On 1 June, the Manufacturing Expo team led by exhibition director Mr. Ajinveat Yotviriyapanit, joined the official launch of the project "Transforming Thai SMEs into Modern Manufacturing 4.0" co-organized by the SME Development Fund in accordance with the Civil State Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, and the Thai-German Institute, the Center of Excellence in Robotics and Automation, Mahidol University and Khon Kaen University, at the Ministry of Industry. The ceremony aimed at promoting SMEs' productivity through digital technology, robotics and automation endorsed by the government, as well as human resource development so they have the skills needed in the age of Industry 4.0.
The Ministry of Industry’s Permanent Secretary Mr. Kobchai Sangsittisawad announced “It is very important for Thai SMEs to transform to Industry 4.0 as fast as possible to reduce cost and increase efficiency as a priority. This project focuses on supporting SMEs in the field of robotics and automation systems with a goal to see improvement within this year. It is also expected to improve on best practices from successful entrepreneurs and set examples for others to apply in their own operations. At the same time, the project will stimulate the growth of system integrators and system analysts in Thailand. Hence I would like to take this opportunity for Thai SMEs to transform Thailand together with this project and other activities we have created along with our partners.”
And to further the cooperation in this project, the Manufacturing Expo event organized by RX Tradex and the Thai-German Institute will co-host a Robotics & Automation Symposium 2022 under the topic "Joining Forces to Transform Thai SMEs toward Manufacturing 4.0" on June 24, 2022 during 13:30 - 16:00 hrs. at Grand Hall 203, 2nd floor, BITEC, Bangkok. In addition, there will be a special activity, Robotics Cluster Pavilion: SME 4.0, which showcases innovations and provides detailed advice by various agencies for SMEs looking to transform into Industry 4.0.
Those interested in attending the Robotics & Automation Symposium 2022 can register at https://www.manufacturing-expo.com/en-gb/conference.html