CHENNAI: France-based Dassault Systémes said it sees newer pastures in India for its manufacturing-solutions business as many players have started setting up new factories or upgrading their existing facilities to add in features like Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and 3D printing to their processes.
“Many OEMs in India feel the need to upgrade their manufacturing processes in tune with today’s technology. Some of the processes of manufacturing in their facilities are even obsolete. Moreover, in India, we see newer factories being set up due to the government’s thrust on ease of doing business. They too require manufacturing solutions, this is where we see the opportunity,” said Samson Khaou, Managing Director India, Dassault Systémes.
The nature of mobility and transportation in India has been undergoing a rapid transformation. The government’s efforts to bring more electric vehicles on the road has prodded many automakers to upgrade to digitalisation of manufacturing processes to include virtual design, shorter lead times and simulation.
Recently, Dassault launched the 3DExperience Twin model, which would allow manufacturers to design and map the entire model of the factory. “We have nearly 8,000 clients in India, including Ashok Leyland, VE Commercial Vehicles and Hero Moto Corp, who are slowly adopting digitalising manufacturing processes. Through 3DExperience Twin system, they will be able to reduce the lead time the product takes to reach the market,” Khaou said.
A recent study by a global consulting firm estimated that the manufacturing sector may form 25-30 per cent of the country’s GDP and make 90 million new domestic jobs by 2025. “Digitalisation of the sector brings new opportunities for collaboration, usage of big data analytics, real-time data acquisition and digital continuity from ideation to design to production and even to ownership,” said Olivier Lahaye, Vice President, WW, DELMIA, Dassault.