Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) is celebrating 50 years of IMTEX as it organizes ‘IMTEX 2019 & Tooltech 2019’ at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore from 24th to 30th January 2019.
IMTEX today occupies a premier position in exhibition landscape as South Asia’s largest exhibition in manufacturing technology. Since its beginning in 1969 in Mumbai it has showcased every change and shift in metalworking technology to enable Indian manufacturers to innovate, reinvent, evolve and stay relevant for their customers.
Over a period of 50 years the exhibition has brought diverse groups and stakeholders on a common platform for knowledge sharing and transacting business. In its maiden avatar in 1969 IMTEX was organized in a 7,000 square metres premises in Vikhroli, Mumbai with participation from 26 companies. IMTEX 2019 held at BIEC is covering an exhibition space of around 80,000 square metres with participation from over 1000 exhibitors from 23 countries.
Reminiscing about IMTEX, Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman, Exhibitions - IMTMA said, “Understanding the needs of manufacturing industry has been IMTMA’s core strength over these years. IMTMA took a lead in showcasing global developments when Indian manufacturing industry was in a nascent stage. We made a start 50 years ago and we are immensely proud of how the show has evolved in 5 decades and fostered an understanding among the manufacturing fraternity”.
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