Overwhelming response for Automotive Steel Summit

 

After the overwhelming success of the 5th GCP Summit and the 3rd Steel Long Products Summit, the Steel Group and the Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI) recently organised the 2nd Automotive Steel Summit in Pune. The major steel producers, auto companies, auto vendors, equipment and technology suppliers and large steel distributors attended it.

Dignitaries lighting the traditional lamp to inaugurate the 2nd Automotive Steel Summit 2017 in Pune

More than 300 delegates from both steel and automotive industry from four different countries also joined the summit.

Mr. Nikunj Turakhia, SUFI President, in his opening address, said: “The 2nd Automotive Steel Summit is an attempt to bring steel mills and auto companies along with their vendors onto a common platform. The growth of the auto industry is directly proportional to the agenda of make in steel for ‘Make In India’. Hence these deliberations are crucial to further this agenda.”

There was a panel discussion on the ‘Make in India’ initiative and the automobile sector, as well as a debate on the high strength steel for two- and four-wheeler industries.

Some of the industry veterans who participated in the summit were included Mr. Sanjay Jayram, Executive VP,  JSW Steel, Mr. Pawan Vij, General Manager – Paint Shop, Volkswagen India, Mr. Sanjeev Raghuwanshi, Executive Director, Steel Strips Wheels Ltd., Mr. S. Kumaraguruparan, DGM – Sourcing and Supply Chain, Ashok Leyland, Mr. Satyajit Mohapatra, GM – Application Engineering, ESSAR Steel India Ltd., Mr. C. Song, HOD Auto, POSCO, and Mr. Sanjay Gupta from Emirates Steel, Abu Dhabi.

From left, Mr. Sanjay Jayram, Executive VP, JSW Steel, Mr. Parveen Satija, Managing Director, Stitch Overseas Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Sanjeev Raghuwanshi, Executive Director, Steel Strips Wheels Ltd., Mr. Nikunj Turakhia, SUFI President, Mr. Vijay A. Pankhawala, Deputy Director, ARAI, Mr. Pawan Vij, General Manager – Paint Shop, Volkswagen India, Mr. Anuj Guglani, Founder, World Auto Forum, and Mr. C. Song, HOD Auto, POSCO, at the 2nd Automotive Steel Summit 2017.

Automotive companies, steel industry, automotive ancillary supplier, technology and equipment suppliers, consultants, traders, supply and logistic companies, and financial institutes had their full participation in the conference.

The automotive industry in India is one of the largest sectors that consume steel, which is available on both routes – domestic production and imports.

 

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