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IMTMA to set up common state of the art testing facility at CMTI Bangalore Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Bangalore: IMTMA has announced that a common state of the art testing facility will be set up at CMTI in Bangalore. The facility will come up immediately with industry sponsoring the investment. First of its kind, the new facility will have the means to field test machines, components and peripherals, analyze the tests and engineer solutions.

According to N K Dhand, President, IMTMA,” The facility is timely as Indian players look to upgrade their offering to global standards in order to become globally competitive. The industry coming forward on its own to fund the project points to a collective realization on its’ strategic importance and the industry’s willingness to collaborate for common good.

The center will improve the quality of Indian machine tool makers by benchmarking them against international standards. The facility once running may also be used by our counterparts in other countries and collaborate with major foreign machine tool institutes. This will lead to better brand building of the Indian industry as being quality driven.

” Explaining the choice of Bangalore, he said that,” Bangalore continues to remain the focal center for the machine tool industry in India and is the undisputed machine tool capital with majority of the leading players located here. It also houses many support institutions and presented the best location for such a center.”

Modern Machine Shop 2008, an international business-to-business exposition was formally inaugurated by Dr. Sheela Bhide, Chairperson and MD, Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO). The first event of its kind in South and South East Asia, MMS 2008 is a one-stop shop for manufacturing sector especially for SMEs.

MMS 2008, which will be on from April 25-29th at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi has 111 exhibitors including 24 from 7 countries (Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Germany & UK). Hi-level business delegations from ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association), Indian Railways and Indian Ordnance Factories besides special teams from OEMs (Original equipment manufacturers) are expected at MMS 2008. The across the spectrum participation allows visitors an unique opportunity to see the latest in manufacturing prowess and technology besides services under one roof.

Founded 60 years ago, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is the apex body of machine tool industry in the country with a membership of over 300 companies from both, the public and private sectors. The Association has over the years transformed itself to looking beyond, to focus on issues of productivity, quality, technology, new product development, design, customer satisfaction, etc. for enhancing competitiveness of the industry in both domestic and overseas markets. IMTMA plays a key role in the growth and development of this industry and it is the reference point for the industry.

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