Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo [M-Tech]: Auto parts from Japan and Thailand

Precision deep-draw press, cashew materials, Chinese-made bearings, and Thai suppliers

2020/03/06

Summary

  The 24th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo M-Tech (dates: February 26 through 28, 2020; venue: Makuhari Messe, Chiba prefecture, Japan) sponsored by Reed Exhibitions Japan was held as a business gathering, bringing together in one place exhibits of mechanical components such as gears, bearings, screws, and springs as well as process technologies related to metals and plastics. At this year’s Expo, 293 exhibitors from overseas were planned for, more than twice the figure of the previous year’s expo; 1,352 exhibitors in all were expected. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus), almost no exhibitors from China participated and close to 1/3 of the Japanese exhibitors dropped out at the last minute. The visitors, fewer than a tenth of the previous year’s number, were able to feel the impact of the pandemic on business. Nevertheless, even under these circumstances, we interviewed the manufacturers who took part in the exhibition with the intention to make sales.

会場風景 タイのブース
The 24th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo M-Tech
View of the venue.
The 24th Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo M-Tech
Thailand booth (many automotive components were on display)

 

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Mechanical Components & Materials Technology Expo: Auto parts from Japan, China, and Thailand (Oct. 2019)