Filtering by: Associate events

7:30 AM07:30

IITD Industry Day 2018 and "Smart Manufacturing" Thematic Sessions

Smart Manufacturing

The “Digital” storm and the manufacturing world is agog with the rapid changes that are transforming the international manufacturing scenario. Technology is forcing huge disruptions in the classical models of global commerce. India being one of the biggest markets in the world with an equally strong bedrock of potential in manufacturing, cannot stay aloof from these winds of change which are forcing readjustment of the sails elsewhere.

Samarth Udyog is an initiative by the Government of India that bridges the awareness and actual technology gap to enable Indian companies to participate and play an important role on the global stage of manufacturing. To strengthen the ‘Make in India’  eco-system with adoption of smart technologies, Industry and IIT Delhi have created a Special Purpose Vehicle, called the Foundation for Smart Manufacturing (FSM) to take the emerging wave of Smart Technologies and adapt it with relevance to the needs of grass root manufacturing in MSME and talent incubators in Educational and Vocational Institutes.


IIT Delhi, a pioneer institute leading excellence in engineering education & research organized the annual Industry Day, inviting Industry, Technologists, Consultants, Researchers and alike for interface with the best in Industry and Education

This years’ theme was “Smart Manufacturing”, with Live Demos those of Smart Factory Modules assembled / developed at
“FSM” IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing

Some of the marquee Industry participants were
TCS, IBM, JCB, Ansys, AMAT, Tata Chemicals, UTStar, Maruti Suzuki, TEVA & others
Chief Guest : Mr. R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki



Smart Manufacturing Thematic Session – I
Overview of Smart Manufacturing activities at IIT Delhi – Prof. Sunil Jha, IIT Delhi
Addressing Challenges ahead of Samarth Udyog,Mr. Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, Kuka India Pvt Ltd.
Panel Discussion - Moderator - Anup Wadhwa, Director, Automation Industry Association
Ms. Ritu Pande, Director, Department of Heavy Industry, Govt. of India
Mr. Arun Kapur, Chief Operating Officer, Luxor International Pvt Ltd.
Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, Professor of Eminence and Chief Mentor, The NorthCap University
Mr. Sunil Mehta, General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Atul Bal, President, IITD Alumni Association
Q&A Session
Smart Manufacturing Demos
Smart Manufacturing Thematic Session – II
Leveraging Ecosystems for Smart Manufacturing in India– Mr. K Ananth Krishnan, EVP and CTO, Tata Consultancy Services
Intelligent Conveyor Technologies for Industry4.0 Factory– Mr. PV Sivaram, Chairman Emeritus, B&R Industrial Automation Pvt Ltd.
Smart Sensing Solutions for Samarth Udyog – Mr Ravi Agarwal, Managing Director, Pepperl+Fuchs Factory Automation Pvt Ltd.
Unlock the potential of Physical & Digital Convergence using IOT & AR – Mr Dhirendra Kulkarni, Technical Sales Director, PTC India
Q&A Sessions

For more Information write to us at

View Event →
PackPlus 2018
to Jul 28

PackPlus 2018

Packaging 4.0
An India Perspective

Packaging machines are a vital part of the production process in the consumer goods industry. They often work in multi-shift operation, and any malfunctions have to be met with a fast response. Packaging 4.0, held in the fourth week of July offered an open forum for the Indian Packaging Machinery Suppliers and End Users.

Packaging 4.0 – An India Perspective represented the shift towards new wave automation technologies and the interplay with IOT for better control, clear diagnostics and pro-active remedial strategies

At the Smart Manufacturing Pavilion, Technology Experts showcased and spoke about  HOT TOPICS, those that Indian machine builders and owners of packaging lines are concerned with.

Featuring Speakers From




Changing Landscape for Smart Manufacturing
Mr. Ravi Agarwal
IAFSM (IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing)

iQ Monozukuri - Packaging Solution
Mr. Rameshchandra Bhorania
Mitsubishi Electric India, Factory Automation Division

Smart Sensors and I/O Links
Mr. Sudhanshu Kantoor
Pepperl+Fuchs Factory Automation India Pvt. Ltd.

Unlocking the Value of Physical and Digital Convergence Using Augmented Reality and IoT
Mr. Tushar Ghosh
Parametric Technology (India) Pvt. Ltd.

OEE Management and Analysis
Mr. Rahul Verma
B&R Industrial Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Integration Challenges Between Automation and IoT Layers
Dr. Sunil Jha
IAFSM (IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing)

RFID and BarCoding Applications
Mr. Laksh Malhotra
Pepperl+Fuchs Factory Automation India Pvt. Ltd.

Servo Drives and Coordinated Motion Control for Gauge Control, Tension Control & Flexible Pouching
Mr. Rachit Agarwal
B&R Industrial Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Smart Machines for Smart Manufacturing
Mr. Lokesh Kaushal
Rockwell Automation India Pvt. Ltd.

Automation in Food Processing - Current & Future
Mr. Ranjan Singh Chadha
Festo India Pvt. Ltd.

View Event →
8:30 PM20:30

ARC Forum 2015

Mr Dilip Sawhney, delivered the keynote address on the theme,  'India Specific Challenges'.

"Industry in Transition: Information Driven Manufacturing for the Connected World -India Specific challenges -- AIA Perspective" by Dilip Sawhney, President, AIA gave a Keynote presentation on India Specific Challenges as AIA. The presentation was well received by the delegates
View Event →
12:30 PM12:30

Automotive Engineering Show 2013

banner _ excellence awards.jpg

In the current market scenario, automotive manufacturers and their supply chain partners, are experiencing swings in market demand, that pose a special challenge for sustainable growth. Manufacturers envision a flexible setup that is cost competitive, yet capable of rapid multi model adjustments.

This strategy translates into 4 specific goals that manufacturing engineers, production engineers, shop floor staff and automation engineers can collectively pursue.

  • Innovation for flexible manufacturing that can cater to changing model demands from the market & also should be easily adaptable to manufacture new models & variants.
  • Innovation for sustainable process improvements based on real-time tracking & tracing to achieve manufacturing transparency & reduce waste in manufacturing.
  • Innovation for sustainable Energy Efficiency and recycling, in manufacturing processes.
  • Innovation for improving the Safety & Environment standards that motivates a new generation workforce.

Based on the innovation strengths of in-house teams, we receive small to mid-sized projects the Industry. This year the AIA team received nearly 40 cases which were evaluated, All leaders selected for felicitation will also be supported by AIA and its member companies in pursuing further experimentation and innovation.

Participants will return home:

  • inspired with new ideas for optimizing their plant operations
  • with ideas for potential upgrading of their equipment
  • with a valuable network on a managerial level

Special Session - Sustaining Good Performance with Grassroot Innovation( At Seminar Area, Hall No. 3)

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm  : Theme address and Panel Discussion
  • 04:00 pm - 05:15 pm  : Case discussions and facilitation
  • 05:15 pm - 06:00 pm  : Felicitation and award of Innovation Trophy
View Event →
8:30 PM20:30

Automotive Engineering Show 2012

banner _ excellence awards.jpg

In today’s competitive market, the company that stands out is the one which has been able to use technology in a creative and innovative way. This event was an effort, recognized how automotive middle-level management equivalent of plant managers and general managers created excellence through innovation in their plants.

In keeping with the overall theme of “Manufacturing Excellence”, on Day-2, this sub-event was aimed to celebrate the achievements and experience of plant managers using Automation creatively in their manufacturing processes.

This event had provided a forum where seasoned automotive specialists can engage in an exchange of ideas with each other; aknowledge sharing opportunity. Managers from across the automotive manufacturing spectrum have had the opportunity for their hard work and creative passion recognized and celebrated. Format- These managers had presented their experiences in Quality, Safety, Energy Efficiency, Environment Protection, Productivity and Value Improvement etc and illustrated with examples how they have creatively used Automation in true-life situations or have overcome some specific challenges with technical creativity enhancing plant performance and efficiency.

The cases were reviewed and judged by eminent jury members

Mr. Mukund V. Mavalankar
Director Technical
Bharat Forge Ltd

Mr. Dilip Sawhney
Regional Director, Rockwell Automation India Pvt. Ltd. 
Executive Council Member, Automation Industry Association

Mr. Sandeep Balooja
Group President Business Development, Anand Group
Chairman, ACMA - Western Region

Prof. Sudhir Agashe
Head - Dept. of Instrumentation & Control
College of Engineering, Pune

Dr. Mohan M. Godse
Vice President, Product Development - Casting
Endurance Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

About 100 attendees from the region’s major user groups - OEM, Tier 1 vendors, system integrators, and machine builders were there, making it a great place for networking, sharing ideas, celebrating success, building relationships and learning about developing initiatives. The program’s collaborative nature enabled the participants also to learn from one another. 

It aimed to create a motivating environment and built credibility and profile.

Participants returned home:

… inspired with new ideas for optimizing their plant operations

… with ideas for potential upgrading of their equipment

… with a valuable network on a managerial level

Awardees Receive

Boost your profile – The program is an excellent means of raising individual as well as company profiles. Awardees and winners receive widespread media coverage about their achievements.

Establish credibility – This is the chance to prove that you and your company are worthy of competing on the world stage.

View Event →
8:30 PM20:30

ARC Forum 2011

The AIA President, Mr V. V. Paranjape delivered the keynote address at the ARC Forum on August 2nd, at Pune, addressing the theme 'Gaining Sustainable Competitiveness and Achieving Operational Excellence.', Mr Paranjape focussed on the Digital Manufacturing Vision, its impact and challenges.

Operational excellence is an ongoing process even in the best of times and in today’s integrated and turbulent world, the need for companies to pursue continuous improvements is even greater. How companies design, engineer, source, make, and distribute products, and manage their assets, ultimately determines their success. Playing a crucial role are the people and processes, well supported by enabling technologies

India’s automotive, auto components, and machinery industries, which are poised to post robust growths in the years to come, have opportunities to emerge as best-in-class. While domestic demand drives industries’ growth, their challenge is protecting their margins and gaining global competitiveness. The entire Design-Operate-Maintain cycle will need to be continuously addressed to discover newer ways to delight consumers and gain competitiveness. There is a constant need to channel investments into systems and solutions and adopt best global industry practices in order that greater operational performance levels are achieved.

Shortening design and engineering cycle times is critical to reducing manufacturing costs, which essentially means reduced iterative actions necessary to design, manufacture, and deliver products to consumers. Manufacturers will need to invest in technologies and solutions leveraging digital manufacturing, third-party product engineering services, and collaborative production management (CPM/MES) systems, backed up by state-of-the-art factory automation, and supply chain and product life cycle management systems. OEMs must have state-of-the-art plant-floor automation systems and integrate them with enterprise and other decision support systems.

AIA Working Group for Automotive

Besides its own events and Round Tables, AIA supports many initiatives such as the ARC Forum, the Automotive Engineering Show and the AIEC - AIA Skills Enhancement Centre. We have.constituted a Working Group to advise and lead Automation related initiatives specially tailored for the Automotive segment. The group members are listed below


Nitin Nair

Sadashiv Lad

Uma Balakrishnan

P V Sivaram

P Gopalakrishnan

Naresh Kantoor 

Manoj Dunung

Sunil Raibagi

Bipin Jirge

J. Bala

Pradeep Arora

Nominee Awaited














View Event →
to Jun 11

Automotive Engineering Show 2011

Theme: Manufacturing Excellence


Helping Vehicle and Auto-component companies deploy appropriate technology and connect to providers of systems and processes to optimize efficiency, quality and costs.

Over 100 exhibitors have showcased Manufacturing enhancers. World renowned manufacturers of Automation systems and Factory Control, Assembly Line System Integrators and Line builders, IT solutions in Design, Development, Planning and Manufacturing, etc

View Event →
1:00 PM13:00

SME India Outlook 2011

sme india outlook.jpg

‘SME India Outlook 2011’ has disclosed the opportunities that Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India can leverage for operational excellence, through smart IT & Automation technologies.

AIA was a knowledge partner for this event. AIA members serving the SME sector were invited to participate and showcase best fit technologies and solutions.

Achieving Operational Excellence in Manufacturing
by V Srinivasan
Managing Director, India
Invensys India Pvt. Ltd.

K Nandakumar
Vice President,
Chemtrols Industries Ltd

D Hambardikar
Messung Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Milind Kulkarni
A&D Division, Siemens Limited

View Event →
8:30 PM20:30

Automotive Engineering Show 2010

A Thought Leadership Discussion was held on 17th May 2010, the concluding day of the Automotive Engineering Show at Chennai. The panel comprised Manish Ramakrishnan, Sr. Manager, Ashok Leyland, Satish Ansingkar, Vice President Sales, B&R Industrial Automation, Jitendrakumar Kataria, MD, Beckhoff Automation Pvt Ltd and Sudhir Bachloo, Sr. Manager Automotive (Business Development) Siemens Ltd. The discussion was moderated by Anup Wadhwa, Director, AIA.

Excerpts from the discussion:

Anup Wadhwa

The evolution of Automation technologies has gained considerable momentum over the last decade, giving rise to a host of new hardware and software features. Is India’s Automotive Industry at par with the developed world, in the deployment of Automation?

It seems both sides are not satisfied with the current gaps in the engagement process. Are we stuck with an entrenched practice or is there an alternate approach to look at?

Jitendrakumar Kataria

The adaptation in India is slower. There is fear about being able to deploy fast changing technologies. People training is yet to become a high priority, so the necessary ground work needs to be laid at the college level itself.

Manish Ramakrishnan

Real-time Factory Automation is yet to emerge as a full-blooded engineering discipline. There are a very large number of automation vendors coming to meet us; which is a good sign, but what they are selling is technology in isolation. We would like to see sales teams sit with us at the design level and show us exact deployment.

Satish Ansingkar

There are independent hardware suppliers, machine builders and integrators They respond to unconnected specifications and acceptance procedures. Very often the different entities within a supply chain operate completely independent of the main OEM while determining the specifications of Automation investment. We welcome more discussions on application needs before the commercial dialogue.

Manish Ramakrishnan

The wish list for us would be to maintain our assets in good shape for achieving High Line Throughput, Multiple Model Flexibility, Total Cost Reduction, Technology absorption and skill upgrade. If we can do all this we get to be very competitive. Better visualisation is useful. Safety integrated into controllers are very important. RFID applications are being used in axle and engine making lines for automated tool selections. But RFID based tracking in assembly operations is still under evaluation.

Sudhir Bachloo

Wireless and mobile HMIs are going to increasing operator convenience. And if genealogy is to be captured with read / write operations, or if tagged items have to pass through high temperature zones, RFID is increasingly becoming relevant.

View Event →
8:30 PM20:30

Automotive Engineering Show 2008

The focus of the 1st International Automotive Engineering Show at Auto Cluster Exhibition was on enabling technologies for manufacturing. Mr JK Verma, who leads the Automotive interest group at AIA, summarised the possibilities for mutual partnership and shared insights on how companies across the globe are cutting Life Cycle costs,increasing Productivity, enhancing Functional Safety and ensuring complete Visualisation thru e-Manufacturing.

View Event →
9:00 PM21:00

Automation & Instrumentation India 2007 Exhibition

AIA member-companies showcased unique solutions at the 'Automation & Instrumentation India 2007 Exhibition' to facilitate process manufacturing and consumer industries in India become more globally competitive. The exhibition organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at Pragati Maidan in the Capital, focused on asset management, information integration, quality control, regulatory and safety compliance among other related issues. AIA Director, Anup Wadhwa explored areas of cooperation with ACMA representatives.

View Event →
9:00 PM21:00

ITAMMA Seminar 2006

This Seminar was designed for ITAMMA members. About 75 delegates represented metal and plastic component manufacturing for the textile industry explored the benefits of making strategic investments in automation technology. Vikram Singh, AIA facilitator, supported by Piyush Sheth made a lucid presentation.


View Event →