Automach 2018 targets EEC manufacturers

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Manufacturers looking for a high-tech boost for their production line flocked to Pattaya for the Automatic Manufacturing Technology Exhibition.
Manufacturers looking for a high-tech boost for their production line flocked to Pattaya for the Automatic Manufacturing Technology Exhibition.

Manufacturers looking for a high-tech boost for their production line flocked to Pattaya for the Automatic Manufacturing Technology Exhibition.

Chen Namchaisiri, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries, presided over Automach 2018 at the Royal Cliff Hotels’ Peach Convention Center March 28-29.

The trade show featured special offers on products and services from 70 producers of industrial equipment and processes.

Attendees also had their pick of 30 different seminars on engineering, production and investment, all aimed at streamlining and upgrading factories for the government’s Thailand 4.0 and Eastern Economic Corridor projects.

Chen said that to make Thailand’s economy stable, prosperous and sustainable, the country must develop industry, innovation and investment in various sectors.

“Development of the EEC will support industrial development in Chonburi, Rayong and Chachoengsao to grow their economies in leaps and bounds,” Chen said. “Moreover, Thailand targets EEC to be a center of investment and industry by linking transportation on land, water and by air.

“Now, many interested investors are ready to invest in the EEC, including Taiwan, Japan and China because Thailand is considered an investment base and a main manufacturing area for investors in ASEAN and Asia.”

“If the EEC succeeds, Thailand’s economy could grow more than 5 percent annually,” Chen continued. “If we don’t develop the EEC area within five years, Thailand will be overtaken by Vietnam.”