The Manufacturing Industry will come together every year to celebrate this day in October
Bangalore based Bharat Fritz Werner (BFW), one of Kothari Group’s flagship companies, a leading manufacturer of machine tools announced that the first edition of Manufacturing Day which concluded successfully had some high profile speakers including Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director, SKF; Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo; Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls Royce India & South Asia. They spoke about topics ranging from Make in India & how to get the best out of it, Opportunities in Indian Manufacturing – Auto sector & Aerospace and Future Manufacturing. There were 220 participants from over 100 manufacturing companies attending the maiden edition of Manufacturing Day.
Speakers from industry leaders like Godrej Aerospace, Toyota Industry Engine india, TVS Motors, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, Sigma Electric Corporation, UNO Minda, TAL Manufacturing Solutions, Thermax, Eaton India, Walchandnagar Industries, Ador Welding Academy were part of the Panel discussions on Future Factories: Productive Shop Floor, Innovation Led Manufacturing and Talent & Skill Development for Manufacturing.
In addition to this, the event gave the students of R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, a unique chance to present their innovative ideas and achievements to a captive crowd. These bright youngsters are a part of the Ashwa Racing Team which was ranked 4th at Formula Hybrid New Hampshire 2016. BFW is proud to be associated with them as a sponsor for the 2016-17 racing season.
Although manufacturing is the backbone of any economy globally, it has always played an understated role. Acknowledging the contribution of the manufacturing industry to the Indian economy, and also to bring the large manufacturing fraternity together, this first edition of Manufacturing Day was BFW’s bid to put Indian Manufacturers on the global map.
Speaking at the event, Ravi Raghavan, Managing Director & CEO, BFW said – We are inching towards exciting, yet challenging times. We have to make collaborative efforts in order to respond to the challenges faced by the industry, and simultaneously avail of the opportunities collectively. There are issues, such as acquiring and retaining talent, that are being faced by the industry that need to be addressed. There are greater efforts required for us to come together and share our industry learnings, initiatives and perspectives.
With the advancement in economy, the manufacturing industry has evolved too. There is a greater requirement than before for technological enhancement, innovation, customisation, flexibility and speed. Manufacturing is ubiquitous and an integral part of our lives. Everything we see in our lives be it cell phones, buildings or laptops is linked with manufacturing industry in some way. The advancements in different fields such as IT or healthcare is associated with manufacturing. Technology coupled with Manufacturing will be twin growth drivers of the country.