Pune, November 7: “We expect India to lead in technology. We believe that India will return as a manufacturing hub and a center of excellence in technology. It’s not just ‘Made in India’, it’s developed and researched in India,” noted HORIBA Executive Vice President and COO Juichi Saito. Juichi Saito recently spoke at a panel discussion on ‘Bharat: 21st Century for a Smarter, Greener and Healthier Tomorrow’ organized by HORIBA India during the soiree called ‘HORIBA CONNECT’ at the JW Marriott Hotel.
“We expect India to lead in technological development. India has enormous potential not only to become a manufacturing hub for global exports, but also as a center of excellence for research and development, developing new solutions for the sustainable development of society. India is a large, growing market and HORIBA Group will continue to invest here. We have plans to set up a semiconductor mass flow controller (MFC) manufacturing facility at HORIBA India Technical Center, Chakan, Pune and expand our medical reagent manufacturing capacity at HORIBA’s Nagpur facility,” added Juichi Saito.
With its Explore The Future direction, HORIBA Group develops analytical solutions for the industrial megatrends of Energy & Environment, Bio & Healthcare, and Materials & Semiconductors.
Juichi Saito also cited that this is the 16th year of their direct involvement in India, with headquarters in New Delhi. The company, with its current President – Dr. Rajiv Gautam, has spread its wings across HORIBA’s five business segments – Automotive, Medical, Process & Environment, Semiconductor and Scientific in India and SAARC countries.
Multiple panelists from diverse fields of academia, semiconductors, healthcare, environment and mobility including Dr. Balachander Krishnan, COO, Shirdi Sai Electricals Limited (Solar Division), Dr. R. Bairava Ganesh, Chief Project Officer , Indian Institute of Technology Madras, S. Ravishankar, Advisor – Automotive Product Development, Girish Krishnamurthy – CEO & Managing Director, Tata Medical and Diagnostics Limited, Dr. Nilesh Shah, Group President, Metropolis Healthcare Limited, Dr. r SSThipse, Senior 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 conversation on the concept of One Health for Human and Veterinary Medicine (Life Sciences), medics ns diagnostics, automotive, solar manufacturing and steel industry. The colloquium saw industry NS talk buzz about – Net-Zero, Green Steel, Alternative Fuels and Artificial Intelligence.
Prof Utpal Tatu outlined the importance of ‘one health’ due to the impact of microbes now dictating the world order due to infectious diseases, while Dr Nilesh Shah championed the availability of quality laboratories close to patients.
Girish Krishnamurthy talks about the current scenario and challenges facing the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) market and India’s potential in it.
Dr. Thipse outlined the government’s policies on alternative fuels, while Sachin Bhambure spoke about the need for green steel production. S Ravishankar shed light on futuristic AI-enabled cars, while Dr R Bairava Ganesh elaborated on the scenario of display manufacturers in the semiconductor industry.
Dr. Rajeev Gautam, Corporate Director, HORIBA, Ltd., Japan and President, HORIBA India delivered the welcome address and greeted the panelists while the session was moderated by Suparna Bhattacharya, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Shared Services, HORIBA India.
Nearly 100+ professionals were part of this insightful discussion session followed by a fun-filled networking event under HORIBA’s corporate motto of ‘Omoshiro-Okashiku’ (Joy and Fun).
HORIBA India, as a driving force for sustainable development and environmental protection, has planted ~500 fruit bearing trees (5 trees per guest) in areas of Maharashtra with the support of an NGO. This serves the dual purpose of supporting farmers as well as protecting Mother Earth.
Photo Caption: (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 SS Thipse (ARAI), Sachin Bhambure (Sanyo Special Steel Manufacturing India Private Limited), S Ravishakar, Dr. R Bairava Ganesh (IIT Madras) and Juichi Saito (HORIBA) in the ‘HORIBA CONNECT’ initiative.