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Industrial Maintenance Expo 2010


About Industrial Maintenance Expo 2010

The Industrial Maintenance Expo or IMX 2010 is an inimitable trade show which is organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry. A three-day event, it will be held between 4 -6 August at the NSIC Complex, Okhla Industrial Estate in New Delhi, India. This event caters to several industries and companies that have a strong focus on technology, maintenance, manufacturing & repair and service care. The event is supported by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Indian Paints Association and the All India Electrical Motor Manufacturers Association.


Industrial Maintenance Expo 2010 Theme

The theme for IMX 2010 is “Reduce Downtime and Enhance Productivity with Focuses on Maintenance, Service & Care.” The trade fair addresses the need of numerous sectors like textile, power plant, energy, chemicals etc.


Industrial Maintenance Expo 2010 Events

IMX 2010 is amongst the prominent trade fairs in the country and primarily focuses at the engineering and process industry sectors. Several blue chip companies – both national and international, participate in this trade fair. Additionally, IMX is a great platform for the participating companies to showcase their technologies and services. The attendees to the event too can garner immense knowledge about the latest technologies and products on offer. The trade fair also provides one with the opportunity to interact with the suppliers. It also provides ample opportunities for individuals who would like to further their business and contacts in the industry.


Industrial Maintenance Expo 2010 Features

This three-day expo, IMX 2010, has seen participation from nearly 100 companies. These companies are showcasing their products on which cater to system maintenance and practices. The trade fair is an attempt on part of both the Indian Government and the Industries to spread awareness and create an understanding at the tertiary level, as to how the industry operates. The exhibitors at the fair include companies who deal in tools and tooling, welding technology, mechanical maintenance etc. The trade fair is primarily targeted at heads of engineering services, government bodies, heads of PSU’s, technicians, mechanics etc.


Industrial maintenance is an area of concern, which needs to be looked into by India with urgency. This was echoed by the Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Vilasrao Deshmukh who inaugurated the event in New Delhi. According to analysts, India has an alarming three percent of GDP wastage owing to corrosion alone. Research suggests that about 15 to 20 percent of the maintenance industries’ manufacturing cost is incurred due to corrosion.


Industrial Maintenance Expo 2010 Agenda

Unlike the USA, where a Corrosion Act is in place as a preventive measure, developing countries like India can counter this issue by creating awareness and building capabilities. Trade fairs like IMX are a way towards this. They are instrumental in creating awareness about the problems which dog this sector. India on its part has the TPM or Total Productive Maintenance award for excellence, which encourages industries to improve its maintenance and manufacturing practices.


Spreading awareness would enable one to tackle this problem of corrosion and help minimize the incurred capital expenditure. IMX 2010 aims at spreading knowledge and awareness, which will help tide over concurrent roadblocks that exist in the path of industrialization.