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Indian engineering prowess on display Down Under

Calcutta, Sept. 17: The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) will organise a three-day exhibition in Melbourne from September 25 to showcase India’s engineering potential. The council has been organising similar exhibitions in various countries under the title ‘Indiatech’.

The exhibition, to be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, will cover Australia and New Zealand, where exports of engineering products export have been stagnant for the past five years, M. C. Shah, chairman of the organising committee said.

Funded by the Union commerce ministry, the exhibition will display products of 150 companies manufacturing automobile parts, agricultural implements, aluminium products, builders’ hardware, bicycles and parts, industrial castings, forgings, hand and cutting tools, railway track materials, electrical power machinery, machine tools, pump sets, laboratory equipment.

Over 400 engineering exporters showed interest in participating in the exhibition But, Shah noted that only 150 could be accommodated because of constraint of space. Apart from displaying products manufactured by 150 organisations panels and catalogues of several other large, medium and small companies would be displayed in a theme pavilion to facilitate a joint venture with Australian and New Zealand companies in third countries in areas such as power substations, refineries, manufacture and installation of power transmission towers.

As many as 18 organisations from the eastern states will display their products in the Melbourne fair, Shah said.

He said EEPC had identified Australia and New Zealand as a potential markets for engineering goods projects and services.

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