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Metalex Vietnam 2017 Unveils Renewed Direction for Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Metalex Vietnam 2017”, taking place during October 12-14 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) , delivered the renewed direction of manufacturing to Vietnam market. There are two new showcases, “Universal Robots Chef & Barista” and “Virtual Reality Drone Racing” which were first time organized in Vietnam, and aimed to motivate and spark up the new ideas for Vietnam’s manufacturers.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of Metalex Vietnam 2017, Mr. Suttisak Wilanan - Deputy Managing Director of the organizer Reed Tradex, shared his views on current production trends, “Last year, CommonWealth Magazine has unveiled the 58-Second Competition. That is all time for BMW to produce a customized car, Siemens to make a customized controller or Optima to make a customized bottle of perfume. Industry 4.0 is redefining how things are made and sold in the 21st century”. Mr. Suttisak added more “To stay ahead of the competition in the 21st century, manufacturers must improve their business to be more efficient, collaborative and agile than ever, so they could secure their competitive edge. That’s why Metalex Vietnam 2017 will play distinct roles in this effort.”

From 12 – 14 October, the powerful combination of three shows, Metalex Vietnam 2017, Vietnam Electronics Assembly 2017 and Industrial Components & Subcontracting Vietnam 2017 as well as the constellations of technology providers representing 500 brands from 25 countries, accompanied by 10 International Pavilions from 7 countries and territories China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, at full steam, introduced advanced metalworking solutions, latest electronics assembly technologies and high quality industrial grade parts.

At the opening ceremony, Mme. Ureerat Ratanaprukse, Consul-General of Thailand, The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City shared the view of need to tight up the cooperation among ASEAN’s nations to integrate and develop in the new era of economic. "One of the key messages reflects from His Excellency Nguyen Xuan Phuc official visit to Thailand in August is the emphasis on the potential of Viet Nam’s and Thailand’s strengths as an important hub for the sub-regional production and supply chain. And our two leaders further reaffirmed their determination to support the substantial investment, particularly in fields fundamental to Viet Nam’s economic growth, such as industrial estate development, energy, construction materials, garments and textiles, agricultural and food processing, electronics and automotive components. Therefore, the event today is definitely contributing to the “greater flow of investment” not only between Thailand and Vietnam as envisaged by our leaders but also among ASEAN countries and beyond to prosper together.”

Mme. Ureerat Ratanaprukse added: “At the backdrop of AEC and Vietnam’s robust economic growth and deeper integration into the global economy, I truly believe that METALEX Vietnam 2017 will serve as one of the important bridges to connect and advance the state of manufacturing and supporting industry as well as a platform to showcase and foster science, technology and innovation, which are fundamental to sustainable economic growth.

Metalex Vietnam 2017 also provides a new direction for manufacturers, in order to response the challenge of a new-age manufacturing where the transformation is needed to catch up Industry 4.0 and take advantage from tariff reduction, trade facilitation, investment attraction, and expansion of markets through 16 worldwide FTAs which Vietnam is a part recently. Mr. Suttisak Wilanan shared: “Recently signed free trade agreements (FTAs) are likely to further boost competition, as well as extend the country’s international reach. A process of natural selection is now taking place in Vietnam, and businesses that are unable to compete due to either lack of capital or technology, are disappearing from the market. As a result, while there are fewer Vietnamese enterprises now than ever before, while the quality of products and number of investors are getting higher.”

Mr. Suttisak gives examples of expanding the manufacturing industry to other segments. “In last June, Hanwha Techwin build the first aircraft engine parts factory in Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, this opens a new opportunity for Vietnam's manufacturing industry as Hanwha Techwin is growing the volume of its engine parts business by winning large-scale parts orders from world-class aircraft engine manufacturers such as GE, Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and Rolls-Royce.” Mr. Suttisak emphasized “Proper recognition of technology investments is needed to meet current needs and reach out further of traditional markets.”

Return as an annual up-to-date playground for the manufacturing industry, this year, "Metalex Vietnam 2017" set up a mission to introduce a new experience for Vietnam’s manufacturers by introducing two new showcases “Universal Robots Chef & Barista” and “The Drone Racing Technology Showcase”. These two experiences are first time organized in Vietnam.

The organizer believes that with the drone market expanding, it is not only drone manufacturers that will benefit from the new opportunity, but also companies that produce and supply parts and electronics components. “The Drone Racing Technology Showcase” will display the latest model of drones by Furious FPV, built and assemble with latest component. In addition to the exhibit, visitors can join this zone to learn about components and drone assembly, along with experiencing “Virtual Reality (VR) Drone Racing Competition” and dance performances.

In additional, the growing need for precision and quality are driving the need for collaborative robotic arms in the manufacturing industry. Understanding that robotic arms could take the manufacturing and supporting industries to the next level, therefore, Universal Robots will showcase the diverse applications of collaborative robots through cooking omelet and brewing coffee.

Another event is “Koma Taisen” competition where all manufacturers from small to medium enterprise are all set to showcase their metalworking skills and design reflected through their customized spin tops which require to be ensured of the diameter at 20mm or less, and overall length is up to 60 mm.

The organizer Reed Tradex also keeps running the support activities such as "Business Matchmaking", "Agent Wanted" and "Sourcing Service" to provide networking opportunity for local businesses to interact in a global market place. Along with the return of the technology tour "Shows in show" right at the exhibition, this program will allow local industrialists to discover the latest cutting-edge machinery and metalworking solutions that can take their production efficiency into the next level.

In additional at Metalex Vietnam 2017, the special training class will open for engineers to broaden their knowledge and skills necessary to operate smart technologies integrated with Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and advanced robotics that will transform Vietnam’s entire industrial ecosystem. The “Engineer Master Class” with the honor speaker from Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanical Engineering (HAME), is ready to help engineers create value and opportunities for a smart future.   

A confluence of trends and technologies at Metalex Vietnam 2017 is ready to serve the market's demand in high precision and quality. There will be the full spectrum of machine tools and solutions ranging from machining centers, EDM machine, sheet metalworking, welding technology, metrology from leading brands such as Misumi, Hexagon, Takamaz, Hiwin, Murata, Showa Denki, Keyence, Saeilo and many more.

"Metalex Vietnam 2017", which opened from 12 - 14 October, 2017 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) promised a magnificent experience in technology and solution  for all manufacturers around and beyond Vietnam.

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