|Visitors at the MTA Vietnam, which opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre yesterday. – VNS Photo Xuân Hương|
HCM CITY — The 15th International precision Engineering, Machine Tools and Metalworking Exhibition and Conference that opened yesterday is showcasing a multi-national selection of the latest technologies, equipment and solutions for the manufacturing value chain.
The latest edition of MTA Vietnam and the largest so far has attracted 425 exhibitors from 23 countries and territories, with 11 international group pavilions from Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand, BT Tee, general manager of UBM VES - one of the two organisers of the expo along with VCCI Exhibition Services Co., Ltd - said.
More than three-fourths of the exhibitors are foreign, the notable ones being Amada, Bystronic, Blum, DMG Mori, Han’s Laser, Hurco, Makino, Nikon, Sandvik and Sodick.
Japan is among the fastest growing investors in engineering and manufacturing in Việt Nam, and the number of Japanese exhibitors at MTA Vietnam has increased dramatically in the past few years. This year there are 29 companies specialising in metal cutting, metal forming, metrology, cutting tools, and tooling systems.
Japanese companies have brought to the exhibition devices and equipment for efficiency improvement and labour saving in production, testing devices and equipment to improve product quality and special equipment necessary to improve local procurement, Koji Takimoto, chief representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation’s HCM City office, said.
Tee said aside from the impressive presence of established international brand, the exhibition also attracted 110 local-based manufacturers and vendors, an increase of 7 per cent from last year, such as Creatz3D, Cybertech, Daviteq, OLAS, DKSH, Growell, T.A.T Machinery, Tinh Hà, Vạn Sự Lợi, VPIC and Weldtec.
Held on the sidelines of the expo will be technology conferences, seminars, workshops and the Vietnam Welding Competition.
The exhibition will enable manufacturing professionals to network, exchange expertise and knowledge and seek business opportunities.
The event, being held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, will run until July 7 and expects to welcome more than 10,500 trade visitors. — VNS