Seminar on Innovation and Safety: Machinery Regulations and Standards in Germany and India in New Delhi

VDMA

GIZ – the German Agency for International Cooperation in collaboration with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) under the framework of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Indian Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution organized a Seminar on Innovation and Safety: Machinery Regulations and Standards in Germany and India on 13th November, 2018 in New Delhi.

GIZ – the German Agency for International Cooperation in collaboration with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) under the framework of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Indian Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution organized a Seminar on Innovation and Safety: Machinery Regulations and Standards in Germany and India on 13th November, 2018 in New Delhi

The Make in India initiative opens opportunities for the machinery industry. India’s aim to become a global manufacturingand design hub increases the demand for high-quality machines, manufacturing components, and innovative technologies. This expert exchange brought together German and Indian machinery experts to discuss how machinery regulation can contribute to innovation and safety.

The Welcome address was given by Mr. Alok Kesari, Global Project Quality Infrastructure, Senior Advisor Standardisation Country Component India (GPQI-India), Indo-German Working Group Quality Infrastructure, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. This was followed by an address by Bureau of Indian Standards. The Presentation on Machinery Regulation in Germany and the European Union was given by Mr. Hermann Wegner, Technical and Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, VDMA Frankfurt. This was followed by a Round Table Discussion on amongst the participants on:- Approaches to strengthening machinery safety in India, Comparing different approaches of machinery regulation and Medium-term outlook for upcoming policies and regulations.