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INTRALOGISTICS MARKET INDIA I SPECIAL India is making good progress India is a wonderful, diverse country with many different facets and contrasts. It has a large, highly educated generation of young professionals, an ambitious middle class and big companies capable of competing with the best on the world market. Yet poverty persists in some areas and the country’s infrastructure is in dire need of improvement and expansion, while much of the production plant needs urgent modernization. In the first half of the fiscal year 2014/2015 growth was 7.4 percent, making India one of the strongest expanding economies in the world. At Hannover Messe 2015, India, under the motto “Make in India”, was promoted as a powerful Partner Country and used this opportunity to present the country’s strengths as a target for investment and a location for production. An extremely promising exchange of ideas and the many incentives to invest in India were responsible for an excellent atmosphere in the Indian Pavilion. However, the attention of trade visitors also focused on what could be expected from the most productive economic sectors: biotechnology, renewable energy, space, IT & BPM, industrial corridors and smart cities, as well as the health sector. The positive mood was tangible as top representatives from the Indian government and from the business world met with decision-makers from German and European industry and the field of technology to sign a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening India as a production location. The demand of intralogistics products rises Trade fair organizer Deutsche Messe AG has been represented in India since 2007 through its own subsidiary. Apart from CeMAT India (Intralogistics), Deutsche Messe AG organizes three other events which all take place at the same time under the name WIN India. These trade fairs are MDA India (power transmission and fluid technology), Industrial Automation India (industrial automation) and Surface Technology India (surface treatment technology). This year we expect at least 500 exhibitors. The trade fairs will take place from 9-11 December at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center in New Delhi. For exhibitors and visitors from across the world this is an excellent opportunity to gain an impression of the present situation in India’s production 54 f+h Intralogistics 5/2015

Intralogistics Trade magazine for material flow and material management and intralogistics sectors. The demand for intralogistics products is growing, as can be seen in the VDMA table. Most supplier countries exported more products to India in 2014 than in the previous year. China, Germany, the USA, Korea and Italy are the leading suppliers to India and also rank as the most important manufacturing countries in the world. Their expertise will also be well represented at CeMAT India. The prospects for suppliers of logistics services and for manufacturers of intralogistics products are very promising. The Indian government has plans for massive projects to develop the country’s infrastructure – for example, industrial corridors linking various industry hubs. India also intends to invest heavily in railways, ports and airports. The government has announced gigantic infrastructure development plans and public-private partnerships (PPP). A new high-speed railway track will be built for goods trains between Delhi and Mumbai. Other projects include the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, a transport and industrial corridor with modern, ecologically friendly housing developments (smart cities).The Modi government has earmarked the equivalent of seven billion euros spread over a five year period for approximately one hundred smart cities. The pressure to act is strong, not least because the population is leaving the countryside for the cities. Every month the population grows by one million city-dwellers and the infrastructure of the cities is already unable to cope with such masses of people. Entire districts have no sewerage system and the electricity grid is hopelessly inadequate. The trend towards ever more mega cities also presents huge challenges to logistics companies. There is a need for concepts designed to meet the daily demands placed on urban areas. At the same time it is important that complex logistics systems are in place to solve the problems of waste disposal and sewage. Modern multi-module logistics centres are still only slowly coming in India. It will be several years before a large number of hubs that fulfil international standards come into operation. Anyone coming to India needs patience. But I am confident that this patience will pay off because India is posed to become one of the top industrial nations. WIN India will illustrate the potential of Indian companies, their modern machinery, equipment and products. At the same time you can investigate the opportunities for investment and cooperation in order to get a foothold on the Indian market. A visit to WIN India will definitely have its rewards. Photos: Fotolia Imprint Publisher: Dipl.-Ing. Reiner Wesselowski (We) Email: Editor in chief: Holger Seybold, Email: Editorial board: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Winfried Bauer (WB), Sushen Haresh Doshi, Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Weber (MW), Dipl.-Medienwirtin (FH) Marie Krueger (MK) Assistant editor: Svenja Stenner Design/layout: Mario Wüst, Doris Buchenau, Anette Fröder, Conny Grothe, Melanie Lerch, Sonja Schirmer E-Paper Designer: Katja Rüdell, Mathias Göbel Managing editor: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Winfried Bauer Publishing house: Vereinigte Fachverlage GmbH Lise-Meitner-Str. 2 55129 Mainz, Germany Managing director: Dr. Olaf Theisen Publishing director: Dr. Michael Werner, Email: Advertising Sales Director: Beatrice Thomas-Meyer Email: Advertising Sales Manager: Andreas Zepig, Email: Advertising representatives: Austria Heinz-Joachim Greiner Email: Brazil Carlos Frederico Graf Schaffgotsch Email: China Andreas Zepig, Email: France Marc Jouanny, Email: Great Britain Rob Brewer, Email: India Andreas Zepig, Email: Italy, Switzerland Hermann Jordi, Email: Poland Dr. Miroslaw Bugajski Email: Sweden, Finland, Norway Malte Mezger Email: USA, Canada Aryan Zandieh Email: Advertising Disposition: Annemarie Benthin Email: In cooperation with: Hannover Fairs International GmbH Messegelände, 30521 Hannover, Germany VDMA – German Engineering Federation Trade Association Materials Handling and Intralogistics Lyoner Straße 18, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany Additional Partner: Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung Internet: 7th year (2015) f+h Intralogistics 5/2015 55


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