Myanmar’s first dedicated manufacturing trade exhibition will be held at the Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC) in Yangon from 2-4 October.
The organiser of the event, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), said the event will be a gateway for international firms to get acquainted with the budding local manufacturing sector, as well as the opportunities it has to offer.
Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 will feature a lineup of international companies from Austria, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the UK, SES said.
William Lim, project director for Manufacturing Myanmar 2014, said: “For majority of our exhibitors, Myanmar is unchartered territory. As the country develops their industries and continues their push to lure Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) to grow their manufacturing sector, this presents opportunities for international manufacturing solution providers to introduce the technology needed to increase productivity and drive development.
“Manufacturing Myanmar therefore provides an ideal business platform for international firms to get a better understanding of the current and future manufacturing equipment needs of the Myanmar manufacturing market, as well as for local industry players to source for new technologies relevant to their business.”
Three international group pavilions will be featured at the inaugural edition of Manufacturing Myanmar 2014. They include Singapore – presented by the Singapore Precision Engineering & Tooling Association (SPETA); Taiwan – presented by the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA) and Thailand – presented by the Hardware & DIY Club.
The Singapore pavilion will feature a contingent of companies that include Agie Charmilles, Asia Masima, Cairnhill Metrology, Hong Chek, Optical Gaging, SI Engineering, Supreme Industrial Suppliers, Tungaloy, TRUMPF and Wenzel.
Koh Seng Chee, executive director of SPETA, coordinator of the Singapore pavilion, said, “Our members are very keen to explore opportunities within Myanmar.
“We hope to establish some meaningful connections and valuable business contacts within Myanmar.”
The manufacturing sector in Myanmar, consisting largely of labour-intensive production augurs well for companies such as Hong Chek, a leading supplier for jewellery and industrial equipment, its business development manager Dennis Looi said.
“Our machines are simple to use and can be easily integrated into the existing production process. Their affordability also makes our machines well suited for the current market in Myanmar.”
Chester Machine Tools, an exhibitor from the UK will be highlighting a range of basic machine tools including lathes and drilling machines.
Bill Jewitt, sales director of Chester Machine Tools, said, “We offer a large variety of conventional machine tools catering to a wide spectrum of industries which would be well suited to the current needs of the market in Myanmar. We hope to establish contacts with possible agents selling machine tools, and build a working relationship for the long term future.”
The organisers said the show will feature companies that provide the tools necessary to increase capabilities of sectors such as automotive assembly, manufacturing and repair, building, infrastructure and construction projects, metals, mineral processing and jewellery manufacturing, and metal fabrication among others.