At the event (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The international exhibition on machine tools and metalworking solutions for production upgrade (Metalex Vietnam 2017) officially kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on October 12.

The event drew the participation of more than 500 brands of 25 countries, including Germany, Turkey, Thailand, Japan and host Vietnam.

Suttisak Wilanan, Deputy Managing Director of Reed Tradex, the organiser, said the event introduces the latest machine tools and metalworking solutions to businesses, thus helping them speed up production.

A number of conferences will be organised in the framework of the exhibition to deliver professional metal processing solutions and offer chances for firms to expand their business in one of the most dynamic markets in ASEAN.

Speaking at the event, Ureerat Ratanaprukse, Consul General of Thailand to Ho Chi Minh City, said that Metalex Vietnam 2017 will contribute to raising the efficiency of manufacturing and support industries, as well as create a platform for science and technology development, innovation and sustainable economy.

The exhibition, which runs until October 14, is taking place together with the Vietnam Electronics Assembly 2017 on international machinery and technologies for electronic parts and components manufacturing industry and another on support industry products.-VNA