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The Future of Manufacturing in India- Trends and Predictions

17 Apr 2023
The Future of Manufacturing in India- Trends and Predictions

India is a rapidly growing economy, and the manufacturing sector is a significant contributor to this growth. According to a report by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the manufacturing sector in India contributes about 16% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs over 60 million people. With the emergence of new technologies and changes in the global economic scenario, the manufacturing sector in India is also evolving rapidly. In this blog, we will discuss the future of manufacturing in India, trends and predictions.

  1. Adoption of Smart Manufacturing: One of the most significant changes that are expected to take place in the manufacturing sector in India is the adoption of smart manufacturing. This involves the integration of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing to create smart factories. These factories are highly automated and can make decisions on their own, leading to increased efficiency and productivity. The adoption of smart manufacturing is expected to create a more agile and flexible manufacturing ecosystem.
  2. Increase in R&D Investment: To keep up with the changing technologies and to stay competitive, manufacturers in India are expected to invest more in research and development (R&D). This will help manufacturers develop new products, improve existing ones, and optimize their production processes. The government of India is also promoting R&D by offering tax incentives and other benefits to manufacturers who invest in R&D.
  3. Greater Collaboration: Manufacturers in India are expected to collaborate more with other manufacturers, suppliers, and even competitors. Collaboration can lead to the sharing of knowledge and resources, leading to greater efficiency and better outcomes. The government is also promoting collaboration by launching initiatives like the Make in India program, which aims to promote manufacturing in India.
  4. Increase in Exports: India is already a significant player in the global manufacturing sector, but with the adoption of new technologies and a focus on R&D, the country is expected to become an even bigger exporter of manufactured goods. The government is also promoting exports by launching initiatives like the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme, which offers duty exemptions on imported goods used for export production.
  5. Focus on Sustainability: As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, the manufacturing sector in India is also expected to focus more on sustainability. This includes the use of renewable energy sources, the reduction of waste and emissions, and the adoption of sustainable production processes. The government is also promoting sustainability by launching initiatives like the National Action Plan on Climate Change and the National Solar Mission.

The future of manufacturing in India looks bright, with the adoption of new technologies, a focus on R&D, greater collaboration, increased exports, and a focus on sustainability. At Smart Factory Solutions, we are committed to providing cutting-edge solutions for smart manufacturing. Our software solutions are tailor-made for the manufacturing industry, and our goal is to help businesses achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Our team of experts provides free demos and consultations to help businesses understand how they can benefit from digitization in manufacturing. As a proud member of Make in India, we are dedicated to contributing to the growth and success of Indian manufacturing. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business stay ahead of the curve.

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