the entire industrial hub around Pune has seen multinationals from various sectors setting up their base here to leverage on the Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) advantage.” In recent times, a large number of friendly developmental policies and initiatives from the governmental 158 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - October 2012

bodies have resulted in the emergence of Pune as a preferred choice for the process and manufacturing sector to have a firm presence in this region. The last decade has witnessed a substantial growth in the SME sector, with numerous units springing up and adopting the latest manufacturing technologies. This is where Engineering Expo brings in its expertise of uniting the SME sector with prospective clients. This provides a holistic businessgeneration experience. Engineering Expo has been a supportive partner to

Glimpses of previous edition 250+ exhibitors 12,894+ visitors 5,000+ products displayed ` 81 crore business generated

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the facilitation of business deals in a big way in the Pune industrial cluster.

Advantage Engineering Expo Year 2012 marks the seventh edition of Engineering Expo Pune. These years have seen a steady growth in the number of exhibitors and visitors. Elaborating on the legacy of Engineering Expo, Sandeep Khosla, CEO, Network 18 Publishing, says, “After 10 successful

Highlights of this edition 250+ expected exhibitors 17,000+ business visitors expected Business transactions worth `

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years of service to the industry, Engineering Expo today has established itself as India’s largest multi-location trade show on manufacturing. The Expo is a preferred destination for SMEs as well as manufacturing & engineering organisations to further their growth and that of the industry at large. For the 2012-13 season, we have eight editions spread across an equal number of locations of a rising India. Keeping our esteemed exhibitors and valued customers in mind, we have made elaborate provisions to offer a neverbefore experience. These, we reckon, will add substantial traction to the industrial growth of the nation.” Besides, Engineering Expo has captured a large exhibitor base that has stayed loyal towards the brand, thereby exhibiting year after year. G Ganesan, Manager – Sales, Guindy Machine Tools Ltd, notes, “This is the second time that we are participating in Engineering Expo Pune. What is unique about this platform is the presence of focussed visitors. This has helped us generate critical leads to our businesses and garner good response over the years. We have had one of the best experiences with the organisers.” Engineering Expo Pune will be held at a right time in the calendar year, which makes it a favourite destination for exhibitors and visitors alike. C M Venkateshwaran, Chief Operating Officer, Aker Powergas Subsea Pvt Ltd, and Past Chairman, Process Plant and Machinery Association of India (PPMAI), explains, “The timing of the Engineering Expo could not have been better. As it is held towards the end of the year when companies take a stock of what they have done over the year, it is the time when companies try to foresee what the future holds. The timing, the growth-oriented economy and the platform organised by Engineering Expo makes a winning combination.” The 2011 edition of Engineering Expo Pune recorded business transactions worth `81.10 crore, with more than 8,834 business leads

generated, as per the feedback received from the exhibitors. Around 5,000 products from various industries were on display in an area spanning 45,000 sq ft. It saw visitor delegations from eminent companies such as Tata Motors, Aker Powergas, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Bosch, Forbes Marshall, Messung, Thermax, Sandvik Asia and SKF India.

The Perfect Launch Pad The previous editions of Engineering Expo have been treated as a launch pad for the introduction of new solutions and technologies for the manufacturing & process industries. Exhibitors are using all kinds of strategies and promotional initiatives to create an ideal scenario for a product launch this year as well. Guindy Machine Tools will be utilising the Pune Engineering Expo platform to showcase its range of co-ordinate measuring machines. “This product is of prime importance to the automobile and heavy engineering sector. Engineering Expo will be the perfect platform for us to reach out to the audience. The Expo has been attracting quality visitors. Thus, this enables us to reach a focussed base of prospective customers and generate a high volume of business leads,” adds Ganesan. The layout of the Engineering Expo enables exhibitors to showcase their product portfolio in an aesthetic manner, also making provisions for live demonstrations. Such an interactive forum provides the exhibiting companies an opportunity to attractively display their products. Reni Emmanuel, Chief Executive Officer, Emmaus Mac, says, “We specialise in pattern making and serve the ancillary units or vendors to the automobile industry in particular. This is one of the prime reasons we chose to exhibit in Engineering Expo Pune due to its strategic location. We hope to see a large number of visitors, which means serious business. We will be displaying our expertise in customisation of patterns and reverse engineering.”

New attractions in this edition Panel discussion aims at providing a roadmap to infuse growth in the region Institutional Buyer Involvement Plan to attract delegations from large corporate and major institutions Improvised visitor profiling – profile, scan, filter and bring in visitors as per exhibitors’ requirements Providing business networking support to exhibitors by leveraging Network 18 Publishing’s industry connect Credit rating facilities for the benefit of exhibitors Providing complete travel solutions for exhibitors Offering logistics services to ensure smooth cargo handling, custom clearing, transport compliance, etc

‘Expo’nential Growth Apart from providing a conducive business environment for business leads, the Expo is a platform to discuss and take stock of the latest trends in the manufacturing industry. “Engineering Expo has grown rapidly over the years. It has become more demanding with the number of exhibitors increasing every year. We are into sheet metal working and machine tools industry and consider this event as the best platform to gain further know-how of the current industry scenario,” says Anant Chind, Executive Director, Chind Iron and Steel Industries Ltd, a visitor in the 2011 season of Engineering Expo Pune. Offering an ideal interactive platform, Engineering Expo provides Indian companies an excellent opportunity to explore new technologies, which will help local manufacturers meet global standards. So, do not miss this opportunity and be there to make the most of it. Email: mahua.roy@network18publishing.com October 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 159


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Power press C frame and Pillar type versions comes in 3 tons to 250 tons capacity in most economical type of construction with several std/optional features such as manual/auto lubrication systems, knockouts electronics hand safety, single/double or un-geared versions and also pneumatic feeders/ straightness and de-coilers for automation purpose. The frame is of all steel construction, fabricated from Rolled steel plates with suitable cross ribbings. Rotolinear Systems Yeswanthpur Bangalore Tel. 080-23572855, 9845196751 Fax. 080-23379749 Email: rotolinearindia@vsnl.net Website: www.rotolinearindia.com

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Press brake Press brakes are available in both mechanical and pneumatic versions, with capacity ranging from 20 to 350 tonne and length varying from 1,525 to 4,000 mm. The machine features double-geared motorised ram adjustment, motorised reversing mechanism, manual back gauge, manual lubrication, one multigroove, V-block and V-punch. Moreover, the machine is well constructed and has accurate frame, ram & bed, drive system, ram adjustment, clutch and brake. The machine is applicable in steel furniture industries, doorframe and slotted angle, refrigeration, doorframe manufacturers, automobile industries and control panel manufacturers, etc. Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat

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Cold roll forming machine Cold roll forming machine comes with advanced technology. The machine has robust design and is built from prime material, i.e., heavy-duty steel plate body. The machine also features easy replacement of parts and is easy to operate, highly adaptable, economical and has great efficiency & long life. Application fields of the machine are fabrication & construction industries, electronics & electric industries, steel furniture industry, automobile industry and manufacturing industry. Godson Bending Systems Pvt Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: +91-281-2361467, 2361449 Fax: +91-281-2361873 Email: godsonindia@hotmail.com

Lathe machine Geared head extra heavy duty lathe machine series VGH has height of centre ranging up to 1,066 mm, bed length up to

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Products 12,000 mm and admit between centres up to 11,000 mm. Main hollow spindle ranging 150 mm and main spindle nose is A2–12 type. Dynamically balanced spindle enable the spindle to run at 200 rpm without any vibration. All gears are made of 20MnCr5 material and fully induction hardened & teeth profile grinding. The Norton gearbox can make a cut of any metric, modules and pitch (DP). The bed is made from graded cast iron and flame hardened up to 400 BHN diametric. The machine is maintenance free and easy to use. The parts of the machine are interchangeable and are stocked in regional dealer office. Vinit Engimech Pvt Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: +91-281-2312091/ 2311734 Fax: +91-281- 2311935 Email: vinit@balajilathe.com Website: www.balajilathe.com

Lathe machine The machine offers rigid design and is suitable for bulk production. These lathe machines combine all the features that are expected in heavy-duty production lathes with great efficiency and are ideal for sliding, surfacing and screw cutting

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Products operation. Some special features of the machine are hardened and ground bedways. Selected and good quality raw material are used in the machine. Main spindle is hardened and ground with double grinding. All screws are made from bright steel with gunmetal screw nut. Length of bed ranges from 1,370 mm to 8,500 mm, centre height from 215 mm to 760 mm, and spindle bore from 50 mm to 155 mm. Also, lathe machine have various attachments, such as fully or semi-Norton gear box, taper turning attachment, rear tool post, coolant pump and many more. Premier Lathe Mfg CoRajkot, Gujarat Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: +91-281-2387556 Fax: +91-281-2389248 Email: info@premierlathe.co.in, Website: www.premierlathe.co.in

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Laser cutting system Laser marking/cutting system with CO2 and fibre laser can perform on both metal and non-metals due to its high performance and beam quality of the laser unit. For non-metals, the machine can execute vector and raster marking as well as the cutting of thin materials such as textiles, leather, wood and paper. The machine also has a unique feature called quick ‘micro-perforation’. For metals, the machine can perform both 2D and 3D laser cutting with 6-kW power and the working area ranges from 1,250 x 2,500 to 4,000 x 30,000 mm. The machine can also cut up to 25 mm SS and 32 mm MS. Laser Technologies Pvt Ltd Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Products Tel: +91-22-27780016 Fax: +91-22-27781672 Email: info@lasertechnologies.co.in Website: www.lasertechnologies.co.in

Emotron AC drive The machine is robust and has certified IP54 metal construction. All drive sizes are delivered with a built-in Category C3 EMC-filter and C3 requirements are fulfilled with 80-m motor cable. Direct torque control reacts extremely quickly and eliminates disturbances due to abrupt load changes. The machine also features soft starts that minimise start currents and integrated vector brakes that ensures quick & controlled stops with increase in productivity and safety. The machine also has UL (UL 840) and marine (DNV)-approved standard drives with speed-controlled fans that assure less noise, a more even drive temperature and higher drive efficiency. Operation parameters can be set in various process units in m/s, tonne/h or cycles/min. Zeal Automation Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: +91-281-2361467, 2361449 Fax: +91-281-2361873 Email: godsonindia@hotmail.com

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Products Formdrill This machine is used for thermal drilling and forming bushings. All malleable materials can be thermal drilled. There is absolutely no cutting involved during the creation of the hole. A standard drill press, milling machine or CNC machining center is suitable. Thermal Drilling is ideal for automation because it is a chipless process, produces accurate holes, and has a long tool life. No secondary equipment is required here. Unimex Formdrill India Pvt Ltd. Bangalore, Karnataka. Tel: 080-41229402, Mob: 09036291674 Email: roopesh.amin@formdrill-india.com Website: www.formdrill-india.com

Thickness meter The new Mini Test FH 7000 is designed for use with all non-magnetic (nonferrite) materials such as plastics, wood, glass, ceramics, glass fibre, carbon fibre, non-ferrous metals, etc. The machine is used for wall thickness measurement of all types of containers such as bottles, cans, injection mouldings, etc. Working on the magneto-static principle, the gauge reaches a

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Products measuring rate of up to 20 readings per second. Two sensors are available covering the ranges 0–4 mm and 0–10 mm as well as a large choice of reference balls. According to sensor and reference balls, a measuring accuracy of up to (0, 5 μm + 1% of reading) can be obtained. Low-range sensitivity is 0, 1 μm. For use in poorly lit condition, a keypad backlight function is also available. Bombay Tools Supplying Agency Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: +91-22-23426495/23421326 Fax: 91-22-23401933 Email: info@bombaytools.com Website: www.bombaytools.com

Honing machines The numeric controlled E – Series honing machines are developed to deliver complete honing solution for the production of small to medium batch sizes and prototypes. The Siemens Touch-Pad numeric controls provides precise, efficient, repeatable honing on through and blind bores for a wide range of components like Rocker arm, Con-rod, Fork shifter, fuel injection parts, aerospace components and dies. The machine also features compactness with stability, assured by rigid module plate design, providing repeatability of stroke and size, for accurate bore

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Products geometry across a broad range of applications. Ergonomic design provides operator comforts and efficiency, whilst on interlocking guard ensures operator safety. E Series honing machine is available in 2 versions namely E 1000S and E 2000S for diameter range of 1.14mm - 25mm and 1.14mm – 120mm respectively with fully adjustable stroke length of 300mm. WENDT (INDIA) LTD. Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Tel: 91-4344 276851, 276852, 276854, 405500, 405501. Fax: +91-4344 405620. Website: www.wendtindia.com

Machining centre UniSpeed5 is that Universal Machining Center for Milling (UniSpeed 5) or Milling-Turning (UniSpeed 5T) which implements highly efficient dynamics and offers great Flexibility/ Versatility as well. The standard Scope includes, Universal orthogonal milling head ATC 48 tools Siemens 840D or Heidenhein 530 iTNC control. The machine also feaures Powerful Spindle with Torque upto 750 Nm and rpm upto 6000 with Mill/Turn model includes the rotary with turning speed upto 250 rpm. The UniSpeed 5 is also impressive with its space utilisation as it uses only 40 sq. meters of space. Its’ natural rigid base in Polymer Concrete allows

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Products the machine to be installed without any special foundation. SHW Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: +91 7498770835 Email: adeshmukh@shw-wm.de

Servo insert couplings These servo insert couplings are equipped with features like, pluggable, damp vibration, compensation of misalignment & backlash-free etc. Different models like stud/set screws clamping, Collet clamping, Outer conical hub, split hubs, compact version, expanding clamps etc are available. Some of the applications include linear slide, machine spindle, screw jack units, servo drive, printing machines, packaging machines etc. Rotolinear Systems Yeswanthpur Bangalore Tel: 080-23572855, 9845196751 Fax: 080-23379749 Email: rotolinearindia@vsnl.net Website: www.rotolinearindia.com

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Products Gun drilling machines In the 3 axis gun drilling machines, the dia. ranges from 4 mm to 25 mm and up to 1000 mm deep. The machine features X Stroke – 500 mm and Y stroke – 300 mm and its modular mesign ensures quicker delivery and off the shelf spares availability. The machine can also be customised for different solutions to suit costumer’s requirements and Tooling and work holding are provided to suit the component. Professional installation, training, documentation and process engineering are all provided to successfully adapt the machine at customer site. Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd Than, Maharashtra, Tel: + (91)-(22)-39914444/39914445, +919321305480 / +917498019136 Fax :+( 91)-(22)-25824862 Email: sales@precihole.com Website: www.precihole.com

Electrical Discharge Machining Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) Oil or fluid has been developed for most of the EDM applications. It is highly refined mineral oil with low viscosity which is free from aromatics and unsaturated hydrocarbons especially applicable for spark erosion metal working operations. It is colourless & odourless

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Products and by choosing this operatorfriendly oil which is neutral and pure can substantially reduce the chance of effects on skin of the operators. Lower viscosity improves flushing and fast particle settling both of these contribute to faster machining rates and fine surface finishes. Also low aromatic content eliminates smoking during machining and higher flash point ensures safety of the environment. It has exceptional long service life due to stability towards thermal oxidation. The machine is applicable for electrical discharge machining in tool and die shops, and in manufacture of electronics, extrusions, air-craft components, hardware, tools, fasteners, silver-ware, cutlery, appliances, valves and regulators etc.

viton and Teflon coated neoprene rubber. Its aluminium construction makes it light weight yet compact. These vacuum pumps are available in the range of 10 lpm to 75 lpm with a maximum vacuum of 27” Hg and pressure of 60 Psig. The choice of series and parallel connection in double-stage models gives selective advantage of flow & vacuum / pressure.

Eastern Petroleum Private Limited.

Polyurethane tubes

Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tel: 022 - 2529 9990 / 91 / 92 / 93. Fax: 91 – 22 – 2524 1895. Email: office@easternpetroleum.in Website: www.easternpetroleum.in

Polyurethane Tube / Coil Tube / belt are available from 2.5mm to 9mm ID at working pressure 10 Kg/cm2 in temperature range from -200C to +1000C.The tube is flexible like rubber & has good weather proofing ability. The tube also features good resistance to oil, grease, petrol & many solvents, tensile strengths as-well-as BP are more than twice of the PVC tubing, high cutting strength & folding stability, and

Vacuum Pumps and compressors These pumps are portable, quiet & oil free and offered with single as-well-as three phase motors. The diaphragms are available in various options of materials like EPDM, neoprene,

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Sri Vishnu Pumps Mfg Co Thane, Mumbai Tel: 28457073 Fax: 022-28458372 Email: vishnupump@rediffmail.com Website: www.minivacpumps.com


Products resistance to flex-cracking. PU Tubes are used for fuel line - petrol & diesel in automobile & transport Industry, Compressed air line on pneumatic control system, high pressure lubricating oil lines in engineering & automobile industry, etc. UNIVERSAL CORPORATION Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tel: 2342 22 38 / 2343 63 20 Fax: 91 - 22 - 2341 00 28 Email: samson7@vsnl.com Web: www.samson-grp.com

Flexible Braided Hose PVC Flexible Braided Hose are manufactured on fully automatic European plant. Hose size available from 5 mm to 50 mm ID at working pressure 10 to 40 Kg/cm2 in temperature range -100C to +600C. It is light in weight & has smooth inner surface for better flow. Good transparency allows air locks & blockage to be quickly detected. These Hoses are tested as per Indian Standard Thermo Plastic Reinforced Hose IS - 12492 Air Hose & IS - 12585 Water Hose. This can safely be used for compressed air connection, pneumatic tools & equipment, general water delivery, medium duty rock drill purpose, car washing, pesticide spraying with power driven pump, for conveying

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Products chemicals, acids & alkalis, & various other applications. UNIVERSAL CORPORATION Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tel: 2342 22 38 / 2343 63 20 Fax: 91 - 22 - 2341 00 28 Email: samson7@vsnl.com Web: www.samson-grp.com

Variable speed drives Variable speed drives comes in a wide, rugged range of AC up to 400 Kw ratings. These are available as simple v/f drives and also sensor less and flux vector drives. The new latest WJ200 drive has many class leading features such as 200% starting torque. It has special algorithms to improve low speed regulation. It can be used for simple positioning applications with encoder feedback without the use of any add-on card. It can be controlled with a pulse train input also. It incorporates a built in USB port for programming. The same drive can be used for both induction motors as well as brushless motors. All the drives are compliant with International ratings such as CE, UL, and C-UL etc. Strategi Automation Solutions Pvt Ltd

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Products Bangalore India Tel: +91-80-32329798 / 32467879 Fax: +91-80-41163047 Email: sales@strategiautomation.com Website: www.strategiautomation.com

Strategi Automation Solutions Pvt Ltd Bangalore India Tel: +91-80-32329798 / 32467879 Fax: +91-80-41163047 Email: sales@strategiautomation.com Website: www.strategiautomation.com

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Programmable logic controller comes in a wide range of models that are compact yet powerful to suit a diverse set of applications. This Micro to Medium range of PLCs has class leading memory capabilities and scan times. The PLCs follow industry standard IEC 61131 standards of programming and can be programmed in Ladder, FBD, IL, ST and SFC styles. The new FPOR PLC has dedicated function blocks for Electronic gearing and Print mark registration control which are very useful in packaging, labeling, and bag cutting applications. The FPX PLCs have up to 8 high speed counters useful for applications such liquid filling. The FP Sigma and the FP2 series complete the range of PLCs. The PLC software blocks for Motion control rendering programming of stepper and servo motors very simple and quick. A wide range of high brightness and high contrast touch screens are also available to complement the range of PLCs.

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Gear box These gear boxes are installed with forced lubrication oil system and other necessary control & monitoring devices for pressure & temperature. The precision finished offered bymachinery products providing necessary amount of oil to various gear meshes and bearings resulting into smooth and trouble free operations. Some of the technical specifications of our gear boxes type SCF 250/770, Input Speed 1500 rpm,Output Speed 34.06 rpm (Top roll) 59.60 rpm (Bottom roll), Weight 1610 Kgs (without base frame). CHAMPION INDUSTRIES Gobindgarh, Punjab Tel: +91-1765-325088 / 250588, +91-98147-00424 Fax: +91-1765-250588 Email: info@championindustries.co.in, champindustries@gmail.com Website: www.championindustries.co.in, www.hotsteelrollingmill.com


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Products Digital Thickness Gauge

excellent cooling and lubricating properties which give exceptional surface finish and minimise tool wear. The oil is recommended for a variety of cutting operation on ferrous and non ferrous metals. Soluble cutting oil meet BIS – 1115 – 1986 specifications.

Ultrasonic wall thickness gauge is easy to operate and is suitable for metal, glass, homogeneous plastics. Materials which can be measured from this gauge are metals like aluminum, brass, cast iron, and copper, steel, tin etc Plastics like Nylon, Perspex, polyethylene, PVC, Teflon etc also Ceramics, glass and rubber. The machine features Sound velocity range up to 9999 m/s, display resolution 0.1mm / 0.01mm / 0.001mm with measuring range 1mm – 200mm / 300mm.

Eastern Petroleum Private Limited.

India Tools & Instruments co.

Rotary vane Oil Lubricated Vacuum Pumps

Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tel: 23428862, 9819345050 Email: itico@vsnl.com Web: www.indiatools.net

SVL series of Low Vacuum Pumps are sliding vane type Direct / Belt driven vacuum pumps mounted on common base frames. These are compact in size, vibration free and hence can be mounted inside the machines. These attain maximum vacuum levels up to 29” of Hg with capacities range from 50 Lpm to 2000 Lpm. Specially treated vanes give advantage of silent operation and reduces wear & tear on stator. The unique design of lubrication system positively feeds minimum required oil to all rotating and frictional parts. These are useful in many applications like Capsule filling / Capsule printing machines &

Soluble cutting oils The EASTTO KUT oil forms emulsion with water and contains rust inhibited to protect from corrosion and rusting and biocide to prevent bacterial and fungus growth in emulsion. This oil features

Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tel: 022 - 2529 9990 / 91 / 92 / 93. Fax: 91 – 22 – 2524 1895. Email: off ice@easternpetroleum.in Website: www.easternpetroleum.in

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Products other pharmaceutical machineries, Packaging / labeling machines, Screen Printing / Plate making, Book binding / folding machines, vacuum chucking etc.

Brass, Graphite, Wood, Acrylic, FRP, Glass Epoxy, Bakelite, Resin, Plastic, Poly Urethane, Composite Materials etc. N-Gravetek

Shree Siddhi Vinayak Industries Thane, Mumbai. Tel: 28457073 Fax: 022-28458372 Email: response@minivacpumps.com Website: www.minivacpumps.com

Nashik, Maharashtra, India. Email: sales@ngravetek.com, support@ngravetek.com Tel: +91-9881122914, +91-9881469232 Website: www.ngravetek.com

Drive lathe machine CNC Large Format Router Machine WS2141 The machine is specially designed for High-Speed routing and it comes with AC servo control system, professional controller-VDSIII, USB connection, 128MB flash memory also equipped with high-quality Italy air-cooling spindle. Moreover the machine includes latest German technology for the vacuum hold down worktable (with German-made vacuum pump) provides maximum hold down capacity and auto tool sensor provides flexible tool change while processing. Optional automatic tool changing system (ATC) enables much more efficient work. Power Supply is 3phase AC 380V/50Hz, Spindle Rotary Speed and Operating Temperature is 5 to 35 Degree Celsius. The machine can mill and engrave on Aluminum,

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Lathe machines are designed to create objects that have symmetry about an axis of rotation. These lathe machines are used for accurately machining comparatively hard materials. Extra heavy-duty lathe machines incorporate the latest technology to ensure improved performance. They are flawlessly designed lathe machines with tight tolerances. These lathe machines are compact and offer better value for money. These multipurpose machines feature simplicity, robustness and longer working life. The machine comes in different models in various technical specifications. They are the ideal solution for a wide range of applications. CHAMPION INDUSTRIES. Ahmedabad Gujarat Tel: +91-79-40087900


Products Fax: +91-79-40087901 Mobile: +91 9909411777, +91 9879527559 E-mail: sales@bhavyamachinetools.com, info@bhavyamachinetools.com

Circular sawing machine Circular Sawing machines are extremely fast compared to the conventional double column band saw machine and are designed to cut ferrous and non ferrous metals like mild steel, alloy steels copper, bronze, alluminium, etc .These are production machines used for cutting channels , solid bars , hollows , flats, squares , angles and other sections of ferrous and non ferrous metal. It is a high productive, accurate and compact machine and has a high rate of production at comparatively low investment. With the thin TCT cutter, it reduces parting losses and one gets very good surface finish. The machines are available in manual, semi-automatic, automatic and numerically controlled versions. These are available for cutting materials ranging from 10mm onwards up to 125 mm in four different models. ITL Industries Ltd. Tel: 91-(731) - 3044400, 409 Fax: 91-731-2722372, 2721110 Email: itlindia@sancharnet.in, info@itlindustries.com Website: www.itl.co.in

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Products Hardness Tester Hardness tester is used for testing hardness of large and heavy objects. The machine is applicable in production line of mass produced components, Materials identification in stores and warehouses and in locations with difficult access, or in confined spaces. The machine has measuring accuracy of +/- 0.5% and it’s a integrated universal D device and hardness measurement values include HLD, HRC, HRB, HB, HV, and HS. The machine does automatic calculation of average and mean test values and power supply of 2 AAA 1.5V batteries with Weight 166 g. India Tools & Instruments co. Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tel: 23428862, 9819345050 Email: itico@vsnl.com Web: www.indiatools.net

CNC Micro-Mill Engraving Machine The machine is especially designed for mould industry. It includes “HINWIN” high precision ball-screws and linear sliders from Taiwan with steel foundry body and totally enclosed protection cover. The machine also feature Automatic lubrication system, latest CNC programmable multi-axis controller with

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Products 9.4� TFT LCD screen and Standard G-code files are received using a direct Ethernet connection via TCP/ IP. Ac servo motors and drivers are from Yaskawa Japan with optional automatic tool change and 4-axis / 5-axis system including automatic tool sensor. The machine can mill and engrave on Aluminum, Brass, Graphite, Bronze, Steel (WPS, OHNS, EN Series), Wood, Acrylic, Resin, Plastic, Copper, Silver, Gold etc. N-Gravetek Nashik, Maharashtra, India. Email: sales@ngravetek.com, support@ngravetek.com Tel: +91-9881122914, +91-9881469232 Website: www.ngravetek.com

Hydraulic press brake The machine is mainly useful for bending metal sheets and plates also hydraulic press brake machines are made using top grade materials. The machine is technically superior and perfectly engineered hydraulic press brake machine. They consume less electricity and need minimum maintenance. These hydraulic

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Products press brake machines include features such as better precision, higher speed and least wear and tear. The machine also has features likemanual back gauge with micro- adjustment swing stoppers, fine stroke adjustment rod with limit switches, movable console with emergency stop, tonnage indicating- adjusting device, manual centralized lubrication system with hand pump, bending chart for hydraulic press brake with noise and vibration free. Various models of hydraulic press brake machines can be supplied as per client’s requirements. These hydraulic press brakes are widely used in several industries. Bhavya Machinetools Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: +91-79-40087900 Fax: +91-79-40087901 Mobile: +91 9909411777, +91 9879527559 E-mail: sales@bhavyamachinetools.com, info@bhavyamachinetools.com

Heavy-duty drills The machine is specially designed and dynamically balanced for vibration free operation. These drills can be used for production line drilling in heavy engineering works, ship yards, mines, railway & transport work shop. It can also be used for honing and line-boring purpose. The machine also features ball bearing construction and easy to control because of shade-shape handle, extra long life because of hardened alloy steel gears.

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Products Nippon Electrical Industries . Ahemdabad, Gujarat Phone: +91-79-65055111, 22822750, 28821888 Fax: +91-79-22800119 Email:marketing@nipponpowertools.com, purchase@nipponpowertools.com Website: nipponpowertools.com

Drill machine These gear boxes are installed with forced lubrication oil system and other necessary control & monitoring devices for pressure & temperature. The precision finished offered bymachinery products providing necessary amount of oil to various gear meshes and bearings resulting into smooth and trouble free operations. Some of the technical specifications of our gear boxes type SCF 250/770, Input Speed 1500 rpm,Output Speed 34.06 rpm (Top roll) 59.60 rpm (Bottom roll), Weight 1610 Kgs (without base frame). CHAMPION INDUSTRIES. Gobindgarh, Punjab Tel: +91-1765-325088 / 250588, +91-98147-00424 Fax: +91-1765-250588 Email: info@championindustries.co.in, champindustries@gmail.com Website: www.championindustries.co.in, www.hotsteelrollingmill.com

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Products - International Micro grain carbides Micro grain carbide is used for aluminum alloy processing end mills. These are suitable for copper, aluminum, aluminum alloy, copper alloy, nickel alloy, titanium alloy and plastic processing. Micro grain carbides are high-performance tools manufactured with 5-axis CNC grinding machines from Germany. Raw materials are obtained from Germany and the USA. Zen Wu Zheng Sun Tool Co Ltd Kaohsiung City, Taiwan Tel: +886-7-3525743 Fax: +886-7-3544111 Email: first@jsk-tools.com.tw Website: www.jsk-tools.com.tw

Robocut This machine has high-performance CNC coupled with digital servo technology. It has a high-rigidity casting and a thermal insulation structure. It is incorporated with Twin-servo wire tension control, advanced AWF2 enabling safe unmanned operation, customised Fanuc PC FAPT Cut programming software & Servo water level control for stable cutting. It comes with a 15-inch LCD touch panel & an USB I/O. For high precision, it has an upgraded AI pulse controls 2 & finish cutting generator. GE Fanuc Automation Europe SA Germany Tel: +49-352-7279 79213 Email: ingo.kaiser@gefanuceur.ge.com

NC servo slide The major material used here is FC30 casting, which is for long life usage. Position accuracy could achievable in ?m grade. It is controlled by C5 ball screw and it could have less friction but raise efficiency to keep in stable precision with fully support. RH series is u Specifications are: Width: 200,250,300mm; length: 400,640,520,760,1000mm. Hann Kuen Machinery & Hardware Co Ltd Taiwan Tel: +886-4-2486 0602 Email: hann.kuen@msa.hinet.net

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Products - International Milling heads units The gears and axis are all made from SCM415, and have heat-treatment and precise girded to JIS 1 level. Most of components are lubricated by auto-pump and auto-injection. High Precision, low noise and vibration free, each model has different speed for machining and some models also could be used for drilling. These milling heads most equipped on Plano milling machine for vertical and horizontal milling or the retrofit work shop. Para Mill Precision Machinery Co Ltd Taichung City - Taiwan Tel: 886-4-26800678 Email: para-mill@umail.hinet.net Website: www.paramill.com

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3 axes high speed machining center....................13 4 column hydraulic press...................................... 101 5 axes high speed machining center ...................... 13 5 axix machining centres .................................. 71; 79 Abrasive belt grinder .......................................171 Ac gear motor ........................................................ 26 Ac servo motor ....................................................... 26 Adaptor ................................................................ 195 Advance cutting materials ...................................... 29 Aerosol multispray ................................................. 47 Agv (automated guided vehicle) ............................ 49 Air gun ................................................................... 22 Air less paint spray hose ...................................... 149 Airline fluid ............................................................ 47 All gear lathe ........................................................ 188 All geared auto feed pillar drilling machine ........ 189 All geared drilling cum milling machine ............. 179 All geared head .................................................... 179 Allgeared autofeed pillar drill machine ................ 153 Allgeared autofeed radial drill machine ............... 153 Aluminum extrusion ............................................ 189 Analog timers ....................................................... 209 Angle encoders ...................................................... bic As-interface systems ............................................. 113 Assembly & high temperature grease .................... 47 Assembly technology & transfer systems......... 53; 55 Auto feed radial drilling machine ........................ 189 Auto power feed................................................... 179 Autocad ................................................................ 172 Autocad electrical ................................................. 172 Autocad for mac................................................... 172 Autocad mechanical ............................................. 172 Autodesk 3ds max design .................................... 172 Autodesk alias design ........................................... 172 Autodesk inventor ................................................ 172 Autodesk inventor publisher ................................ 172 Autodesk navisworks ............................................ 172 Autodesk simulation ............................................ 172 Autodesk vault ..................................................... 172 Automatic back spot facing tool .......................... 167 Automatic grinding machine ............................... 175 Automatic grinding wheel balancers .................... 207 Automation .......................................................... 108 Automation products ........................................... 151 Automotive lubricants .......................................... 155 Backgeared autofeed radial drill.......................153 Backgeared fine feed machine.............................. 153 Bags bailing press ................................................. 101 Ball bearings ........................................................... 57 Ball screw support shafts...................................... 171 Ball screw support units ....................................... 171 Ball screws .................................................... 167, 171 Bar feeder ....................................................... 37; 107 Bearing ........................................................... 12, 197 Bed type/travelling column milling machines/boring ............................................. 38 Bellow couplings .................................................. 167 Belt grinder ............................................................ 40 Bench grinder ....................................................... 171 Bench grinder cum poisher .................................. 171 Bench grinding machines....................................... 40 Bench polisher...................................................... 171 Bench type drilling machine ................................ 169 BFT ..................................................................... 195 Billet shearing machines ........................................ 16 Boring bars ............................................................. 39 Boring machines............................................... 53; 55 Boring mill ........................................................... 190 Braided & spiral high pressure flexibl hose ......... 149 Broaching machines ............................................... 98 Buffing powder ...................................................... 39

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Building automation ............................................ 108 Burnishers............................................................. 199 C frame power press ..........................................16 C type hydraulic press machine ........................... 182 Cabinet ................................................................. 119 Cable & hose carrier ............................................ 181 Cable carrier ................................................... 12, 167 Cable conduits........................................................ 33 Cable connector ..................................................... 12 Cables for bus systems ......................................... 113 Cad ..................................................................... 187 Cam ..................................................................... 187 Cam followers ...................................................... 191 Camworks ............................................................ 181 Capacitive and magnetic sensors.......................... 113 Carbide ................................................................. 195 Carbide end mills ................................................. 164 Carbide endmill tool ...............................................bc Carbide rods ................................................. 145, 195 Carpet extractor.................................................... 199 Carrier oil ............................................................. 162 CBD ..................................................................... 211 Cement grouting hose.......................................... 149 Center drill ................................................... 120, 195 Centreless grinding machine........139, 172, 175, 176 CFT ..................................................................... 195 Chain...................................................................... 12 Chain oil ................................................................ 47 Chain pulley block ............................................... 193 Chillers ................................................................. 166 Chuck ................................................................... 195 Circlip................................................................... 174 Clamping tool .........................................................bc Clamps ................................................................. 179 Cleaners ................................................................ 183 Close frame hydraulic press ................................. 101 CMM probe systems ............................................. 83 CNC...................................................5, 13, 127, 144 CNC cutting machines ........................................ 108 CNC cylindrical external grinding machine ........ 139 CNC double column machining centre................. 10 CNC drill tap centre ............................................ 156 CNC engraving machines .................................... 173 CNC equipments ................................................... 35 CNC external grinding machine ......................... 139 CNC grinding machine ....................................... 175 CNC horizontal borers .................................... 71; 79 CNC horizontal boring & milling machine .......... 10 CNC horizontal machining centre ................ 10, 156 CNC horizontal turning centre ............................. 10 CNC internal grinding machine.......................... 139 CNC internal machine ........................................ 191 CNC laser cutting machines ................................ 108 CNC lathe – heavy duty ...................................... 156 CNC lathes ........................................71; 76, 79, 110 CNC machine tools ............................................. 163 CNC machines ........................... 6, 13, 75, 127, 143 CNC machining center.................................... 13, 20 CNC multi-tasking centre ..................................... 10 CNC oxy fuel cutting machine............................ 108 CNC plasma cutting machines ............................ 108 CNC small machining center ................................ 20 CNC systems ....................................................... 103 CNC toolholders.................................................. 162 CNC toolings....................................................... 195 CNC turning........................................................ 143 CNC turning center....................................... 13, 127 CNC turn-mill centre ............................................ 10 CNC vertical machining center ...............10, 13, 127 CNC vertical turning lathe ............................ 10, 156 Coating machines................................................. 108

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Coating plants ...................................................... 108 Coating systems ................................................... 108 Cold roll forming machine .................................. 167 Collet chuck ................................................. 162, 195 Collets ....................................................74; 132, 195 Combination machine.......................................... 199 Commercial vacuum cleaner ................................ 199 Compression fittings ............................................ 174 Compressor oil ....................................................... 47 Connector......................................................... 12, 45 Control cabinet ...................................................... 45 Control panel ......................................................... 45 Control system ....................................................... 45 Control technology ................................................ 88 Controlling machine tools .................................... bic Conventional phase failure relays......................... 209 Conventional precision lathes ........................ 76; 110 Converter planomiller .......................................... 167 Coocaht pump...................................................... 171 Coromill .................................................................fgf Corothread .............................................................fgf Corrosion preventive ............................................ 183 Counters ............................................................... 209 Counters & power supplies.................................... 87 Countersink ........................................................ 8, fic Coupling regulatior ................................................ 22 Crabs .................................................................... 193 Crane .................................................................... 193 Crush blade ............................................................ 50 Customised tooling solution .......................... 74; 132 Custom-made cables ............................................ 113 Cutting fluids ....................................................... 183 Cutting machines ................................................. 108 Cutting oils ............................................................ 39 Cutting oils.water soluble tapping oil .................. 162 Cutting tool......................... 27, 41, 50, 73, 145, 164 Cycindrical dowel pins ......................................... 174 Cyclone scrubber .................................................. 199 Cylinder.................................................................. 22 Cylindrical & internal grinding ............................. 85 Cylindrical & spm for bearing ind ...................... 191 Cylindrical grinder ............................................... 175 Cylindrical grinding machine............................... 176 Cylindrical roller bearings .................................... 197 Data cables .....................................................113 Deep drawing hydraulic press machine ............... 182 Deep hole drilling ............................................ 53; 55 Dfmpro................................................................. 181 Diamond cutting & processing systems .............. 177 Diamond tool ..................................................... 8, fic Didactic equipmetn for training ............................ 45 Die coater ............................................................... 50 Disc washers ......................................................... 174 Drawing & forming compound ........................... 183 Drill chuck arbor .................................................. 195 Drill machine ............................................... 153, 192 Drill mill .............................................................. 195 Drill tool..................................................................bc Drilling machine ............. 53; 55, 125, 169, 179, 189 Drilling tool ....................................8, 27, 41, fic , bc Drilling units ........................................................ 133 Drills.....................................................164, 169, 189 Drive technology ............................................. 88, bic Duplex deburring tools ........................................ 167 Dust collectors........................................................ 40 Edm oil ..........................................................162 Edm sinker machines ........................................... 173 Edrawings publisher ............................................. 181 Element shrink disc ............................................. 191 Emotron AC drive ............................................... 171 Encoders ................................................................. 87


List of Products Product

Pg No

End mill ....................................................... 120, 195 Eot/hot cranes ...................................................... 193 Exhaust brake system parts ............................ 74; 132 Exhibition - imtma - amttf ................................... 24 Exhibition- engineering expo ...................... 203; 205 Exhibition- imtex 2013 ........................................ 196 Expandable mono block-reamers ......................... 109 Exposed linear encoders ........................................ bic Factory automation .........................................108 Fasteners............................................................... 174 Ferrous casting. Non-ferrous casting ................... 189 Fibre laser cutting machine .................................... 43 Financial solutions.................................................. 15 Fire reel hose ........................................................ 149 Fix frame hydraulic press machine ...................... 182 Fixtures ................................................................. 179 Flame proof hoist ................................................. 193 Flange flacers........................................................ 167 Flexible shaft grinder ........................................... 171 Forged components .............................................. 189 Forging press .......................................................... 16 Form measurement ................................................ 97 Formdrill .............................................................. 172 Four colloum type hydraulic machine.................. 182 Freewheel-oneway-clutches.................................. 191 Friction drop hammers .......................................... 16 Friction screw press ................................................ 16 Fule injection system...................................... 74; 132 Fule injection system parts............................. 74; 132 Gang drill machine .........................................169 Gantry machining center ..................................... 190 Gap frame press ................................................... 190 Gas springs ..................................................... 86; 136 Gear box .................................................14, 171, 193 Gear milling solution for cnc milling ................... 93 Geared drill machine.................................... 169, 179 Geomcaliper ......................................................... 181 Glass ..................................................................... 105 Gold purity (xrf) systems ..................................... 177 Goliath crane........................................................ 193 Gomet bearings ...................................................... 57 Goods lift ............................................................. 193 Grease..................................................................... 47 Greases & specialities........................................... 155 Grinders .....................................40, 53, 55, 105, 115 .............................................133, 139, 175, 176 Grinding tool for hard material ................... 105, 115 Grinding wheels ..................................................... 39 Grip pliers ............................................................ 179 Grooved pins ........................................................ 174 Grooving & parting tools .................................... 145 Ground thread taps .............................................. 120 Gudgen pins ......................................................... 197 Gun drill............................................................. 8, fic Gun drills ............................................................. 161 H frame power press .........................................16 Hammers ................................................................ 16 Handy probe ........................................................ 211 Handy scan........................................................... 211 Hanlding system module ....................................... 45 Hard cut end mills ............................................... 164 Heat exchanger machines .................................... 125 Heavy duty CNC ................................................. 193 Heavy duty cyling duical bearingm ........................ 57 Heavy duty drill machine ..................................... 192 Heavy duty lathe machine ................................... 188 Heavy duty radial drill machine ........................... 192 Helical gear box ..................................................... 14 Helical spline broach ............................................ 120 Heumatic tools ....................................................... 22 High power ups system........................................ 201 High precision machining services ................ 74; 132 High precision wire cut edm machine................. 173 High speed drill tap centres ............................. 71; 79 HMC ................................................................... 125 Hold back ............................................................. 191 Holders ................................................................... 39 Holemaking ............................................................ 29 Holemaking tools ................................................... 50 Honing machines ............................................. 53; 55

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Product

Pg No

Honing machines ................................................. 173 Horizontal cnc machines ..................................... 127 Horizontal handel clamp ..................................... 179 Horizontal hydraulic press ................................... 101 Horizontal machining center .............13, 71, 79, 127 Horizontal spindle rotary table surface grinder .......... 139 Horizontel machining center ................................... 5 Hose ....................................................................... 22 Hot forging lubricants.......................................... 162 Hot water hose..................................................... 149 Hydraulic & gear oil .............................................. 47 Hydraulic & pneumatic valves and fittings ......... 174 Hydraulic accessories.............................................. 22 Hydraulic centerless grinding............................... 175 Hydraulic chucks ............................................ 74; 132 Hydraulic cylinders................................................. 98 Hydraulic cylindrical grinder................................ 175 Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machine ....... 139, 175 Hydraulic equipments ............................................ 98 Hydraulic forging hammer................................... 170 Hydraulic machine ......................................... 37; 107 Hydraulic power pack unit................................... 182 Hydraulic power packs ........................................... 98 Hydraulic press.......................98, 101, 170, 182, 190 Hydraulic shearing machine................................. 190 Hydraulic surface grinding machine .................... 175 Hydraulic valve housing ................................. 74; 132 Hydrolic press break .............................................. 43 Identification systems .....................................113 Imaging & vision systems .................................... 108 Indexable cutting tools ........................................... 39 Indexable toolings ................................................ 168 Indexable tools ..................................................... 164 Indl vaccum deaner .............................................. 199 Inductive proximity switches.................................. 33 Industrial control & sensing devices ...................... 87 Industrial lubricants.............................................. 155 Industrial pins ...................................................... 174 Industrial robotes ......................................... 129, 141 Instrumentation made cab ................................... 113 Internal grinder .................................................... 175 Internal grinding machine.................................... 175 Iron & steel parts ................................................... 50 Iso & milling inserts ............................................ 164 Iso turning inserts ................................................ 164 Jack hose (more safe better & economical) .......149 Jewellery polisher.................................................. 171 Jib crane................................................................ 193 Jigs ..................................................................... 179 Keyless transmisson element ...........................191 Larg part drilling machines .............................125 Larg part milling machine ................................... 125 Laser calibration and telescoping ballbar ............... 83 Laser cutting ........................................................ 133 Laser cutting system............................................. 177 Laser cutting system............................................. 170 Laser interferometer ............................................... 83 Laser marking - engraving system ....................... 177 Laser medical ....................................................... 177 Laser micro machining ........................................ 177 Laser robotic welding........................................... 177 Laser shaping ............................................... 105, 115 Laser tool ............................................................... 90 Laser welding system ........................................... 177 Lathe machine...................................................... 188 Lathe machine...................................................... 167 Lathe machine...................................................... 168 Lathes ....................................................................... 5 Led ....................................................................... 33 Length gauges ....................................................... bic Lens mold .............................................................. 50 Level controllers ..................................................... 87 Linear bearings & shafts ...................................... 171 Linear guide ways ................................................ 171 Linear motion sysytem ......................................... 171 Liquid ring vacuum pumps & compressors ......... 170 Lm guide ways ..................................................... 167 Load break switches ............................................... 33 Machine measurement ...................................BIC Machine taps .......................................................... 39

Product

Pg No

Machine tool probe systems................................... 83 Machine tools & spares ....................................... 192 Machine tools accessores...................................... 167 Machined castings .......................................... 74; 132 Machined components ......................................... 189 Machinery loans ..................................................... 15 Machining & grinding fluid ................................ 183 Machining centre ................................................. 174 Magnescale technology ........................................ 165 Magnetic encoders ................................................. 83 Magnetic modular encoders .................................. bic Material testing ...................................................... 97 Maxshot................................................................ 211 Measured value acqusition and dis ..................... BIC Measurement equipment........................................ 97 Measuring & monitoring relay .............................. 87 Measuring instruments..................................... 53; 55 Medium duty lathe machine ................................ 188 Metal cleaners ...................................................... 162 Metal cutting tool .................................................. 63 Metal injection moulding..................................... 131 Metal scrape baling press ..................................... 101 Metrascan ............................................................. 211 Metrology equipment............................................. 97 Micron drills........................................................... 50 Miling tool ............................................................. 50 Milling...............................................27, 29, 41, BIC Milling centres ......................................................... 5 Milling cum drilling machine .............................. 153 Milling cutter .......................................... 8, 145, FIC Milling grade...................................................... FGF Milling machines......................................53; 55, 125 Milling tool ...........................................................BC Mobile cylinder hydraulic press ........................... 101 Modular tooling system .................................. 8, FIC Mold components .................................................. 50 Monorail trolley ................................................... 193 Motor ..................................................................... 14 Motor protection circuit breaker............................ 33 Motorized chain pulley block .............................. 193 Motors & control ................................................... 98 Moving column vertical machining centre .......... 156 Multi angle right angle ........................................ 167 Multi function turret ...................................... 37; 107 Multi functional tools .......................................... 145 Multimedia union .......................................... 86; 136 Needle bearings ..............................................197 Needle roller bearings ............................................ 57 Network 18 ............................................................ 58 Networks ................................................................ 88 Oil coolers ......................................................166 Oil sealed high vacuum pumps ............................ 170 Optical absolute encoders ...................................... 83 Optical incremental linear encoders....................... 83 Optical incremental rotary encoders ...................... 83 Optical measurement ............................................. 97 Other automation accessories .............................. 103 Paint strippers ................................................162 Panel bending machine .......................................... 43 Panel coolers ........................................................ 166 Panel meters ......................................................... 209 Pcb drills ................................................................ 50 Pcd &carbide reamers .......................................... 109 Pedestal grinde (economy model) ........................ 171 Pedestar grinder ................................................... 171 Pedistar buffer ...................................................... 171 Penta iq grip for grooving and parting ..............BGF Phase failure relays ............................................... 209 Photo electric sensors ..................................... 87, 113 Pillar drill machine ....................................... 169, 192 Pillar drilling cum milling machine ..................... 179 Pillar drilling machine.......................................... 189 Pillar type hydraulic press .................................... 101 Pilot lights .............................................................. 33 Planetary gear head .............................................. 167 Planning machines ....................................... 172, 193 Plano milling machines ........................................ 193 Plano-millers ........................................................ 172 Plasma 3D ............................................................ 133 Plasma cutting machine ......................................... 43


List of Products Product

Pg No

PLC ..................................................................... 151 PLC operated hydraulic press .............................. 101 Plugs and sockets ................................................... 33 Pneumatic accessories............................................. 22 Polishing machines................................................. 40 Portable turning machines ................................... 167 Power press .................................................. 168, 190 Power press .......................................................... 161 Power sources ......................................................... 95 Preci chuck ........................................................... 178 Precision fabrication works .................................. 179 Precision lock nuts ....................................... 167, 171 Precision steel ............................................... 105, 115 Precision switches single & multiple ..................... 33 Precision universal cylindrical machine................ 175 Press brake ........................................................... 162 Press brake machine ............................................. 190 Pressure sensor for wet packaging application..... 134 Process automation and cntrol equipment............. 45 Process monitoring sensor ..................................... 90 Process oils ........................................................... 155 Product assemblies. .............................................. 189 Productivity buzz.................................................. 180 Programmable logic comtrollers .......................... 151 Proximity sensors ................................................... 87 PTFE ................................................................... 195 Pull action ............................................................ 179 Pull stud ............................................................... 195 Pumps..................................................................... 98 Punching .............................................................. 133 Punching laser cutting ........................................... 43 Punching shering machine ..................................... 43 Push buttons .......................................................... 33 PVC flexible braided hose ..................................... 22 Quick release coupling ....................................174 Race pins ........................................................197 Rack ..................................................................... 119 Rack & pinion...................................................... 171 Radial drill machine ....................153, 179, 189, 192 Reamer .................................................... 8, 195, FIC Rear cylinder hydraulic press brake ..................... 190 Relays ................................................................... 209 Replacement encoders-DRO ............................... 169 Reversible jaw....................................................... 178 Roatry ....................................................................... 5 Robots .................................................................. 141 Roll forming machine ............................................ 43 Roller bearings ..................................................... 197 Rolling oils ........................................................... 183 Rotary dampers .............................................. 86; 136 Rotary encoders ...........................................113, BIC Rotary joints & unions................................... 86; 136 Rotary switches ...................................................... 33 Rotating unions .............................................. 86; 136 Rubber .................................................................. 149 Rubber moulding hydraulic press ........................ 182 Rust preventing .................................................... 183 Safety lig...........................................................87 Safety protection devices ........................................ 33 Screw presses ........................................................ 170 Scrubber dryers..................................................... 199 Sealed linear encoders ......................................... BIC Sensor technology .................................................. 88 Sensors.................................................................. 113 Sero drives ............................................................ 151 Servo motors & drives ......................................... 103 Shearing machine ................................................. 190 Sheet metal working machinery............................. 52 Shock absorbers .............................................. 86; 136 Shot / abrasive blasting machines ........................ 176 Shrink fit technology ............................................. 39 Shrinkfit adaptors........................................... 74; 132 Side lock adaptor.................................................. 195 Single discs ........................................................... 199 Single limit switches .............................................. 33 Siphon systems ............................................... 86; 136 Slant / flat bed ................................................. 71; 79 Sleeve bearings ....................................................... 57 Slotting machine .................................................. 192 Small size ball bearings .......................................... 57

Product

Pg No

Solar cell scribing system ..................................... 177 Solid carbide drill ................................................... 63 Solid carbide drill with ic....................................... 63 Solid carbide drills................................................ 109 Solid carbide mill ................................................... 63 Solid carbide reamer............................................... 63 Solid carbide reamer with ic .................................. 63 Solid carbide special drill ....................................... 63 Solid carbide special mill ....................................... 63 Solid carbide special reamer ................................... 63 Solid mono block reamers.................................... 109 Solid rotating tools ................................................. 39 Special boring bars ............................................... 109 Special fine boring tools....................................... 109 Special induction hardening machine .................... 95 Special line boring tools ....................................... 109 Special purpose machines..................................... 193 Special reami ........................................................ 109 Special tools.......................................................... 195 Speciality oils.......................................................... 39 Spherical bearing .................................................. 197 Spindle nose tooling............................................. 145 Spindle probes ........................................................ 90 Spirac cables ......................................................... 113 Spring dowel pins................................................. 174 Stacking system ...................................................... 43 Stainless steel........................................................ 149 Standard fine boring tools.................................... 109 Standard induction hardening machine ................. 95 Steam cleaner ....................................................... 199 Steam hose ........................................................... 149 Stepper motors & drives ...................................... 103 Straight line action ............................................... 179 Straightening machines ........................................ 172 Styli for touch probes ............................................. 83 Super precision bearings......................................... 57 Super rigid press................................................... 161 Surface & profile grinding ..................................... 85 Surface grinder .........................................71; 79, 175 Surface grinding machine .................................... 175 Sweeper ................................................................ 199 Switching relays...................................................... 87 Taer pins ........................................................174 Tap ......................................................................... 8 Taper bearings...................................................... 197 Tapping holder....................................................... 25 Tapping systems ................................................... 162 Taps ............................................................ 146, FIC Temperature controller .................................. 87, 209 Temperature indicator.......................................... 209 Tensioner nut ....................................................... 191 Thermoplastic hose .............................................. 149 Thickness meter ................................................... 172 Thread gauge........................................................ 178 Thread mill ............................................................ 93 Thread milling cutters & taps holders................. 146 Threading tool ............................................. 109, BC Threadmill cutters .................................................. 39 Thrush ball berings ................................................ 57 Thunder sprin ...................................................... 149 Timers .................................................................... 87 Toggle action clamp............................................. 179 Toggle press ......................................................... 179 Tool grinding ......................................................... 85 Tool holding systems ............................................. 39 Tool monitoring sensor.......................................... 90 Toolholders .................................................... 74; 132 Toolholding collects ............................................. 162 Tooling system ............................................... 29, BC Toolings for edm / wedm / vmc-s / hmc-s ........... 43 Tools .................................................................... 195 Touch probes ........................................................ bic Track rollers ......................................................... 191 Transfer trolley ..................................................... 193 Transformer oils ................................................... 155 Transparent gel ...................................................... 47 Tubing accessory .................................................... 45 Turbo charger parts........................................ 74; 132 Turkkit strips & sheets ........................................ 195 Turned components ............................................. 189

Product

Pg No

Turning .............................................27, 29, 41, BIC Turning holders ................................................... 145 Turning mills ................................................... 53; 55 Turning tool ................................................... 50, BC Turn-mill machine ................................................. 93 Turret punching machine ...................................... 43 Twin spin bearing reducer ................................... 167 Twist drills ........................................................... 195 Twist grinding machine ....................................... 191 Ultra high pressur apparatus ..............................50 Ultrasonic sensors................................................. 113 Universal milling attachment ............................... 167 Universal testing equipments ............................... 122 Vaccum chuck........................................... 37; 107 Valve terminal ........................................................ 45 Valves .......................................................22, 45, 174 Velocity & feed controllers ............................ 86; 136 Vertical handle clamp........................................... 179 Vertical machining center ............................5, 11, 61 Vertical machining centres-single / double coloumn........................................ 71; 79 Vertical turning lathe ................................... 190, 193 Vertical turret lathe ................................................ 28 Vision sensors ......................................................... 87 Washers .........................................................174 Wear parts ............................................................ 145 Wear resistant tols ................................................. 50 Wire cut edm ......................................................... 61 Wire rope hoist .................................................... 193 INTERNATIONAL Cast iron cutting .................................................... 67 Cemented carbide rods .......................................... 64 Centerless grinding machines ................................ 31 CNC angular cylindrical grinding machines ......... 31 CNC cylindrical roll grinder ................................ 161 CNC hydraulic turret punch press ...................... 213 CNC lathes ............................................................ 69 CNC plasma cutting machine ............................. 213 CNC plunge/angular cylindrical grinder ............. 161 CNC press brak ................................................... 213 CNC synchro press brake .................................... 213 Cobalt ..................................................................... 64 Grinding machine ................................................ 194 Grinding machine - centerless ............................. 194 Grinding machines – cylindrical .......................... 194 Grinding machines – universal ............................ 194 High-speed centerless grinding machines ............. 31 Horizontal machining centre ............................... 117 Hydraulic press brake ........................................... 213 Hydraulic shearing machine................................. 213 Internal grinding machines ............................ 31, 194 Lathes-automatic.................................................... 69 Linear motor thread & gear grinders .................. 169 Machinery tools...................................................... 64 Mechanical press brake ........................................ 213 Micro grain Carbides ........................................... 194 Milling head units ................................................ 195 Mining inserts buttons ........................................... 64 Nc cylindrical grinder........................................... 161 Ncservo slide ........................................................ 194 Niobium ................................................................. 64 Oil fields prospecting tools .................................... 64 Over crank shearing machine .............................. 213 Oxy fuel cutting ................................................... 213 Plate bending machine ......................................... 213 Power press .......................................................... 213 Robocut ................................................................ 194 Rolling machine ................................................... 173 Shafts .................................................................... 173 Tantalum ................................................................ 64 Thread .................................................................. 173 Tools magazine & tool changer............................. 62 Trade show organizers ........................................... 81 Traditional cylindrical grinder ............................. 161 Tungsten molybdenum .......................................... 64 Twin-spindle compound grinding machines ......... 31 Universal cylindrical grinder ................................ 161 Universal cylindrical grinding machines ................ 31

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Accut Machinery Co. Ltd. T: +86-411-84804589 E: info@accutmachinetools.com W: www.accutmachinetools.com

190

ACE Micromatic Group T: +91-80-41492285 E: customercare@acemicromatic.com W: www.acemicromatic.net Addison & Co., Ltd. T: +91-44-37180030 E: gunasekarank@addisonmail.com W: www.addison.co.in AMTTF T: +91-80-66246600 E: imtma@imtma.in W: www.imtma.in Autotech Machine Tools Sales & Ser T: +91-20-25690044 E: autocnc@vsnl.com W: www.autotechcnc.com

11

120

24

6

B S Hydro-Pneumatic Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-26861361 E: bshydro@vsnl.com W: www.bshydro.com

174

Big Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd T: +81-729-828277 W: www.big-daishowa.com

25

Birla Precision Technologies Ltd (B T: +91-22-67933000 E: itmth@idiantool.com W: www.indiantool.com

74

Birla Precision Technologies Ltd (B T: +91-240-2554301 E: info@birlaprecision.com W: www.birlaprecision.in

132

Blowtech T: +91-22-28458372 E: blowtech@hotmail.com W: www.vacuumcleanerindia.com

170

Ceratizit India Pvt Ltd T: +91-33-24947146 E: info@ceratizitindia.co.in W: www.ceratizit.com

145

Champkraft Machine Tools T: +91-2752-241881 E: champ1@sancharnet.in W: www.solcogrinder.com

139

Chamunda Equipments T: +91-79-27522437 E: clamp@chamundaequip.com W: www.chamundaequip.com

179

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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details Coatec India T: +91-172-5063436 E: info@coatecindia.com W: www.coatecindia.com Crane-Bel International Pvt Ltd T: +91-120-3263281 E: office@crane-bel.com W: www.crane-bel.com

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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

108

Engineering Expo T: +91-09819552270 E: engexpo@infomedia18.in W: www.engg-expo.com

98

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Ermaksan Sheet Metal Working Machinery T: +90-224-2947500 E: emre.ozkaya@ermaksan.com.tr W: www.ermaksan.com.tr

52

Creaform India T: +91-11-65022218 E: india@creaform3d.com W: www.creaform3d.com

211

Euro (India) Hose System T: +91-79-26890788 E: info@euroindiahose.com W: www.euroindiahose.com

Danobat Group T: +91-20-66094531 E: nmehta@danobatgroup.com W: www.danobat.com

133

Farmax Machines Private Limited T: +91-80-28435034 E: skr@farmax.in W: www.farmax.in

43

Devco Engineers T: +91-2752-241995 E: lion.grinders@gmail.com W: www.liongrinders.com

176

Festo Controls Ltd T: +91-80-22894100 E: info_in@festo.com W: www.festo.com

45

Dijet Industrial Co Ltd T: +91-22-40121231 E: ravisane@dijet.co.jp W: www.dijet.co.jp

164

Forging Machinery Manufacturing Co T: +91-161-5011755 E: info@nkhammers.com W: www.nkhhammers.com

16

Doosan Infracore India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-42660122 E: sandesh.kumar@doosan.com W: www.doosaninfracore.com

10

Freeze Tech Equipments Pvt Ltd T: +91-44-42152387 E: info@freezetechequip.com W: www.freezetechequip.com

149

166

Dowel Machinery Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2362465 E: dowel@thedowel.com W: www.thedowel.com

101

Fullton Machinery Co Ltd T: +86-411-82767678 E: fullton@fulltontech.com W: www.fulltontech.com

28

Drake Manufacturing T: +330-847-7291 W: www.drakemfg.com

169

G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-40431252 E: info@gwindia.in W: www.gwindia.in

63

Drass Mechatronics & Machinery Pvt T: +91-80-23478764 E: info@drassautomech.com W: www.drassautomech.com

61

Durga Bearing Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-6876073 E: inquiry@durgabearings.com W: www.durgabearings.com

57

EFD Induction Limited T: +91-80-7820404 E: sales@efdgroup.net. W: www.efd-induction.com

95

Emuge India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-39310000 E: marketing@emugeindia.com W: www.emugeindia.com

146

Gelco Electronics Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-22200902 E: info@gelco-world.com W: www.gelco-world.com

209

Geometric Ltd T: +91-22-67056880 E: inquires@camworks.com W: www.camworks.com

181

Gifu Enterprise Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2533-4244 E: overseasdept@atcgifu.com.tw W: www.atcgifu.com

62

Greenleaf Corp E: info@wexper.com W: http://www.wexper.com

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GSK CNC Equipment Co. Ltd T: +91-9886835186 E: gskwang@hotmail.com W: www.gsk.com.cn

35

Guhring India Private Limited T: +91-80-40322500 E: info@guhring.in W: www.guhring.in

FIC

Haas Automation India Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-61392800 E: indiasales@haascnc.com W: www.haascnc.com

5

Hari Engineering Works T: +91-281-2369615 E: harison_harieng@yahoo.co.in W: www.harisonmachines.com

182

Heattrans Equipments Pvt.Ltd. T: +91-79-25840105 E: info@heattrans.com W: www.heattrans.com

189

Heidenhain Optics & Electronics (I) T: +91-44-30234000 E: info@heidenhain.in W: www.heidenhain.in Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz Ltd T: +91-124-4715100 E: marketing@hitechroboticsystemz.com W: www.hitechroboticsystemz.com

BIC

49

Hitek Engineers T: +91-44-26545463 E: hitekengineers@yahoo.co.in

168

Holani Bearings Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-293342 E: vishal@holani,in W: www.holani.in

197

Hwacheon Asia Pacific Pte Ltd T: +91-20-30429140 E: sales@hwacheonindia.com W: www.hwacheon.com

75

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IMTEX’2013 T: +91-80-66246600 E: info@imtex.in W: www.imtex.in

196

Kuka Robotics (India) Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-124-4635774 E: pradeep@kuka.in W: www.kuka.in

141

Instron India Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-44-28293888 E: instronindia@instron.com W: www.instron.com

122

Kyocera Asia Pacific India Pvt Ltd T: +91-9650892692 E: r_ota@kyocera.net.in W: www.kyocera.com.sg

73

Intec Capital Ltd T: +91-8860612707 E: marketing@inteccapital.com W: www.inteccapital.com

15

Lamba Bros Pvt Ltd T: +91-11-25418536 E: lambapresses@yahoo.com W: www.pressmachines.net

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd T: +91-1732-307211 E: presses@isgec.com W: www.isgec.com

71

Larsen & Toubro Limited T: +91-22-67051093 E: sm.haridas@larsentoubro.com W: www.larsentoubro.com

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd T: +91-120-4085001 E: trading@isgec.com W: www.isgec.com

79

Larsen & Toubro Ltd T: +1800-2335858 E: cic@lntebg.com W: www.larsentoubro.com

151

Jainnher Machine Co.,Ltd. T: +886-4-2358-5299 E: saledep@jainnher.com.tw W: www.jainnher.com.tw

161

Lexis Tooling Systems T: +91-422-3052110 E: sales@iexisindia.com W: www.lexisindia.com

162

Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-2827-287081 E: info@jyoti.co.in W: www.jyoti.co.in

13

Lico Machinery Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2563-0950 E: sales@licomachinery.com W: www.licomachinery.com

168

BGF

69

Kabel Schlepp India Pvt. Ltd., T: +91-80-41158997 E: gm@kabelschlepp.in W: www.kabelschlepp.com

181

Maco Corporation India Pvt Ltd T: +91-33-24758371 E: rdutta@macocorporation.com W: www.macocorporation.com

Kim Union Industrial Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2533-1131 E: kimunion@kimunion.com W: www.threadrolling.com.tw

173

Macpower Cnc Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-287930 E: sales@macpowercnc.com W: www.macpowercnc.com

127

Komet Precision Tool India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-280780000 E: info.in@kometgroup.com W: www.kometindia.com

109

Makson Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-278-2446437 E: makwana_eng@yahoo.com W: www.makwanaeng.com

189

187

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Hyundai Wia India Pvt. Ltd T: +91-9940653703 E: mvhari@gmail.com W: www.hyundai-wia.com

163

Korber Schleifring Gmbh T: +91-80-41554601 E: sales@schleifring.in W: www.schleifring.in

85

Mark Design Solutions Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-64011848 E: preeti@markengg.com W: www.markengg.com

IFM Electronics India Pvt Ltd T: +91-2312672770 E: info@ifm-electronic.in W: www.ifm-electronic.in

134

Korloy India Tooling Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-124-4930080 E: sales.kip@korloy.com W: www.korloy.com

27

Marposs India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4735752 E: surender.sood@in.marposs.com W: www.marposs.com

90

12

Krishna Machine Tools T: +91-281-2388372 E: info@nagmanilathes.com W: www.nagmanilathes.com

188

Metrol Corporation India Branch T: +91-80-42105031 E: sales@metrolindia.com W: www.toolsensor.com

20

Igus India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-39127800 E: info@igus.in W: www.igus.in

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List of Advertisers Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

Pg No

Microgenesis Cadsoft Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-80-26641621 E: autodesk@mgenindia.com W: www.mgenindia.com

172

P R Sales Corporation Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-25437591 E: info@prsales.in W: www.prsales.in

Mitutoyo South Asia Pvt Ltd T: +91-11-26372090 E: delhi@mitutoyoindia.com W: www.mitutoyoindia.com

97

Palmary Machinery Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2492-9799 E: Roger@grinding.com.tw W: www.grinding.com.tw

194

Moonlight Industries T: +91-281-2364836 E: info@moonlightindustrie.com W: www.moonlightindustrie.com

192

Paragon Machinery Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2539-5678 E: info@paragoncnc.com W: www.paragoncnc.com

31

Neri Engineering T: +91-80-28374885 E: sales@nerigroup.in W: www.nerigroup.in

103

Network 18 T: +91-22-40019000 W: www.network18online.com

58

Nicolas Correa S.A. T: +91-20-25654891 E: u.medha@correaanayak.es W: www.correanayak.es

38

Nilfisk Advance India Ltd T: +91-22-61188188 E: balajnee.soundararajen@nilfisk.com W: www.nilfisk.com

199

Nmtg Mechtrans Techniques Pvt Ltd. T: +91-79-22821527 E: nmtg@nmtgindia.com W: www.nmtgindia.com

191

Octahedron Superabrasive Private Limited T: +91-141 -2570495 E: jb.roytalukdar@gmail.com

131

Omira Marketing Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-22-26165031 E: sales@omira.co.in W: http://www.omira.co.in

53

Omira Marketing Pvt. Ltd. T: ‘+91-22-32222491 E: adeshmukh@shw-wm.de W: www.shw-wm.de

55

Omron Automation Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-22-42288400 E: in_enquiry@ap.omron.com W: www.omron-ap.com

87

P Parmar Mechanical Works T: +91-278-2447409 E: info@parmardrill.com W: www.parmardrill.com

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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

Pepperl & Fuchs(India) Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-80-28378030 E: info@in.pepperl-fuchs.com W: www.pepperl-fuchs.com

Pg No 37,107

113

Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

Pg No

Quickmill Inc. T: +705-745-2961 E: info@quickmill.com W: www.quickmill.com

125

R K Engineering Co T: +91-22-22671141 E: rkeng@vsnl.net W: www.rkengineerings.com

174

R S Electro Alloys Pvt Ltd T: +91-11-25280488 E: info@rselectro.com W: www.rselectro.com

173

47

88

Raj Petro Specialities Private Limited T: +91-44-42288900 E: francis@rajgrp.com W: www.rajgrp.com

83

Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise T: +91-2752-230552 E: mail@pinnaclegrinder.com W: www.pinnaclegrinder.com

175

Renishaw Metrology Systems Pvt.Ltd T: +91-80-66236000 E: india@renishaw.com W: www.renishaw.co.in

Pitroda Utility Industries T: +91-2752-243795 E: response@pitrodautilityindia.com W: www.pitrodautilityindia.com

175

Prakash Mechanic Works T: +91-278-2438241 E: pmwbvn@dataone.in W: www.prakashmachines.co.in

153

Pramet Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4703825 E: pramet.info.in@pramet.com W: www.pramet.com

Pilz India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-24213994 E: info@pilz.in W: www.pilz.in

Riat Brothers (India) T: +91-161-2530805 E: riatbrothers@gmail.com W: www.riatbrothers.com

172

Rightvision (India) Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-120-4261026 E: lasco@rightvision.biz W: www.rightvision.biz

170

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41

Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd. T: +91-2827-287631 E: info@bloodtools.com W: www.bloodtools.com

167

Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +886-3-329-9968 E: pshtech@gmail.com W: www.peei.com.tw

26

Roto Linear Systems T: +91-80-23572855 E: rotolinearindia@vsnl.net W: www.rotolinearindia.com

Prem Brothers T: +91-11-28117456 E: powermaster59@gmail.com W: www.powermaster-india.com

40

Productivity Buzz T: +91-80-66246600 E: augustin@imtma.in W: www.imtma.in

180

Quaker Chemical India Ltd T: +91-33-22822181 E: sales@quakerchemindia.com W: www.quakerchem.com

183

Rotomotive Powerdrives India Ltd. T: +91-2692-230430 E: info@rotomotive.com W: www.rotomotive.com

14

Rushil Engineering T: +91-079-65431147 E: rushileng1704@yahoo.com W: www.rushilengineering.com

191

S B S Precision Systems (India) Limited T: +91-33-3292 0078 E: enquiries@sbsindia.in W: www.sbsindia.in

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Pg No

S&T Engineers T: +91-422-2590810 E: sales@stengineers.com W: www.stengineers.com

144

Sah Petroleums Ltd T: +91-22-66301911 E: ipol@sahpetroleums.com W: www.sahpetroleums.com

155

Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd T: +91-79-23287461 E: mktg@SLTL.com W: www.sahajanandlaser.com

177

Samkrish T: +91-44-23612310 E: info@samkrish.com W: www.samkrish.com

165

Samkrish Machine Tools T: +91-44-23612310 E: info@samkrishmachinetools.com W: www.samkrishmachinetools.com

143

Sandvik Coromant India T: +91-20-27104800 E: rupali.kavi@sandvik.com W: www.sandvik.coromant.com/in

FGF

Sarabsukh Machine Tools T: +91-1871-223893 E: sarabsukhbatala@yahoo.co.in W: www.sarabsukhmachines.com

193

Seco Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-2137- 667300 E: seco.india@secotools.com W: www.secotools.com/in

29

See Lube Technologies (P) Ltd E: infn@seelube.com W: vww.oilandlubncant.com

162

Shailesh Sales Corporation T: +91-281-2461102 E: info@shaileshmachines.com W: www.shaileshmachines.com

190

Shende Sales Corporation T: +91-20-24488005 E: shende@shendesales.com W: www.shendesales.com

195

Shenoy Engineering Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-28361767 E: info@shenoyengineering.in W: www.shenoyengineering.in

167

Shuter Enterprises India Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-44-32407116 E: 32407116@shuter.in W: www.shuter.in

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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

Siddhapura Engineering Works T: +91-278-2428054 E: drills@dataone.in W: www.siddhapuradrills.com

169

Tungaloy India Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-61248888 E: info@tungaloyindia.com W: www.tungaloy.co.jp.in

Siddhapura Industries T: +91-278-2445048 E: mitul@siddhapura.co.in W: www.siddhpura.co.in

179

Tussor Machine Tools Ind P Ltd T: +91-422-3200183 E: info@tussorindia.com W: www.pinachoindia.com

Starrag India Private Limited T: +91-80-42770600 E: india@starrag.com W: www.starrag .com

117

Tyrolit India Superabrasive Pvt. Ltd T: +91-80-40953259 E: subrahmanya.kumar@tyrolit.com W: www.tyrolit.com

115

Superslides & Bushes Corporation T: +91-22-61567567 E: sales@superslides.in W: www.superslides.in

171

Uniline Energy Systems Pvt Ltd T: +91-11-46661111 E: uniline@uniline.in W: www.unilineindia.com

201

Supreme Cnc Machines Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-44-26285075 E: info@supremecnc.com W: www.supremecnc.com

156

Universal Corporation T: +91-22-23422238 E: samson7@vsnl.com W: www.samson-grp.com

22

Synco Industries Limited T: +91-291-2741272 E: saleem@synco.co.in W: www.synco.co.in

176

Vargus Limited T: +91-9730028248 E: vishal@vargusindia.com W: www.vargus.com

93

Taegutec India Ltd T: +91-80-27839111 E: sales@taegutec-india.com W: www.taegutec-india.com

BC

Vijay Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-24950886 E: elmaco@elmacovijay.com W: www.elmacovijay.com

171

Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2360242 E: weldor@weldor.com W: www.weldor.com

213

Wendt India Ltd T: +91-4344-405500 E: vijayvernekar@wendtindia.com W: www.wendtgroup.com

105

Yaskawa Robotics India Ltd T: +91-124-4758534 E: sales@motoman.co.in W: www.motoman.com

129

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (Taitra) T: +886-2-2725-5200 E: taitra@taitra.org.tw W: www.taitra.org.tw Techno Industries T: +91-79-25830742 E: info@technoind.com W: www.technoind.com Teknic T: +91-22-26592392 E: teknic@vsnl.com W: www.tecknic.co.in The Jaws Mfg Co T: +91-20-26877842 E: jaws@jaswindia.com W: www.jawsindia.com Trigon Tooling Solutions Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-124-2370250 E: info@trigontools.com W: www.trigontools.com

81

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33

178

39

YG Cutting Tools Corporation Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-43543636 E: admin@yg1india.com W: www.yg1.co.kr

Pg No 50

76,110

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Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works Imp.&Exp.Co 64 T: +86-731-2826-1443 E: zccc@chinacarbide.com W: www.chinacarbide.com


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