Pune, October 3, 2018
The second edition of the Pune Machine Tool Expo 2018 was a phenomenal success as it concluded on 30 September 2018. With more than 85 exhibitors, the machine tool exhibition attracted over 9,500 visitors and more than 75 trade delegations from various industry sectors such as auto component, automobiles, capital goods, dies and tool, defence and aerospace. Along with host city Pune, the event attracted impressive number of delegates and visitors from the Tier II and Tier III cities such as Aurangabad, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Satara, Ahmednagar, Nasik besides the neighboring states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Visitors from Germany and Poland attended the event, while latest technologies from countries like Germany, US, UK, China, Switzerland, Spain, Japan, France and Italy were also on display.
Organised by the Indian Machine Tools Manufacture’s Association (IMTMA), the exhibition was held for four days from September 27-30, 2018 and served as a platform to demonstrate the latest manufacturing technologies. The expo covered both metal cutting and metal forming technologies including automation and robotics, tooling systems, CAD/CAM and other technologies, which are essential for today’s manufacturing.
The Pune Machine Tool Expo, spread across three halls covering 4,500 sq m, turned out to be fruitful both for the visitors as well as the exhibitors and most of the exhibitors were highly satisfied and impressed with the quality of the crowd and the business opportunities that the exhibition provided them.
"The exhibition is highly organised. The 4-axis, 5-axis machinery displayed is worth viewing. The overall experience has been quite good. I have earlier visited IMTEX and get the same feeling at hashtag PMTX 2018 too." Ashish Bhosale, Owner, Ashish Industries.
The success of Pune Machine Tool Expo has given further impetus to the IMTMA’s idea of Regional Machine Tool Expos – to address requirements of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of the various industry sectors in the tier II and tier III cities in the various regions of India.
Continuing with the idea, the next regional machine tool exhibition will be the third edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo, which will be held in 2019 at Pragati Maidan, before returning to Pune in 2020.