BANGKOK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERMACH, ASEAN's leading industrial machinery and subcontracting exhibition will host its largest and most business-enticing event to date for Southeast Asia. Now in its 30th year, INTERMACH 2013 reaches a record of 1,200+ participating manufacturers and distributors of industrial machinery from across 35 countries to showcase over 4,000 products and technologies -- several of which making their Southeast Asian debut. Co-located with Sheet Metal Asia -- the region's largest showcase of sheet metal fabrication machinery, and SUBCON Thailand -- the largest subcontracting exhibition in Southeast Asia, INTERMACH 2013 takes place on May 16-19, at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand.
As the world anticipates the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 -- a plan to create a unified market place for ASEAN countries with free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labor -- two industries and their stakeholders in particular anxiously await the opening doors of larger opportunity: the machinery and automotive industries. Implementation of the AEC is likely to create more balanced competition in the automotive industry by allowing smaller players, Japan's Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Isuzu for example, to expand their presence and challenge larger incumbents with the favorable manufacturing and subcontracting opportunities through ASEAN. Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia for example are the current leading players in Southeast Asia's automotive market who help to produce 89% of the passenger car market and stand to further benefit with foreign car principals expanding operations within the regions.
Several foreign automotive supply and component companies are already pre-planning for the future by debuting their products and services at ASEAN's leading and first in the year business machinery and subcontracting event -- INTERMACH Thailand. German based Bosch Rexroth, one of the world's leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies, has plans to showcase their latest Drive and Control Technology at INTERMACH 2013 including Mechatronic Motion models, Energy Saving Drive & Control Solutions, and State of the Art Welding Technology and Tightening Technology used in modern car manufacturing plants.
Similarly, the predicted appeal of high-quality and lower manufacturing costs within ASEAN vis-a-vis the AEC 2015 has attracted the attention of the international machinery community to participate and contribute to providing higher standards of manufacturing tools and equipment for Southeast Asia as a means to both enhance technology for ASEAN manufacturers as well as new business for themselves. Japan based Okuma TECHNO, a leading industrial machinery-manufacturing conglomerate, plans to debut their Vertical Machining Center featuring the premium model of their MB-Series and their MC Master Controller -- a training simulator controller -- at INTERMACH.
"We are developing and strengthening customer trust and confidence by attending INTERMACH as an exhibitor," said Mr. Yamasaki, Managing Director of Okuma Techno (Thailand). "INTERMACH is a mega technology and machinery event, which fortunately coincides with most companies' procurement and purchasing needs -- at the start of the business buying cycle. Last year we attended INTERMACH 2012, and met up with many Japanese investors. In fact, we were able to close significant deals with new clients at the show. That is why we decided to come again in 2013."
Manufacturers, industrialists and professionals interested in learning more about the upcoming machinery and subcontracting opportunities leading up to the AEC 2015 are encouraged to attend INTERMACH 2013. Visitors will gain in-depth understanding of market conditions and opportunities as well as product applications through INTERAMCH's series of onsite business and product seminars, new product demonstrations, and a host of networking and business-matching events. Online pre-registration is open from now until May 10, 2013.
For more information visit: Intermachshow.com
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