18-21 November 2020 BITEC, BANGKOK

METALEX | No. 1 Machine Tools & Metalworking Exhibition Serving ASEAN – 34th Edition


EEC Expansion Attracts High-Precision Metalworking Demands

As Thailand is on a path to elevate its high-tech industries, EEC (Eastern Economic Corridor) is a mega project appointed to be a hub for technological manufacturing and services in the future. A new industrial cluster including Next-Generation Automotive, Smart Electronics, Digital, and Aerospace, among others, are named S-curve industries and established to be the New Engine of Growth in Thailand. So, these industries have been supported a number of supporting funds from Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) and have attracted investment applications totaling 9.18 billion USD at the beginning of this year.

In addition to the support schemes, the integrated transportation consisting of land, sea, air has been developed and expanded to seamlessly connect the area with ASEAN neighbors, be it highways & motorways, double-track railway & high-speed railway linking 3 major airports (Suvarnabhumi, Don mueang, and U-Tapao); Laem Chabang & Map Ta Put sea ports phrase 3, Sattahip commercial sea port; and U-Tapao airport.

Developments Igniting Technology Demands

The ongoing mega infrastructure projects development and high-tech industry investment mean a growing demand for high-precision metalworking to supply its expansion. Machine tools and metalworking solutions will be needed to manufacture more advanced and complex structures, component parts, and products, as well as raising a bar of productivity and capability for Thai manufacturing and supporting industries in the long run. The question is, where can industrialists find these sought-after technologies?

To answer this question, METALEX will continue to be a central platform of metalworking community where technology providers will gather to demonstrate their cutting-edge applications and meet face-to-face with over 100,000 technology adopters. Business opportunities will abound in the annual networking event of the industry, complemented by year-round promotions and business matchmaking.

If you are a technology provider that desires to leverage the emerging opportunities in Thailand and ASEAN, METALEX 2020, held during 18-21 November, will be an event that you cannot afford to miss.

5G Is Happening! Manufacturing to Reach the Next Advancement

5G technology is considered a key influence and a force driving Smart Manufacturing by boosting hardware and sensor capabilities, as well as solving the shortage of labor. In addition, it will enable the Internet of Things (IoT) that will effectively connect equipment with Internet, leading to more advanced applications in production line where equipment can be controlled from a remote area.

Recently, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced that Thailand may soon be the first country in ASEAN to adopt the 5th Generation Wireless Systems (5G). After 2-year preparation for the infrastructure, the latest timeline has been revealed that 5G auction will be conducted on 16 February 2020. And the winner must provide 5G service within July 2020.     

Manufacturing industry in Thailand can expect a new wave of advancement as 5G will unlock new potentials and possibilities. To serve the growing demand of 5G-based technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Sensors, METALEX 2020 will be the most comprehensive gathering platform of over 4,000 game-changing technologies from 50 countries, combining with international connections and crucial knowledge to keep you up ahead in the industrial world, and tackle any challenges that modern manufacturing may bring.       


METALEX”  is open to trade visitors only. Please dress in business attire. Those wearing shorts and/or sandals and minors under the age of 15 will not be permitted into the exhibition hall. The organizer reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone without cause or explanation.