The Indian lion is now starting to roar!
Having attended two technology fairs, almost back to back – Gartex and GTE Ahmedabad – one fact that emerged loud and clear from these shows was that Indian-made technology is finally finding its footing.
I have never seen Indian companies that manufacture technologies so proudly displaying their products. Even the industry is looking at them with a fresh perspective.
The ‘Make in India’ lion was displayed prominently at all booths presenting some Indian technologies and even accessories. I could actually feel the difference in the attitude of the company’s owners and their teams.
It was obvious that the PM’s thrust on manufacturing has finally brought these companies out of the shadow of their foreign counterparts…No longer are they ‘poor cousins’ in technology, being popular with those who cannot afford European/Japanese technologies, but they are rather finding an admirable place among the best.
The range of technologies being made in India covers a wide spectrum now from testing equipment of Delhi based Paramount to eco-friendly washing solutions from Xcel Stiro and Ramsons to fusing machines and sublimation printers from Cheran Machines to paper solution for cutting rooms from Krishna Lamicoat, besides many flat and circular knitting machines being produced in Ludhiana, not to forget a host of IT solutions available from Indian companies…, the list goes on.
It was indeed a treat to see indigenously made sewing machines available with few of our technology providers being proudly placed along with other ‘foreign’ brands on display at the events.
These manufacturers have for time immemorial been convincing customers that they are second to none and the fact that they are cheaper is only because of local manufacturing and ‘not’ because of any defect or inadequacy in technology.
It seems that finally the moment has come for them to become bigger players and I can very well anticipate that many of the technology providers who have been itching to get into local manufacturing, are finally going to take the plunge.