MTA Vietnam 2017 draws 425 firms (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – As many as 425 Vietnamese and foreign enterprises have joined the International Precision Engineering, Machine Tools and Metalworking Exhibition and Conference (MTA Vietnam) 2017 that opened at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on July 4.

The foreign businesses include many prestigious brands in the world, such as Amada, Bystronic, Han’s Laser, Nikon, and Sodick.

BT Tee, a representative from the organising board, said that participating businesses showcase their cutting-edge technology and production chains in metrology, metal-forming and 3D printing technologies.

This is a chance for suppliers and consumers to meet, update advance technology, enhance their business effectiveness, and seek long-term partnership, he said.

Particularly, 29 leading Japanese firms are also displaying their products.

Meanwhile, Koji Takimoto, chief representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Ho Chi Minh City, said that many Japanese firms wish to invest and expand their business in Vietnam’s manufacturing industry.

He held that the event is a good chance for Japanese businesses to introduce their technology to promising customers, and share information, thus helping Vietnamese firms to update technology and improve capacity in providing spare part and equipment for the domestic market. This will help attract more foreign investment, especially from Japan, in production, manufacturing and support industries of Vietnam, he added.

Along with the exhibition, a welding contest will be organised for students and technicians in the welding industry of Vietnam, together with various conferences and workshops on development trend and integration capacity of Vietnam’s mechanics, production and metal-forming sectors.

MTA Vietnam is the largest and most professional exhibition in the manufacturing industry in Vietnam, which was first launched in 2005.

The event will run until July 7.-VNA