Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association to hold its premier ‘IMTEX Forming Expo 2020’ in Bengaluru from January 23 to 28


“The 6th edition IMTEX Forming exhibition will be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) and this time is spread over 33,000 square metres with more than 500 exhibitors from over 22 countries including India,” said Indradev Babu, IMTMA President.

IMTEX Forming Expo aims to bring diverse groups and stakeholders on a common platform for knowledge sharing and transacting business. Technologies used in metal forming, such as high speed laser cutting machine, sheet metal working, welding and joining, presses, metrology, and CAD/CAM, essential for Indian manufacturing are to be exhibited ‘live’ enabling business visitors to make informed decisions.

Babu said, “Technology enthusiasts will have a lot to unearth especially in additive manufacturing which is being showcased at IMTEX Forming besides Industry 4.0 which is highly relevant for the manufacturing industry.”

Sharing his views on IMTEX Forming, V Anbu, Director General & CEO, IMTMA, said, “IMTEX Forming 2020, now counted as Asia’s leading exhibition, is highly relevant given the prevailing tough market conditions. The exhibition creates a welcoming environment for visitors. Industrialists feel privileged to conduct transactions at the show.”

User industries to benefit

The technologies that will be displayed at the IMTEX Forming 2020 are to help user industry sectors such as aerospace, defence, railways, power, medical equipment, white and brown goods, oil and gas equipment, shipbuilding, and many more. Trade delegations from leading industries, public sector undertakings, national and international associations will be visiting the show. Coinciding with IMTEX Forming 2020 & Tooltech 2020, IMTMA will also organise an International Seminar on Forming Technology (for discussing the trends in metal forming) on January 22.

History of IMTMA

Formed in 1946, the Indian Machine Tool industry IMTMA was started when around 20 machine tool manufacturers joined hands.

Over a period of time, the association has grown in size and strength and has emerged as the voice of the machine tool industry. Started in the Godrej Campus in Vikhroli, Mumbai, the Association later shifted its office to New Delhi and then moved to its own premises within the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bengaluru.

In 1969, IMTMA hosted the flagship event ‘IMTEX’ – a leading B2B Machine tool exhibition in South and South East Asia, which is now hosted at the BIEC. The exhibition has grown in size and today is the largest machine tool exhibition in South and South East Asia.

IMTMA also conducts short term ‘Seminars & Workshops,’ organises ‘Technology Mission’ to international Trade fairs for CEOs and voices the ‘demands of the industry’ to the government.

The Association also conducts training programs throughout the year, with skill development as its motto. Through various long term and short term training programs the Association bridges the gap between the academics and the industry requirement and upskill the working professionals for the benefit of the machine tool industry.

IMTMA follows very strict Code of Conduct and has a Vigil Mechanism Policy in place a per to the government policies and set itself high standards, concerning both.

IMTMA has played a leading role in the development of the machine tool industry, which is the backbone for industrial growth in India. This national cause has been the guiding force behind IMTMA and its membership. Recognized as the sole voice of the Indian machine tool industry, IMTMA with close to 500 members represents 90% of the organized machine tool and allied equipment manufacturers.


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