AURANGABAD: The Indian welding industry is on a gradual rise after opening itself to automatic and semi-automatic welding electrode production machines, which are turing out to be game changers for the industry, opined experts in the three-day Marathwada Welding Technology Fair-2016 at the Marathwada Auto Cluster(MAC), Waluj on Thursday. The conference was jointly organised by Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) and Aurangabad Industrial Suppliers Association (AISA).
Chairman of the Indian Institute of Welding R Srinivasan, said, “Growth of the welding industry is expected to double by 2020 and it will also generate tremendous employment in the coming years. Considering the growth, the industry needs to upgrade its technology and skills on a priority and must embrace the global advances in the science and art of welding to ensure success.”
Senior vice-president of Badve Group S. Abhyankar, said, “Welding is a globally accepted method of joining the metals permanently. The Indian welding industry was dominated by low technology and very rare technological innovation. However, in the recent years, the demand of automatic and semi-automatic welding electrode production machine have been rising.”
CMIA member Maithili Tambolkar said, “In order to remain competitive, welding electrodes’ machine manufacturers in India need to produce high quality and unique goods. With increasing competition and lower profit margins, manufacturers need to improve their service, performance and delivery.”
“The three-day expo will mainly focus on live demonstration of welding processes, display of variety of welding machines, consumables and allied equipment, buyer-seller meet, informative technical sessions and keynote speeches,” said Suraj Dumane, AISA secretary .
The objective of arranging such a type of focused and specialized exhibition in Aurangabad is mainly to give opportunity to industries in the region to know and understand the current developments in welding technology, said MAC chief executive officer, Bharat Gangakhedkar.
Some of the leading companies from all over India like Essab India, Ador Fontec, Fronius India, Mogora, Nash, Lorch, Arm welders are showcasing their current products. While the emerging local companies like Kirti Pressings, Yashwant Industries, Yash Industrial Suppliers, Selwel Enterprises are also participating in the event, said project chief Vijay Jaiswal.
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