Plant And Machinery
PLANT AND MACHINERY
Plant and machinery is the key to success of any industry. In India, the machinery needs are met by imports partly and by indigenous manufacture. With the rapidity with which the industry is growing, Industries engaged in manufacture of processing machinery are likely to succeed provided the manufacturing programme is well planned and executed. Many industries started with the purpose of manufacturing food processing machinery both for Indian and export market have failed due to faulty planning and execution of the programme.
For many years chemical process machinery were used in food industry also with totally unsatisfactory results. The concept of hygienic design and manufacture is slowly gaining importance in the manufacturing sector. In the post WTO era, competition from foreign suppliers – especially from China, has increased and Indian manufacturers are required to face this threat from foreign suppliers.
Government of India, through the Ministry of Food Processing Industries provides encouragement and a number of incentives for the manufacturing industries in the sector including the machinery manufacturers. A major unexploited sector in the food machinery manufacturing is machinery for traditional Indian foods. Significant amount of Development activities are on in a number of R&D Agencies.
A new entrant to this sector of machinery manufacturer is likely to benefit from the schemes that the ministry has introduced. Success of the industry follows the strategies adopted in planning the manufacturing project. Fobics can guide a new entrant in selecting the machinery sector for manufacturing and provide designs and guidance in manufacture.