India Die & Mould India International Exhibition concludes on a high note

Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

The 11th Biennial Die & Mould India International Exhibition (DMI) came to an end on April 14, 2018. The four-day event organised by the Indian Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association (Tagma) showcased the latest products and solutions for the die and mould industry.

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A total of 31,256 visitors came to Goregaon, Mumbai, to visit the Die & Mould India Exhibition.
A total of 31,256 visitors came to Goregaon, Mumbai, to visit the Die & Mould India Exhibition.
(Source: Tagma)
  • Total 31,256 visitors from industries like Automotive, Aerospace, Die Mould, Machine Tools, Heavy Engineering, Plastics, packaging, Consumer Goods, among others
  • About 48% decision makers visited the show
  • Exhibitor count increased by 20% from last edition and 30% increment is floor space
  • 5,847 foreign visitors from 16 different countries
  • Delegation from PSUs and large OEMs

The 11th edition held at Goregaon, Mumbai, saw 300 exhibitors from 19 countries presenting a variety of products and services for die and mould and other related industries. The number of visitors too increased two-fold as compared to the previous edition.

With a 15% increase in exhibitors compared to the previous edition and 45% increase in this venue, DMI 2018 resulted in a huge success.

Tagma has been working towards the benefit of the Indian die and mould industry for more than two decades. The industry body has been successfully organising trade shows, events, seminars and other activities keeping in mind the interests of the tooling industry. One such event is the Die & Mould India International Exhibition.

Suresh P Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation of India, addressed the gathering through a video message during the inauguration ceremony. “We are happy to see such an event related to die and mould being organised in Mumbai. Tagma is doing a great job by encouraging the industry. Design is very important for manufacturing; it is a critical area and requires expertise. The industry has our support and we hope the new standards will help the industry and further provide a boost to the economy.”

Jamshyd N Godrej, Chairman of the Board of Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited and the Chief Guest for the inauguration added, “I have always propagated the idea of exhibitions. Exhibitions like DMI help people understand the kind of development that has happened in a particular industry.”

Guest of Honour, Cabinet Minister, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Raj K Purohit said, “Die and mould, also known as the mother industry serves as the backbone of manufacturing. The same way Tagma has the power to mould the future of the Indian die and mould industry. Exhibition of this stature will help the industry grow.”

The exhibition that was first organised in 1998 has come a long way. This year’s exhibit range included additive manufacturing, CAD/CAM system related to dies and moulds, CNC Milling Machining Centres, coating, cutting tools, digitising, dies and moulds, press tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, heat treatment, hot runner systems, machine tools and accessories for dies and moulds, measuring machines, quality assurance, mould base and standard parts of dies and moulds, toolings, moulding machines/ die casting machines, sheet metal presses and ancillaries, precision machining, rapid prototyping and tooling, surface treatment, texturising, tool steel, all ancillary materials equipments accessories consumables, services and automation covering die and mould industry.

Tagma also organised ‘Tagma CET Partner Meet’ on the sidelines of DMI 2018. Around 40 like-minded industry experts came together to discuss the growth path and further strengthen the Indian tooling industry with the help of Tagma CET.

The meet was structured to bring together like-minded industry experts to discuss the growth path and further strengthen the Indian tooling industry with the help of Tagma CET.

“We aim to make a difference and act as a growth catalyst for the industry. Keeping this in mind we organise such events. An exhibition of this stature is an effort to provide the best in class service to the industry,” said DK Sharma, President, Tagma India.

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