10:32 | 06/11/2019 Industry
(VEN) - The 13th edition of METALEX Vietnam was conducted from October 10 - 12 in Ho Chi Minh City, with 15,955 phenomenal quality visitors, and the presence of leading pioneer brands provided encouraging impetus to the manufacturing industry.
The powerful combination of three shows, “METALEX Vietnam 2019”, “Welding Vietnam 2019” and “ROBOT X @ HCM” as well as the constellations of technology providers representing 500 brands from 25 countries, accompanied by 8 International Pavilions from China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the US was successful to introduce advanced metalworking solutions, the latest welding technologies and high quality industrial robots.
Mr. Vu Trong Tai, General Manager of the organizer Reed Tradex Vietnam shared the result, “After three informative trade fair days, Vietnam’s international metalworking trade exhibition “METALEX Vietnam 2019” reported record new visitor number at 15,955. More and more trade visitors are also coming from abroad (50 countries), apart from Vietnam, visitors predominantly came from Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Singapore.”
Alongside technology adoption, manufacturers and industrialists across Vietnam and ASEAN can receive new inspirations from the new features, which are added, to strengthen their productivity and networks together with business delegations from diverse industry.
Gateway to manufacturing innovation
Mitutoyo joined METALEX Vietnam 2019 and brought its advanced software to demonstrate “Smart Factory” concept, namely MiCAT planner coordinate measuring machines automatic part program generation. Manufacturing processes need the ability to quickly adapt to meet today's challenging demands. Firstly, shorter product life cycles require rapid change to design revisions and fast programming capability. Secondly, increasing machine up-time requires more efficient programs and reduced set-up time. Mitutoyo's CMM programming software, MiCAT Planner, meets all of these demands.
Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is one of Hexagon’s highlighted products that has been displayed at METALEX Vietnam 2019. The machine delivers measurement productivity tailored to your workflow, addressing the widest range of production requirements including throughput, precision, multi-purpose and shop-floor capabilities. Besides, thanks to enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) concept, GLOBAL S combines smart technologies including user experience enhancements, advanced software and eco-friendly options to provide measurement solutions with three performance levels: Green, Blue, and Chrome. Compass technology, available on the Chrome performance level, is an advanced vibration-reduction system which guarantees accuracy even during high-speed scanning.
Only at METALEX Vietnam, visitors stood a chance to take part in the exclusive “Engineer Master Class” and be accredited to receive the certificate after completing the program. This time, Engineer Master Class has featured Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Ngoc Tuan, Vice President of Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanical Engineering (HAME), who provided deep insights into the importance of increasing competitive edge of manufacturing enterprises when Industry 4.0 is taking the world by storm. Furthermore, Mr. Ron Ashkin, Project Director of LinkSME (USAID) has also attended to share his valuable advice for Vietnamese SMEs to become official suppliers of international corporations. The function co-organized by Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanical Engineering (HAME) and Reed Tradex Co., Ltd. attracted a high turnout of Vietnamese industrialists.
In addition, Tokyo SME Support Center organized the Tokyo SME Seminar which is perceived as an essential accelerator for Vietnamese suppliers and Japanese buyers. This has promised to be a fast track to achieve fruitful partnerships with the right enterprises.
In its 13th edition, METALEX Vietnam 2019 had a wide range of activities with the hopes of arming visitors with valuable experiences. First-time-ever in a manufacturing exhibition in Vietnam, on-site virtual welding training has been available. People have experience hands-on skill-building and welding performance with the integration of Lincoln Electric’s VRTEX® virtual reality welding simulators. From a realistic welding puddle to accurate sounds and movements, what can be learned virtually with a VRTEX welding simulator will seamlessly transcend into real-world, hands-on welding. Additionally, welding shows featuring state-of-the-art techniques from renowned international brands including T-Drill, Polysoude and EWM has been also a keynote. Besides, at “Koma Taisen” competition, manufacturers from small to medium enterprise were all set to showcase their metalworking skills and design reﬂected through their customized spin tops. Lac Hong 2, the winner of the competition, will join the global competition in February 2020 in Yokohama, Japan.
Connection for sustainable business development
The presence of decision makers apart from the technical personnel from manufacturing cooperatives as well as private companies was well appreciated by the exhibitors. Meanwhile, the visitors was satisfied to mingle with international technical providers.
Mr. Kosuge Atsushi, Senior Manager of Lixil Corporation gave his comment that, “Aiming to discover more potential customers, we put all our faith in this exhibition. We have been exhibiting at the event for seven years. METALEX Vietnam not only meets our requirements but also provides us with excellent services.” With the same satisfaction, Mr. Takeo Tanaka, General Director of Ushio Asia Pacific (Vietnam) Ltd. happily contributed “METALEX Vietnam exhibition is a valuable opportunity to boost our influence on Asian market, especially in Vietnam.”
“We are the biggest manufacturing supplier in Taiwan. Vietnam is a potential market with high demands in manufacturing. We want to promote our products here, so we are really longing to attend a high quality exhibition like METALEX Vietnam 2019. We will definitely attend this event in the future.”, said Ms. Joan Wu, Specialist of overseas department of Di Chun Iron Work Co., Ltd.
Shared by a representative from one of the international pavilions at METALEX Vietnam, Mr. Shota Shimizu, Manager of Tokyo SME Supporting Center said that “Joining METALEX Vietnam last year was a great experience to me. There are a lot of visitors stopped by our area, which makes me really satisfied. Thanks to METALEX Vietnam, the customers can have a direct interaction and a better understanding of the products that we provide. This is a great chance for us to find suitable distributors for the company.”
Ms. Le Thi Yen Thanh, Marketing & Sales Division Manager of Anh Thy JSC, Representative from local firm said, “Having been here for years, we find it helpful to embrace our business opportunities. We are happy with both quality and quantity of visitors in the exhibition. Therefore, in my opinion, METALEX Vietnam is the only show that is completely reliable.”
The next edition of “METALEX Vietnam” will be held from October 8 – 10, 2020 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.