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50 years of IMTEX

Celebrating 50 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

Everything that we use today comes from manufacturing and exhibitions which provide a platform for showcasing technologies, innovations and products besides connecting business with customers, furthers manufacturing growth.

IMTEX, a leading exhibition on machine tool and manufacturing technologies has been doing this for 50 years and is continuing with its stellar run as it completes 50 years.

Back when the exhibition was launched in 1969 in Bombay the primeval idea of the think tanks was to acquaint trade and user industries with latest developments by indigenous machine tool manufacturers.

Indian companies, 23 of them, along with Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) had participated in the exhibition in its maiden avatar. Over these years, IMTEX has lived up to its reputation as the largest show on machine tools and manufacturing technologies in South and South East Asia. The show now features more than 1000 exhibitors from various countries across the globe.

During the past 50 years, there has been a phenomenal increase in the participation of companies who have made their mark in overseas markets. While our manufacturing industry has some grounds to cover in terms of technology and innovations, Indian companies are narrowing the gap at significant pace. IMTEX has played a pivotal role in making this happen.

Godrej family had played a prominent role in establishing the exhibition from its nascent stage. JamshydN. Godrej, Chairman, Exhibitions, IMTMA believes that the exhibition facilitates business by displaying technologies and innovations. Visitors from various industry segments turn out in large numbers to witness the ‘LIVE’ machines that will allow them to take informed decisions.

  1. Ramadas, President, IMTMA opines that ‘IMTEX 2019 & Tooltech 2019’ will once again unveil the lates

IT technologies and products which will enable the manufacturing industry to take informed decisions and tread a chartered path in their journey towards larger goals. For the first time, the show will have two new pavilions on “Additive Manufacturing” and “Industry 4.0”. These special pavilions will enable the manufacturing industry to familiarize themselves with the techno-commercial advantages of these technologies.

According to V. Anbu, Director General & CEO, IMTMA, IMTEX will be the largest ever exhibition with the addition of a new world class exhibition hall of 17,500 square metres at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru.Covering 6 halls in a gross exhibition space of around 80,000 square metres the exhibition will create a benchmark in moving Indian manufacturing industry towards productivity and quality and making Indian manufactured goods globally acceptable. Visitors can see ‘LIVE’ demonstrations of latest products and solutions and interact with exhibitors from India as well as overseas.

IMTEX 2019 & Tooltech 2019 Highlights:

  • Around 80,000 Sq.Mtrs. of exhibition space
  • 6 Exhibition Halls
  • 7 Country-group participation
  • 21 Overseas countries participation
  • Special Pavilion on “Additive Manufacturing” and “Industry 4.0”
  • Experience Zone (Depicting IMTEX 50 years journey)
  • ‘Tooltech’ showcasing a range of cutting tools, tooling systems, machine tool accessories, metrology as well as CAD & CAM software, as a concurrent fair
  • International Seminar on Machining Technologies focusing on advancements in machining technologies will be held on 23rd January 2019.
  • i2 Academia Pavilion which will connect institutions with industry.
  • Connect which will join companies with students on a common platform to source talent for machine tool industry.
  • Jagruti which will connect students from various cities with institutions.
  • A Buyer-Seller meet will also be organized which will give a platform for companies to sell machines and explore mutual business opportunities.

The previous edition of the show, ‘IMTEX 2017 & Tooltech 2017’ had attracted a footfall of 75,440 visitors and orders worth Rs.1,670 crores while enquiries worth Rs.18,989 crores were generated and this edition is expected to surpass that.