Bangalore to host 60th Indian Foundry Congress

Bangalore: The 60th Indian Foundry Congress and the Second Asia Foundry Forum aimed at fostering the planned growth of the Indian Foundry industry by showcasing the latest trends and technologies from the world over will be held here from March 2-4.

The Indian Foundry Exhibition 2012 (IFEX 2012), organised on the sidelines of the 60th Indian Foundry Congress, is India`s leading trade fair on foundry technology, equipment and supplies, a statement said.

The Congress, which gains the distinction of being India`s largest foundry conclave, is based on the theme `Moulding success through Innovation`. The technical deliberations would focus on the emerging techniques and technologies for further improvements and optimisation of quality, cost and delivery.

"The event will provide a platform for networking with Asian giants and world leaders in metal casting production. The Forum will bring together 12 leading Asian countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia, who will share their Best Practices for sustainability and growth, which forms the main theme for all the deliberations," said Dr H. Sundara Murthy, President, The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF).

The Asian Foundry Forum is the brainchild of the Chinese Foundry Association (CFA), which had organised the First Asian Foundry Forum in Beijing in 2010. Recognizing the Indian Foundry industry, CFA had requested India to host the Second Asian Foundry Forum, it was stated.