Technical Seminar and Workshop on “High Precision Arc Welding Technology in India” begins
Jamshedpur, Dec. 13: Under the aegis of Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan (METI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with AOTS (Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships) and Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren) organized a 2 day Technical Seminar and Workshop on High Precision Arc Welding Technology at Jamshedpur on 13-14 Dec 2018. The seminar was organized at Hotel Alcor in Jamshedpur and the practical workshop was arranged at Indo Danish Tool Room, MSME, which featured live demonstration of machine and robot welding technology. This programme is the last of the three series workshops being held in the current fiscal year 2018-19. The previous workshop was held at Ahmedabad in October while the first one was held at Chennai in August.
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 Building, Bridges, Process Plant Equipment, Manufacturing of Automobiles, Railways, Ships, etc.
Some of the key dignitaries present at the occasion were (Chief Guest) Masayuki Taga – Consul General of Japan in Kolkata, Tapas Kumar Sahu, Convenor, CII Jharkhand MSME Panel, Executive Director & CEO, Highco Engineers Pvt Ltd, Yukari Saisho, Program Coordinator, AOTS Japan & Masafumi Himeno, Divisional Director – Smart Factory Solution (SFS), Panasonic India Pvt Ltd.
The 2 day seminar serves as a platform to promote Japan’s latest high-precision welding technology into India. The eminent faculty included Prof. Manabu Tanaka (Joining & Welding Research Institute – JWRI, Osaka University, Japan), who delivered valuable lecture on importance of high precision arc welding technology and trends in new technology — Welding Mechanics and Design for Smart Manufacturing and Mr Masaharu Sato, (Japan Welding Engineering Society-JWES, Japan), who covered topics including the importance of welding quality control, 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.
Expressing his views on the occasion, Masayuki Taga said he was happy to welcome the Japanese delegates to the Eastern part of India. He added that more than 1400 Japanese companies are operating in India out of which 700 plus companies are from manufacturing sector. He stated that most of the Japanese companies are based in North, West and Southern part of India but a few good Japanese companies are based in and around Jamshedpur e.g. Tata Hitachi.
He said Government of Japan is committed to support the “Make in India” initiative and “Made in India” mission by continuing these kind of workshops. Japan has already started taking significant measures to improve the human resource in India and we shall continue to support such kind of initiatives in India.
Yukari Saisho, AOTS stated “It is my great honor to deliver a speech on behalf of The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) at this Seminar and Workshop, which is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), which hope to assist the industrial structure and business environments in India by sharing the Japanese system, technologies and know-how, all of which have been proven effective for the economic growth of Japan.She informed that AOTS works from past 59 years globally and is into designing with various industries.”
Tapas Kumar Sahu informed that Japanese technology is an ideal example of best manufacturing practice giving world “zero defect” principle. He also said that “Welding” is most important event in one’s life and “Welding” is most important event in metal working technology and both must be handled with care. CII has been relentlessly working to support the Government of India’s vision of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Zero Defect’ which will help India to stay competitive. Through its 66 offices, 8000 direct and 200,000 indirect membership, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community. The presence of Japanese experts will facilitate an in-depth understanding of High Precision Arc Welding Technology and enable sharing of best practices. CII Jharkhand State Office also closely works with various Departments of Government to support the local Industry.
Masafumi Himeno said that understanding of welding technology is the most critical aspect. He also explained that analysing and contributing to the country’s manufacturing sector and taking it to the highest potential level must be the only agenda of this mission and forward.
The Technical workshop and seminar was attended by more than 120 nos. of participants from companies like Tata Steel Ltd, Tata Motors, Tata Hitachi, Highco Engineers, ISWP, The Tata Power Company, TRF Ltd., Utkal Automobiles, RSB Transmissions, Maruti Suzuki, Indico Motors to name a few and institutes like Indo Danish Tool Room, MSME, Jamshedpur, ATI Howrah & NSTI Kolkata.