ASEAN region in focus of German machine tool industry

30.06.2019 - 22:00

Around 50 companies to present themselves at the sector event in Thailand

Under the motto "German High Tech in Metal Working", around 50 German companies will present themselves at Metalex, the largest metal-working trade fair in the ASEAN region. Top German companies such as Alfred H. Schütte GmbH & Co. KG, Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Gühring KG, MAPAL Fabrik für Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG and Siemens AG will take part in the sector event from 20 – 23 November 2019. Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Director of the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), says: "Thailand is the most important market for the machine tool industry in the ASEAN region, with great potential for production technology. There is keen competition in the market, especially from Japanese companies. So we are all the more delighted that Germany is the partner for Metalex, and our firms will be able to present their innovative potential there with a sector event."

For Exhibitor President Andrew Parkin, Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, the great interest on the part of German companies in the south-east Asian market is no coincidence: "Metalex provides the numerous exhibitors with the opportunity to meet both competitors and potential customers at an event. Thailand and south-east Asia are often underestimated with regard to their market potential. However, the markets in south-east Asia continue to develop positively in accordance with our expectations, and will increase in importance for globally active machinery manufacturers also in the future."

Special show on umati to present German cutting-edge technology

The nomination of Germany as partner country at Metalex underlines the significance of German companies for the worldwide machine tool and machine construction industries. Exhibitor President Andrew Parkin confirms: "The quality seal "Made in Germany" still carries great weight in the region of south-east Asia. For us and the many visitors, this sector event is an outstanding platform for discussing current manufacturing requirements, developments and trends, and for laying the foundations for investments. We expect to make new contacts and thus develop business opportunities in Thailand and south-east Asia."

Within the framework of the sector event, the special show umati will present the future of the industry.
umati (universal machine tool interface) is a universal interface that can integrate machine tools and plants safely, seamlessly and effortlessly into customer- and user-specific IT eco-systems. This standard will not apply only in Germany, but will be available for users around the world. umati is an initiative of the VDW and 17 project partners, of whom the founding members CHIRON-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG, Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG and Siemens AG will be taking part in the special show in Thailand.

The current exhibitor list can be found here: de.industryarena.com/metalex

About partner country participation

Germany will be the partner country at Metalex in Bangkok, the biggest metal-working trade fair in the Asean region. From 20 – 23 November 2019, upon the initiative of the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the exhibition and trade fair committee of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) will organise a sector event within the framework of the partner country participation of Germany. Under the motto "German High Tech in Metal Working", German machine tool manufacturers and companies from the metal-working sector will present themselves to the Asian specialist public on a surface area of around 1200 square metres. In addition to the joint stand, the sector event will also offer a special show with machine demonstrations and a presentation forum.

You will find all information on the sector event and contact details for the organising company Messe Stuttgart here

www.messe-stuttgart.de/metalex

Photo captions:

Metalex_19_P_Heller_Parkin : Andrew Parkin, Chief Representative Asia at Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH COPYRIGHT MESSE STUTTGART

Metalex_19_PM01_003: Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Director of the VDW: "Thailand is the most important market for the machine tool industry in the ASEAN region, with great potential for production technology." COPYRIGHT MESSE STUTTGART

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