From innovative machinery that accelerates production to smart manufacturing systems that automates processes, Automotive Engineering Show (AES) Chennai 2019 had it all. The 12th edition of AES was packed with technical advancements as 95 companies providing technologies to the automotive sector displayed their best solutions at the show. The three – day event not only witnessed some of the biggest names as exhibitors but also hosted well known OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies from all across the country.
The companies visiting the show also spoke volumes about the exhibition as decision makers and delegations from names like Ashok Leyland, ABB India Ltd, Amara Raja Batteries, Brakes India Pvt Ltd, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, General Motors, Faurecia, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford India Pvt Ltd, Honda Cars India Ltd, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Isuzu Motors India Ltd, Tafe, Mahindra, Michelin India Pvt Ltd, PSA Groupe, Rane TRW Steering System Pvt Ltd, Robert Bosch Engineering Solutions, Renault Nissan, Royal Enfield, Somic ZF, Tata Motors, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, TVS Motors,Volvo Group, Wabco India Ltd were seen at various exhibiting booths discussing deals and long term associations with the exhibitors. The event attracted 2,941 business visitors in total.
Giving an overall preview of the show, Mr Anoop Srikantaswamy, Senior Manager – Manufacturing Technology, Global CAB Trims, QE, KD, Volvo Group Trucks Operations shared: “The exhibits at Automotive Engineering Show Chennai were a real eye opener for me wherein everybody is working on disruptive technologies here, especially Seabery India who have integrated welding training for operators through VR. The conference was fantastic with a very good line-up of speakers. The show is a great platform for OEMs like us to explore partnerships with new companies and to find all other related companies in one place.”
Talking about the innovations displayed at the show, companies like Festo India, Ingersoll Rand, Sick India, Tata Motors, Divide By Zero technologies and PHD Inc, Wipro 3D, Nabtesco India, Viscotec, Embedded Systems Solutions and Qualitas Technologies displayed notable advancements for the automotive industry of India.
First time exhibitor Weiss Automation Solutions India Pvt Ltd introduced CR700 and CR900 with the heavy duty rings at the show. Further describing their experience as an exhibitor, Mr Sanjeebit Chaudhary, Chief Executive Officer, Vice President- Asia Pacific shared: “Solutions like CR700 and CR900 are the ones we want to bring to the Auto OEMs, body in white segment and the entire Indian automotive market. I have always been very upbeat about Chennai and I would like to thank Messe Frankfurt India for organising AES here. The response and the enthusiasm at the show is great and with the kind of exhibitors and visitors seen at the show, this platform is where the core industry lies.”
Another prominent name exhibiting at the show was Tata Motors who displayed Brabo Automation & Robotics, first ‘made-in-India’ robotic arm with machine-tending and wielding applications. “AES is a great platform for us to showcase our solutions to the local customers in and around Chennai and other southern regions of India. The response at the show has been very good and we are confident this will continue for the next two days as well. In future, we hope to continue our association with AES”, said Mr Saket Hardekar, Head of sales and business development, TATA Motors.
The leading automotive engineering platform was strongly supported by associations like All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA), Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC), and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).
AICRA in association with Messe Frankfurt India, hosted a knowledge oriented conference on ‘Industry 4.0 & the rise of smart manufacturing in Automotive Industry’. Talking about the conference and show Mr Sushil Mishra, Maharashtra State Chapter Head, All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA) shared: “The conference we organised with Messe Frankfurt India, has received great an overwhelming response. What I found while interacting with the delegates was that there is still a lack of awareness regarding the industry upgrades and advancements on industry 4.0, IIoT, digitisation. 50 percent of the industry is still using industry 2.0 and it was important to bridge this gap here. We look forward to associate with AES again to organise a bigger conference for the next edition.”
With a string of highlights and an array of advanced solutions displayed, Automotive Engineering Show Chennai 2019 was the industry’s preferred choice to meet, network and source with the top auto manufacturing and component companies from the nation. The next edition of Automotive Engineering Show will now be hosted in July 2021.
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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 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* 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).
*preliminary figures 2018