Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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METALEX 2012 is ready to welcome you to discover the largest army of global technology providers for metalworking and machine tools universe in ASEAN. All exhibitors are eager to showcase their “best-of-breed” technologies and innovations with live demonstrations across the show floor. Visiting the show enables you to source and network with major brands while catching up with the new industrial and market trends to get yourself ready for the upcoming challenges. Many international exhibitors will debut the latest offerings for the first time in Asia.

Below are some of 2,700 brands from 50 countries awaiting to showcase their highlighted technologies during show days!

Lineup of New Knowledge
for Powerful Tomorrows!

Moreover, there are several different dedicated conferences and activities such as the 2nd METALEX Nano Forum, Japan – Thai Mold & Die Symposium, Asian Welding Federation Meeting, Machine Tools Summit, hot conferences, technology presentations and Business Matchmaking Program. Click here for updated show movement and more details.

Therefore, visitors to METALEX 2012 will be able to identify and learn about new products and solutions, understand the effects of industrial trends, realize how cutting edge technologies can enhance their productivity, network and build new contacts and peers and, of course, observe the competition.

Click here to pre-register your visit and sharpen your competitive edges with all major global brands who have already chosen their destination to connect with ASEAN metalworking community at METALEX 2012 from 21 - 24 November 2012 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand.

  Show Movement

JAMTAT Ready to Unleash ASEAN’s Industrial Potential with Japanese Technologies!

Recently, Japanese Machine Tools Association of Thailand (JAMTAT) hosted an official meeting at Reed Tradex’s office to confirm their participation under the JAMTAT Pavilion in METALEX 2012 with space occupation requirements. Mr. Tsuneyuki Ishii, President of JAMTAT, led the session with over 40 members from 20 companies present and voiced out their confidence towards the show.

METALEX Congratulated Mitsubishi’s Open House Ceremony

Last week, METALEX team congratulated the opening of an annual open house ceremony by Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Thailand) which featured the debuts of new technologies and machinery such as Wire-Cut EDM MV Series of new wire-cut electrical discharge machines (EDMs) which is suitable for cutting applications for a diverse range of products from product parts to those that require high-accuracy processing, including molding die, and the new Laser Cutting Machine eX Series which features automatic nozzle changer, wide range of piercing application (such as blow pierce or beat pierce) with greater working speed. The ceremony was packed with invited guests who were excited by the presented showcases.

  Industry News

Ford opens new Thailand plant

Ford Motor opened a new US$450 million plant in Thailand that can make 150,000 cars a year, expanding its export hub to meet rising demand in neighboring countries. The automaker will begin producing its new Focus compact at the Rayong factory in eastern Thailand next month.

The facility increases Ford's annual capacity in Thailand to 445,000 vehicles as the automaker aims to boost global sales to eight million units by 2015 with one-third of deliveries in Asia by 2020. The Rayong plant is capable of producing six vehicle models as Ford expects to widen its lineup in Asean countries, New Zealand and Australia.

New Focus compact cars made in the plant will be exported to ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand. Ford's Rayong plant may add as many as 11,000 new jobs, including 2,200 direct jobs with Ford and 8,800 jobs through its supplier and dealer networks. The company estimated local purchases of components will be worth as much as $800 million.

Ford last month said it would invest an additional $27 million with partner Mazda Motor Corp in AutoAlliance Thailand, where it makes the Ford Ranger pickup and Ford Fiesta subcompact. The investment will be used to increase capacity by 20,000 units a year.
(Source: Bangkok Post)

China's SAIC eyes Thai assembly plant

SAIC Motor, China's biggest automaker, is planning a venture with CP Group to build passenger cars in Thailand. SAIC intends to develop the new assembly plant as a production centre for right-hand-drive vehicles to sell in the region and in other markets that drive on the right.

CP vice-chairman Thanakorn Seriburi said “The entry of the company would mean not only Chinese investment in the assembly plant, but also in auto parts."

He expects the Chinese carmaker to introduce the well-known MG series to the Thai car market, or perhaps use the country as a base to assemble modified MGs and Rovers.

CP is also studying a plan to make motorcycles in Thailand, hoping to capitalize on the big local market with its 2 million units sold last year.
(Source: Bangkok Post)
METALEX 2012 will return with a more comprehensive range of exhibits, exhibitors, activities and international participants to deliver an absolute platform for ASEAN metalworking industry. Mark your calendar and get yourself connected to this most anticipated event of the year by simply clicking here to pre-register your visit now!

*Sant Nagar,East of Kailash reeling water acute water shortage in souring heat

New Delhi May 22, 2012. Sant Nagar under GK-I area in south Delhi is
reeling under acute water shortage since last many months. Some times, when
it comes, it mixed with sewage also. DJB authorities are not going to
listen even the voice of a 75 year old senior citizen Mrs Kaushal Sharma
who keeps watching the taps over night (only in search of water). Despite
many complaints to the different office bearers of DJB, we are unable to
get drinking water in our taps, said Vinod Bansal spokesperson of the Sant
Nagar Peyjal Sangharsh samiti. 

*Whenever we dial DJB complaint number, it usually got engaged/no reply.
If, any how, we got it & ask for the action, they have a mechanical reply
“we are here to forward your complaint to JE and it is he to decide what to
do or not to do. You may speak to him directly”.  When we talk to JE &
above it is a standard reply that “Non else, except you, who complaint from
your area, therefore, you check your connection, we could not do any thing
in this regard” replied to Mr Sandeep Chadha and Vijay Gupta of the samitee.
Vaidic scholar and prominent spritual lady Mrs Vimlesh Arya cought by
hypertention and is on bed rest since last one week due to overnight
stay in search of water.*

*Myself personally lodged complaint No. 7, 8, 17, 01 & 04 on 16th , 18th, 19
th, 20th & 21st of this month respectively but No action has yet been taken
against any one of them, said Vinod Bansal, the spokesperson of the Sant
Nagar Peyjal Sangharsh samiti.  Despite the scheduled timing of 4 to 7 Am
for water supply in our area, we the residents of Sant Nagar, East Of
Kailash (particularly from House Number 327 to 330) have to stay over night
as it is not sure when it may reach and how long we could get but it is
sure that it is contaminated. As no body is going to listen our voice. In
such a situation how our chief minister could claim to have implemented
Citizen Charter in the national capital? It is a big question.*

. *Where is CMs Citizen charter, asks residents and a copy of some letters send to the DJB authoritise are attached here with

Real estate industry should come forward to build houses for urban poor: Prof. Saugata Roy

New Delhi, May 20th 2012: To upscale its real estate, India needs to add more cities, while strengthening existing ones, with an effective urban planning strategy which is sympathetic to regional needs and considerations, said Prof. Saugata Roy, Minister of State – Urban Development, Government of India at India Realty 2012 organised by EPC World Media Group.
"The massive urbanisation in the past few decades has led to severe housing shortage for the urban poor... providing affordable housing is one of the most formidable challenges that our country faces today," Roy added.
Raising his concern over the lack of participation from real estate developers on houses for urban poor, Roy said, “The government has sought to create an enabling and supportive environment for expanding credit flow to the housing sector and increasing home ownership in the country.”
Several policies and initiatives like fiscal incentives have been taken to facilitate private sector participation in supply of affordable housing, he added.
While delivering his welcome address, Tejasvi Sharma – Editor-in-Chief & Director, The EPC World Media Group said, “At present, the country have shortages of around 26.7 million units, which is a matter of concern. As the economy shows signs of decreasing GDP growth rate, the Indian real estate industry faces its own share of concerns – rising raw material prices, fluctuating interest rates, inflation, weak governance etc.”
The Realty India 2012 is at right place and at right time, he added. Realty India 2012 held in Delhi and aptly themed ‘Emerging business opportunities & changing trends in the Indian realty market’ aimed at gaining perspectives on factors that could turn India into a global real estate powerhouse in the next few years.
Addressing the inaugural session, Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, said, “It is necessary to provide better living conditions for people in urban areas whether they are rich class, middle class or poor. And this can be done through only real estate industry as they are facilitator for us.”
"We are looking forward to reciprocate the initiative from the private sector to supply these housing units," he added.
Giving an overview of 12th Five Year Plan, Dr PR Swarup, Director General, Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), said, “India requires around Rs55 lakh crore of investment in the next five years to uplift the urban infrastructure, but, at the same time there is a great need for skilled and trained labour. I urge government to take some constructive steps in developing modules and institutions for untrained manpower of India.”
Echoing the same was Ranjeet More, Vice President–BAI (West) & MD, Universal Construction Machinery & Equipment. While delivering his keynote address, More said, “India needs to mechanize the entire process of construction to match the speed and quality of developed countries but for that we should be able to produce skilled labour to deliver the massive infrastructure of the country.”
According to HS Pasricha, Chairman – Delhi Centre, Builders’ Association of India & MD, Winner Constructions Pvt. Ltd, affordable housing is a real problem in India, and the world is well aware of it. “The income pyramid in India is heavy at the bottom, with over 60% of the households earning averagely less than Rs80,000 per year. Nearly 19% of the households can’t afford any type of housing through their income. Another 44.6% of the households in the Lower Middle Income Group can’t afford a house in Tier I or II cities. Builders, architects and government have to plan real estate development which conforms to the needs of the income pyramid of India.”
Housing is a basic need and measures like increasing density by hiking the floor-area ratio and encouraging public-private partnership should be considered in fulfilling the housing need of the country, opines SK Chaudhary, Sr. Executive Director-Projects, HUDCO.
He said availability of land at cheap rates is the greatest challenge in providing affordable housing in the country.
However, Prof Roy, in the second phase of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) targets to build around 15 lakhs homes for urban poor. “JNNURM is a reform driven programme and in the next phase of JNNURM, we will build around 15 lakhs of homes for urban poor.”
He also added that under JNNURM, it has sanctioned around 40 solid waste management projects under public private partnership model.

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