At the event (Photo: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – The 12th International Woodworking Industry Fair (VietnamWood 2017), the biggest of its kind in Vietnam, kicked off at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on October 18.

This year’s event drew over 320 exhibitors from 25 nations and territories over the world with a lot of famous names in the wood processing industry such as Wilhelm Altendorf GmbH & Co. KG, Biesse, and Goodtek.

Huynh Quang Thanh, President of the Binh Duong Wood Processing Association, said that with the participation of the world’s leading brands, the fair is a venue for enterprises to update latest technologies in order to have plans to buy machines and equipment serving wood production and processing.

Deputy Secretary of the Association of Vietnam Timber and Forest Products Ngo Sy Hoai said that the wood export and processing industry is developing remarkably, resulting in higher demand for machines and equipment.

VietnamWood 2017 is a good chance for Vietnamese firms to gain access to modern technologies and machines from other countries so as to upgrade their technologies, diversify projects and increase added values for Vietnam’s exported wood products.

Several workshops on digital technology application and automation in the wood processing industry are expected to take place during the fair, which will last until October 21.-VNA