Powder and Bulk Solids India
Nuernberg Messe India organised the fourth edition of Powder and Bulk Solids India to address the challenges as well as the opportunities in the Rs. 20,000-crore Bulk Material Handling industry. The exhibition cum conference was held at Convention & Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, Mumbai from 9 to 11 October and served as a platform for discussion about powder and bulk material handling as well as the food, chemical, pharmaceutical processing, plastic, cement, mining and ports industries.
The ground breaking trade show for the powder and bulk material handling and processing industry was inaugurated with the traditional lamp-lighting ceremony by Dr.Vijay K Agarwal, IIT-Delhi, Chairman, Conference Board, Powder and Bulk Solids India; Paresh Navani, Managing Director, Process India; Bernhard Steinrucke, Director General, Indo-German of Commerce; Marcel Drottboom, Vogel Business Media and Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NuernbergMesse India.
In the course of development of the economy, powder and bulk handling and processing have become significant areas of concern. With the size of the bulk material handling industry being Rs. 20,000 crore, the industry is growing at a rate of 17%. A growing number of competitors, increasing quality standards, as well as tightening legal constraints have put a high pressure on all industry sectors including chemicals, plastics, pharmaceutical and food products, besides all raw material handling industries such as mining, coal-fired power generation and dry handling bulk ports.
In this difficult environment, staying on top of technological developments is a decisive factor, when it comes to being competitive. Effective material management could save 15% of the cost of the manufacturing plant and increase the productivity by 10%, subsequently leading to a competitive edge.
At the inauguration of the event, Dr. Vijay Agarwal, IIT-Delhi, Chairman, Conference Board, Powder and Bulk Solids India said, "The development of the infrastructural sector has been and will continue to be a priority for the Indian government. This, in turn, necessitates the attention on production, storage, and transport of powder and bulk materials.
The exchange of knowledge and know-how is a fundamental prerequisite to be able to rise to these challenges, and with its combination of exhibition and conference, Powder & Bulk Solids India is the perfect platform for this exchange."
This edition of the event had participation from key industry players like FL Smidth, Hosokawa Micron, Martin Engineering, Phoenix Conveyor Belts, Bectochem, Beumer Technology, Kiron Hydraulic Needs, Merit Technologies, Roechling India, Sanghavi Engineering, K-Tron, Allgaier, Vega India, Schenck Process, Vedic Pac Systems and many more. The event saw participation from more than 70 exhibitors.
Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NuernbergMesse India said, "The event has successfully emerged as India's only focused show for processing technologies in powder and bulk and heavy bulk material handling."
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