Panasonic Welding Systems India supports AOTS(Japan) & CII(India) to organize Technical Seminar and Workshop on “High Precision Arc Welding Technology in India”
AOTS, Japan (Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships) and Confederation of Indian Industry, India (CII) organized a technical seminar and workshop on High Precision Arc Welding Technology at Jamshedpur on 13-14 December. The seminar was organized at Hotel Alcor, Jamshedpur and the practical demonstration of Japanese latest welding technology was conducted at Indo Danish Tool Room (IDTR), MSME Tool Room, Jamshedpur on both the days. The training program at Jamshedpur was funded by Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan (METI). This was 3rd and last METI supported training program scheduled in this year. First program in this series was held at Chennai (22-23 Aug 2018) and 2nd at Ahmedabad (23-24 Oct 2018). Panasonic Welding Systems was an Industry Partner by providing lecture and practical demonstration on latest welding Equipment and Robot technology to improve productivity of Indian metal fabrication industry. Other industry partners were Kobelco Welding, Japan (welding consumables) and Iwatani Corporation, Japan (shielding gas).
Some of the key dignitaries present at the occasion were (Chief Guest) Mr. Masayuki Taga – Consul General of Japan in Kolkata, Mr Tapas Kumar Sahu, Convenor, CII Jharkhand MSME Panel, Executive Director & CEO, Highco Engineers Pvt Ltd, Ms Yukari Saisho, Program Coordinator, AOTS Japan & Mr Masafumi Himeno, Divisional Director – Smart Factory Solution (SFS), Panasonic India Pvt Ltd.
The 2 day seminar served 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, Mr 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.
Ms 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.”
Mr 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. He also said that India is currently going through infrastructure mode and there is going to be drastic increase in steel consumption from current 100 Million tonne per annum to 300 Million tonne by 2030 as per National Steel Policy (NSP) 2017. Steel is the foundation of infrastructure and proper welding is the foundation for steel use. He also stated that He has been a user of Panasonic welding robot and this robot is very helpful to increase production speed and maintain consistent quality.
Mr 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 130 nos. of participants from companies like Tata Steel Ltd, Tata Motors, Tata Hitachi, Hyva India, 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 & Ranchi, NTTF Jamshedpur, NSTI Jamshedpur & NSTI Kolkata.
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