What IWS brought to the industry
Among the promiment shows for the cargo sector, India Warehousing Show (IWS) 2016 had some old and some new participants. CARGOTALK spoke to few exhibitors to know the current trends, the products that they brought to the show and solutions they are offer
Vineet Kanaujia, Vice President-Marketing, Safexpress ‘Make in India’ is all about production and manufacturing and India has become a global manufacturing hub. So logistics and supply chain will have a big role to play because after all the manufacturing is done goods need to move to the various parts of the country. Technology is a big enabler for supply chain and logistics and act as a strategic weapon which decide the success or the failure of any supply chain and logistics firm. For instance, our entire network is connected with ERP, we have warehouse management solution that we offer to the consumers and in fact we are linked through ERP to various customers. We are also implementing bar-coding solution on our package level tracking of consignment.
Mohan K Jha, Managing Director, Innovative Logistics Service
There are ample opportunities for supply chain especially in terms of online retail because e-commerce is highly dependent on logistics and post GST a lot of growth is coming up. The industry is banging on technology now, for example, track and trace, automated warehousing such as RFID, WMS to name a few.
Rahul Sagar, AGM-Marketing, Maini Group
The show helped us to strengthen Maini’s position as comprehensive warehousing solution provider. We received an enthusiastic response from all the business visitors for our solutions. We introduced Goods Lift in the show. It is an ideal solution for stores and mezzanine area to transport material from one floor to another in a multi-level warehouse. With its smooth integration option with existing storage system and best of safety features, it was an instant attraction for the visitors.
Ganesh Raghavan, Asst. Vice President & Business Head, Godrej Efacec Automation & Robotics
This exhibition gave us the opportunity to showcase our new solutions and also a good way to show our presence in the intra logistics segment. This time we talked about ‘end of line automation solution’ as well as ‘order fulfilment’. Hence we are basically into AS/RS but we have ventured into these two areas also. Today manufacturing logistics is about 15 per cent of GDP and the ‘Make in India’ effort is planning to take it to 25 per cent.
Atul Khanna, General Manager Insulation Division-PPD, Supreme Industries
It is a good platform to interact with people and to understand the market scenario; we are participating here on regular basis. We represented two different verticals– material handling wherein we introduced pallets and crates and other was thermal insulation division where we are offering the thermal insulation for PEB building.
Nirav Doshi, Managing Director, Nido Machineries
This exhibition was helpful in the sense we got quite a few customers, met industry experts and visitors who wanted to know about the industry. We have been taking part from the last three years. We launched two product categories– a complete conveying automation line and goods lift or a vertical reciprocating convenor.
The ‘Make in India’ campaign is going to be very helpful for the logistics industry; the more you make, the more logistics will be required. So, it is very important from both users and manufacturer’s perspective.
Schmitt Gerald, Managing Director, Fronius India
We came for the first time. We have been represented in India through L&T since the late 1990s but not with this kind of product. Basically we are into three different products–welding, solar energy and battery charging. We started this product (batter charging) in India. We showcased our battery chargers for forklifts or any electric trucks. The technology used for charging in India is still the first generation transformer chargers.
Our battery chargers are like maximum 20 per cent of the size that is easy to carry around. This battery saves minimum 30 per cent of the energy and more importantly its battery life would be extended by 25 per cent.
Atul Khanna General Manager Insulation Division-PPD Supreme Industries We represented two different verticals– material handling wherein we introduced pallets and crates and other was thermal insulation division Vineet Kanaujia Vice President-Marketing Safexpress Technology is an enabler for supply chain and logistics and acts as a strategic weapon which decides the success or the failure of any supply chain Nirav Doshi Managing Director Nido Machineries We launched two product categories– a complete conveying automation line and goods lift or a vertical reciprocating convenor Rahul Sagar AGM-Marketing Maini Group Goods Lift is an ideal solution for stores and mezzanine area to transport material from one floor to another in a multi-level warehouse Ganesh Raghavan Asst. Vice President & Business Head Godrej Efacec Automation & Robotics We are into AS/RS but we have ventured into ‘end of line automation solution’ and ‘order fulfilment’, IWS was an opportunity to showcase new soutions Schmitt Gerald Managing Director Fronius India We are into three different products– welding, solar energy and battery charging. We recently started this batter charging in India Mohan K Jha Managing Director Innovative Logistics Service e-commerce is highly dependent on logistics and post GST a lot of growth is bound to happen in the sector. Technology helps to give a boost