As a part of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision on Make in India:
9th July, 2015, Gurgaon– Panasonic Welding Systems in association with CII - Confederation of Indian Industry and JICA - Japan International Cooperation Agency, today organized a technical seminar and workshop with an objective of promoting High Precision Arc Welding Technology in India. The seminar served as an opportunity to promote welding technology which remains the most critical for industrial sectors required to assure long-term reliability across applications such as Fabrication of Buildings, Bridges, Process Plant Equipment, Manufacturing of Automobiles, Railways, Ships etc.
Some of the key dignitaries present at the occasion were Mr. Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Member, CII National Committee on Skill Development & Vice President, Maruti Suzuki Training Academy; Mr. Gurpal Singh, Ex-Principal Advisor, CII; Mr. Sunil Gupta, Director, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, GOI; Mr. Toshihide Takahashi, Divisional Managing Director, Panasonic Welding Systems India. The seminar served as a platform to promote Japan’s latest high-precision welding technology into India. The eminent faculty included Prof. Fumiyoshi Minami, Osaka University and Prof. Masaharu Sato, Japan Welding Engineering Society who covered topics including the importance of welding quality control and certification systems as practiced in Japan. With an aim to support ‘Make in India’ vision, this initiative is expected to foster the growth of personnel engaged in the manufacturing sector; Welders and Welding Technologists in particular.
Confederation of Indian Industry represented by Mr. Mukesh Kumar Gupta stated that Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi’s focus on Make in India and Skilling India aims to increase India’s production, productivity and global competitiveness. Japanese manufacturing techniques are regarded as influential practices and have been adopted in worldwide manufacturing operations and the best practices should be adopted by Indian Industry.
Expressing his views on the occasion, Mr. Toshihide Takahashi, Divisional Managing Director, Panasonic Welding Systems India said that this initiative by Panasonic Welding Systems supports the government’s vision of raising India’s share of GDP from an existing 16% to 25% by the year 2022. Stressing the need for advanced Technology infusion along with Skill development he added that Application of advanced intelligent welding machines which synergise with the Skill of Welders to achieve superior Quality Welds with higher productivity, as being the next big thing of the future for Indian industry.