Expo brings fourth revolution to Vietnam industry

16:03 | 24/05/2017 Industry

(VEN) -  A wide range of solutions and technologies serving production towards Industry 4.0 were showcased at the Vietnam Manufacturing Expo (VME) 2017 held in Hanoi in late April. The annual event aims to promote business development and information exchanges in the manufacturing industry.  

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Isara Burintramart, managing director of Thailand’s Reed Tradex Company, said Industry 4.0 will be a breakthrough for the industrial sector. But in order to benefit from the fourth industrial revolution, the skills of Vietnamese human resources must be upgraded to undertake complicated production roles, he said.

The keen interest in the three-day was reflected in the participation of some 8,974 industrialists and 347 groups from 37 nations. VME 2017, with a focus on metrology and assembling automation served as an interactive ground for investors and suppliers to expand their networks.

“KOMA TAISEN in Hanoi 2017” returned as an opportunity for Vietnamese SMEs manufacturers to show and promote their high professional skills. The competition was concluded with the announcement of the new winner, Hanoi College for Electro and Mechanics, which had the best spin top in Hanoi crafted with a powerful CNC machine.

Various programs to enhance knowledge and partner networks were held during the event, including a technical skill contest for welders and a forum on new technology application in mechanical manufacturing. The welding competition encouraging welders and manufacturers to improve their competitiveness was jointly organized by the Vietnam-German Technology Transfer and Training Center (HWC) and Reed Tradex Co., Ltd.

An “Engineer Master Class” was addressed by Senior Expert Cao Ba Anh from the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Heavy Industry Department, and General Director Deepak Kumar Arora from the Minda Vietnam Automotive Company Limited.

“VME Forum” with support from the Vietnamese Association of Mechanical Industry (VAMI) provided an overview of new technological applications in manufacturing mechanical products to spark new ideas and boost competitiveness.

Le Thanh Vinh, CEO of New Century International, said new-generation free trade agreements are both opportunities and challenges for the Vietnamese economy in general, and the Vietnamese manufacturing sector in particular. With over 10 years of cooperation and participation in VME, the company has provided automation solutions for enterprises to enhance competitiveness in both domestic and foreign markets.

Taveesak Srisuntisuk, Managing Director of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, said the Vietnamese market is still growing and attracting many international investors. “We contribute to the concept of heading up to Industry 4.0 at VME by bringing our comprehensive range of products and services, which are widely applied in the automotive, aerospace, energy, and medical sectors to boost production efficiency and competitiveness,” Taveesak Srisuntisuk said.

VME 2017 was held in conjunction with two other events, “Industrial Components and Subcontracting Vietnam”, which

connected parts makers and potential buyers, and “Vietnam Sheet Metal,” which provided metalworking technologies,

knowledge and ideas. Next year, the exhibition will be held on August 8-10 at the Hanoi International Center for Exhibition

(I.C.E).

Nguyen Huong