The Viet Nam Manufacturing Expo (VME) 2018 will return to Ha Noi in August, showcasing a wide range of machinery and industrial know-how from over 200 brands.
The event’s organiser - Thailand’s Reed Tradex - delivered the information at a press conference held in the capital on Wednesday.
“In recent years, Viet Nam made strategic moves to speed up the manufacturing sector towards a new industrial revolution - Industry 4.0,” Suttisak Wilanan, Deputy Managing Director of Reed Tradex said.
“Manufacturers can’t ignore calls for abilities in customisation, precision, high-speed production, and the transformation from analog to digital operations in the era of Industry 4.0. Those who fail to do so will fall behind their customers’ growing demands,” he said.
He added that in the era of Industry 4.0, integration of several new technologies have opened up new kinds of automated systems such as ‘collaborative robots’, or Cobots - a robotic system designed to safely work alongside humans.
During VME 2018, Reed Tradex will co-ordinate with Universal Robots to organise a practical ‘Cobot Showcase’ in order to promote the potential applications of Cobots, while working closely with human operators.
The forthcoming event will be also held along with four others to create a comprehensive platform for manufacturing, Suttisak Wilanan said.
These events include Viet Nam Sheet Metal – an extraordinary edition of Viet Nam’s only sheet metal fabrication technology and machinery exhibition and Viet Nam Electronics Assembly – an international exhibition on machinery and technologies for electronic parts and components manufacturing industry. Two others are Robot X – the most comprehensive series of events on industrial robots in ASEAN and Industrial Components & Subcontracting Viet Nam – a sourcing platform for industrial parts and components.
Business-matchmaking activities to support all participants finding the right target agents, suppliers or future business associates and a competition to search for the best welding master and encourage Viet Nam’s industrialists to see the importance of upgrading their welding skills will be also held on the sidelines of VME 2018.
The three-day event will open its doors at the Ha Noi International Exhibition Centre on August 8. — VNS