The Indian electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) industry is going all out to make the government’s recently-launched Digital India and Make in India campaigns a success. The government is keen to make India self-reliant in electronics and turn the country into a global leader in electronics hardware manufacturing. The intention is to replicate India’s success in software too.
Electronics For You Expo India 2015, an international exhibition organised by EFY Group and ELCINA Electronic Industries Association of India, promoted the Make in India concept by providing an ideal platform for innovators, designers, manufacturers and sellers in the industry to showcase the latest in electronics.
The buoyant local and international response to EFY Expo India (EEI) 2015, India’s mega electronics show, truly proved that it is an Indian exhibition for the global electronics industry. Members of the industry converged at this extravaganza, held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from February 26-28, 2015.
Started in 2011, EFY Expo entered its fifth year in 2015, with an even better platform for business and networking. With more than 120 exhibitors showcasing their products under one roof, this electronics exposition turned out to be an appropriate platform for innovators, design engineers, manufacturers and traders of electronic systems and components. With the sole aim of accelerating the growth of the electronics industry in India, the expo focused not only on components and manufacturing equipment but the entire electronics ecosystem.
The expo was bustling with activity on all three days, and also led to some serious long-term business decisions being actualised by manufacturers and buyers.
Packed conference halls, buyer-seller meets and workshops running in parallel at the expo provided an informative insight into the Indian electronics industry. These proved beneficial for all stakeholders in the ESDM industry ecosystem, including senior-level decision makers in the industry. With an impressive footfall of more than 11,000 visitors, the expo saw many happy exhibitors and satisfied buyers. It offered business opportunities in various electronics sectors including components, test and measurement (T&M) equipment, training and educational solutions, PCB manufacturing, electronics manufacturing services (EMSes) and electronics design.
In continuation with this successful event, EFY Group plans to organise an even bigger and better avatar of the expo at Bengaluru next year. Rechristened as India Electronics Week, the event is scheduled for January 11-13, 2016.
Key Attractions of The Show:
1. Vendor development seminar
The vendor development seminar was organised to bring together buyers and suppliers. Speakers at the seminar were from companies that procure from the electronics components industry in large quantities, sharing a buyer’s perspective. During the sessions, speakers shared a common view on the need of sourcing from local manufacturers to reduce the lead time to the market.
“Focus of the lighting industry is on LED. It is important to achieve supply chain management excellence to ensure high-quality energy efficient products. An efficient partnership with vendors can ensure the same and can create a win-win situation for both vendors and buyers.” – Paresh C. Shah, supply chain and operations leader, GE Lighting.
“We have to understand that the sourcing process in the ESDM industry needs to be localised to drive Make in India campaign.” – Sanjay Jain, senior general manager – operations, Emerson Network Power India Ltd.
“We are procuring 100 per cent from India. The products we procure include PCBs, copper wires, plastics and sheet metal components, and we get good support from SMEs.” – Sarabjit Singh, general manger – materials, NTL Electronics.
“The main focus should be on core technology as public sectors are looking at SMEs to support long term business goals.” – Yuvaraj A.R., additional general manager, CMS division, Bharat Electronics Ltd.
2. BUYER-SELLER Zone
EFY Group, in collaboration with ELCINA, had set up a special platform for large buyers across industries to meet new vendors and drive their vendor development initiatives. The meet saw 17 large buyers, up from 13 last year, and more than 110 meetings were held.
Buyers at EFY Expo 2015:
• Anchor Electricals Pvt Ltd
• Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL)
• Emerson Network Power India Pvt Ltd
• Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd
• Flextronics Technologies India Pvt Ltd
• GE Lighting
• Intex Industries
• Magneti Marelli India Pvt Ltd
• Maruti Suzuki Ltd
• Moser Baer Ltd
• NTL Electronics India Ltd
• Pricol Ltd
• Renault Nissan
• Stanley Black & Decker India Ltd
• Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd
• TJ Stratsource LLP
• VE Commercial Vehicles
3. Test and measurement India
India’s leading T&M equipment providers exhibited at EEI, making it the only dedicated expo for this segment. The T&M showcase was a new initiative this year, as a part of T&M India, to demonstrate the latest T&M equipment to the industry. Some key participants included Rhode & Schwarz India, Anritsu India, Tektronix India and MetroQ, among others. The showcase gave insight into the latest equipment including digital storage oscilloscopes, analysers and handheld tools, specifically tailored for design engineers and academicians.
4. The innovation zone
With a goal of promoting the Made in India initiative, EFY Expo India 2015 showcased some cutting-edge innovations from Indian innovators. A special zone was created at the expo where innovators from all parts of the country showcased their innovations. Some interesting innovations included an autonomous underwater vehicle by Amogh, a system to simplify cars by CarIQ, wireless transmission of blood glucose readings from Diabeto and a device that can track keys or luggage from FIND, among others. To know more about these innovators visit: http://india.efyexpo.com/blog/2015/02/09/innovators/
5. The 3D Printers’ Zone
With 3D printers being showcased live for the very first time in India, the 3D printers’ Zone at EFY Expo was a hit amongst the visitors. Many of these printers came straight from their launch at the CES 2015. The printers present at the expo were: FabX, MY3DBOT, Noble 1.0, Da vinci 1.0 AIO, da Vinci Junior, FlashForge Dreamer Dual Extruder. To know more about these printers, visit:http://india.efyexpo.com/blog/2015/02/11/3d-printers-zone/
6. ELCINA CEO summit
Through the expo, the two largest promoters of the electronics industry, ELCINA and EFY Group, are working together to take the electronics industry to the next level. The summit was aimed at celebrating the success of the ESDM industry and the roadmap ahead.
“One of the important goals of Made in India campaign is that we should have zero imports in electronics by 2020 and become approximately a US$-400-billion market by 2020. We import 70 per cent of electronics and to stop this import, the country has no option but to think of making in India. We are proud that in DeitY, we undergo continuous discussions with the industry before making any policy, which is why our policies do not face criticism. We do agree that every policy has a shelf life, which is why we keep interacting with the industry to update it from time to time.” – R.S. Sharma, secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India.
“When the government of India saw the dream of zero import by 2020, we thought why not make use of this opportunity. Madhya Pradesh is a state that has a surplus of power (uninterrupted power) throughout the year. Our labour laws have been revamped extensively in October 2014, and Madhya Pradesh is a state that has never witnessed industrial unrest.” – M. Selvendran, MD, Madhya Pradesh State Electronic Development Corp. Ltd.
During the summit some key announcements were made, including signing of an agreement between Infomax Communication, Taiwan, and Sahasra Electronics, India, to manufacture industrial mobile phones in India. After the announcement of Make in India campaign by the government, Infomax invited Sahasra to look at their plants in Taiwan and the story concludes today as this agreement. We believe that these industrial mobiles will have a potential scope in India.
“There are four pillars of the national electronics policy which include: EMC cluster scheme, MSIPS, PMA policy and EDF. In early 2013, these parameters were defined and these motivated aspiring groups to get into electronics. As per the policy, there were seven verticals and every vertical had a threshold limit. If you invest beyond this, you get certain benefits. We took advantage of the scheme and submitted an application for the same to DeitY.
We thought it will take at least two years to process but we were surprised they took it quickly, which is remarkable by any government department.” -Amrit Marwani, CMD, Sahasra Electronics.
Moreover, ELCINA announced that soon it will launch its first manufacturing cluster in Bhiwadi, and special efforts are being made by ELCINA to have greater participation and support from Taiwan for the electronics industry.
“Government has taken many initiatives and I am sure all these initiative will lead India to create a competitive vibe across the globe and will also take the industry to a new level.” – Subhash Goyal, president, ELCINA.
7. SMT manufacturing workshop
A half-day seminar was held by Kang Young Bong, managing director, YB Techsolution Pvt Ltd, and Kalpesh Sankhe of Kyoritsu Electric India Pvt Ltd, both experts with an experience of nearly two decades, from South Korea and India, respectively. The workshop highlighted the history of SMT, the current state of SMT in India, challenges, types of losses during use of SMT machines and how can this be overcome.
8. International Exhibitors
EFY Expo India 2015 saw more than 20 international exhibitors. Some of the international exhibitors participated as part of associations like China Electronic Appliance Corporation (CEAC), China, China Electronics International Exhibition and Advertising Co. Ltd (CEIEC), China, and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (TEEMA), Taiwan.
While some exhibitors showcase regularly in India, there were many first-time exhibitors who plan to expand their reach in the Indian market. Most of these exhibitors were looking for Indian distributors in product categories including LED components, capacitors, RFIDs, SMT machines, touch displays and T&M products.
“India is a very strong market for our products, which include MOFSETs, LED drivers, voltage protectors and others. We are currently looking for a distributor in India, and going further, we might look at a manufacturing unit as well.” -Sarah Wu, overseas sales, Din-Tek Seminconductor Co. Ltd.
“We see a growing market for consumer durables in India, specifically mobile phones and even televisions and computer screens. We aim to engage with Indian manufacturers looking for touch displays for their products.” – Daniel Liu, general manager, Fortrend Taiwan Scientific Corp.
9. Buyers’ Feedback
“We visit EFY Expo India for electronics procurement, and this time we see a larger number of Indian manufacturers showcasing their products. This shows that the Indian market is growing, with a stronger push from Make in India.” – Tushar Patil, manager – sourcing, Anchor Electricals Pvt Ltd.
“A very good initiative. It is like Auto Expo, but is more informative and gives better chance for one-to-one interactions.” – Mohit Gupta, DGM, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.
“The expo has been very good in bringing different manufacturers and supplies under one roof.” – Narendra Dogra, DGM – materials and purchase, Intex Industries.
“A very good forum that helped us interact with both small and big vendors. Overall, a good experience!” – Yuvaraj A.R., additional general manager (CMS division), Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL).
“The show was well organised. It had an excellent choice of exhibitors and arrangements. The buyer-seller meet was very helpful. I met close to 17 sellers at the meet, which was very relevant with good time slots. Moreover, I found online appointments made in advance with sellers very useful.” – Nandha Gopala Krishnan R., global supply management Asia – RM, Electronics & Fasteners Commodity-India, Stanley Black & Decker India Ltd.
10. Exhibitors’ Feedback
“Since the government’s Make in India initiative and important standards are going to be enforced very soon, we put up some dedicated products that can comply with the standards. We were able to meet some good prospects and get good enquiries in this expo.” – Suvrat Verma, assistant manager, business development, Rohde & Schwarz India Pvt Ltd.
“The primary objective to participate in this show was branding and showcasing our test and measurement solutions. The overall theme of EFY Expo was very good-to bring all major T&M companies under one roof. We were able to meet some serious visitors. – Madhukar Tripathi, senior manager – marketing and sales, Anritsu India Pvt Ltd.
“I found this event interesting and informative with respect to Make in India campaign. I have attended the seminars and got good insight. – David Liu, global sales director, B. B. Battery.
“We have been associated with EFY Expo since its inception in 2011 and closely monitor its improvement on year-to-year basis. This year the best part was the proactive role of the organiser in arranging the buyer-seller meet. It helped exhibitors to get in touch with their right customers. – Sumit Sharma, marketing manager – India, Good Will Instruments Co. Ltd.
“The quality of EFY Expo is quite encouraging for us.” – Sanjay Malla, CEO, Toradex Systems India Pvt Ltd.
“EFY Expo provided us with an opportunity to spread knowledge about SMT processes, manufacturing equipments and how to improve products and productivity, among industry players through the SMT workshop.” – N.Y. Patil, general manager – marketing, Kyoritsu Electric India Pvt Ltd.
“We have participated in many international and national expos, but the quality of visitors at EFY Expo was superb. Most visitors spent 15 minutes on an average in our stall and showed genuine interest.” – Haren Shah, chairman, Peach Technivations Pvt Ltd.
“We had a very good experience at EFY Expo. On the second day, we signed an MoU with our Taiwanese partner, Infomax, for the production of industrial mobiles in India.” – Varun Manwani, director, Sahasra Electronics.
“It was a good show. We got good leads through this Expo. The overall quality of visitors was really good. – Mukesh Sharma, regional sales manager, Flir Systems.
“This year the Expo was a big success since there were three shows happening in parallel, so we had common visitors that led to increased footfall and focus. Many of our customers including prominent players in EMS and LED manufacturering used EFY as a platform to meet and discuss new requirements along with their product samples. – Padmanabha Shakthivelu, sales manager – India, Electrolube India.
11. Experts’ Feedback
“EFY Expo serves as a platform for enabling the growth of electronics manufacturing, design and R&D in India. It aims to provide an efficient platform for all stakeholders (small, medium and large, domestic or global) to understand the requirements of the Indian market and find avenues to serve this requirement locally and consequently encourage electronics manufacturing in India.
What was interesting were the innovative products displayed, which can be exploited in the mainstream electronics industry going further. This was an excellent initiative to encourage design engineers and technology entrepreneurs. Moreover, the buyer-seller meet led to the creation of enhanced opportunities for the industry.” -Subhash Goyal, president, ELCINA, managing director, Digital Circuits.
“EFY has done an excellent job in bringing the industry together. I also thank the government of Madhya Pradesh for being state partners and acknowledge the support of sponsors and delegates. -Vikram Desai, managing director, Desai Electronics Pvt Ltd.