There are dramatic changes both large and small afoot in India’s thriving economy and its booming automotive industry, where new car sales have risen every month since mid-2015.
Among the larger ones are the ongoing introduction of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and the government’s latest 10-year Automotive Mission Plan. And among the smaller are new laws on maximum car transporter length that could disrupt current practices substantially, the establishment of new rail infrastructure (such as the new Indian Railways finished vehicle hub in Chennai), and price cuts at ports like Mumbai in their bid to encourage more short-sea ro-ro movements.
With a more stable financial system than many parts of the world and a faster-growing economy than equivalent markets, India’s consumers are starting to want more from their automotive sector, too. And OEMs are gearing up to give it to them, with moves like VW’s recently-revealed plans to increase production at its Chakan plant, where the new Ameo is targeted directly at the Indian market. “We are expecting a higher demand from the domestic market while we look at supplying more cars to our export markets too,” confirmed Andreas Lauermann, president and managing director of VW India.
Helping those involved in the Indian automotive logistics scene make sense of all this change will be the focus of this year’s Automotive Logistics India conference. The big hitters from vehicle OEMs, service providers, infrastructure operators and technology solutions suppliers will come together to hammer out the strategies suited to tomorrow’s automotive supply chains.
And with the introduction of GST, the country will – remarkably for the first time – have a truly national economy with all that impliess for free and speedy movement between states.
Celebrating its 10th successful year, Automotive Logistics India is a well-established conference with a proven track record of high level networking.
“A good forum to present, discuss and share thoughts and ideas,” is how Jai Pal Singh, supply chain analyst at Harley-Davidson, put it after last year’s conference. “Very good and informative, giving an opportunity to interact with people and clarify queries,” agreed Jagdeep Singh, senior logistics analyst at Ford Asia Pacific. “One of the most useful and informative automotive conferences I have attended,” added Suresh Nandakumar, counsellor at the CII Institute of Logistics.
The conference is part of the worldwide Automotive Logistics series, which also includes the Automotive Logistics Global event in Detroit, and conferences in Mexico, South America, Europe, Russia, the UK and China. Plus for the North American inbound sector The Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta GA, and for the North American outbound sector the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in Newport Beach, CA and the Import Export North America conference in Baltimore, MD.
Register via the link at the top of this page to join today’s most influential industry figures as they debate the tactics and strategies that will help define the winners in one of tomorrow’s most significant global automotive markets.