‘Centre keen on introducing e-mobility’

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

nion Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete said on Tuesday that the Central government is committed to introducing e-mobility in the country.

Pune: Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete said on Tuesday that the Central government is committed to introducing e-mobility in the country.

He was speaking at the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) 4th Technology Summit. The summit brought together national and international specialists in the field of Industry 4.0, telematics, innovative technologies that are shaping the automotive environment of tomorrow. The summit witnessed incisive sessions on Industry 4.0, Electric Mobility, AI, Retrofitting Technologies, Renewable Energy among others, addressed by distinguished industry luminaries that focused on improving quality and adopting new technologies, keeping in mind the concern for environment and sustainability.
Geete said, “While the government is committed to introduce e-mobility in the country, the introduction would be gradual so as not to disrupt the current industry value chain.”

The summit was graced by eminent personalities including Anant Geete, Tata Motors President & Chief Procurement Officer Thomas Flack, ACMA President Ram Venkatarmani, ACMA Vice President Deepak Jain, ACMA Chairman (Skilling & Mentoring) FR Singhvi and ACMA Director General Vinnie Mehta. Coinciding with the summit, the ACMA annual awards were conferred, honouring excellence in Auto Component industry. 

Commenting on industry transformation, Thomas Flack said, “The auto component industry must embrace the digital revolution to stay competitive and relevant; the time has come for the industry to graduate to Industry 4.0 for better predictability and addressing customer requirements. To capitalise on the opportunity, companies will need to shift from their traditional ‘disconnected’ and ‘analogue’ manufacturing methods to connected and digitised ones.”

The ACMA awards were also presented at the summit. This year, there were 224 applicants, of which 82 winners were selected. The winners of ACMA awards shared their success stories at the summit.

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