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How to build India’s global manufacturing capabilities?

The Indian manufacturing sector stands at a critical juncture, with several opportunities arising from global shifts and local initiatives. But to take advantage of this evolving market, Indian manufacturers have to raise their global competitiveness, says Rakesh Rao.Read more

Manufacturing Agenda for Modi 3.0

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumes office for the third term, his immediate priority will be to step up GDP growth and job creation. While the coalition government may not be able to take progressive reforms, the industry expects continuity in the policy process, says Rakesh Rao. But, will it be enough to change the manufacturing sector’s fortunes?Read more

Today, safety is not just a choice but a necessity: Manish Poudwal

In this interview with Rakesh Rao, Manish Poudwal, CMD, Subtronics (India) Pvt Ltd, explains trends in industrial safety and the role played by his company in making workplaces safer.Read more

Nonconventional routes to MSME financing

Despite playing a vital role in the economy, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) often struggle to access affordable financing necessary for their growth. In this article, Rakesh Rao explores some non-traditional routes to ease funding pressure on MSMEs.Read more

Why MSMEs want a review of Section 43B(h)?

Section 43B(h) of Income Tax Act - mandating payment to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) within 45 days of supply - was welcomed when announced in Budget 2023-24. However, MSEs are now facing a peculiar problem of losing orders from large firms because of it. Rakesh Rao explores more on this issue and the road ahead.Read more

Esbee Electrotech Banks on Innovation and Sustainability for Grow

In this interaction with Rakesh Rao during Hannover Messe 2024, Vijay Chordiya, Designated Partner, Esbee Electrotech LLP, highlights growth opportunities and importance of sustainability.Read more

Rising digitalisation energising growth for Harting in India

With plans to expand production in India, Harting is all set to actively contribute to the country's digitalisation drive, says Rakesh Rao. Read more

Hannover Messe 2024: Powering Sustainable Manufacturing

At Hannover Messe 2024, 4,000 exhibitors from all over the world presented their innovative, futuristic solutions to more than 130,000 visitors from 150 countries. The event offered a comprehensive picture of technologies that are crucial to drive the agenda of sustainable manufacturing, reports Rakesh RaoRead more

Frank Notz: Festo sees India very positively and continues to invest in it

In this interview with Rakesh Rao during Hannover Messe 2024, Frank Notz, Member of the Management Board - Sales, Festo SE & Co KG, emphasised on the importance of investing in AI, circular economy, hydrogen, etc and also shares Festo’s India plans.Read more

"Dormer Pramet has ambitious growth plans in Asia, with a focus on India"

In this interview with Rakesh Rao, Amit Raina, Country Manager for India, Dormer Pramet (a leading global supplier of metal cutting tools and related services), shares his views on the industry trends and the company’s future plans in India.Read more

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