“Gurugram is not only the Auto Hub but has also emerged as the core of IT industry for North India”, Ms. Sunita Duggal, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha – Sirsa) at the CII Automotive Industry 4.0 Summit held in Gurugram. She added that the Government of India is committed towards creating an enabling manufacturing ecosystem from the industry as well as end users point of view.

She emphasised that the NITI Aayog with its National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and the Department of Heavy Industry with its initiative SAMARTH Udyog Bharat 4.0 are working towards inculcating Industry 4.0 practices across sectors.

As sitting MP from Sirsa Lok Sabha constituency, she urged the industry members to invest and develop industry clusters in Sirsa to reap benefits of tax exemptions as it falls in the C & D category blocks under the Industrial and Enterprise Promotion Policy of Haryana.

Stressing on the importance of advancements in manufacturing sector on nation-building, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, Summit Chairman, and Senior Executive Director – Production, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., said that the role of Industry 4.0 becomes even more relevant in context of the current uncertainties and challenges being faced by the Indian automotive industry. “In order to realise the dream of achieving 5 trillion economy by 2035, we need to be fore-runners in infusing elements of a modern outlook in our industries and leverage our technology to create quality and global standard products, keeping the environmental sentiments intact”, he emphasised.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hisahiro Nishimoto, Director – FAID, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd., informed: “After experiencing good growth in various industrial verticals with our Robot Products, Mitsubishi is in process of introducing new Servo product series and CC-Link IE TSN Network in Indian market”. He also mentioned about recently organised e-Factory Alliance Partner Meet to announce association with 20 IT companies to offer valuable services for OT and IT integration in manufacturing facilities.

Mr. Anuj Munjal, Chairman, CII Haryana State Council, and Executive Director, Munjal Auto Industries Ltd., mentioned that CII is working for disseminating information about Industry 4.0 across regions in the country for creating wider awareness among end users on the immense potential of Industry 4.0, which will ultimately lead to higher demand for newer services and sustainability of the automotive industry beyond the influx of technology disruptors.

Mr. Sunjay Kapur, Vice-Chairman, CII Haryana State Council, and Chairman, SONA Comstar, highlighted: “With our inherent strength in ICT, India can leapfrog to the next generation of manufacturing and free up time for workers across the supply chain along with development of more efficient equipment”.

A CII-Roland Berger Report titled “Automotive Industry 4.0: Intelligent. Connected. Automated” was released at the summit that was attended by over 350 senior delegates comprising the who’s who of the automotive industry including OEMs, Technology Providers, Auto Component Manufacturers amongst others.