More than 300 exhibitors from 21 countries and territories will showcase their latest products and services at Vietnam ’s leading manufacturing solutions trade show early next month.

The expo, co-organised by Singapore Exhibition Services Pte-Ltd and VCCI Exhibition Services Co.Ltd, will be held from July 2-5 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Eleven countries and territories, including Japan, France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Chinese Taiwan will have multiple pavilions at the MTA (Metrology, Tools and Automation) Vietnam 2013 show.

The show will focus on precision engineering, machine tools and metal working, organisers said.

They said the international component of MTA Vietnam 2013 is very high, at 81 percent. Major brand names in many areas will be present, they added.

For instance, the world’s top five machine tool exporters, namely Japan, Germany, Italy, Taiwan and Switzerland are joining this year’s show.

William Lim, Project Director for MTA Vietnam 2013, said the increasing number of international corporations that have set up manufacturing facilities in Vietnam is also a major pull factor for major international machine tool brands.

As a reflection of the growing presence of Japanese manufactures in Vietnam, this year’s show will feature 38 exhibitors for the East Asian giant, an increase of 58 percent over the number present at the inaugural education of MTA Vietnam in 2003.

The Japanese pavilion this year comprises 22 companies that are mainly small to medium sized enterprises producing equipment like bank tools, electronic components, gears, measuring instruments, and machine tools.

Kazuhiko Osato, Director of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)’s HCM City office, said “This is the 7 th time we are exhibiting at the MTA series in Vietnam, and it is our biggest group of exhibitors to date. The increase of Japanese manufacturers in Vietnam bodes very well for smaller Japanese as it provides the link to break into the Vietnamese market”.

MAT Vietnam 2013 will also feature a series of exciting competitions and seminars, including Vietnam Welding Skill, Vietnam’s Welding Technology seminars – Today And the Future Vision; Using management Tools to Improve Quality in manufacturing Industries and New Approaches to Design machining & manufacturing.-VNA