Tooltech 2005

Exhibition of Global Trends

odrej once again played host to Tooltech 2005, an event organised by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association (IMTMA) from 3rd to 7th February, 2005. Tooltech is the country's largest and most specialised B2B event featuring global trends in cutting tools, tooling technologies, production aids, machine tool accessories, metrology, and CAD-CAM equipment and software. Manufacturing companies looking for automation and expansion in their setup are the exhibition's target audience.

IMTMA had organised IMTEX 2004 and Tooltech 2004 in the Godrej & Boyce, Pirojshanagar complex with much fanfare last year. Tooltech 2005, though a comparatively smaller event, was nonetheless memorable for all of us at Godrej. Everyone involved in Tooltech 2005 showed the same level of commitment to make this event a success.

An aerial view of Tooltech 2005 at Pirojshanagar.

IMTMA took approximately 75,000 square feet in Plant 6 for its exhibition and approximately 20,000 square feet in Plant 3 for its inauguration.

The Construction Department, Electrical & Electronic Services, Security Department and the Catering Department of Godrej & Boyce played a well-coordinated role to ensure that things went smoothly during the exhibition.

The inaugural event was held on 3rd February, 2005, in Plant 3. Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman Exhibitions, IMTMA, gave the welcome address. The Chief Guest, Venkat Subramanian, Chairman and Managing Director, EXIM Bank, delivered the inaugural speech.

More than 20,000 people visited the stalls during the five days of the exhibition, which boasted of nearly 200 exhibitors from 15 countries. The countries represented included France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the U.K. and USA. The highlight of this exhibition was group participation from Germany, the world's largest machine tool producing nation.

Marking the release of the exhibition catalogue (from left): H.R. Gupta,
Vice President, IMTMA, Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman Exhibitions, IMTMA,
Chief Guest Venkat Subramanian, Chairman and Managing Director, EXIM Bank,
C.P. Rangachar, President, IMTMA, and V. Anbu, Executive Director, IMTMA.

Godrej Infotech Ltd. (GIL) also participated in Tooltech 2005. Last year GIL had launched eNccompass ERP at IMTEX 2004. Over a period of one year, eNccompass has matured rapidly. Nearly 15 organisations depend on eNccompass for the day-to-day functioning of their business. So, GIL took the opportunity to showcase the benefits that existing users of eNccompass are getting from it. For GIL, Tooltech 2005 was the right forum to give exposure to eNccompass because:


from past experience GIL found that, generally, top managements visit this exhibition


tools and machine manufacturers, discreet manufacturing companies are the right segment for eNccompass


the success of eNccompass-Auto encouraged GIL to target this segment through such exposure


GIL launched many schemes to promote early closures of eNccompass, and Tooltech 2005 was one such forum to propagate the schemes


above all, the participants were also GIL's prospects.

GIL received a good response at the exhibition with over 100 companies visiting their stall and a lot of enquiries being generated.

L-R: C.P. Rangachar takes Venkat Subramanian round the exhibition,
while the stall owner of Yuken India looks on.

IMTMA now expects more than Rs. 1 billion of business enquiries as an outcome of this exhibition.

Godrej wishes IMTMA and Tooltech all the very best in their future endeavours and success in their mission of bringing the best of international technology to our country.

Subramaniam V./Chinmay Patra
Construction Division/Godrej Infotech Ltd.