Top Japanese MNC official bats for technology development & research in India

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Pune, November 7: “We are expecting India to lead in technology. Our belief is that India will come back as a manufacturing hub and center of excellence in technology. It is not just ‘Make in India’ but it is developing and research in India,” remarked HORIBA Executive Vice Chairman and COO Juichi Saito. Juichi Saito was recently speaking during a panel discussion ‘Bharat: 21st century for a Smarter, Greener and a Healthier Tomorrow’, hosted by HORIBA India during the soiree named ‘HORIBA CONNECT’ at the J W Marriott Hotel.


“We are expecting India to lead in technological development. India has a huge potential not only to become a production center for global export but also as a center of excellence for R&D developing new solutions for the sustainable development of society. India is a big, growing market and The HORIBA Group will keep investing here. We have plans to set up a Semiconductor Mass Flow Controller (MFC) manufacturing facility at HORIBA India Technical Center, Chakan, Pune and expansion of our medical reagent production capacity at HORIBA Nagpur facility” – added Juichi Saito.


With its direction of Explore The Future, The HORIBA Group is developing analytical solutions for the industrial megatrends of Energy & Environment, Bio & Healthcare and Materials & Semiconductor.


Juichi Saito also cited that it was the 16th year of their direct incorporation in India, with its headquarters in New Delhi. The company, with its current President – Dr. Rajeev Gautam has spread its wings in HORIBA’s five business segments– Automotive, Medical, Process and Environmental, Semiconductor and Scientific in India and SAARC nations.


An array of panelists from diversified areas of academia, semiconductor, healthcare, environment and mobility, including Dr. Balachander Krishnan, Chief Operating Officer, Shirdi Sai Electricals Limited (Solar Division), Dr. R Bairava Ganesh, Principal Project Officer, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, S Ravishankar, Advisor-Automotive Product Development, Girish Krishnamurthy – CEO and Managing Director, Tata Medical and Diagnostics Limited, Dr. Nilesh Shah, Group President, Metropolis Healthcare Limited, Dr. S.S.Thipse, Sr. Deputy Director-PTE Lab, Automotive Research Association of India, Sachin Bhambure, Vice President, Sanyo Special Steel Manufacturing India Private Limited and Prof. Utpal Tatu, Chairman-Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science and Founder, Equine Biotech, participated in this colloquy on One Health concept for Human and Veterinary (Life Sciences),Medical Diagnostics, Automotive, Solar Manufacturing and Steel industry.The colloquy saw conversations around the industry buzz words of – Net-Zero, Green Steel, Alternative Fuels and Artificial Intelligence.


Prof. Utpal Tatu outlined the importance of ‘one health’ due to the impact of microbes, which are now dictating the world order due to infectious diseases while Dr.Nilesh Shah batted for having quality labs in the vicinity for patients.


Girish Krishnamurthy spoke on the current scenario and challenges for In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) market and India’s potential in it.


Dr. Thipse outlined the government policies for alternative fuels, while Sachin Bhambure spoke about the need to manufacture green steel. S Ravishankar threw light on the Artificial enabled futuristic cars while Dr. R Bairava Ganesh elaborated on the scenario of display manufacturers in the semiconductor industry.


Dr. Rajeev Gautam, Corporate Officer, HORIBA, Ltd., Japan and President, HORIBA India gave the welcome address and felicitated the panelists while the session was moderated by Suparna Bhattacharyya, Chief Financial Officer and Head -Shared Services, HORIBA India.


Close to 100+ professionals were a part of this insightful discussion session followed by a fun-filled networking event under the HORIBA corporate motto of ‘Omoshiro-Okashiku’ (Joy and Fun).


HORIBA India, being a driving force for sustainable development and environmental conservation, has planted ~ 500 fruit-bearing trees (5 trees per guest) in the districts of Maharashtra with the support of an NGO. This serves the dual objective of supporting the farmers as well as protecting mother earth.


Photo Caption: (From left to right) : Suparna Bhattacharyya (HORIBA), Dr. Balachander Krishnan (Shirdi Sai Electricals Limited), Dr. Rajeev Gautam (HORIBA), Prof Utpal Tatu (Equine Biotech), Dr Nilesh Shah (Metropolis Healthcare Limited), Dr S S Thipse (ARAI), Sachin Bhambure (Sanyo Special Steel Manufacturing India Private Limited), S Ravishakar, Dr. R Bairava Ganesh (IIT Madras) and Juichi Saito (HORIBA) at the ‘HORIBA CONNECT’ initiative.