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  • India to invest in sustainable and energy efficient production technology

    Published on January 24, 2011

    Chennai: Hannover Milano Fairs and Deutsche Messe today unveiled the sixth edition of the world’s largest forum for metalworking and machine tool industry, EMO Hannover 2011 that will primarily focus on sustainability and resource efficiency in industrial production.  Leading Indian companies including ACE Designers, BFW, Forbes, Geometric, Jyoti CNC Automation, Micromatic Grinding and Pragati among others are expected to showcase innovative solutions that address energy efficiency in production operations at this year’s EMO Hannover, to be held between September 19-24, 2011, at Hannover in Germany. Hannover Milano Fairs India and Deutsche Messe along with the Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU), Germany also jointly announced a strategic collaboration and a MoU between CII, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) and the German Fraunhofer Society, supported by the Indian Ministry, to increase the development and implementation of “green, clean and energy efficient production technology” in India.

    The Indian machine tool industry is laying increasing emphasis on the development of products and processes that allow machines to be designed, produced and operated sustainably. Reducing energy consumption by introducing new drive concepts, extending dry machining to other processes, using alternative cooling techniques and reducing emissions are the center of concerns to the Indian manufacturing industry today.

    Machine tools contribute substantially to determining whether new products can even be made, what they will look like and how much they cost,” explained Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director at the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW). “Many countries including India have recognized the key role played by the machine tool industry and the significance of high-performance manufacturing technology for increasing and updating industrial competitiveness. They therefore promote the development of their domestic machine tool industry or boost imports of cutting-edge technology from established producer countries and an established global trade event such as EMO Hannover is a must attend platform for companies looking to reach out to a larger market and showcase their solutions”, he added.

    Addressing to the media, Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG said , Engineers in the machine tool industry around the world are busy optimizing products and manufacturing processes. This focus has become even more relevant since the recent economic upheaval. Process integration and automation are making steady progress. Shorter lead times and optimized work piece costs provide customers an economic advantage, which allows manufacturers to present them with good reasons for making new investments. EMO Hannover 2011 will bring together manufacturing technology players from over 40 countries around the world who will present solutions for current and future challenges in the industry. The globally acknowledged engineering talent in India and the country’s growing manufacturing industry makes it an important and strategic participant in this year’s EMO Hannover.”