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CICU holds global business summit 2021

Ludhiana: The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) organised an international business summit-2021 on Saturday. Upkar Singh Ahuja, president, CICU, highlighted about industrial products being manufactured in the state. He said there was a big scope to increase exports in African countries. He also highlighted transparent industrial policies, ease of doing business and investment in the state would be beneficial for foreign countries. Ricardo A Berna deputy head of Mission Embassy of Panama, Juliana Somba Banda, First Secretary, High Commission of Malawi, Oscar Sikanda, Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of the Namibia and Souleymane Boureima, Counsellor, Embassy of the Niger, were among those others present.

Dr Amar Singh, MP, Fatehgarh Sahib, presided over the event and appreciated the working of the CICU for the industry. He assured that he would discuss issues of the industry with the higher authorities. Pankaj Sharma, general secretary, CICU, highlighted that embassies were playing active role in developing business relationships between countries and collaboration and joint venture would increase import and export. He said there were a large number of products. JR Singal, JS Bhogal, Publicity Secretary, CICU, and Amit Thapar, also spoke about business relationships between India and Africa. The meeting was attended by over 150 prominent industrialists.

Robotic, CNC machines attract visitors at expo

Ludhiana: The robotic technology, latest CNC machines, laser cutting machines and other innovative technology attracted visitors at Mach Auto Expo-2021 organised on the GLADA grounds, Chandigarh road, here.

On the second day of the expo on Saturday, Commissioner of Police Rakesh Aggarwal and Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma visited the event. They praised organisers for providing a platform to exhibit new technology that would benefit industrialists a lot. Robotic welding machines and portable welding machines were offered for live demos. The portable welding machines can be carried easily to any place. While using the robotic machines, there is no need of skilled workers. With six axis, robotic machines produce results with just one click on computer screen after uploading the design in computer attached with the machine. The compact hammering and heating machines were also the attraction among visitors. Besides the live demos of machines, the visitors were also guided about the machines. The visitors had an advantage of witnessing live running machines. MD of Udan Media and Communications GS Dhillon said over 300 exhibitors had showcased machine tools, CNC machines and SPMs, hydraulic products, electrical/electronic equipment, engineering Machinery and parts, power tools, welding and cutting equipment, material handing equipment, quality control accessories, hardening and heating machines, industrial robots and other machines. Upkar Singh Ahuja, president, CICU, said the industrialists from the state and other neighbouring states had the advantage of witnessing, learning and adopting the latest technology. The expo will be continued till February 22. — TNS

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