French tool up for local mechanical firms

17:00 | 20/06/2012
A delegation of seven French companies will touch down June 19-22 to discover Vietnam’s mechanical industries field.

The visit is organised by Ubifrance Vietnam, Vietnam-based French Trade Commission, in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during the 2012 International Industrial Machinery Exhibition show.

The visit will capitalise on the poor local mechanical industries field, which offers many export opportunities. Indeed, Vietnam imported many mechanical products worth $20 billion in 2011.

Besides, Vietnam wants to become a major industrial country by 2020, so it has to upgrade its technology through quality machine importations coming from developed countries.

This business trip will enable French companies to assess the Vietnamese market and get the opportunity to improve their understanding of the Vietnamese field characteristics, and at developing sustainable, commercial, industrial and technological partnerships.

This mission will also enable the French companies such as C. Tech, Dassault Systemes, Douaisis, Huron, Mixel, Tube Profil Equipement and Venair meet with the Ministry Industry and Trade and the Vietnamese Association of Mechanical Industry (VAMI) and put their technological and service offers to their Vietnamese counterparts-importers, retailers and customers-through more than 40 meetings with domestic firms.

Besides, the French companies will have more opportunities to meet new contacts during their visit to the 2012 IIME show in Ho Chi Minh City.

With 80 Trade Commissions worldwide and more than 1400 employees, Ubifrance offers a wide range of services and products aimed at supporting French-based companies in their development on foreign markets. In Vietnam, Ubifrance relies on a bicultural team of 17 export professionals within Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

By Nguyen Chung

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