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Industry Minister Thiru. M C Sampath inaugurates Automotive Engineering Show 2017

9 Nov 2017

The 11th edition opened its gates to new and evolving trends in the automotive industry. ACMA to conduct exclusive seminar on Post GST Implementation.

Thiru M.C. Sampath, Hon’ble Minister for Industries - Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated Automotive Engineering Show (AES) 2017, India’s only trade fair focused on technologies for automotive manufacturing in Chennai today. Hosting over 75 exhibitors, the 11th edition is spread across halls 2 and 3 at Chennai Trade Centre. 

The opening ceremony of this key business gathering witnessed eminent members from the auto industry. Addressing guests present at the ceremony, Thiru M.C. Sampath, Hon’ble Minister for Industries - Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives, Govt. of Tamil Nadu said: “It gives me great pleasure to be here at the inauguration of the 11th edition of Automotive Engineering Show in Chennai. Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India is one of the world’s largest trade fair corporations that promotes Indian brands in different countries across the globe. It brings top decision makers and buyers to generate maximum business prospects for its exhibitors. This makes the company a trusted trade partner amongst the industry stakeholders. Tamil Nadu is known for automobile manufacturing and is the earliest state to start car manufacturing. The city Chennai has emerged as the largest exporter of automobiles in India and today, it is one of the top 10 global auto hubs. This city has an installed capacity to produce 1.42 lakh cards and about 3.61 lakh commercial vehicles each year.” 

The Hon’ble Minister for Industries also announced a new law – Business Facilitation Act & Rules 2017, which has been enacted by the government of Tamil Nadu. This law will provide an investor friendly environment to enable the potential investors to do business with ease. He also stated this to be an historical event in the history of Tamil Nadu. 

Also present at the event were significant members from the auto industry including: 

  • Thiru Mati Shilpa Prabhakar IAS, Vice President, Industry Guidance Bureau, Industry Department, Government of Tamil Nadu 
  • Mr Akira Muramoto- VP Instruments, Nikon India
  • Mr Arunthtamilan Rajaram, Branch Manager, Omron Automation India Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Sunil Mehta, Chairman CLPA, General Manager Mitsubishi Electric
  • Nagaraj Sharma – National Sales Leader (Power Tools) Ingersoll Rand India
  • Mr Raj Manek, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd

Mr Raj Manek, Managing Director, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd shared: “We have a series of product launches and new introductions by 75 technology-leading companies on the show floor. We are certain about Chennai and AES 2017 to be the best combination for our exhibitors to explore the southern market and establish a strong business communication with the OEMs and automotive component decision makers.”

The 11th edition opened its gates to new and evolving trends in the automotive industry

The Indian auto industry is one of the largest in the world, leading to a constant upgrade in the overall working pattern of the companies in this sector. This includes installation of smart solutions that will increase productivity in lesser time and also be cost effective. The 11th edition of Automotive Engineering Show Chennai is showcasing new and evolving technology trends which can be adapted to create an efficient working environment on the factory shop floors.  Some of the highlights include:

  • India’s first articulated industrial robot Tal Brabo that is developed to provide cost effective solutions by Tal Manufacturing
  • CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete solutions for multidimensional metrology by Carl Zeiss 
  • Portable arms, Laser Scanning, Xray & CT Inspection, Video Microscope Measuring, Microscope Systems and Large Volume Applications by Nikon
  • Precision Screwdrivers, Torque controlled impact wrenches, clutch based screw drivers by Panasonic Powertools
  • Cobalt Array Imager, a metrology-grade, non-contact scanner that captures millions of high resolution 3D coordinate measurements in seconds by FARO

Other prominent names exhibiting advanced solutions are CLPA, Omron, Ingersoll Rand, Tunkers, Amvian Automotive, Dopag, Eepos Cranes, Polyworks. 

The three-day exhibition will also host a workshop on 9th November sharing insights on “Surface Engineering in Automotive Industry” and a seminar  on 10th November highlighting the topic “Industrie 4.0 and IIoT: Opportunities for Indian Automotive Manufacturing”. Chief Guest Tmt. R. Vasuki, IAS and Managing Director, State Industrial Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited who will be visiting the seminar on 10th November shared: “I am delighted to know that Messe Frankfurt India is hosting the Automotive Engineering Show and the seminar at Chennai Trade Centre. India’s auto industry is the world’s sixth largest producer of automobiles in terms of volume and value and AES is India’s leading tradeshow on technologies for automotive manufacturing that enables the automotive community to source the best technology with efficiency, cost effectiveness and quality. AES Seminars would serve as a forum for the industry leaders to exchange sights on global automotive developments and discuss integration of emerging technologies in the automotive plants for world class manufacturing, beneficial for the industry.”

ACMA to conduct exclusive seminar on Post GST Implementation 

Post the implementation of GST (Goods and Service Tax), the industry is slowly moulding itself into this new development made by the law. To provide further clarification on this topic, ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) will conduct an exclusive seminar on 11th November, focusing on post GST Implementation. This interactive session would focus on: 

  • Issues faced by Industry post GST implementation
  • Issues faced by Industry during “filling of returns”
  • Updates and interpretations of notifications and amendments issued post 1st July 2017 

Established itself as an esteemed and trusted platform through its previous editions, Automotive Engineering Show has drawn strong support from associations like Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC), Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA), National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Society for Surface Protective Coatings India (SSPC India), and Ludhiana Hand Tools Association. The 11th edition at Chennai will be open until 11 November 2017.  

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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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