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The Indian machine tool industry is globally ranked 10th in production and 8th in consumption, according to Gardner’s world machine tool output survey 2018. The machine tools market in India is expected register a CAGR of almost 13% during from the year 2020-24. The consumption of Machine Tools is approximately US$ 3.2 billion, with domestic production accounting for approx. US$ 1.5 Billion reached in 2019-20.

The Indian Machine Tool sector is riding on bullish wave fuelled by huge investments in various economic sectors such as Infrastructure, Defense, Aerospace, Automobiles, Heavy Engineering, General Engineering, Ship Building, Railways, Construction Equipments, Agricultural Equipments, Textiles Machinery Consumer Appliances & other products etc.

Today, the Indian machine tools market is being driven by the rising industrial automation and latest technologies and latest global standards. In addition, the adoption of 3D printing technology is anticipated to boost the growth of the machine tools market in India. Industrial automation is becoming a norm in various industries because it provides higher reliability and productivity.

Growth Drivers

Indian Machine Tools industry is moving towards increasingly sophisticated CNC machines, driven by demand from key user segments, such as automobiles and consumer durables, aerospace, etc.

Recently Indian Machine tools have witnessed high demand from diverse sectors including automobiles, defence, medical and aerospace. Automobiles are the main demand driver for the sector and the rising number of global car makers establishing their manufacturing bases in India has led to an increase in demand for machine tools.

In addition to the above, following factors are attributing themselves for the growth:

  • Indian Automotive aims to become third largest in the world by 2025. The sector is likely to contribute 12% in India’s GDP by 2026, and generating over 65 million additional jobs
  • Defense manufacturing opened to Private Sector. Defense outlay estimated at US$ 15.5 billion for 2019-20. Major investments in defense corridors are planned.
  • Domestic Aviation market is projected to rank 3rd in world by 2024, with the industry contributing US$ 30 Billion to India’s GDP
  • Infrastructure sector is likely to witness investments of over US$ 1.4 Trillion over next five years
  • Indian railways is implementing major modernization drive with estimated capital expenditure of US$ 132 Billion
  • The demand for consumer durables is estimated to reach US$ 36 billion by 2026

At the moment, India is one of the hot spots for the global machine tool industry and all the players want their share of the pie.

The Machine Tool industry has been de-licensed by the government and foreign direct investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under automatic route as well as technology collaboration. The Department of Heavy Industry has reconstituted Development Councils for Machine Tools Industry for machinery/equipment manufacturers, users of machineries and policy maker from Government Departments to discuss the various issues and take decisions for the sustainable growth of the industries.

Strengths & Capabilities of Indian Machine Tool Manufacturing

  • The Indian Machine tool Industry has around 1000 units in the production of machine tools, accessories/attachments, subsystems.
  • 25 units in the large scale sector account for about 70 percent of the turnover and the rest are in the MSME sector of the industry.
  • Approximately, 75 percent of the Indian machine tool producers are ISO certified.
  • While the large organized players cater to India’s heavy and medium industries, the small-scale sector meets the demand of ancillary and other units.
  • Many machine tool manufacturers have also obtained international certifications such as CE Marking, ANSI etc, in keeping with the requirements of the advanced markets.
  • Today, the industry employs over 50,000 engineers, managers and professionals.
Broad Classification of Machine Tools Manufacturing in India

Major Products Manufactured

Standard & Special Purpose Machines

  • CNC Turning Machines
  • Machining Centres
  • Grinding Machines
  • Boring Machines
  • Vertical Turret Lathe
  • EDMs / Wire EDM
  • Inspection & CMMs
  • Special Purpose Machines
  • Metal Forming Machines
  • Presses & Press Brakes

Accessories Tools & Components

  • Tool Turrets
  • Rotary Tables
  • Bar Feeders
  • Spindles
  • Deburring Tools & Moulds
  • Cutting Tools
  • Form Tools
  • Tool Holders
  • Special Tools
  • Chuck
  • Chip Conveyors
  • Coolant System
  • Robotic Automation

Advantage & USP of Indian Suppliers

  • Tooled up solutions
  • TPM friendly
  • Contemporary design
  • Reliable Performance
  • After sales support
  • Cost effective, high quality, reliable and customized solutions
  • Strong backward integration
  • Availability of designing skills
  • Availability of skilled manpower
  • Significant presence of support industry (such as foundry)
Key Clusters of Machine Tools in India

Almost 90 per cent of total production of metal cutting machines comes from cities like Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chennai. In contrast 90 per cent of total production of metal forming machines is from Baroda, Coimbatore, Batala, Jalandhar, Pune and Ludhiana.

Key Clusters of Machine Tools in India

  • Enhanced SEO
  • Promotions alongside EEPC India organized Virtual Exhibitions
  • Hosting on websites of overseas Indian Embassies & Hi Commission, partner Industry associations & trade bodies
  • Sustained Online and Offline publicity & promotion
  • Easily accessible & compatible platform
  • search tools for suppliers profiles
  • Access to supplier contacts
EEPC India activities in promotion of Machine Tools Sector

EEPC India is among the biggest representative body for the Machine Tools sector in India. It represents from Large Medium and Small scale Manufacturers, from across the geographical clusters spread across India. Majority of the Machine Tools members are export oriented Small and Medium scale manufacturers, supplying Machine Tools, parts, components and accessories across the world.

EEPC India has over the years set up comprehensive framework to promote Machine Tools sector globally, which includes:

  • Policy advocacy in National and International Forums on Technology upgradation, International Standards and quality certifications and Industry 4.0 etc
  • Organizing and participating exhibitions on Machine Tools sectors every year across Europe, Middle East and Asia. Some of the major exhibitions where EEPC regularly participates are Hannover Fairs, Germany, International Technical Fair, GIFA, METALEX Thailand, Metalex Vietnam etc.
  • EEPC India has also been regularly organisning RBSM at IMTEX.
End Note

The Indian machine tool industry is growing at a steady pace and is estimated to grow in the coming times with the continuous focus and support from the Government programs. These developments will set India as one of the key machine tools market globally.

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