BUSINESSES eager to make a progressive shift toward the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0) and move up the value chain will not want to miss the highly anticipated Metaltech 2019, Malaysia’s largest manufacturing exhibition for metalworking, machinery, robotics and automation.
Metaltech will run from May 15-18 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec). It will feature over 1,500 local and international companies from various industry sectors with specialised profiles on machine tools and sheet metal technology, mould and die, precision engineering, surface and heat treatment, material handling and storage, welding, robotics and metallurgy.
The four-day international machine tools, metalworking and automation technology exhibition is held in celebration of Metaltech’s 25th anniversary.
“After 24 years of strong year-on-year growth, it is fitting that we celebrate our 25th anniversary with our largest and most ambitious event yet,” said Gerard Willem Leeuwenburgh, the country general manager of UBM Malaysia, Metaltech’s organiser.
“Our move to the new Mitec venue reflects our reputation as a first-in-class organiser dedicated to enhancing the customer experience and providing them the right platform to meet and network with key players of the industry.”
The landmark event is expected to draw over 20,000 trade professionals. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the latest products, experience live demos and some of the largest purpose-built installations ever seen at Malaysian trade fairs.
Other event highlights are the fully revamped free-to-attend industrial seminars and conferences to take a deep dive into the manufacturing and production advancements ushered in by IR4.0, as well as a full suite of business matching services to facilitate constructive on-site business meetings.
As a testament to the event’s continuing success and strong relationship with exhibitors, 90% of last year’s participants will once again be present, along with exciting new flagship exhibitors leading the IR4.0 wave, including Amada, Bystronic Laser Pte Ltd, Nachi-Fujikoshi, Han’s Laser, Hexagon Measurement Technologies, Hiwin, Makino, Mitsubishi Electric Asia, Secure, Sodick, SumiTec, Tornos, Trumpf Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Universal Robots.
Leeuwenburgh added, “Metaltech is the most professional event in Malaysia for the metalworking and machinery industry. It is able to host a range of on-site features and activities and has continued to attract quality exhibitors from Malaysia and overseas and a high calibre of trade buyers, given its reputation as the longest running trade event.”
Metaltech is part of a portfolio of machine tool events in Southeast Asia that includes established events such as Manufacturing Indonesia, MTA Vietnam, Intermach Thailand, Manufacturing Surabaya and MTA in Myanmar, which are collectively organised by UBM Asia.
Leading the way is Metaltech’s gold sponsor Monitor ERP System Sdn Bhd, a leading provider of ERP systems for the manufacturing industry, featuring the latest generation system innovation Monitor G5.
Also present will be bronze sponsors Bystronic Laser, Trumpf Malaysia, Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH and Tigatan Resources (M) Sdn Bhd. It will also see the participation of seminar main sponsor Magma Engineering Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and Zyfra, seminar tea break sponsor Epicor Software (M) Sdn Bhd and Hanmerz Machinery Sdn Bhd, seminar luncheon sponsor FineTek Co Ltd, on-site visitor registration sponsor AKA Machine Tools Sdn Bhd, compressed air sponsor Sumber Engineering Trading (M) Sdn Bhd and souvenir sponsor, Syrix Global Sdn Bhd.
In addition, the 12th edition of the Automation Technology Exhibition (Automex) for automation professionals will also be held alongside the main event, with a comprehensive showcase of the latest automation and manufacturing technology processes, featuring a variety of robotics, assembly and machine-vision solutions.
Both MetalTech and Automex are supported by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti), the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) and the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade).
With barely a month left to the exhibition, interested exhibitors and visitors are encouraged to pre-register their attendance via www.metaltech.com.my and www.automex.com.my, as well as download and peruse the buyer’s guide.
As part of Metaltech’s silver jubilee celebrations, one lucky pre-registered attendee will stand a chance to win an Apple iPad Pro per day during the event’s lucky draw session.
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