electronica India and productronica India 2009 puts a smile back on the face of the electronics industry
The 10th anniversary of India's number one electronics trade fair, electronica India and productronica India 2009, gave a boost to the Indian and international electronics industry. Exhibitors across the spectrum of the electronics hardware and production technology were present under one roof at the trade fair held in Bangalore between September 8 and 11.
Over 825 exhibitors and represented companies from 25 countries were present in two halls at this spectacular event. Countries like Germany, Taiwan, Singapore and China had their own pavilions. Assembleon, Digital Circuits, EMST Marketing, Fuji, Hical, Kaynes, Komax,Leaptech, Murata, NMTronics, NXP Semiconductors, Rittal, Schleuniger, SLN Technologies, Sony, Sumitron, Toyota Tsusho and Truly were some of the leading electronics companies that displayed their state-of-the-art-technology.
Electronica India and productronica India 2009 offered visitors various highlights. For the first time in India for example Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation showcased six of their range of high-technology, environment-friendly chipmounters and printers. "India is a huge market for us and we have exhibited our machines here for the first time. We believe that our machines will offer the solutions that our Indian customers are looking for", said Hiroshi Sudo, President, Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation. Other exhibitors also showcasing for the first time in India were Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. who presented a new mounter series that works with intelligent feeders as well as Murata Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd., a component manufacturer.
Another highlight was a 2-day seminar on 'World Market and Trends' held by The Asia Federation of Electronic Countries (AFEC) which had representatives from countries like Japan, India, Korea,
Hong Kong and Taiwan who participated. And The Indian Printer Circuits Association (IPCA) launched IPC 600 and IPC 610 - a certification course for the EMS industry. Anil Kumar, President of IPCA, also used the opportunity to express satisfaction on the strategic partnership between MMI India and IPCA, "We are very excited about this high-level cooperation with MMI India and this partnership is a positive step towards the interest of the industry."
A high number of electronics industry representatives used the show as an opportunity for networking and business transactions in a resurgent economy. All together the show attracted more than 10,350 visitors and 4,950 attendees, i.,e. more than 15.300 focussed attendees in all. Klaus Dittrich, Managing Director, Messe Muenchen International stated, "The high volumes of trade visitors and atmosphere of this trade fair is of international standards and electronica India and productronica India is on its way to becoming one of the most anticipated shows in the electronics industry."
"The successful debut of the world's leading electronics trade fair brands - electronica and productronica 2009 - amidst a resurgent Indian economy puts the smile back on the electronics industry's face. MMI India will do everything needed for the emergence of India's electronics industry as a strong player on the global scene", said Manmeet Sabarwal, Managing Director, MMI India.
In face of the international economic crisis many companies evaluated their decision on exhibiting at the fair very carefully. "Because of the recession and other factors, we were apprehensive about being able to justify our investment in the show. However, the response for electronica India and productronica India 2009 has led us to believe that our investment is safe and we have had several enquiries", said KM Swaminathan, Sr, Business Manager, NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd. And Yeo LC, Chief Representative, Murata Electronics Singapore (Pte) Ltd. stated, "With adequate publicity for the show, we reach out to the right people. The response to the show has been better than we expected and we are glad to have participated."
Two accompanying high profile conferences which took place simultaneously with electronica India and productronica India 2009 attracted participation from senior management. This demonstrates the growing importance of the trade fair and conferences also for CEO level. The panel discussion on the opening day from EMS/ OEM/s and ODM/s - with speakers from NOKIA, Moser Baer, SGS Tekniks, Reliance Infocom, Elcoteq, among others, ensured a very interesting exchange of information. The much awaited conference on Trends and Future requirements in Automotive Electronics, presented industry leaders from NXP Semiconductors, Wipro, KPIT Cummins, Robert Bosch and Tyco. Delegates from over 100 companies participated in each conference.
The next electronica India and productronica India will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center from 7-10 Sept 2010.
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