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Advancing the manufacturing sector through Manufacturing Myanmar 2016

Yangon, 4 October 2016 – Government officials, industry associations, and trade professionals from Myanmar’s manufacturing sector congregated at the Myanmar Event Park last week for the third edition of Manufacturing Myanmar, the only dedicated manufacturing trade event in Myanmar.

Held from 22 to 24 September, the trade event saw more than 3,500 attendees comprising special guests, trade visitors and press members. More than a showcase of quality machines, tools and equipment from around the world, Manufacturing Myanmar presented opportunities for industry visitors to network with international peers and experts, and tap their knowledge of the latest trends and developments impacting the global manufacturing scene.

Moving the manufacturing sector up the value chain
Myanmar’s GDP growth is expected to be 8.3 per cent in 2017. This bodes well for the country’s manufacturing industry, as international businesses continue to invest in the sector. A timely event for local companies, Manufacturing Myanmar 2016 showcased new and best-seller products to the Myanmar market from key international brands. Attendees had the chance to experience first-hand the many products and solutions that will enable them to enhance their processes and productivity, which will enable the manufacturing sector to create and add value.

Highlighting a wide variety of tools, hardware and equipment from leading international manufacturers and distributors including TRUMPF, Optical Gaging, Nikon, OSG, Asia Masima, Guhring and many others, the show showcased a wide range of products, from basic factory equipment such as hand tools and motors, to sophisticated machinery such as portable measuring devices, welding equipment, machining centres, and punching machines from 14 countries and regions.

For new exhibitors, they had the chance to connect with potential local agents and distributors. Many companies, such as Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive, Widin, F.lli Pozzi, Goodway, Mindman, NUI Utensili Europa, Shinwa Rules, Fujiya and others, got to engage with local buyers and gained valuable insights into the local manufacturing landscape and business environment.

Returning exhibitors Assurich Industries, TRUMPF, Optical Gaging, Summit Goal, Nikon, Tungaloy, Guhring, Tochu, Benign Enterprises, Hito Abrasvies and Jinn Jye Precision Machine Factory were not only able to reconnect with existing business contacts, they also had the opportunity to establish links with brand new trade partners from Myanmar.

“The Taiwan Group exhibitors are pleased with the show as it continues to allow them to engage with the Myanmar manufacturing industry. Some of our exhibitors, including Jinn Jye Precise Machine Co., Ltd and Sang Yuan Machinery Corporation, have sold their machines and equipment. The Taiwan pavilion will return to Manufacturing Myanmar 2017,” said Ms. Tina Wu, Specialist, Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA).

Mr. Edward Yuen, General Manager of TRUMPF added, “Manufacturing Myanmar continues to be an important Launchpad for TRUMPF to reach out to the industry. This year, our punching machine, the TRUMATIC 5000R, attracted a lot of attention from the private sector as well as government enterprises of Myanmar ..”

“Our department is responsible for the maintenance and repair work of the multi-purpose container terminal located at Thilawa, and we are here primarily to look for cargo handling equipment and spare parts. This is our first visit to Manufacturing Myanmar and we are impressed to see a lot of international brands present at the show! In addition, the show allowed us to find out about market trends and check out what is new in the industry. There are some products that are not yet available in Yangon, and we are keen to explore those options. We have also just found out that one of the exhibitors has a showroom on the way to our office and we will be sending some staff there to check out the products!” commented visitors Mr. Khin Maung Latt, Engineering Manager and Mr. Min Zaw Tun, Assistant Engineering Manager of Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa Limited.

Mr. Aaron Lwin, Product Manager of Aung Hein Min Co., Ltd said, “It is my first time at Manufacturing Myanmar. The exhibition is very impressive! We are a distributor of heavy machineries, and there are many global suppliers exhibiting under one roof. I greatly appreciate such organisation as it makes sourcing very convenient. In addition to seeing automated machineries, I also managed to find hand tools at the show. Looking forward to Manufacturing Myanmar 2017!”

Strong government and industry support
Manufacturing Myanmar garnered strong support from senior government and industry officials. Guest-of-honour at the event’s opening ceremony, U Kan Chun, Managing Director of No. (1) Heavy Industries Enterprise, Ministry of Industry, together with senior officials from Myanmar Food Processors & Exporters Association, Myanmar Industry Association, Myanmar Engineering Society and Food Science and Technology Association of Myanmar visited the exhibition to see and learn more about the latest manufacturing innovations and trends.

In a speech at the opening ceremony, U Zaw Min Win, Chairman of Myanmar Industry Association and Myanmar Food Processors & Exporters Association said that “manufacturing has made considerable progress towards the development of a sustainable industrial base. The key manufacturing sector which includes Garment, Electronic Parts, Food and Beverage processing, Construction material have attracted growing investment and consequently have expanded output” and he expected “manufacturing and other industrial activities to play an increasingly important role.”

“Manufacturing Myanmar 2016 plays an important role in supporting the evolution of the country’s manufacturing industry. For local players seeking growth ventures with key industry players, and others looking to enhance operations and upgrade manufacturing capabilities through new technologies to satisfy domestic and international demands,“ he added.

U Aung Myint, President of the Myanmar Engineering Society, in his speech, said, “Manufacturing in Myanmar is one of the main sectors supporting the country’s economic growth. It is an exciting time for the manufacturing sector, as foreign investment and multinational companies come into the market. As the manufacturing sector moves up the value chain, it is time for local players to step up and be the agents for progress. This can be achieved by companies investing in new technologies and equipment, industry professionals arming themselves with technical knowledge and skills, to meet industry needs.”

“Business networking has always been an essential element for our trade shows and through Manufacturing Myanmar, we have gathered manufacturers, suppliers and service providers from across the globe. The exhibition proved to be a viable business platform for local companies to engage with international companies. We are also honoured to have the continual support of the local government and industry organisations for our event and we look forward to continue to foster these valued partnerships, to help Myanmar’s manufacturing sector move up the value chain,” said Mr. William Lim, Project Director for Machinery Events of organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services.

The fourth edition of Manufacturing Myanmar will return from 21 to 23 September 2017.

Hi-res images of the event can be downloaded here.


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