Ludhiana: In the wake of rapid strides being made by Chinese cycle and parts manufacturers and their increasing stake in the worlds’ market, the Ludhiana industry has decided to walk on the footsteps of their Chinese counterparts.
Cycle industry of Ludhiana has decided that they would now start technology transfer and ways that are being used in the Chineseindustry for the past sometime that has brought the country to the top position in Asia. Earlier, Ludhiana was also a major manufacturer in Asian market but Chinese bicycle products have literally broken the backbone of Ludhiana industry.
Meanwhile, delegations of cycle manufacturers has planned to visit different expos in different countries in which the city industrialists would collect samples of the competitor China and would also visit several factories so that the techniques used in manufacturing of bicycle could be witnessed.
United Cycle and Parts Manufacturer Association (UCPMA) would be leading a delegation of at least 50 delegates that would go to China in the month of May to take part in the event.
“The main objective is to witness the latest technological up-gradation, machine up-gradation, raw materials usage in bicycle among others, so, that these could also be used in manufacturing in Ludhiana” said Charanjit Singh Vishivkarma, president of UCPMA who would be leading the delegation.
Vishivkarma stated that 66 per cent of the bicycle and cycle parts are being supplied from China to all over world. “The cycle expo that is going to be held at China was held at Italy and Germany on alternate years, 20 years back. But with the growing influence of China in cycle market the expo was shifted there” said Vishivkarma.
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