Chennai, home to some of the biggest and longest serving automakers in the country with over 30% automobile manufacturers and 35% auto components manufacturers, will become a business networking platform for the Global and Indian auto components sector with the hosting of the 7th Automotive Engineering Show here in June 2013. Organized by the Mumbai-based Focussed Events from 6th to 8th June 2013 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India).
The show is supported by premium government bodies like National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP), Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) & International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
The show assists vehicle and auto-component manufacturers to deploy appropriate technology and connect to providers of systems and processes in an effort to optimize efficiency, quality and costs. The event is largely targeted at mid-level functional executives & managers who are responsible for the quality and quantity of production especially those who look after or source materials, IT solutions in design, machines, tools, production efficiency etc.
The exhibition has received a large numbers of visitor pre-registrations more than any previous editions of the event.
The show is thus expected to attract over 8000 high profile visitors from the auto industry not only from Chennai & around but also from other automotive hubs like Bangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Pune and the National Capital Region. Chennai has special attraction for the auto sector as it is one of the top 10 emerging global manufacturing centres for automobiles.
The trade fair has participation from over 150 leading manufacturers from India and abroad displaying world class automotive technologies and products like IT solutions in Design, Development, Planning and Manufacturing, Automation systems, Factory Control and Sensors, Assembly Line System Integrators and Line builders, Machining Centers and Metal Cutting equipment including Laser cutting, latest concepts in Tools, Jigs and Fixtures for enhancing productivity, Specialized solutions in Welding including Laser welding, End to end In-plant (Material) Handling systems, Automotive Painting equipment, Paintshop Integrators, Robotics and Metrology, Quality Inspection & Vision System.
A unique feature about the present edition is the pavilion earmarked for Tier 2 & Tier 3 vendors offering components sourcing and manufacturing solutions. This would enable access to homegrown & economical products & technologies to the business visitors who largely comprise of OEMs and Tier 1 purchasing / procurement managers / directors, Plants heads, GMs and Production personnel from Planning, Quality, Design, Capital purchase, Procurement, Maintenance, R & D etc.
The event, with a special focus on metrology, quality inspection and vision systems and another theme show on smart sensing and real time communication protocols, will also conduct exhibitor seminars that would help the participants to expand the reach of their products/services among prospective customers as well as build a rapport with existing customers.
Like every year, the show will also include the presentation of ‘Excellence Awards for Innovation & Creative Automation’ rewarding pioneers in the fields of Flexible Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Energy Efficiency & Safety and Environment.