The launch edition of Smart Industry Solutions (SIS) India featuring Future Factory concluded giving a glimpse of the potential growth Indian industries will go through in the near future with the incorporation of smart end to end solutions and technologies.
Covering 3,200 sqm of exhibition space, SIS India featured 48 exhibitors from India, Italy, Korea and Taiwan with 2,123 decision makers and key business professionals visiting the fair. The key focus of the exhibition being bringing smart end to end solutions on one platform to make India in line with Industry 4.0 and IoT attracted innovation leading companies like Siemens, Pepperl & Fuchs, Pilz, Murrelektronik, Bettinelli, Jayashree Electron, Renishaw, Bosch, Cisco, Reliance Unlimited, HP-Imaginarium, India and along with companies representing Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and cutting–edge technologies from startups.
Sharing his experience about exhibiting at the event, Mr Juergen Hase, CEO, Reliance Unlimit, said: “We are one of the companies in India offering full IoT services, from connection to application to analytics and it was great to see what other players are offering in this space. This was a very well organised event with a good mix of speakers and exhibition players. We expect double digit growth from the Indian market and at SIS India we could expose ourselves to the innovations happening in India and get an idea on how they are implementing things here. There was an open atmosphere for knowledge exchange with companies willing to share experiences and tech inputs. We will for sure support this event going forward.”
Speaking about the need of smart solutions, another exhibitor, Mr Ravi Agarwal, Managing Director, Pepperl+Fuchs, said: “We have been in the automation and intrinsic safety business since a very long time. We take pride in being a part of the Indian journey towards planned safety and discreet automation on the shop floors primarily related to manufacturing automation. Over the years the world of manufacturing automation has shifted from a binary detection of presence and absence of targets towards more identification-positioning solutions. This year we are focused on “Smart” and as the show itself says Smart Industry Solutions and, it is important to know how a solution can get connected to the web and how the interplay of these instruments come together to deliver a good needed solution on the shop floor. Overall, we have been able to meet our target audience. It has been a fantastic experience as people are inquisitive about smart manufacturing and SIS India has been like windowing into interacting, sharing our experiences and building the bridge to the smart manufacturing to the Indian context.”
The visitor profile was a mix of Industry 4.0 novices willing to understand its benefits and key decision makers ready to incorporate the solutions in order to grow their business. Running a small scale family business, Mr Deepak Borhade, Managing Director, Raptech Engineering shared his thoughts about Industry 4.0 and the insights he received by visiting Smart Industry Solutions India. “I am visiting this show to understand the growth prospects of industry 4.0 has to offer to the manufacturing sector. Work and see was one software I would be recommending to my technical team. I also met a Bangalore based company that provides an app called Run My Business that will help me manage my business. Overall, the platform has been very helpful for me”, he said.
SIS India was bustling with packed conferences, launch of technological innovations and a white paper exclusively focused on the future of factories.
The two–day conference bought top level speakers and technology experts to share their knowledge and understandings about the potential Indian industries possess. The conference highlighted topics like digital transformation, transforming manufacturing with 3D printing, connected manufacturing and paperless factories, roadmap for implementation of Industry 4.0 in line with mission Make in India, 100 open startups level 3 pitch event, to name a few.
Ms Anandi Iyer, Head, Fraunhofer Representative Office, India who was one of the eminent speakers at the conference said: “The 4th Industrial revolution is exciting because it has arrived and is happening at the same time around the world. Those who don't align themselves with Industry 4.0 and IoT will be left behind. SIS India is doing a great job in disseminating information between tech leaders, MSMEs, start-ups which will have a trickle-down effect in the years to come.”
Unveiling of the Humanoid DA-2 by Mr Sudhir Kadam from Silicon Valley, USA, stole the show highlighting the importance of robotics in the industry. Talking about the ways robots can change the manufacturing sector in future, he said: “The humanoid is an example of how robotics can augment human power by doing things that were earlier humanly impossible. This will enable us to change the manufacturing paradigm and create factories of the future that can do things more efficiently and with safety of human life to perform hazardous tasks. Unveiling this technology at SIS India has generated a lot of attention and interest from potential customers. This forum presented us the unique opportunity to network with the right players and also get ideas on customization to make it relevant for India.”
Smart Industry Solutions India also saw the launch of a White Paper focused on the future of factories and impact of automation in Indian market by Frost & Sullivan and a start-up pitch event where companies with ingenious technologies pitched their products to the industry experts. The event winner, KFX Circuits & Systems, will now represent India at the Global Level 4 event organised by 100 Open Startups in Sao Paulo Brazil in March 2018.
“We are very happy to win the Startup Pitch and Mentoring event that was a part of Smart Industry Solutions India. Mumbai is an industrial hub that serves as a right platform to accelerate our business. This event was a very good initiative and the industry needs such connecting platforms,” shared Mr Nishit Koshy, Founding Director, KFX Circuits & Systems.
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