Japan brings high-precision welding technology to India
The latest high-precision welding technology of Japan was introduced to India at a recent seminar in Chennai. The two-day technical seminar and workshop on `High Precision Arc Welding Technology’ was organised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (METI), and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS ) and Kasai Economic Federation (Kankeiren).
“Strong India benefits Japan and strong Japan benefits India. Japan has started taking significant measures to improve the human resource in India and we shall continue to support such kind of initiatives here,” Kojiro Uchiyama, Consul General of Japan in Chennai, said. He reaffirmed Japan’s support for initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India, Skill India and Startup India.
Masafumi Himeno, Divisional Director, SFS Division, Panasonic India Pvt Ltd, said that Chennai is the hub of welding expertise and the welding experts are willing and equipped to adopt the latest technology in welding to produce goods of international standard.
Hisashi Kanda, General Manager, AOTS, India, said, “This initiative of METI supports the government’s vision of raising India’s share of GDP in manufacturing from the present 16% to 25% by 2022.” Stressing the need for advanced technology infusion along with skill development, he added, “application of advanced intelligent welding machines which synergise with the skill of welders to achieve superior quality welds with higher productivity, is the next big thing of the future for Indian industry.”
Sivanesan R, Senior VP, Quality, Sourcing and Supply Chain, Ashok Leyland Ltd, said, he is happy to see that India and Japan collaborated to skill the Indian youngsters. “We have seen Japan’s contribution to economy, technology and various other fields. Now, this is the most required skill,” he said.
S Chandramohan, Vice Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council, and Group President and CFO, TAFE Ltd, said that the Japanese technology is an ideal example of the best manufacturing practice giving the world the “zero-defect” principle.
“The Government of India initiatives like Make in India need skilled manpower. This seminar will give knowledge and skills to many,” R Senthil Kumar, Director, Advanced Training Institute (ATI), Chennai, said.
The event in Chennai was the first of the 3-series workshops to be held in the current fiscal year, 2018-19. The technical workshop and seminar was attended by more than 200 people from leading companies like Ashok Leyland, India Metal One Steel Plate Processing Pvt Ltd, Tata Hitachi, Brakes India, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Daimler, Katsushiro Matax, etc. and institutes like ATI, Integral Coach Factory (AWTI) and WRI, Trichy.