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First edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo concludes positively

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 25 August 2015

With a total footfall of over 13,000 visitors, it had 220 exhibitors displaying over 200 machines from 9 countries.

The show had the presence of more than 40 industry delegations representing various industry sectors such as Automobile, Aerospace, Defence, Electrical & Electronics and many other many others.

Trade delegations from HAL, Indian Railways, Hero Motors, Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Honda Cars and Scooters, Harley Davidson, Shriram Pistons, Havells India, Kalyani Forge and various other industry chambers and associations came in large groups to the show.

Expressing his expectations from Delhi Machine Tool Expo, Chief Guest Mr. Ramesh Suri said "The auto component industry is slated to take a quantum of leap from USD 38.5 billion in 2014-15 to around USD 100 billion by 2020.  To enable such growth requires a strong and consistent support from the machine tool manufacturers.  Regional shows like Delhi Machine Tool Expo will help auto component manufacturers to achieve new heights."

Elaborating on the importance of the show from a regional perspective, Mr. L. Krishnan, President of IMTMA expressed that "North India has major engineering and machine tool hubs in India. Manufacturers for long had been looking for a common platform. The Delhi Machine Tool Expo 2015 at Pragati Maidan has provided us with the best platform to focus on manufacturing technologies in northern states of India like Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir."

Speaking on this occasion V. Anbu, Director General, IMTMA said that "The success of first edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo has opened avenues for penetrating into the regional markets, to enhance the manufacturing capabilities of various industry sectors and we see a huge potential for this show to grow in the future editions."

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