Automation and robotics are becoming an indispensable part of the modern production line and are re-shaping the landscape of Indian manufacturing sector. The industrial automation industry in India projected to grow at a CAGR of 10-12 per cent during 2015-2020 and is expected to touch $3.49 billion by 2020. Automation systems with innovative features are being set up in all the major industries like automotive, chemicals and mining. IPF Dec 2018 focused on role played by “automation and robotics” in making manufacturing processes more efficient and productive in India. The second Focus Section highlighted tracked the demand trend for “Test and measurement (T&M) equipment” with increasing usage of electronics (across industries) and stringent standards for quality, safety, and environmental. Depending on end-user requirements, T&M equipment use can vary from simple to complex automated devices. Dec 2018 also has “Delhi-NCR Region Special” showcasing the advantages offered by the region to manufacturers. The Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) are promptly visible as a global economic hub and are now one of the rapidly expanding economic regions in India. Apart from facilitating plethora of economic advantage and employment opportunities for the rural and urban sector, the NCR has also witnessed rapid expansion of specialised industrial clusters.
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.