Vietnam Manufacturing Expo Empowers Supporting Industries

3:30:32 PM | 9/5/2014

The co-located shows of Vietnam Manufacturing Expo 2014 and Industrial Components and Subcontracting Vietnam (ICS Vietnam 2014) taking place during August 27-29 in Hanoi closed with a great success and were warmly welcomed by the total number of nearly 9,000 trade buyers both local and overseas from 25 countries and territories such as Australia, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA, ASEAN countries and others.
According to Mr. Duangdej Yuaikwarmdee, Deputy Managing Director and General Manager Vietnam of Reed Tradex Co., Ltd., the shows created a good platform for the visitors to discover leading-edge technologies by 6 national pavilions and 200 brands from 20 countries that they sought along with quality parts for manufacturing and electronics industries from Vietnamese and Thai suppliers to showcase top brands of machine tools, metalworking, and electronics manufacturing technologies. Hanoi Trade and Promotion Center, with support from Hanoi People’s Committee, broung over 70 Vietnamese parts manufacturers exhibiting industrial parts in ICS Vietnam 2014.
Mr. Sompong Darasrisak, Senior Professional Level of Investment Promotion Officer BOI Unit for Industrial Linkage Development (BUILD), Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said: “With successful outcome from previous edition, our members join the show again this year to expand their businesses to Vietnam through high quality industrial parts made from metal, plastics and rubber for automotive, electronics. Moreover, we organize Business Matchmaking service to enable direct interactions between Thai manufacturers and Vietnamese sellers.”
According to Mr. Yong Tze Kang, Senior Executive, Global Business Group of Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), SMF brings here the best in machinery and technologies from Singapore with the aim to showcase the initiatives of their exhibiting companies, and how their solutions are designed to address the specific needs of manufacturing.
The shows displayed leading brands with best technologies in machine tools, sheet metalworking, welding, robot in “The Stars of Technology Pavilion”, and included the second edition of “Engineer Master Class,” multi-session course on skill, HR, and technology management to develop a rewarding career path for engineers. One of the shows’ highlights was The Koma Taisen batlle which made the first ASEAN debut with 16 companies in Vietnam who put their best “in-house” manufacturing technologies to craft spintops to win over competitors.
The winner of this tournament  was from Leo Electronics Vietnam and will go to join the tournament in Japan. Mr. Kazuhiro Funabashi, Managing Director of Goko Spring Vietnam Co., Ltd. said: “Koma Tasen motivates companies to create koma to take part in spintops battles. It will be a good opportunity for manufacturing industry to show and promote their professional skills. This battle appeals companies and also visitors who are interested in Monozukuri, Japanese style manufacturing processes”.
Mr. Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade
Vietnam Manufacturing Expo and Industrial Components and Subcontracting Vietnam represent a great opportunity to help Hanoi supporting industries in general and Vietnam in particular to have more opportunities to approach importers from Japan, Korea, ASEAN and countries around the world, as well as help for Vietnam's enterprises access to machinery technology, advanced equipment, modern management level and improve production management and trading.”
Mr. Nguyen Van Suu, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee
The co-location of Vietnam Manufacturing Expo and Industrial Components and Subcontracting Vietnam will be a good opportunity for supporting industry companies in Hanoi and the provinces in the northern region to meet, upgrade capability, network and expand investment in order to increase the trade value with partners not only from Japan but also from other countries in the ASEAN as well as around the world. ICS Vietnam 2014 is not only connected but also offer business opportunity for Vietnam's industrial manufacturers to learn the new technology to improve productivity, collect new knowledge, new ideas in manufacturing to create products with higher value in the global value chain.
Mr. Atsusuke Kawada, Chief Representative – Hanoi Representative Office of Japan External Trade Organization
With the exhibitions organized by Reed Tradex, Japanese companies can know more Vietnamese partners as well as about Vietnamese industry. In addition, JETRO also do thorough research and valuation to publish a booklet of 150 Vietnamese excellent manufacturers in supporting industry every year. From there the businesses are promoted and they can contact to establish partnerships. In 5 to 10 years, big manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, etc. will be able to increase the procurement ratio and switch the supporting supplies to local companies.
Ms. Dao Thu Vinh, Deputy Director of Hanoi Industry and Trade Department
This exhibition is very different from the others because of its two-dimensional characteristic, meaning that an exhibitor could be both a supplier and a buyer. It gives a big opportunity to Vietnamese companies to learn more and improve themselves. It also helps us achieve the goal of developing the supporting industries in Hanoi.
Ms. Paiyada Hanchaisuksakul, Director of The Small and Medium Industrial Institute (SMI), The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)
“Vietnam is the country we believe in the potential so we decided to bring our qualified members to join this exhibition with supports from Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and The Small and Medium Industrial Institute, The Federation of Thai to enable Thai SMEs to expand their market here. For Vietnamese industrialists seeking high quality mold & die, subcontracting and machinery services, you are invited to visit our technology providers in Thailand Pavilion to develop win-win opportunities and fine tune with Thai technology providers to source the best technologies to serve your industrial requirements.”
“Vietnam Manufacturing Expo 2015 (VME)” Vietnam's Leading Exhinition on Machine Tools, Technologies, and Automation for Mold & Die, Auto Parts, and Plastic Packaging Manufacturing, will be held again during 26 – 28 August 2015 at I.C.E. Hanoi (Cung Van Hoa), 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. to continually promote the growth of metalworking, electronics and supporting industries. For more info:
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