Alucast 2022 - Report
ALUCAST 2022 – the biennial International Conference and Exhibition on Die Casting Technology, concluded on a successful note on 3rd December, 2022.
Organized by Aluminium Casters’ Association of India (Alucast), and produced by NürnbergMesse India, the three-day event held at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai attracted a record number of Exhibitors, Visitors and Delegates.
The exhibition welcomed participation from 148 exhibitors and brands from 8 countries including Bahrain, China, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan and over 5000 industry visitors from 15 countries.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. Laxmi Venu, Managing Director, TVS Sundaram Clayton, one of India’s largest auto components manufacturing and distribution group, Mr. Prasan Firodia, President – ALUCAST and Managing Director - Force Motors & Jaya Hind Industries, Jeffry Jacob, Partner at KPMG Business Consulting India, Mr. Christopher Boss, Executive Director, NuernbergMesse GmbH, Ms. Michaela Kuechler, Consul General, German Consulate, Chennai and Mr. Bharat Agarwal, Trustee, ALUCAST and President, Vishwakarma Group of Industries and Mr. Niranjan Toraskar, Trustee, ALUCAST.
During her inaugural address, Ms. Venu reiterated India’s position as the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the world and a leading automobile exporter, and its ascent towards becoming a global manufacturing hub.
She further added, “ALUCAST 2022 is a fantastic forum which has brought together members across the die casting value chain - be it die casters, tools manufacturers – the entire eco system, after the pandemic. We have become leaner, more productive, and have invested in future looking technologies, hence we have come out stronger than ever. The theme of the event “Green and smart die casting solutions for sustainability” is pertinent and well chosen. In today’s uncertain world the one certainty is that we all are working to move towards a more sustainable future and aluminum die casting plays a very central role in it.”
In his presidential address, Mr. Prasan Firodia, President – ALUCAST and Managing Director - Force Motors & Jaya Hind Industries said, “I am very happy to see the wholehearted participation of both domestic and international players at ALUCAST 2022. The die casting industry world is going through challenging times with increasing energy costs, supply disruptions and rising cost of logistics. In comparison, the Indian die casting industry is in a much better situation and poised for robust growth on account of the positive economic outlook projected for India in the next few years. The current global geo-political situation brings with it the strong possibility of many global customers moving business to India and the question for our die casting industry is how well can we leverage this situation.”
The success of the event was summed up by Mr. Parabrahman, Trustee, ALUCAST, “ALUCAST is a show of extraordinary excellence. We have taken a quantum jump since 2018. Right now, the industry is on a boom and we expect this growth to continue, with many new plants being set-up”.
The theme for ALUCAST 2022 ‘Green and Smart Die Casting Solutions’ was chosen and designed to help steer the Die Casting & the Allied Industry towards more environment-friendly, smart solutions to create a viable ecosystem for sustainable growth & development of the industry through innovation and the use of latest tools & technology. More than 35 Technical Papers were presented during the conference, which was attended by 200+ delegates. The best foundry and die casting awards honored the best in the business.
A special highlight at the event was the “SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION” which by drawing on the expertise of Tata Motors and Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials, managed to highlight latest trends and developments in the realm of green, advanced and sustainable die casting solutions.
Ms. Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NürnbergMesse India emphasized the critical role of the event the industry’s most focused platform, “The 9th edition of ALUCAST has proven itself to be not just a meeting point for the entire industry but also the most effective platform where path breaking trends are highlighted. We are pleased to note that the entire die casting community - the visitors, exhibitors and the delegates were able to gain insights, close deals, meet their peers after a gap of 4 years, and most importantly learn from national and global experts about technologies which will define the next set of growth and innovation”.
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The Aluminium Casters’ Association (ALUCAST)®, India is the largest registered body representing the Aluminium Die - Casters and castings manufacturers in India. For nearly 2 decades, the association has been organizing & conducting training programs, workshops, national and international seminars, conferences, exhibitions and industrial visits for this industry. ALUCAST® International Conference and Exhibition is India’s biggest and most focused event for the Aluminium Die Casting Industry is also organized under the association’s purview. Its list of members includes manufacturers of Aluminium Castings, Users of Castings, Machines and Peripherals for Die Casting Machines, Foundry Chemicals and Consumables, Design Software, Dies, Casting Process Simulation Software, and others connected with Casting Manufacture and Post Casting Processes. www.alucast.co.in