IED Communications Ltd is not only the owner of Industrial Automation monthly, but is also the organiser of India’s biggest and Asia’s 2nd largest exhibition for the automation industry – Automation Expo (www.automationindiaexpo.com). Together with the magazine, the organisation has been in the business of promoting the automation industry in India for over nearly 4 decades now and has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the industry in India, first through the Industrial Automation magazine and later the exhibition.

A brainchild of Dr M Arokiaswamy, Founder & Managing Director, IED Communications Ltd endeavours to understand and anticipate the needs of the Indian engineering and manufacturing industries and cater to their requirement of a reliable source of quality products and vendors, providing the best solutions, services, products, technology and know-how through its twin properties.

Dr M Arokiaswamy,
Founder & Managing Director,
IED Communications Ltd

Automation Expo™, the brainchild of the visionary Dr M Arokiaswamy started in 2002 as a bi-annual Automation exhibition which attracted the top Global Automation diaspora to the Indian shores. Since 2011, this has become an annual Automation extravaganza. It has become Asia’s leading Automation & Instrumentation exhibition and a must-visit for any stakeholder in the Automation industry.

Now in the 18th year of a successful journey, Automation Expo has believed in the true potential of India and contributed hugely through uncanny foresight and sheer hard work. Automation Expo has made India a global marketplace for the Automation industry.

Each industry in India strives to acquire technology based on automation to participate in global competition. Automation Expo provides a platform for the industry to achieve their automation goals.

4 days of Automation Expo enables exhibitor to showcase products and technologies to the world, and make it to the Big league!





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Decision-makers from around the globe 

2/3rd of our total visitors are decision-makers in their respective organizations.

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Pure Business Objectives

The top goals of all our visitors are to search and learn about the latest trends and advancements, networking, exchange of credentials and generating new business leads.

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Varied Industry Reach

Automation Expo brings multiple industries together at one common Automation extravaganza.



Why we have become Asia’s leading Automation & Instrumentation exhibition?

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International Audience Base

Almost a third of all visitors are an international audience who make this exhibition truly global.

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Innovation Race

Wish to learn what the big Automation players are up to? Expand your knowledge base by learning from the best.

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Something to learn for everyone

Almost 80% of the visitors state that they gained valuable insights just by attending 1 day of the exhibition.

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Unmatched Visitor Retention

The continued growth of visitors means retention of current visitors and gaining new visitors each year. 

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Strong support from Institutions

Automation Expo enjoys strong support from the Maharashtra Government. It also co-operates with ministries and official organizations and is supported by all-important industry associations from India and abroad. We also enjoy great relations with Trade Media.