Bangkok, Thailand: Manufacturing Expo 2018 was organised by the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) in collaboration with public and private agencies, to support SMEs and to spur the robotics and automation industries.
This exposition was held to boost awareness of the importance of automation in production processes. It serves to encourage its adoption among SMEs in line with the Thai government’s One Factory, One Robot policy.
Dr Nattapol Rangsitpol, Director-General of the Thai Industrial Standards Institute and OIE Acting Director-General; Djitt Laowattana, associate professor and member of the robotics cluster committee; Somwang Boonrakcharoen, Director of the Thai–German Institute; and Dr Prapin Apinaraset, President of the Thai Automation and Robotics Association (TARA), where among the exposition’s attendees.
The guests spoke of the Robotics Cluster Pavilion project—including measures to help SMEs integrate robotics and automation into their operations to enhance production efficiency. In order to further technology adoption, a 30 percent tax exemption for three years for machinery importers was announced by the Board of Investment.
Manufacturing Expo 2018 was held from 20-23 June 2018.