The 20th edition of IMTEX, a showstopper for the manufacturing industry concluded successfully. The show organised by IMTMA was held from 19th to 25th January at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).
IMTEX 2023 focused on metal-cutting machine tools and manufacturing technologies. The exhibition was held in an area of 77,000 square metres in 5 halls. Concurrent shows Tooltech 2023 and Digital Manufacturing were trendsetters in many ways. IMTEX 2023 was a great platform for the machine tool and manufacturing fraternity to renew relationships, explore collaborations and partnerships, and network with warm handshakes.
Held after four years, exhibitors displayed technologies like smart and intelligent machines, high-precision, high-performance, multi-tasking, hybrid machines and special-purpose machines. Robots, cobots, AGVs, tools, accessories, manufacturing software, 3D Printers, 3D printing solutions, evolving Industry 4.0 hardware, software, customised solutions, 5-axis, digital twin, advancements in tooling and measurement technology, solutions for new products, were also displayed.
“Cutting-edge technologies are vital in addressing the need for quality and precision manufacturing in every industry sector” commented Ravi Raghavan, President of IMTMA.
Raghavan added that he was glad to note fresh excitement among exhibitors and visitors to forge relations and enhance business opportunities which will move the manufacturing business forward in the years to come.
“IMTEX 2023 brought together the entire machine tool and manufacturing fraternity on a common platform with the new and innovative products to match today’s requirement of the manufacturing industry,” said Jibak Dasgupta, Director General & CEO, IMTMA. Dasgupta added that the exhibition not only proved the resiliency of industries but also their yearning to advance manufacturing to new levels with more self-confidence.
IMTEX also coincided with the platinum jubilee of IMTMA. IMTEX 2023 had many other parallel events. IMTMA held the JAGRUTI-IMTMA Youth Programme with the participation of 25 engineering students from 12 various institutions of the country to create awareness about the latest developments and trends in machine tools and manufacturing industries.
Connect, a forum to meet and hire young engineers was held on 22nd January. Around 125 students and 18 companies participated in the event. The event provided the opportunity for students to find placement in companies.
To encourage young engineering talents, IMTEX 2023 organized a competition for young innovators through the i2 Academia Pavilion. The programme enabled twenty-two institutions from across India to connect with exhibitors and showcase the projects that they have undertaken.
The International Buyer Seller Meet held on the 23rd and 24th of January had 38 representatives from 17 countries and was an apt platform for Indian machine tool manufacturers to interact with international buyers and enhance their export potential.
IMTMA had constituted two awards to recognize and reward companies. The IMTMA Best Design Award for indigenously designed products in metal cutting and the IMTMA Export Performance Award for making significant achievements in the export of machine tools were conferred during the show.
The IMTMA Best Design Award was bagged by Amace Solutions Private Limited, Bharat Fritz Werner Limited and Bestek Engineering Private Limited. Trishul Machine Tools Private Limited and Grind Masters Machines Private Limited were conferred with the IMTMA Export Performance Award.