Continuing from the high point achieved by its predecessor, IPVS 2011 was held between 11-13 November 2011 at the Gujarat University Exhibition Hall, Ahmedabad, India. The show was inaugurated by Mr. Rajiv Amin (President of IPMA) alongside with Mr. Yagnesh Buch ( Deputy General Manager Marketing KSB Pumps).
The three events namely Pumps Expo, Valves Expo, and Process Plants & Systems Expo held concurrently addressed all issues of national and global concern such as energy conservation, system optimization, sealing systems, fugitive emission and environmental control, ’smart’ controls for enhanced reliability and safety etc, all in context of pumps, valves, process plants and systems. IPVS 2011 once again held its status of being the prime event of the industry in India. There were close to 100 top companies like KSB, Weir BDK , Roto Pumps, Crompton & Greaves, Netzsch, L & T, Bell-o Seal, Dover ,Fivebro to name just a few. Out of the total exhibitors 20% were international companies showcasing their product range to over 2000 serious-minded and focused visitors from India which included visitor delegations from eminent corporate houses such as BEML Ltd., DCNS., ESSAR ENERGY, GHCL LTD, HINDUSTAN DORR-OLIVER LTD, ITT- Oil & Gas, LINDE Engineering, NIRMA LTD., ONGC, OSWAL PROJECTS DIVISION, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD.,RIDDHI SIDDHI, Sintex industries ltd. SUBHASRI PIGMENT P LTD., UNITED PHOSPHORUS LTD AND ZYDUS CADILA.
There were quite a few visitor delegations from overseas too but mainly from Nigeria (Ministry of water and Ministry of environment), Russia, Spain and Japan. IPVS 2011 proved to be more focused and more incisive than its earlier versions. This was demonstrated by the overwhelming presence of quality exhibitors and visitors. It has once again laid the platform for the great boost to the Indian pump industry.
The Indian pump manufacturers are on a high given the strong upswing in fluid handling industries, irrigation and urban infrastructure projects. With IPVS becoming an international platform, Indian pump manufacturers have an added advantage in knowing and catering to the global market needs. Indian pump manufacturers have proved themselves on the quality front and the Indian pump industry is now on the world map. Those who missed the opportunity to benefit from IPVS 2011 can make good by confirming their participation at the 6th staging scheduled for 14 – 16 December 2012 at Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.