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Automotive Engineering Show steers its wheels towards Chennai’s growing auto hub

16 Oct 2017

Hon’ble Industry Minister Thiru. M C Sampath to inaugurate the three-day fair. 11th edition to host exclusive live product demos and seminar highlighting ‘Industrie 4.0 & IIoT’

Steering the wheel towards Chennai’s high-potential auto hub, the 11th edition of Automotive Engineering Show is set to take place from 9 to 11 November at the Chennai Trade Center. The key business event will be inaugurated by Chief Guest for Exhibition Thiru. M C Sampath, Hon’ble Industry Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu. Tmt R. Vasuki, IAS, Managing Director State Industrial Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd is also expected to grace the occasion to address the industry.  

India’s leading technology players, including Advanced Graphic Systems, Amvian Automotive, Carl Zeiss, CLPA, Designtech, Dopag, Eepos Cranes, Ifm Electronic, Ingersoll Rand, Nikon, Omron, Panasonic, Polyworks, Tal Manufacturing, and Tunkers are among the companies who will be showcasing the latest innovations in automotive manufacturing technologies with live demonstrations at the fair. 

Being the epicentre for this sector in India, Chennai has seen a presence of major automobile manufacturing companies and is the base to 30% of India’s automobile industry and 35% of its auto component industry. Targeting technologies that will help optimise the efficiency and work flow for automobile manufacturing shop floor, AES will largely cover the product groups of automotive design and R&D, automotive inspection and quality control, automotive paint and finishing as well as automotive plant equipment and systems that will allow manufacturers to collaborate and exchange technical know-how during show period.  

Covering all the key clusters through its Pune, Delhi, and the upcoming Chennai edition, AES has uniquely positioned itself as a key business event with regional expertise and networking opportunities for industry players. In the last three years, the show has seen intrinsic changes with an orientation towards becoming a knowledge platform for the industry and this is what AES Chennai will capture through a combination of meaningful user workshops, a series of highly insightful conference sessions and a compact exhibition area of automotive manufacturing solutions. 

In Chennai, alongside the exhibition, a two-day seminar will cover current industry subjects including insights on the opportunities that Industrie 4.0 and IIoT can create for the Indian automotive manufacturing sector. Visitor experience will further be enhanced by live product demonstrations and workshops by leading brands over the three days. 

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt 

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,300 employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €647 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). 

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