Mr. Ravichandran Duraisamy,
Senior Product Manager,
Messer Cutting Systems India Private Limited
Views on Indian Industry : We as a leader in thermal cutting see that Industry has grown due to sustained demand conditions. Despite global challenges in supply chain, manufacturing sector Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has grown from 2.8% (2015 – 16) to 21.2% (2021-22). According to Press Information Bureau (PIB), Indian economy has increased in size from being 10th to 5th largest in the world in the past nine years. I also quote that the recent 2023-24 union budget has enormous opportunities for growth in industrial sectors, such as
- Infrastructure and Investment (Project Saptarishi) &
- Railways (Capital outlay of 2.40 lakh crore)
We foresee lot of opportunities in Infrastructure development and related sectors.
Evolution of Indian Industry in last decade: The industry has shifted from General engineering methods to process automations, digitalization, robotics etc., We also see there are many technology based startups across India to cater above requirements.
Challenges in current scenario: The major challenge that we face in any industry is lack of skilled manpower and cost of skilled manpower. Labour cost of skilled manpower in manufacturing is catching up to the cost of IT industry.
To overcome this gap, digitalization and automation is the way forward to achieve the productivity. Government has also initiated Industry 4.0 through SAMARTH (Smart Advanced Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hubs), UDYOG Bharath 4.0 which focuses to encourage technological solutions to Indian Manufacturing sector.
The re-emergence of COVID-19 may create supply chain disruptions.
Potential changes & Future in thermal cutting industry: Laser cutting has emerged as the preferred cutting technology due to its unmatched performance and lower cost. Process addition like bevelling & drilling with plasma has enabled people to cut down on multiple post cutting operation.
Industry has started using Automation to increase productivity, manage material movement, Inventory and to save time and cost.
Future of Mobile phones in India started late but now we are one of the largest consumer of mobile phones in the globe, Similarly, this automation will emerge and grow in every Indian Industries sector inevitably. Process Automation and Digitalization will be widely used due to the lack of skilled manpower.
Partner of Choice: Being pioneers in Thermal cutting industry serving customer needs for 125 years in global market, we have vast years of collective experience in this industry.
Our application knowledge, our ability to provide solutions to complex problems of the customers, Innovative products with state of art technology, our after sales support infrastructure and Personalized service support, having products from all three energy sources namely Oxyfuel, Plasma, and Laser, having products for all categories of customers, having solutions with Material handling and Automation in Pan India makes us a partner of choice.
We have modular products for various customer needs,
- Bevel Units for weld edge preparation
- OmniWin a Professional Nesting tool
- Automation products such as
- Machine Insight (MI) for machine monitoring
- Production Data Capture (PDC) for live data
- ERP Connect to integrate with customers ERP
- Auto Plate management
- Integrated machine with software solutions
Being a solution provide to customer, Messer India has a strong & established continuous product development process to serve any requirements in thermal cutting industry.
For more insights, please visit: www.messer-cutting.com
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