India is emerging as one of the fastest growing material handling equipment markets globally with pick-up in industrial activity and favourable government policies. In one of the focus sections, the IPF July 2018 edition tracked the developments in “Material Handling Equipment” along with trends in Logistics & Warehousing. This section highlighted how warehousing sector is creating new growth avenues and digitalization is helping logistics companies provide integrated solutions. The second focus section on “Construction, Earthmoving & Mining Equipment” showed how buzzing construction sector is driving demand for concrete batching plants and new technological developments in hydraulic excavators. In this section, industry experts Sandeep Singh (MD, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery); and Dimitrov Krishnan (VP and Head of Volvo Construction Equipment India) discussed the trends and opportunities in the sector. The IPF-PLUS section carried interviews of industry stalwarts like Peter Herweck (EVP Industry Business, Schneider Electric Automation GmbH), Amit Bhingurde (COO, TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd); and Jürgen von Hollen (President, Universal Robots A/S).
Industrial Products Finder (IPF), a pioneer industrial journal in India, was launched in 1972. It gives industrial manufacturers and exclusive dealers/importers of industrial products a forum to display their ware, in a medium that was to be made regularly available to the users of these products. IPF focuses on all industrial/engineering products and services, consultancies, repair and reconditioning services, industrial security and safety services, and of late, pollution control and environment protection services. Apart from products, there are also other regular features that complement the core activity – a capsule of important events and developments in the industrial sector, news on companies, projects, joint ventures and mergers, etc; a selection of articles written by experts in the field as well as academics; and information on all important trade fairs, conferences, seminars and training programmers.