India has become one of the most preferred location for engineering subcontracting across key sectors including metals & material, mechanical components, automotive and design & engineering. By 2020, USD42 billion worth of work related to R&D of product engineering is expected to be outsourced to India, growing by a CAGR of 22.7 per cent from 2003.

Manufacturing has emerged as one of the high growth sectors in India.Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, had launched the ‘Make in India’ program to place India on the world map as a manufacturing hub and give global recognition to the Indian economy. India is expected to become the fifth largest manufacturing country in the world by the end of year 2020*. The manufacturing sector of India has the potential to reach US$ 1 trillion by 2025 and India is expected to rank amongst the top three growth economies and manufacturing destination of the world by the year 2020. The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will make India a common market with a GDP of US$ 2 trillion along with a population of 1.2 billion people, which will be a big draw for investors.

With the help of Make in India drive, India is on the path of becoming the hub for hi-tech manufacturing as global giants such as GE, Siemens, HTC, Toshiba, and Boeing have either set up or are in process of setting up manufacturing plants in India, attracted by India’s market of more than a billion consumers and increasing purchasing power. Cumulative Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India’s manufacturing sector reached US$ 70.51 billion by June 2017. Under the Make in India initiative, the Government of India aims to increase the share of the manufacturing sector to the gross domestic product (GDP) to 25 per cent by 2022, from 16 per cent, and to create 100 million new jobs by 2022.

The outsourcing R&D services market in India is expected to reach USD38 billion by 2020 from USD20 billion in 2015. Newer capabilities such as supply chain, regulatory compliances and manufacturing engineering are being developed by Engineering R&D Service providers

‘India Subcontracting Show’ under the umbrella of India’s largest Engineering Sourcing Show, IESS 2018 is an opportunity to capitalize on our ‘indigenous manufacturing strength’.

This is the must attend event for subcontract manufacturing buyers from all industry sectors, to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities, and secure contracts in order to remain competitive in a global market. The event will help identify, procure and benefit from the low cost advantage of MSME’s in machining, sheet metal working, engineering, material development, design, prototyping, screw cutting, surface treatment, testing etc. As a platform for tier 2-3 precision engineers and component suppliers to showcase their strengths to OEM’s and Tier 1 manufacturers. The major features of the show are:

  • World class suppliers who can help optimize your productivity and remain competitive in a global market
  • Source the latest solutions and innovations in in-house production, contract manufacturing services and product development
  • Network and build new business relationships throughout the Indian manufacturing industry

Highlighted activities
during the show


  • Subcontracting Exposition – showcasing of Indian industries comprising 350 local and international subcontractors
  • Business Matchmaking Program – business matchmaking and industrial linkage activity allowing Indian SME subcontractors to identify business partners, enter into business collaboration, explore new marketing channels, and engage in one-on-one meetings pre-arranged by the buyers and the sellers
  • Buyers’ Village – venue for top buyers and international procurement offices in India and other countries to exhibit the parts, they need to procure or for which they require subcontractors
  • Innovation to Business – links and matches research and development agencies to the manufacturing industry. Identifies products and parts to help commercialize innovations
  • Industrial Design Clinic – an advisory clinic where industrial entrepreneurs can obtain valuable advices to improve the manufacturing competitiveness through design insights on process and strategic levels. This will help to take design at higher level of manufacturing functions, it is very important to develop a design scenario and environment at the early stage of conception.
  • Seminars – educational and visionary seminars for industrial entrepreneurs covering interesting topics including investments opportunity analysis, business strategies, management and technology and product development

Product profile


  • Iron, Steel And Its Products
  • Cable Glands, Cable Accessories
  • Forging & Casting Products
  • Components & Parts For Industrial Application
  • Conductors
  • Electrical Insulation Materials, Electrical Cables
  • Electrical Power Tools
  • Electrical Wires, Lugs, Cable Rings
  • Engine Dynamo Meters & Accessories
  • Engineering Plastics & Moulded Parts
  • Galvanized Wires, Stainless Steel Wire Mesh
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatics Systems
  • Hydraulic Press & Hydraulic Cylinder
  • Industrial Springs, Spring Coils & Fasteners
  • Latches, Locking Systems And Operating Elements
  • Machined Components
  • Measuring Instruments, Transducers, Meters, Data Recorder, Calibrators
  • Mechanical And Electrical Testing Components
  • Precision Turned Component
  • Pumps And Industrial Valves
  • Quality Control And Analytical Equipment
  • Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM), Injection Moulding, Compression Moulding, Pultrusion
  • Sheet Metal Components, Fittings & Flanges
  • Steel Mills Equipment And Supplies
  • Systems/Sub-Assemblies

Visitor profile


  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Automotive Parts Manufactures
  • Air Conditioning Manufacturers
  • Building & Construction engineering
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical Products
  • Design & Consultancy Services
  • Electrical & Electronics Manufacturing
  • Engineering & Constructing machinery manufactures
  • Electrical Machinery & component manufactures
  • Steel Sheet Fabricators
  • Packaging / Printing machinery manufactures
  • Rubber & Plastic Products machinery manufactures
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Storage & Material Handling professional
  • Tools, Dies & Molds Manufacturing
  • Academic / Distributor / Traders
  • Trade Association / Government Agency
  • Steel Furniture Manufacturers
  • Metal Components & Products Manufacturing