ACT Sum­mit show­cases fu­ture of au­to­mo­tive au­to­ma­tion

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The Au­to­mo­tive Com­po­nent Man­u­fac­tur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (ACMA), hosted the third edi­tion of ACMA Cen­tre for Tech­nol­ogy (ACT) Sum­mit, on De­cem­ber 8 and 9, 2017 in Pune, with the theme “Digi­tis­ing Auto Com­po­nent In­dus­try in In­di­aCreat­ing SMART FAC­TO­RIES”.

The sum­mit was graced by Anant Geete, Union Min­is­ter for Heavy In­dus­tries and Pub­lic En­ter­prises, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, Tom Flack, Pres­i­dent and Chief Pro­cure­ment Of­fi­cer, Tata Mo­tors Ltd., NK Minda, Pres­i­dent, ACMA, Ram Venkatar­mani, Vice Pres­i­dent, ACMA, and Sri­vats Ram, Chair­man, ACT. Coin­cid­ing with the Sum­mit, the ACMA an­nual Awards were pre­sented, hon­our­ing ex­cel­lence, in auto com­po­nent man­u­fac­tur­ing.

ACT Sum­mit brought to­gether na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ex­perts in the field of In­dus­try 4.0 who de­lib­er­ated and pre­sented case stud­ies on the ad­van­tages of au­to­ma­tion and digitalisation. An ex­hi­bi­tion on in­no­va­tions, coin­cid­ing with the Sum­mit show­cased what lies be­yond au­to­ma­tion for the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try. ACMA Awards, the most cov­eted recog­ni­tions of the Auto Com­po­nent In­dus­try, were given to 57 com­pa­nies for their con­tri­bu­tion in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories: Best ACMA Com­pany Of The Year, Ex­cel­lence in ar­eas such as Tech­nol­ogy-Prod­uct In­no­va­tion, Tech­nol­o­gyPro­cess In­no­va­tion, Qual­ity and Pro­duc­tiv­ity, Man­u­fac­tur­ing, Hu­man Re­sources, Sup­plier De­vel­op­ment, Ex­port, HSE (Health, Safety and En­vi­ron­ment), Small Cater­gory Awards, Busi­ness Growth, Digi­ti­sa­tion, Re­source Op­ti­mi­sa­tion, and Make in In­dia.

In or­der to ex­plore Smart Man­u­fac­tur­ing So­lu­tions and Digi­ti­sa­tion in the in­dus­try, the event con­ducted in­ci­sive ses­sions, addressed by dis­tin­guished in­dus­try lu­mi­nar­ies that fo­cussed on im­prov­ing qual­ity and drive to­wards smart man­u­fac­tur­ing, keeping in mind the con­cern for en­vi­ron­ment and sus­tain­abil­ity. In addition to this, win­ners of ACT 4th case study com­pe­ti­tion 2017 Gold Awards shared their ex­pe­ri­ences.

The Guest of Honour, Tom Flack said, “The In­dian au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try is go­ing through a trans­for­ma­tional pe­riod es­pe­cially in light of the con­cept of mo­bil­ity un­der­go­ing a dra­matic change. The auto com­po­nent in­dus­try must welcome and em­brace the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion to stay com­pet­i­tive and rel­e­vant; the time has come for the in­dus­try to grad­u­ate to In­dus­try 4.0 for bet­ter pre­dictabil­ity and to ad­dress proac­tively the cus­tomer re­quire­ments. The auto com­po­nent sup­pli­ers need to be­come ‘full so­lu­tion’ sup­pli­ers from be­ing ‘build-to-print.”

Com­ment­ing on the suc­cess of ACT in nur­tur­ing the auto com­po­nent in­dus­try, the ACMA Pres­i­dent said, “Here, I like to ac­knowl­edge the tremen­dous con­tri­bu­tion of ACT though its cluster pro­grammes in trans­form­ing com­pa­nies to be glob­ally com­pet­i­tive. To­day, the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try is at a point of in­flec­tion as it en­deav­ours to meet the chang­ing cus­tomer pref­er­ences and to be com­pli­ant to the in­creas­ingly stricter reg­u­la­tory norms. In or­der to stay rel­e­vant, the In­dian auto com­po­nent in­dus­try will have to adopt to the lat­est man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­niques and tech­nolo­gies. We at ACMA are com­mit­ted to guide and sup­port the in­dus­try in this phase of tran­si­tion and in fact our an­nual ACMA awards pre­sented here are a tes­ti­mony to ACMA’s ef­forts in help­ing the in­dus­try be­come com­pet­i­tive, my hearti­est con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners.”

ACT is a spe­cialised group with the man­date to pro­vide tech­ni­cal sup­port and ser­vices to ACMA mem­bers to help them adopt global best prac­tices. ACT’s fo­cus is on pro­vid­ing ex­pert guid­ance to mem­bers to improve their man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pet­i­tive­ness, im­ple­ment­ing Zero De­fect Qual­ity, New Prod­uct De­vel­op­ment, im­prov­ing ex­port ca­pa­bil­ity, en­hanc­ing qual­ity stan­dards and in­creas­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity and prof­itabil­ity through var­i­ous spe­cific in­ter­ven­tions.

( L-R) - Anant Geete, Hon’ble Union Min­is­ter for Heavy In­dus­tries & Pub­lic En­ter­prises, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, NK Minda, Pres­i­dent, ACMA, Vin­nie Me­hta Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, ACMA, Tom Flack, Pres­i­dent & Chief Pro­cure­ment Of­fi­cer, TATA Mo­tors Ltd. lighting the lamp dur­ing third ACMA Cen­tre for Tech­nol­ogy (ACT) Sum­mit.

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