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Operational Excellence in Manufacturing through Relevant Automation

28 September 2012: Bangalore. Eminent experts from the Automation Industry have shared their success stories, insights and inspiration with leaders in the Manufacturing Industry. AIA was associated as the Knowledge Partner of the Conference “Operational Excellence in Manufacturing through Relevant Industrial Automation” was held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, as a concurrent event of the India Manufacturing Show .

The manufacturing industry, as the backbone that defined India’s growth in the 1980-90s. While India gained global prominence due to the rapid growth of the service Industry, the manufacturing industry has all the qualities to further enhance the economic development of the country. In fact, it is this sector that is fueling growth, employment and enhancing the other industries such as agriculture and service. To accelerate the efficiency and competitive performance of the manufacturing industry, it is essential to modernise their infrastructure. Now more than ever before, industrial enterprises and utilities rely on their control systems to improve their reliability and efficiency.

Automated, Flexible, Synchronised and Efficient Production Systems are in demand to execute innovative business strategies and sustainable operational practices in manufacturing and improve value for the ecosystem. Industrial Automation is the emerging technology infrastructure for a robust and sustainable economy.

The themes were discussed at the Conference:

1. Integrated Motion Control solutions - a Productivity Case Study, presented by Vicky Panchal, Marketing Manager, Parker Hannifin India

2. Automated Production and Energy solutions - a Discrete Manufacturing Case study, presented by Vijay Menon, Industry Manager, Festo India

3. Holistic Design and Safety Standards for Automation projects - an Engineering Case study on good practices, by Sagar Bhosale, MD, Schmersal India

4. Meeting customer's challenge - from Concept to Commercialisation - an Automation Product development case study, by Jayendran Balasubramanian, MD, Nextfirst Engineering.

5. Real-time Supervision of Production Environment - a concluding Panel Discussion, chaired by Uma Balakrishnan, Co-Founder & CEO, Axcend Automation and Executive Council Member, AIA.

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SME India Outlook 2011

10th February 2011 | Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

‘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.

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Program Details

Name Designation, Company Presentation - Click to Download
V Srinivasan Managing Director, India Subcontinent, Invensys India Pvt. Ltd. Achieving Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

K Nandakumar

Vice President, Chemtrols Industries Ltd available soon...
D Hambardikar
Messung Systems Pvt. Ltd.
available soon...
Milind Kulkarni
A&D Division, Siemens Limited available soon...



Workshop on Process Control Instrumentation and Process Optimization in Fertiliser Industry, Bengaluru Thursday, 23 rd July 2009

(Knowledge Partner : Automation Industry Association (AIA)


Automation & Instrumentation India 2007 Exhibition

Feb 2007, New Delhi

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.


Jan 2007 Mumbai

AIA Founder Member Sunil Khanna spoke about the challenge that auto manufacturers are facing today.Though there are certainly a number of automation and information technology solutions available, the automobile supply chain is still full of hurdles when it comes to passing information from ancillary units to the shop floor. If it takes just 72 hours to actually build and assemble a car in the manufacturer's shop floor why does it take 6 weeks for most cars to get delivered to the show room once the order is placed?


Nov 2006, Mumbai

Key decision makers from different industries, suppliers of automation systems and enterprise solutions, and other stakeholders such as engineering consultants and policy makers deliberated, discussed, shared experiences, and formulated strategies to succeed in these challenging but opportune times. JP Singh, AIA President outlined the strategy being pursued by AIA.


November 2006, Ahemdabad

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.