“Metalex Vietnam 2018”, the comprehensive platform to accelerate development of Vietnam’s manufacturing and supporting industries, has already started on Thursday, taking place from 11-13 October 2018 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC).
The exhibition is expected to be more comprehensive with the co-location of “NEPCON Vietnam 2018”, as well as the cooperation with JETRO to introduce “Supporting Industry Show 2018”. This 12th edition not only plays as a playground to gather exhibitors and visitors, but also empowers the exhibitors to showcase their outstanding performance of machines and services in the era of Industry 4.0.
It can be said that industry 4.0 is bringing both golden opportunities and huge challenges to developing countries in general and Vietnam is no exception. Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said that technology trends and the Fourth Industrial Revolution provide a marvelous opportunity for development if we know how to unlock potential advantages and strengths of Vietnam. According to Savills, Vietnam attracted FDI flows of $35.6 billion in 2017, up a hefty 44.4% from the previous year, with Japan the biggest, contributing $9.11 billion. Manufacturing and processing FDI made up 44.2% of the total. Thus, Vietnam needs to keep in track with the Industry 4.0 trend to increase competitiveness.
Mr. Isara Burintramart, Managing Director of Reed Tradex share that “Companies from around the world are setting up in Vietnam and the government is trying to keep up by improving the ease of doing business. Office buildings and manufacturing centers are sprouting across the country as more foreign companies are catching onto Vietnam’s potential. Larger companies can afford to begin more sophisticated manufacturing in Vietnam. With more capital, they can invest in the necessary infrastructure, as well as afford to be patient while developing their workforces, local supply chain and supporting industries. These companies are positioning themselves to capitalize on the rising consumer markets of ASEAN states as well as tapping into an expanding list of free trade agreements Vietnam is negotiating with its trading partners.”
From co-organizer’s perspective, Mr. Takimoto, the chief representative of JETRO Ho Chi Minh also emphasized Vietnam manufacturing market’s high potential: “Meanwhile, Vietnamese government has been working on industrialization for years. In this January, the law of “Provision of assistance for small and medium-sized enterprises” was enacted, and they started taking more activities to increase the productivity. In 2026, the population of Vietnam will reach 100 million while the population in china and Thailand will decrease. I believe that’s one of the reason Vietnamese productivity has attracted a lot of attention nowadays.”
“Metalex Vietnam 2018” can be seen as the route to Industry 4.0, focusing on metalworking and automotive. This year, “Metalex Vietnam 2018”, with 10,000 diverse buyers and 500 brands from 25 countries, such as Hoffmann, Hexagon, Takamaz, Weldcom, Showa Denki, Saeilo, etc, covers all aspects of metalworking which will definitely take the manufacturing industry by storm. In addition to the myriad of visitors, the exhibition will be constructive involving 5 international pavilions from China, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.
Attending Metalex Vietnam this year, Hexagon Metrology (Thailand) Ltd will provide Vietnam market an overview about new demand on equipment and machine tools in the Industrial 4.0 era. Mr. Taveesak Srisuntisuk, Managing Director, Hexagon Metrology (Thailand) Ltd shared that: “We always innovate our metrology solutions to broad range of vital industries, which are constantly seeking higher performance machine to enhance their productivity. I believe our products, which will be on exhibit at the show, can help our customers accelerate their productivity and product quality with confidence. From the Global S to the AICON PrimeScan, Vietnamese customers visiting our booth will get hand-on experiences with the latest technology and developments in industrial metrology”
At “Metalex Vietnam 2018”, Yamazen Vietnam Co., Ltd will introduce their newest technology of metal processing to Vietnamese enterprises as noted by Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Son, General Manager, “Japanese enterprises tend to outsource Vietnamese SMEs that have high technical skills and development. We still primarily focus on Japanese FDI companies, but we also want to expand our targets to local companies as well.”
Mr. Son added, “Long-term investment is necessary for sustainable development, many companies are starting to source new machine instead of second-hand machine. Furthermore, production capacity of Japanese companies is over limit, which in turn provides opportunities for Vietnamese manufacturers to invest and expand their business further.”
Besides, the NEPCON Vietnam 2018 co-location show will provide technologies and solutions for electronic industry. As Vietnam’s only exhibition that focuses on SMT technology, electronics parts & components that organizes annually, NEPCON Vietnam 2018 will attract over 200 industrialists and subcontractors from 20 countries in the target industry to come together and drive Vietnam’s electronics to advance forward.
One of the key players that will participate in NEPCON Vietnam 2018 is ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd. “ShinMaywa released the first model of electric wire stripping machine 62 years ago, and years of commitment made us become one of the leading wire processing machine manufacturers worldwide. Fundamentally, our major policy is to earn trust from customers through innovative technologies, and in Vietnam, the company is striving to improve technical support to satisfy all customers’ needs in the area,” said Mr. Takeshi Idenaga, General Manager of ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd. The latest model that ShinMaywa will be introducing at NEPCON Vietnam 2018 is automatic wire processor: THR202C, which offers one side crimping and one side tinning process. And its maximum processing capability is 3000 pcs/hr. which accounts for 25% improvement compared to the previous model.
Reed Tradex will cooperate with JETRO, ITPC and CSID to co-organize the exhibition “Supporting Industry Show 2018” at this year’s event. “Supporting Industry Show 2018” aims at tightening up the relationship between the Vietnam – Japan supporting industries and strengthen the key pillars- electronic, automotive – to develop Vietnam’s manufacturing. The synergy of these shows will let you meet large number of buyers in the manufacturing and supporting industries.
In parallel with “Shows in Show” activities, the “Hand Soldering Championship” competition will be held, inspiring Vietnamese welders to sharpen their hand soldering skills, as well as update new trends in Vietnam market.