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IMEXPO 2011

IMEXPO 2011


INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE EXPO 2011 FOCUS ON "ZERO BREAKDOWN"

Confederation of Indian Industry with the support of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises organized the second edition of Industrial Maintenance Expo (IMX 2011) on 4 -6 November 2011 at Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pune.

While inaugurating the IMX 2011, in his address Mr S Sundareshan, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, highlighted that Industrial maintenance would considerably gain significant importance in view of fact that the industry is currently losing 5-10% of production time through breakdowns due to poor maintenance practices, as per recent estimates. He also added that, as India aspires to raise the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25% by 2025, he urged the industry to consider setting in place a long-term vision and action plans to address the upcoming challenges of maintaining productivity, enhanced infrastructure and world class manufacturing facilities. "The Department of Heavy Industry would like to examine the recommendations as an input to a larger national Endeavour for economic competitiveness", Mr Sundareshan added.

Mr J P Nayak, Chairman, CII IMX 2011 and Advisor to the Chairman, Executive Member – L&T Board & President (Operations), Larsen and Toubro Ltd during his welcome address said that the current expo and conference focuses on Zero Downtime and Breakdown in order to minimize downtime and optimize machine uptime. Within the overall theme, additional stress is laid on the aspects of preventive maintenance, breakdown maintenance and diagnostic maintenance. The exhibition will run for three days, showcasing the best of industrial maintenance systems and services. He also said that IMX 2011 will provide a strong platform for all players involved in the sector and will successfully demonstrate advanced technologies and new inventions in the field. The live demonstrations would help learning's of participants while the expo would also serve as an excellent networking opportunity.

Mr M S Unni Krishnan, Chairman, CII National Committee on Capital Goods & Engineering and Managing Director & CEO, Thermax Ltd said that Industrial Maintenance Expo is a very good initiative taken by CII and the Ministry to reach out and spread awareness and help people to connect to where they can get help and together they would be able to spread awareness about the importance of Maintenance to minimize losses in India. Maintenance is really the backbone of any engineering industry and this edition of the expo is organized in Pune as it is a fast-growing manufacturing center of the country, he added.

The 3-days Expo had over 85 participants and received an overwhelming response from the manufacturing fraternity. More than 5000 business visitors' visited and more than 3500 business enquiries were generated during the three days.

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