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IMTEX FORMING 2022: Machine Tool and Forming Technology Exhibition Kicks off with Grand Opening Ceremony 

Bengaluru, 16th June 2022: South East Asia’s largest exhibition on forming technologies, ‘IMTEX FORMING 2022 along with Tooltech and Digital Manufacturing’ was inaugurated today at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru.

IMTEX is back in its physical avatar after an interval of around 30 months of Covid induced gap. Exhibitors are displaying forming technologies such as presses, welding and joining, high speed laser machines, robotics and automation in sheet metalworking, additive manufacturing, metrology, and CAD / CAM, which are essential for manufacturing.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Dr. Ashwath Narayan C. N., Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, IT & BT, Science and Technology and Skill Development, Government of Karnataka, and Dr. K. Sivan, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor and Former Chairman, ISRO.

Mr. Ravi Raghavan, President, IMTMA, Mr. Rajendra Rajamane, Vice President, IMTMA, and Mr. P.J. Mohanram, Principal Advisor, IMTMA were also present.

Lauding that around 50% of the machine tool production happens in Karnataka, Dr. Ashwath Narayan said that there is a need to scale up in developing the quality of skilled manpower. He stressed that the confluence of IT and manufacturing will make Karnataka a leader in digital manufacturing technologies.

Reminiscing about his journey in ISRO, Dr. Sivan said that machine tool industry plays an important role in manufacturing high precision and complex parts that are required by space and strategic sectors. Dr. Sivan said that INSPACe initiative promotes private participation. He urged industries to come forward to participate in ISRO activities like building and launching of satellites.  

Earlier while delivering his welcome address, Mr. Raghavan said, “The Indian machine tool industry is expected to reach around Rs. 9,500 – 10,000 crores in the year 2022-23. The outlook is positive.”

A Comprehensive Report on Indian Metal Forming Machine Tool Industry – 2022 along with the IMTEX FORMING 2022 Exhibition Catalogue was released at the inauguration.

IMTEX FORMING continues to be a market leader in propelling business growth for machine tool and manufacturing industries in India, regardless of tough market conditions, economic slowdown, or pandemic disruptions. For more information on the event, log on to

IMTEX FORMING 2022, Tooltech 2022 & Digital Manufacturing 2022:
A Snapshot
Show dates: June 16 – 21, 2022
Number of exhibitors: 350
Exhibition space: 33,000 square metres
Number of countries: 19
Visitor footfall expected: 40,000 approximately – Two Concurrent Shows and Three Special HighlightsTooltech: showcasing parts, accessories and systems for machine tools and manufacturing technology.
Digital Manufacturing: showcasing 3D Printing and evolutionary Industry 4.0 concepts.
AatmaNirbhar Bharat Pavilion: Display of indigenously built technologies at IMTEX for the first time.
i2 Academia Pavilion: 20 institutions, including IIT Bombay and Madras showcasing R&D.
Live Demo of Industry 4.0 at IMTMA Technology Centre


IMTMA formed in 1946 is the apex body and single point of contact for the machine tool industry in India. IMTMA plays an active role in the growth and development of the machine tool industry in India through a wide range of initiatives such as policy advocacy, export promotion, trade fairs, mega events, training, seminars, technology missions, publications, etc.

Sachin R Nalawade
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