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Summit focuses on dynamic automotive industry in Vietnam

Source:Ringier Events Release Date:2024-03-18 735
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ASEAN High-Performance Machining Summit - Autoparts, Electronics, Assembly Automation held on March 12-13, 2024 in Hanoi, Vietnam brought together foreign and Vietnam-based manufacturing professionals and expert speakers.

 

Vietnam is undeniably the most promising market and production center in Southeast Asia for automobiles, motorcycles, parts and components. Its automotive market is projected to grow by more than 10% yearly, while its motorcycle market volume is estimated to reach US$6.49 billion by 2028. With a population of about 100 million, over 60% of Vietnam’s population owns motorcycles. While Vietnam’s car ownership rate is still lower than other markets in Asia, this rate is expected to increase to 9% by 2025 and 30% by 2030, making Vietnam one of the countries with the fastest-growing demand for passenger vehicles at a 10.5% growth rate. Vietnam has a young population, and an increasing middle class with strong interest in cutting edge technologies, fuel efficiency, and environmental awareness. These are opportunities for the EV market to grow at a double-digit rate in the coming years.

 

The ASEAN High-Performance Machining Summit - Autoparts, Electronics, Assembly Automation held on March 12-13, 2024 in Hanoi, Vietnam brought together foreign and Vietnam-based manufacturing professionals and expert speakers in the fields of automobile, motorcycle, autoparts and components manufacturing, in a 2-day of information-packed discussions and business networking.

 

ASEAN High-Performance Machining Summit gathered international and Vietnam- based participants

 

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is the second most populous city. It serves as location to Vietnam’s fast-growing industries, such as automotive and motorcycle, and other related sectors including rubber production, plastics manufacturing, electronics/electrical, etc.

 

Development pace of industries in Hanoi has been faster than those located in other areas due mainly to the influx of investments from both domestic and foreign sources. Some of the world’s biggest companies operate manufacturing facilities in Hanoi. The Summit is one of the series of post-pandemic hybrid conferences in Southeast Asia that were held in such key cities as Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok and Jakarta.

 

 

Organized by Ringier Events, the ASEAN High-Performance Machining Summit is an international conference that covered relevant information on the latest electronics, assembly and automation solutions that will have a huge impact in the production of automobiles and motorcycles including their parts and components. It also brought focused on the latest trends in e-mobility – in particular the production of electric vehicles.

 

Hanoi Association of Main Industries (HAMI) officials and speakers took active part in the Summit.  

 

The Hanoi Summit brought together in one venue the industry’s key players and representatives from leading associations such as Vietnam Association of Supporting Industries (VASI), Hanoi Association of Main Industries (HAMI), Vietnam Electronic Industries Association (VEIA) and Vietnam Association of Mechanical Industries (VAMI).

 

The Event was also supported by international companies’ representatives from Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd, Coordy II Laser Equipment Co., Ltd, Dongguan Zhengxin Laser Technology Company, Oerlikon Balzers Coating Vietnam Company, and HGLaser.

 

 

Defining Pillars For Automotive Industry – insights from the experts

The Summit has served as a platform for information exchange and networking with industry experts sharing their valuable insights on the latest trends in the automotive field. On the first day of the conference, information-packed presentations provided valuable inputs to increase the knowledge of delegates on the issues surrounding autoparts, electronics, assembly, automation and e-mobility.

 

The Vice President of Vietnam Association of Supporting Industries (VASI), Mr. Pham Minh Thang, started off the sessions with a discussion on the innovative approach for higher efficiency in machining sector. Mr. Thang is the CEO of P&Q Solutions, a Training & Consulting Service Provider since 2004. He is also Senior Executive Advisor in Business Excellence Transformation for Manufacturing Enterprises and has led the Lean Manufacturing Marathon and VASI’s Lean Transformation Network.

 

Mr. Wei Xu, Senior Manager of Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd,

 

The presentation of Mr. Wei Xu, Senior Manager of Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd,  demonstrated how Han’s Laser keeps up with the development trends in automotive electronics technology, as well as research and development to achieve higher precision, improved efficiency, and higher level of automatic integration of industry solutions. Han’s Laser was established in 1996 and has now become the world's leading intelligent manufacturing equipment overall solution provider. In 2022, the company has reached an estimated sales volume of US$2.17 billion.  

  

Vietnam Electronics Industries Association (VEIA), an NGO with membership of more than 300 electronic industry enterprises in Vietnam, was represented by its Executive Board Director Mrs. Do Thi Thuy Huong. She has spent more than 30 years serving to the development and interests of the electronic industry in Vietnam. During the Summit, she brought discussion on the Vietnam's electronics industry in the global economic picture, factors affecting investment in the electronics industry in Vietnam, supply chain of Vietnam's electronics industry and policy recommendations.

Representatives and esteemed speakers from Vietnam Electronic Industries Association (VEIA)

 

Mr. Pham Van Dong, the Director of International Productivity and Quality Consulting Company (IPQ) and member of Hanoi Association of Main Industries (HAMI) has over 14 years of experience in consulting and training for productivity, quality, and Lean Six Sigma (LSS). He has successfully guided numerous companies in various industries, including automotive parts, electronics, and assembly automation. His talk on LSS highlighted its effective method to improve productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction.

 

Coordy II Laser Equipment Company was represented by its Chairman Mr. Jianye Wang. Having served as a lecturer at Huazhong University of Science and Technology for 8 years, specializing in CAD software development. He later held positions as Chief Engineer or Development Manager in several companies, focusing on software and electronic development. He talked about application of Laser Blanking Line in Automotive Plate Processing.

Coordy II Laser Equipment Company was represented by its Chairman Mr. Jianye Wang.

 

Professor, Dr. Hoang Vinh Sinh, Chairman of Weldcom Industry Joint Stock Company, opened the afternoon session with solutions to measure and check the EV’s parts in machining/welding processes. Dr. Sinh is also a member of HAMI. He has been well experienced on Machining (CNC) and leader of several national projects related to CNC machine. VinFast was represented by its Global Supplier Quality Director Mr. Praveen Durairajan Prakash, who has more than 13 years of experience in the automotive industry, leading a team of 120 engineers across the globe and manage the APQP and supplier management for all purchase parts for EV cars, e-scooters, and e-buses. His discussion focused on the Advanced Supplier Quality Approach for Efficient Quality Control. Mr. Nguyen Huu Vy from Temas Engineering JSC, a company that specializes in collaborative robot highlighted the importance of robotics, in particular a powerful and precise robot arm with native AI processing and smart vision system in a complete package, ready for deployment in factories. Mr. Vy has gained several years of experience as technician and sales engineer.

 

VinFast Global Supplier Quality Director, Mr. Praveen Durairajan Prakash, visited the booths of business partners.

 

Mr. Hoang Tien Dat, the Research and Development Director of Sharetech, presented the role of robotics and AI in achieving high performance machining for autoparts and electronics in Vietnam. He had his masters at Keio University, Japan and became a Scientific Advisor in Sharetech before he became the Research and Development Director. Enhance Quality Control in Autoparts Manufacturing through Monitoring Machining Performance was presented by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Tho, Smart Manufacturing Solutions Senior Consultant at Digiwin Software Vietnam Joint Stock Company. He is also a member of VASI.  

 

The second day of the Summit continued to provide participants with relevant presentations on how to achieve integrated supply chain in the automotive industry. Mr. Lê Kỳ Nam, General Secretary of Vietnam Association of Mechanical Industries (VAMI), talked about the development of the mechanical industry to accelerate industrialization and modernization, protect the domestic market and apply new technologies advanced technology of the mechanical industry in Vietnam.

 

Expert speakers shared valuable information on how to improve manufacturing operations in Vietnam.

 

Trends of Automation and Digitalization in Production, Advantages of Robots in Assembly and Machining was introduced by Mr. Nguyen "Alex"  Trong Thuong. He held management positions at large corporations such as ABB and Sumitomo before working at ETEK since 2010 as Deputy Director. In 2019, he became General Director of ETEK Automation Solutions JSC.

 

Mr. Nguyen Viet Hung, Country Manager, of Speemate, has almost two decades in the industry. He was able to developed new automotive solutions for emerging markets with the basis of being local market and spread the hot process to the automotive business in Asia Pacific organizations.

 

The last speaker, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Quang, is the founder member of KBMC, a company that provides management consulting services with target customers in automobile dealerships. With several years of experience in as team leader of Financial Analyst department of Investment, Co-operation and Development JSC, he presented on the Comprehensive Analysis of the 2023 Car Market and Projections for 2024.

 

Business networking at the Summit - visit to the business partners' booths

 

Factory visit: JK Vietnam Industrial Joint Stock Company

The factory tour that capped the two-day Summit was held at the facilities of JK Vietnam Industrial Joint Stock Company in Hanoi. JKVN is equipped with various lines of modern and high-precision machinery and equipment which perform different types of processing: Stamping, Welding, Turning, Bending. They are proud of being capable of meeting customers’ diverse needs.

Participants visited the factory of JK Vietnam Industrial Joint Stock Company in Hanoi.

 

Established in 2007, the company has been striving for continuous improvement and development towards the goal of exporting parts that require high difficulty and high precision. JKVN became partners of the leading automotive manufacturers such as Honda Vietnam Company, Yamaha, Pioneer, Piaggio, and Hyundai among others.

 

Ringier Events along with HAMI held a short gift-giving ceremony to celebrate its 17th year anniversary. JKVN was represented by Director Mr. Le Minh Duc, and the Director of Business Division Mr. Vu Dang Khoa to give orientation to the delegates and tour them around the facilities – starting from the stamping, bending, and welding sections. Questions posed by the participants were entertained and answered by Mr. Khoa whose experience and expertise in autoparts production has enabled the delegates to gain a wealth of knowledge.

 

For more information on upcoming Ringier Events conferences in Southeast Asia, visit: www.ringierevents.com

 

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