Metaltech is now part of a network of the most important metalworking and machine tools exhibitions in South-East Asia which includes Manufacturing Indonesia, MTA Vietnam, Intermach Thailand, and MTA in Singapore
THE 24th edition of Metaltech, the largest and longest-serving metalworking and machine tools show in the country, will be held next month at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
 
The event from May 23 to 26 is set to host some 500 exhibitors, consisting of manufacturers, agents and distributors of machine tools, sheet metal technology as well as from the tools and tooling industries.
 
More than 20,000 international profes­sio­nals from the electronics, automotive, aerospace, machinery and component manufacturing industries are expected to attend.
 
Malaysia has rapidly developed as a manufacturing hub in Asia backed by the country’s strong government support since the 1970s.
 
Manufacturing is now the second largest economic sector in the country and accounts for 25% of Malaysia’s GDP.
 
The country has a track record in world-class manufacturing, as well as infrastructure, a talent pool, an existing manufacturing eco-system and a strategic location for the wider South-East Asian region.
 
Metaltech represents the complete spectrum of the machine tools and metalworking industry with nine specialised profiles ranging from Sheetmetal Technology to Precision Engineering; and from Surface and Heat Treatment to Machine Tools, and more.
 
In addition, this year will see the return of Automex, the event within Metaltech which features automation companies and robotics technology.
 
UBMMG Holdings Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of UBM, has acquired TradeLink ITE Sdn Bhd, the owner of Metaltech, from the ITE Group.
 
“Metaltech is now part of a network of the most important metalworking and machine tools exhibitions in South-East Asia which includes Manufacturing Indonesia, MTA Vietnam, Intermach Thailand, and MTA in Singapore,” said UBM Asia group managing director Asean business and vice-president M. Gandhi.
 
“The synergies between our shows will offer even greater value for exhibitors and visitors,” he added.
 
Meanwhile, UBM Asia president and chief executive officer Jimé Essink said: “It pleases me and all of UBM to welcome Metaltech to our growing family of top exhibitions.
 
“We are able to continue with our agile growth strategies within South-East Asia because of our global reach and scale within and outside of Asia.
 
“UBM’s strong portfolio of advanced manufacturing events within the United States coupled with our network and events in Asia will offer the type of next-step opportunities Metaltech’s customers have never seen before,” he added.
 
Metaltech joins UBM Asia’s pantheon of nine dedicated machine technology, manufacturing, and tool events held across Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Singapore.
 
For further details, visit www.METALTECH.com.my and www.AUTOMEX.com.my.


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