MTA is a member of CELIMO, the European federation for associations representing importers and distributors of machine tools, tooling and related technology. In January 2013, to coincide with the IMTEX Metal Cutting Exhibition in Bangalore, CELIMO is organising a visit for European importers and distributors. The purpose of the mission is to establish contacts with Indian manufacturers with a view to representing them in the European market.
Earlier this year, a small group from CELIMO, including MTA member Bob Hunt, visited India and met with some of the Indian manufacturers. The overall impression is that although perhaps not quite ready for European markets yet, many of these companies are not far away and, given the size of the industry, they are likely to have a significant presence in the global market over the next few years.
The mission is being hosted by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association (IMTMA) who will provide the hotel and transfers, delegates are responsible for their own fares to and from Bangalore. There are more details and a registration form in the invitation letter below.
If you are interested in joining this mission, please return the registration from to Geoff Noon firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.