'Machinery Expo 2016' Ends on a High Note

Published: 31st January 2016 04:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2016 04:18 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI:  The inaugural three-day ‘Machinery Expo 2016’ in Angamaly, organised by the state government, ended on a high note on Saturday with the event receiving orders worth `5 crore and registering an attendance of more than 10,000 entrepreneurs from MSME sector.

According to the data from the Department of Industries and Commerce, around 250 orders and 5,000 inquiries have been placed.

“Food processing and general engineering machines and tools have high demand among the SME entrepreneurs in the state. We are planning to bring more exhibitors and equipment with industry-wise classification next year,” said P M Francis, Director, Department of Industries and Commerce.

“The expo, first-of-its-kind, almost covered every industry under the MSME sector. The expo showcased advanced retrofit equipment. The state government should continue similar initiatives to boost the MSME sector,” said Simon R, a visitor.

The exhibitors claimed that the exhibition was well-organised and hassle-free.

“We were provided with every facility for exhibiting our equipment. We are looking forward to the second edition of the exhibition,” said an executive from Max Technologies.

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