Automotive Manufacturing Solutions India

2009 Programme:
Growing technology and manufacturing success for a challenging global marketplace 

Monday 30th November 2009

18:00-21:00 – Networking drinks reception                                                                     hosted by Uddeholm

Tuesday 1st December 2009
08:00-08:30 – Registration
08:30-10:30 Session 1

Talk from the top – keynote speakers discuss how India will fit into the vehicle making world of tomorrow

  • Dr Surojit Gupta, Director, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)
  • MM Singh, Managing Executive Officer, Maruti Suzuki
  • Tom Chackalackal, Vice President, Manufacturing, FORD India
  • Rakesh Sabbarwal, Plant Head, Talegaon, General Motors


10:30-11:00 – Tea                                                                                                                  hosted by Microsoft
Stream 1 Stream 2
11:00 -12:30 Session 2a
Manufacturing space – visualisation and design
·   Modelling plant layout and process design
·   Sensor and control technology
·   Safety and the man-machine interface
·         K V Ramesh, Director – Manufacturing Engineering, General Motors India
·         André Hack, Strategic Industry Manager, SICK

  • William Sarver, Industry Manager Automotive – Asia-Pacific, Rockwell Automation
11:00 – 12:30 Session 2b
Powertrain – engines and transmissions
·   Developing the India supply chain for cast and forged components
·   Powder metals and CGI – alternatives to casting and forging
·   Machining systems – hard turning vs abrasives

  • Mandeep Bhalla, Senior Vice President, ZF India
  • Liang Chen, Project Manager, ABB Engineering(Shanghai) Ltd.
  • Saurabh Mohan Saxena, General Manager,  Strategic Corporate Business Development, Hero Motors

2:30 – 14:00 – Lunch                                                                                                             hosted by Siemens
14:00-15:30 Session 3a
Heavyweight manufacturing solutions
·   Truck and bus making – powertrain challenges
·   Coachbuilding – outsourcing vs core competence
·   Automation and safety in heavyweight manufacturing

  • Manish Kumar Saxena, Senior Manager – Product Development, Volvo Eicher
  • Mahendra D Patel, Divisional Manager, Marketing, TAL Manufacturing Solutions
  • Abhijit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Tenneco India
14:00-15:30 Session 3b
Light vehicles – two- and three-wheelers
·   Exports – manufacturing for a global market
·   Outsourcing responsibility
·   Partnerships with car makers

  • Kailash Zanzari, Deputy General Manager (Motorcycle Division), Bajaj Auto
  • Ajay Sinha, Head of Projects, Hero Honda Motors
  • William Mainieri, Product Manager, Dürr Systems AND
  • Ramesh Parmar, Assistant General Manager – Technical and Sales, Henkel Chembond Surface Technologies
15:30-16:00 – Tea                                                                                                                    hosted by Microsoft

16:00-17:30 Session 4a
Automation and control systems
·   Total factory automation – dream or achievable reality?
·   Wireless control networks
·    Build-to-order – integrating demand and production

  • Nitin Rajurkar, General Manager – (Technical and Production Services) Passenger Car Business Unit, Tata Motors
  • Dr. Norbert Brändli, Worldwide Managing Director, Automotive & Industrial Equipment Microsoft Corporation
  • Juergen Nolde, Director, Siemens
16:00-17:30 Session 4b

Hybrid and electric vehicles
• Adapting existing lines to hybrid/electric production
• Battery and control manufacturing
• Lightweight structures for new powertrains

  • Girish Rakhe, President, REVA Electric Car Company
  • Prabhu Gummatira, Vice President, Kirloskar Electric
  • Ranjan Kar, Director – Automotive and Textile Business Units and Pune Plant, SKF India

17:30 – 21:30- Pre-dinner drinks and Gala dinner
With special guest speaker: Ron Harbour, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Wednesday 2 December 2009
08:00-08:30 Registration with refreshments
Stream 1 Stream 2
08:30-10:00 Session 5a
Stamping – tool and die
·   High-strength steel usage
·   Press lines – new systems and techniques
·   Sourcing press equipment – India vs rest of world

  • Subhash Saini, Head of ICML Plant and Service, Member of Governing Body, International Cars and Motors
  • Klaus Rothenhagen, Vice President, International Sales, AIDA Europe
  • Rolf Petersén, Technical Manager, Sandvik Coromant
  • Thomas Hillskog, Product Manager, Cold Work Applications, Uddeholm Tooling

08:30–10:00 Session 5b
Material handling and automation
·   Robots and conveyors
·   Automated guided vehicles
·   Line-side component supply systems

  • Jacques Foulquier, Senior Vice President, Director, Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India
  • M. Bhaskar, Chief Consultant, Energy Management Group, Schneider Electric Conzerv India
  • Manojit Acharya, Head – Growth Strategy, Demag Cranes & Components, India
10:00-10:30 – Tea                                                                                                                 hosted by Microsoft
10:30-12:00 Session 6a
· Welding, lasers and brazing
·   New materials and techniques – space frames
·   Clinching and hemming

  • Swamy Kotagiri, Executive Vice President,

       Cosma International
·         Thorsten Kimpel, Global Key Account Management, Automotive, TRUMPF Laser

  •  James Toeniskoetter, Director, President and Chief Operating Officer, Hirotec America

·         Paul Jaggers, Product Engineering Director, Stadco

10:30-12:00 Session 6b
·   Facility design and construction
·   New materials, paint and powder technologies
·   Total automation in paint lines

  • Satyendra Kumar Garg, General Manager – Manufacturing, General Motors
  • Luigi Lazzari, Proposal Engineering Executive, GEICO
  • Michael Berger, Senior Vice President, Dürr India
12:00 – 13:30 – Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 7
India and the rest of the world 1
Part 1 of executive presentations on vehicle making challenges inside the country and around the world

Topics will include labour issues, increasing automation and ramping up new facilities

  • Sudhakar Panda, Vice-President HR, Fiat India
  • Piyush Arora, Technical Director, Mercedes-Benz India
  • Krishna Swamy, Vice-President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India
15:00-15:30 – Tea                                                                                                               hosted by Microsoft
15:30-17:00 Session 8
India and the rest of the world 2
Part 2 of executive presentations on vehicle making challenges inside the country and around the world

Topics will include the environmental impact of new plants, export considerations and adjusting to changing demand
  • Rajeev Wasan, Vice President, Manufacturing, Honda Siel Cars India
  • Louis Pereira, CEO, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers