Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has inaugurated the Golden Jubilee of IMTEX, nineteenth edition of IMTEX exhibition, ‘IMTEX 2019’ and twenty-first edition of Tooltech ‘Tooltech 2019’ organised by Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). Kumaraswamy recollected that IMTEX had entered Bengaluru 12 years ago and he had the privilege of inaugurating the show and opening BIEC.
“The exhibition has been a gateway for attracting investments in Karnataka since then. To give impetus to aerospace vertical Karnataka has announced an aerospace policy that has identified investment potential of around 10 billion dollars in the sector during 2013-2023 which is expected to give a boost to the manufacturing industry in Karnataka,” Chief Minister said.
Karnataka Minister for Revenue R V Deshpande, Industries Minister K J George, Vikram Kirloskar, Vice President, Confederation of Indian Industry, Ram
In his welcome
CII Vice President Vikram Kirloskar said that exhibitions will never become obsolete as machines will always be required in the manufacturing industry. Technologies are needed to enhance productivity. Large-scale exhibitions such as IMTEX will provide all this in one place.
ACMA President Venkataramani said that ACMA and IMTMA will continue to work to understand and provide solutions to ever growing demands of the auto component industry.
Marking 50 years celebration, IMTMA has planned a series of activities as part of the show including several new initiatives all of which will be unravelled in the week from 24th January to 30th January 2019.
Celebrating 50 years of IMTEX, IMTMA has set up an Experience Zone adjacent to Hall 4 in BIEC. The experience zone is a collection of IMTEX archives including display of vintage machines from a bygone era, pictures and a short film of IMTEX journey.
The IMTMA is releasing a Coffee Table book at Hotel Taj Westend in Bengaluru on January 25, 2019. The coffee table book captures the ethos of IMTEX and traces its growth over a timeframe of 50 years since 1969. IMTEX 2019 is also featuring two robots. The robots will move and gesticulate, talk to people and answer their queries and move around in the campus.