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Monday 6th December 2010

18:30 – 21:00

Networking Drinks Reception

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Tuesday 7th December 2010

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 10:30

Session 1
Talk from the top – OEM executives present their solutions to the challenges of vehicle making in India

  • HYUNDAI MOTOR INDIA – Sarangarajan Thathapillai?C Assistant Vice President, Production Division
  • FORD INDIA – Michael Boneham?C President and Managing Director
  • MARUTI SUZUKI – M M Singh?C Managing Executive Officer (Production)

10:30 – 11:00

Tea

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11:00 – 12:30

Stream 1 – Session 2a
Automation and control systems

– Factory floor communication
– Service and maintenance scheduling
– In-plant software solutions

  • Siemens – Jurgen Nolde, Director
  • Bosch Rexroth – Dan DeTroy, Head of Industry Sector Automobile Industry
  • Zebra Enterprise Solutions – Mike Mulligan, Director, Global Automotive Solutions Management

Stream 2 – Session 2b
Powertrain (1) – engines and transmissions

– Developing India’s global supply chain for advanced drivelines
– Process integration and new technologies in powertrain applications
– Hard turning vs. grinding

  • MAG – Dr Heiner Lang, Chief Technical Officer
  • Kennametal – Santanoo Medhi, Managing Director, and Michael Grimm, Director Sales, Transportation, Asia
  • TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik – Oliver Muellerschoen, Industry Management Automotive / Powertrain

Stream 3 – Session 2c
Paintshop (1)

– New paintshop case studies
– Advanced materials in primer, basecoat and powder coating
– Balancing automation and manual processes
 

  • DURR – Dirk Gorges, Senior Vice President
  • Eisenmann – Ralf Voellinger, Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Taikisha – Koji Nakanishi, Engineering Director

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

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14:00 – 15:30
Stream 1 – Session 3a
Heavyweight manufacturing solutions

– Truck and bus making – incorporating hybrid powertrains
– Automation in truck, bus and off-highway plants
– Meeting new emissions legislations for commercial vehicles
 

  • Ashok Leyland – Avinash Jain, Executive Director, Project Planning
  • Volvo Eicher – Rajesh Jain, Deputy General Manager Product Development
  • Tenneco – Akshoy Gopalkrishna, Head of Engineering for Emission Control

Stream 2 – Session 3b
Light vehicles – two- and three-wheelers

– Car makers moving into two wheeled market
– Powertrain and new emissions legislation
– Exports – meeting global quality standards

  • Hero Honda – Avinash Joshi, DGM-Project Engineering and Yashpal Sardana, Head of Quality, Haridwar plant
  • TVS Motor – Dr Subramanian Devarajan, Senior Vice-President, Production Engineering
  • Bajaj Auto – Kailash Zanzari, General Manager, Motorcycle Division
Stream 3 – Session 3c
Hybrid and electric vehicles

Special presentation by the ONLY significant EV/Hybrid vehicle maker in India – Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles  followed by a  discussion on the future of  manufacturing and supplying to alternative power vehicles for the Indian market and for export.  Suppliers and other delegates are invited to join the discussion.
 

  • Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles – Kartik Gopal, General Manager, Business Development & Mobility Solutions
  • Exide Industries (India) – Subhas Chalasani PhD, President, R & D

15:30 – 16:00

Tea

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16:00 – 17:30


 

Stream 1 – Session 4a
Testing, evaluation and production development

– Design for production – from CAD to car
– Materials, vehicle and component testing systems
– Test tracks and proving grounds discussed
 

  • TATA Motors – Nitin Rajurkar, General Manager, Technical
  • Fiat India Automobiles – Sivanesan Ramachandran, Vice President, Quality
  • SIEMENS – Ganesh Sethuraman, Automotive Director, Asia-Pacific Solution Centre

Stream 2 – Session 4b
Outsourcing – from supply to manufacturing

– Supply chain management
– Supply base development for export
– Peak-shaving – adjusting production to demand
– Contract quality – balancing value and cost

  • General Motors India – Nilesh Shah, Director – Supplier Footprint Optimisation
  • Magna Steyr – Joern Reimers, Director of International Contract Manufacturing Projects
  • Rieter Nittoku – Ralph Ruthner – CEO
Stream 3 – Session 4c
Production control and IT

– Sensors and controls – not just safety-critical
– Plant-wide optimisation through intelligent networks
– IT integration
 

  • SICK – Andre Hack, Strategic Industry Manager
  • Rockwell Automation – Bob Honor, Information Solutions Vice President
  • Schneider Electric – Veer Madhusudan, Manager

17:30 – 21:30

Pre-dinner drinks and Gala Dinner at:

The Accord Metropolitan
35, GN Chetty Road, T Nagar, Chennai 600 017

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Wednesday 8th December 2010

08:00 – 09:00

Registration with refreshments

09:00 – 10:30
Stream 1 – Session 5a
Stamping – tool and die

– High-strength steel – meeting increasing OEM demand
– Press lines – new systems and energy saving
– Die production – outsourcing and new techniques
 

  • Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers – M C Silus, Senior Manager – Projects
  • International Cars & Motors Ltd – Sanjeev Puri, Chief Manager – Press Shop
  • Faurecia – Claude Colasse, Stamping Expert
  • AIDA – Klaus Rothenhagen, Vice-President, International Sales
Stream 2 – Session 5b
Material handling and automation

– Robots and conveyors – new applications discussed
– Increasing flexibility with AGVs
– Module and component supply – lineside systems
 

  • General Motors India – Amit V Patel, General Manager – Control, Conveyors and Robotics
  • ABB – Alan Stapelberg, Body In White Product Leader
  • KUKA Robotics – Alwin Berninger, Managing Director Asia-Pac Region
Stream 3 – Session 5c
Environment – plant and process

– Recycling and re-use
– Landfill-free plant – dream or achievable?
– Process design for the CO2 neutral plant
 

  • FORD – Tom Chackalackal, Vice-President Manufacturing
  • Castrol India – K Uday Kumar, Area Director, Industrial Lubricants and Services

10:30 – 11:00

Tea
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11:00 – 12:30
Stream 1 – Session 6a
Body-in-white

– Welding – automation technologies
– Increasing flexibility through handling and fixture design
– Clinching and hemming – the rise of the roller
 

  • Mahindra & Mahindra – Selvam Ganesan, Manager, Projects
  • STADCO – Paul Jaggers, Global Product Engineering – India
  • KUKA Systems India – Amit Bhingurde, President & CEO
Stream 2 – Session 6b
Paintshop (2)

– Facility design and construction
– Environmental considerations
– Automation and system control
 

  • GEICO – Luigi Lazzari, Vice President, Innovation & Proposal
  • COMBAT – Tan Cha Yong, Managing Director
  • TAL Manufacturing Solutions – Nitin Kulkarni, Assistant      General Manager

Stream 3 – Session 6c
Powertrain (2)

– Manufacturing to meet tomorrow's emissions standards
– Advances in abrasive machining
– Transmissions and drivelines

  • ZF Hero Motors – Saurabh Saxena, General Manager, Strategic Corporate Business Development
  • Stanadyne India – Sundar Balu, Director
  • Kennametal (WIDIA Products Group)Santanoo Medhi, Managing Director
     

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

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14:00 – 15:30

Session 7 (Part 1)
Presentations from OEM CEOs and Presidents on case studies on their latest activities, plants and labour issues and discussions addressing some of the themes that have emerged during the conference
 

  • MAHINDRA – Louis Pereira, CEO
  • RENAULT NISSAN – Srivathsan Kaustubhan, Senior Vice President – Deputy – Renault Nissan Technology Business Center India  

15:30 – 16:00

Tea

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16:00 – 17:00

Session 7 (Part 2)

  • HONDA – Rajeev Wasan, Vice-President Manufacturing
  • BMW – Juergen Eder, Managing Director, Chennai Plant

17:00 – 18:00

Special discussion group – Ask The Carmaker 

An exclusive opportunity to ask this afternoon's speakers about their presentations and their view of the automotive manufacturing solutions for the India of tomorrow

Thursday 9th December 2010

09:00 – 14:00

Plant Tour 

The  plant, equipped with advanced manufacturing technology from Ford, covers 350 acres, provides employment to nearly 4,000 people and has a capacity to manufacture up to 200,000 vehicles per annum. Ford also has a state-of-the-art engine facility that has a capacity of 250,000 unit per annum.