- Over 38,000 visitors from industries like Automotive, Aerospace, Die Mould, Machine Tools, Heavy Engineering, Plastics, Packaging, Consumer Goods, toy, and medical, among others
- From this 38,000, 52% were decision-makers
- Exhibitor count increased by 26% from the last edition, and a 15% increment in floor space
- Over 10 OEMs participated in the B2B pavilion
The 12th Biennial Die & Mould India International Exhibition organised by the Tool & Gauge Manufacturers Association of India (TAGMA) came to an end on April 30. From the latest technologies and innovations to new launches, visitors witnessed it all at the four-day mega event.
The much-awaited Die & Mould India exhibition was inaugurated on April 27, 2022, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Prabhakar Kadapa, Partner & Director at Mudita Strat-Aegis Consultants Pvt. Ltd. in the presence of Guests of Honour Mr. Vidyadhar Limaye, Senior Director at IAC Group; Mr. Raghava Badhya T. V., President & Director, Makino India Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. D. M. Sheregar, President, TAGMA India; and Mr. D. Shanmugasundaram, Vice President, TAGMA India. The traditional inaugural lamp lighting by the dignitaries marked the beginning of the exhibition. It was followed by a welcome speech by Mr. Sheregar.
The four-day event showcased various technological developments for the booming die and mould industry. The event provided a platform for toolmakers to learn from the user industry while highlighting opportunities and challenges.
“The 2022 edition is a grand success. I spoke to all the exhibitors, and they were all happy with the outcome. We also organised a B2B pavilion which was received well by toolmakers and the user industry. As we can see many opportunities evolving, it is time for us to channel our resources and enhance our capacity and capabilities. We must work on skill development, stimulate the government for industry-friendly policies, and adopt futuristic technologies,” said Mr. Sheregar.
At the B2B Pavilion, 10 companies from the user industry met around 25 toolmakers collectively and shared their expectations with toolmakers.
Talking about the response and industry trends, Mr. Shanmugasundaram said, “”We are overwhelmed by the response. Many exhibitors have already enquired about bigger space for the next edition of DMI. With the response, we can see big opportunities in front of us. As many reports suggest, this decade is all about India’s growth story. We must gear up for the same. However, capacity addition is still the biggest challenge, and toolmakers should come forward to solve this issue. If we can enhance our capacity, we will definitely be able to reduce the imports.”
More than 300 exhibitors covering an area of 19,200 sq m and 10+ countries participated in the 2022 edition of the Die & Mould India exhibition with each presenting the latest developments in the tooling industry. With a significant growth forecasted and the emergence of many sectors in India, the Indian tooling industry is expected to see double-digit growth in the coming years. Overall, over 38,000 visitors marked their presence at the 12th edition of Die & Mould India from over 15 different sectors. With the grand success of Die & Mould India 2022, the forthcoming years are sure to create huge opportunities in the Indian tooling industry.