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By CFM ,2015-05-25 00:00:00
Twin Ocean Railway Planed To Build 3000 Kilometers On May 22th, it was said in Lima by Premier of China, Mr. Li Keqiang and President of Peru, Mr. Umara that Brazil, Peru and China decided to co-work on the feasibilities research of Twin Ocean Railway Construction Project, and accelerate the schedule of tripartite-jointed working group. Premier Li indicated that endeavor would be paid to achieve substantial progress and accelerated the industrialization and urbanization of Latin America when protecting the environment and biodiversity. It is realized that this visitation also gave support to the China-invested enterprises in Peru. Duties of each party will be in line with the obligation stipulation signed by three parties in November, 2014. China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co., Ltd will take charge of working on the feasibilities research of Twin Ocean Railway Construction Project. Based on the latest statistics, this Twin Ocean Railway will be totally about 5,000 kilometers long, within which the 2,000-kilometer-long railway was built before and the left 3,000 kilometers will to be built. It is said that the total budget of this project will reach to 60 Billion USD. In order to reduce the time and cost of shipping construction materials from Asia, an international open bid will be introduced for the Twin Ocean Railway Construction Project, confirmed by the three parties. The three parties will also seek for possible cooperation with World Bank and the State Development Banks of BRICS.
By CFM ,2015-05-20 14:10:26
Since the practice of “One Belt And One Road”, numerous Chinese enterprises from varied industries start their “West Journey”, looking for chances overseas. And so does the enterprises from Machinery & Equipment Industry. High Speed Rail is the leader of implementing the “Walk-out” Strategy. Based on the statistics from Ministry of Commerce, China has taken part in 348 overseas railway construction projects by 2014, 113 increased comparing with that of the last year. On April 27th, the CRCC China-Africa Construction Limited continuously signed contracts with African countries, which totally involved near 5.5 Billion USD. Equipments also plays an important role in this Journey. According to data, the export value of the Chinese equipment industry in 2014 reached to 2,100 Billion CNY, taking 17% of China’s gross exporting value last year. By far, the GMV of overseas acquisitions by Equipments enterprises took 45% of that of the whole Manufacturing & Equipments Industry. What behind the success of China’s Machinery & Equipment Industry on this “West Journey” is the up-lifting competitiveness of the products. China’s Manufacturing & Equipment Industry is heading the destination of integrated industrial chain instead of offering only products. By far, China is building 118 Economy & Trade Cooperation Zones in 50 countries around the world, which fact offers chances to build platforms for not only business, but also talents training, and thus adding advantages to the development of China’s Manufacturing Industry.
By Global Fastener News ,2015-05-11 11:43:29
After 45 years in the fastener industry, Joe Greenslade will retire at the end of 2015. Salim Brahimi of IBECA Technologies Corp. will succeed Greenslade as the Industrial Fasteners Institute director of engineering technology. Joe Greenslade Salim Brahimi Greenslade told the Southwestern Fastener Association that he originally planned to work two more years, but decided he wants to spend more time on volunteer work. As a high school student he was not oriented toward going to college. The father of another student became a mentor to Greenslade and encouraged him to go to college. As Greenslade completed his degree at Texas A&M in 1970 he went to thank his mentor, who said helping someone else was the best way to say thanks. Greenslade entered the fastener industry with Camcar-Textron and Rockford Headed Products and established his own dimensional calibration company, Greenslade & Co. He has authored many articles and served on ASME B1 and B18, ASTM F16 and SAE fastener committees. Greenslade helped with efforts for the U.S. Fastener Quality Act and the Aerospace Screw Thread Conformity Task Forces and been an A2LA board member. In 2007 Greenslade sold his company and became the Industrial Fastener Institute's director of technology. Greenslade has led the process of converting the traditional IFI Fastener Standards texts to online and developing the IFI Technology Connection, which provides fastener technical tools and support. Web: Indfast.org Greenslade expanded his volunteer mentoring work helping low socio-economic students at his alma mater high school in Texas to apply to college and for financial aid. Now he is getting involved in setting up mentoring programs at other high schools. Assisting high school students improve their circumstances through higher education “is the most rewarding thing I have ever done,” Greenslade told FIN. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Brahimi, from Quebec-based IBECA, has been in the industry for 25 years. Brahimi is a licensed member of the Quebec Order of Profession Engineers and holds a master of materials engineering and a graduate diploma in management from McGill University – where he is completing a doctorate in fastener hydrogen embrittlement. Brahimi is chair of the ASTM Committee F16 on Fasteners. He received the Fred F. Weingruber Award from the F16 committee for “outstanding contributions to the development of fastener standards, especially in the field of hydrogen embrittlement.” He authored the first ASTM standard dealing specifically with electrode posited coatings on fasteners and was chair of an ASTM task group on hydrogen embrittlement. Brahimi also serves as head of the Canadian delegation to ISO Committee TC2 on Fasteners and vice chair of the Research Council on Structural Connectons. He is a member of the SAE Fastener Committee and an instructor with the Fastener Training Institute. This year the IFI presented its Soaring Eagle Technology Award to Brahimi for significant contributions to technological advancement of the industry. The Industrial Fasteners Institute is an association of North American manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, pins, washers and custom formed parts. Suppliers of materials, machinery, equipment and engineering services are associate members of the IFI. There currently are 72 manufacturer members and 48 associate members. Web: Indfast.org.
By Steel First ,2015-04-24 13:35:53
Global output of direct reduced iron (DRI) decreased by 1% year-on-year in March 2015 as production in Libya ground to a halt, according to data released by the World Steel Assn (Worldsteel) this week. World DRI output fell to 5.4 million tonnes year-on-year in March, with output in Libya down by 85% year-on-year to 15,000 tonnes. In the rest of the African region, DRI output in March decreased in Egypt by 15% year-on-year to 225,000 tonnes and increased in South Africa by 10% to 140,000 tonnes. Total DRI output in the Middle East decreased by 1.5% year-on-year in March to 2.2 million tonnes. Output in Iran, the world’s second-largest producer of DRI, decreased by 1% year-on-year to 1.3 million tonnes, while Saudi Arabian and Qatari outputs fell by 3% year-on-year to 460,000 tonnes and 232,000 tonnes, respectively. Meanwhile, production in the UAE increased significantly to 259,000 tonnes, up by 36% from March last year. The biggest DRI producing nation, India, saw its output increase by 4% year-on-year to 1.7 million tonnes. In the Americas, Venezuela showed a year-on-year increase in volume, more than doubling its DRI production to 190,000 tonnes from 79,000 tonnes, while Canada’s output grew by 12% to 138,000 tonnes. March DRI output fell by 23% year-on-year in Trinidad and Tobago, to 145,000 tonnes, and by 3% in Mexico, to 525,000 tonnes. The data in the report covers the 13 countries that accounted for about 89% of total world DRI production in 2013.
By CFM ,2015-04-22 15:22:36
In September and October 2013, President of People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping presented the strategic conceptions of building “The New Silk Way Economic Belt” and “The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” respectively. Later these two conceptions are referred as One Belt And One Road (OBAOR). It’s worth mentioning that the Belt connects China with Central Asia, Mid-East, Southeast Europe and Western Europe, while the Road connects countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia Sub-continent, Arabian Peninsula, and North Africa, etc. In the aspect of High Speed Railway Construction: In the Executive Meeting of State Council which was chaired by Prime Minister Li Keqiang , it was decided that the railway construction should quicken its steps. Based on this instruction, China Railway Corporation has raised its construction goal this year, within which the fix-assets investment will raise from 700 Billion CNY to 720 Billion CNY. In 2015, there will be 12 high speed railways putting into construction. Total running mileage will reach to 8,887 miles in two years. The development of high speed rail construction will bring higher demand of railway fasteners. In the aspect of Wind Power Industry: In February this year, National Energy Bureau has released the monitoring results of Wind Power Industry in 2014. Based on the statistics, the newly increased capacity of the whole year has achieved 19.81 million KW, which hit a new record. It is estimated that the scale of wind power will grow dramatically in the areas of North China, Northeast China, and Northwest China after promoting wind power industry in Mid-east China and Southern China. The development of wind power industry also bring opportunity to fastener industry. In the aspect of Nuclear Power Industrial Chain: It is clearly pointed out in the Action Plan of Energy Development Strategy in 2014-2020 that by 2020, the total nuclear power capacity should reach 58 million KW, while there will be over 30 million KW nuclear power under construction. However, by 2014, the operating units and the units under construction are less than 50 million KW. Still there is a huge space for growth. With the plan of restarting nuclear power, there will be a peak time for input and output in nuclear power industry. With advantages of high technology and high cost-effective ratio, nuclear power has become the major driving force for China’s “Walking out” Strategy. A analyzer told that most of countries, whose nuclear power generating capacity takes less than 6% of the whole generating capacity are developing countries around One Belt and One Road. The export of nuclear power will welcome its spring day under this circumstance. OBAOR brings positive influence to the development of China’s western area and coastal area. Great changes can be seen in the field of Infrastructure Construction, Transportation Industry and Trade & Services. All these changes also lay profound foundation for the development of fastener Industry.
By Reuters ,2015-03-09 10:21:19
According to two sources familiar with a European Commission proposal, the European Union will impose anti dumping duties later this month on imports of stainless steel cold rolled sheet from China and Taiwan. The EC plans to set tariffs of about 25% for imports from China and of about 12% for Taiwanese product, following a complaint lodged in May 2014 by the European steel producers association, Eurofer. The EC will present its proposal to EU member states next week and by March 26 will put in place the duties, which are provisional pending the outcome of an investigation due to end in September. Eurofer said that China and Taiwan shipped EUR 620 million worth of cold rolled stainless steel into the EU in 2013, some 17% of the overall market, and were guilty of dumping, or selling at unfairly low prices. A parallel investigation into alleged illegal subsidies for Chinese producers is also due to end in September. Europe's largest stainless steel producers are Acerinox, Outokumpu and Aperam. Chinese and Taiwanese producers include Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Company, Baosteel and Yusco. The EC, prompted by Eurofer, is also investigating alleged dumping of grain-oriented flat-rolled electrical steel, typically used in transformers, by producers in China, South Korea, Japan, Russia and the US. Eurofer is also seeking to prolong existing duties on Chinese imports of wire rod. Despite a lower euro and a slow pick up of European demand, European producers were still confronted with a massive increase of imports from Asia, and from China in particular. Eurofer said that total Chinese steel exports rose to a historic peak of 93 million tonnes in 2014 equivalent to 60 per cent of total EU steel consumption. Chinese steel exports to the EU increased to 4.5 million tonnes last year from 1.2 million tonnes in 2009. Eurofer believed the large expansion of China's steel industry does not reflect cost advantages but is based on state-owned enterprises raising capital on preferential terms, as well as other forms of subsidy. China's exports include not just basic products, such as hot rolled steel but also high end coated sheets.
By solar power world ,2015-05-26 16:40:40
Nine Fasteners Inc. continues its ascent in the solar industry by announcing the creation of a brand-new module-mounted Enphase trunk cable clip. NFI-1463 (5)This quality product is made of 410 stainless steel and has a rolled outer edge to prevent damage to the cable. The clip features a lead lip for easy handling and installation. The clip, with a part no. of NFI-1463, is the first clip that is designed to hold a single trunk cable and eliminates the need for a clip holding multiple trunk cables when a customer is working with just one. “The people we’ve talked to say it’s the best clip they’ve seen for this particular application,” said Vin Marino, Product Manager at Nine Fasteners Inc. “It works great, and with less material being used (than in a multiple clip), there’s less cost and therefore a lower price to the customer.” Before the development of this new clip, installers still had to use a multiple trunk cable clip even when it might not have been necessary. Nine Fasteners Inc. developed the clip in conjunction with: Enphase Energy, Quick Mount PV, and Ecolibrium Solar. After several months of design and testing help from their partners, Nine Fasteners Inc. was ready to bring the clip to market. “We’re very excited to be able to be the first to market with a clip with this functionality,” Marino said. “We believe the clip is going to serve a large need within the industry, and to be able to add this clip to the rest of our product lineup is something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time.”
By globalf fastener news ,2015-05-25 13:32:03
Lindstrom named Rob Lucas vice president of business development. Mr. Lucas Lindstrom CEO Mike Wrenn cited Lucas’ “wealth of experience in sales, engineering, manufacturing technology, quality systems and Asian sourcing. He is a great addition to the team with a tremendous background and deep technical expertise. Rob will be a key resource for our people, our customers and our suppliers.” Lucas has 26 years experience in fastener manufacturing and importing. Most recently he was president of Hong Kong-based Fidelis Fasteners, a global sourcing firm for fastener distributors, which Lucas bought out from investors including co-founder Larry Thomas in 2010. Lucas joined Fidelis in 2008 after being vice president of mill, engineering and technical services at Heads & Threads International. In 2010 Lucas founded Global Fastener Network LLC with Mike McGuire as an importing and buying service. In 2011 the network started a marketing program with American Fastener Journal to feature suppliers in articles. Lucas conducted conference programs on importing issues at 2009 and 2010 National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expos in Columbus and Las Vegas. Founded in 1972, Lindstrom supplies fasteners to distributors from sales/distribution centers in Minnesota, South Carolina, Illinois, Texas and New York and is headquartered at 2950 100th Court NE, Blaine, MN 55449. Tel: 763 780-4200 or 800 328-2430 Web: lindfastgrp.com
By CFM ,2015-05-22 17:37:06
Premier of People’s Republic of China, Mr. Li Keqiang visited China-Exposicao De Equipmentos E Manufacturados in Brazil on May 20th, taking part in the opening ceremony as a honored guest speaker. In his speech, Premier Li mentioned the future cooperation between China and Brazil would be on Rolling Stock, Automobile, Ship-building, Steel, Building Materials, etc. The china side would be willing to set production lines, service depot as well as offer training for local stuff. High-quality Agriculture products and competitive equipments would as well be imported into China. Brazilian Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Governor of Rio State, Mr. Vieira and Mr. ~~ respectively extended welcome of participation of Chinese enterprises in the field of Metro, Railway, BBN and Water Affairs etc. This Equipment Expo covers 10 fields, including Railway & Track Traffics, Electricity, Communication Devices & Information Technology, Petroleum & Petrochemical, Metallurgy, Aerospace, Automobile, etc. During the visit of the Expo, Cranes, Excavators and other heavy-duty machineries made in China were displayed in the exterior exhibition zone, while the High-speed Rail, Nuclear Power, Rockets Models were displayed interiorly. There are totally 30 enterprises taking part in this expo, representing the highest Chinese technology in the line.
By CFM ,2015-05-18 16:42:20
On May 15th, the second seminar on improving the quality of fasteners was organized by Hong Kong Screw & Fastener Council. The seminar mainly put efforts to analyzing the product testing and regulatory requirements on fasteners, attracting over 60 enterprises to attend. The journalist from www.chinafastener.com followed the whole report. Chairman of HKSFC, Mr. Lin Zhiming first made a speech, introducing the current situation of the fastener industry and the goal of this seminar. “The requirements on the quality of fasteners are gradually increasing. We organized this seminar to share experiences and the newest requirements with enterprises in the line.” said he. This seminar invited two guest speakers from SGS Company—Mr. Wu Zhijian and Mr. Yang Yuefei. They shared with all the attendees the testing examples and applying of fasteners, and the analysis of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, Restriction of Chemicals) regulation respectively. Mr. Wu mainly put efforts in introducing the testing, including the Physical Properties Test, Dimensional Measurement, Chemical Composition Analysis, Metallographic Structure Analysis, Corrosion Test and Reliability Test. Later, Mr. Yang introduced the current situation of chemical usage, the detailed explanation of REACH Regulation and aim of it, etc. Mr. Lin Zhiming, Chairman of HKSFC Mr. Wu Zhijian from SGS Company Mr. Yang Yuefei from SGS Company CFM Journalist was also informed that the third seminar on mold & dies will be on around July 3th. Details of the third seminar will be released by HKSFC later.
By CFM ,2015-05-16 14:04:47
A few days ago, Tianjin Administration Committee of the Development Zone, Tianjin Sino-German Vocational Technical College and VWATJ Company signed a tripartite cooperation agreement which decided to open the first Asian Component College in Tianjin, introducing the German dual-system of personnel training mode into China, in order to train skilled talents for transformation and upgrading in Automobile Industry. “This component college will offer vocational training for 4 majors, planning to train 500 skilled talents a year. Since this cooperation involves three parties, then each party will play a different role. The Committee will offer policy guidance, the Tianjin-German College will take charge of recruitment and selection, and the VWATJ company will design the courses and provide students with chances of practice.” said a director from Administration Committee. Dual-system is a German vocational training mode which includes two aspects—the vocational college that offers vocational training and the enterprises that offer chances and places for trainees to practise.
By Simpson Strong-Tie ,2015-05-16 14:02:52
Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, now offers its patented, high-strength Titen HD® screw anchor for concrete and masonry in 1/4" diameter. This new size offers optimum performance in both cracked and uncracked concrete, as required by the 2012 IBC for post-installed anchors. The newly redesigned anchor has all the features of the original Titen HD – plus optimized thread geometry and the 1/4" diameter. The self-undercutting, non-expansion characteristics of the Titen HD anchor make it ideal for structural applications, even at reduced edge distances and spacings. It is recommended for permanent applications in dry, interior, non-corrosive environments or temporary outdoor applications. Other key features include: 1. Qualified for static and seismic loading conditions in cracked and uncracked concrete 2. Suitable for horizontal, vertical and overhead applications 3. Installs with low torque for maximum efficiency 4. Code-listed under the current IBC/IRC in accordance with AC193 for cracked concrete applications per ICC-ES ESR-2713 and with AC106 for masonry applications per ICC-ES ESR-1056 5. Classified as a Category 1 anchor, the highest attainable anchor category for performance in cracked concrete under static and seismic loading.
On the very first day of Fastener Expo Guangzhou 2014, www.luosi.com held a big celebration of its 10th anniversary on 24th Nov. with experts and leaders from more than 400 Chinese fastener companies and fastener associations. The fifth Chinese Fastener Summit was held at the same day. Many big names in industry attended the summit in the afternoon. The celebration was divided into three sections. In the afternoon of 24th Nov., a summit of fastener elites was held. The appreciation dinner came after in the evening. A special psychological lecture about wealth and restrictive concept was scheduled in the afternoon on 25th . The summit begun at 15:00 in the afternoon with the speech of Mr. Feng Jingyao, Chairman of China Fastener Industry Association on the topic of the current situation of China fastener industry. He emphasized that the older generation of entrepreneur should pay more attention on innovation rather than their rest glory since the relative trade advantage of China is becoming less and less distinct. Then an professional expert in internet industry, Mr. Xiong Youjun, shared his idea about the application of internet in the traditional industry. His ideas about how to utilize the new media and website for company promotion had enlightened many CEOs. Then, Mr. Chen Huayin, the CEO of Suzhou Fast Hardware Co,. Ltd, shared his experience on how to realize fastener e-business. As a professional fastener manufacturer, the online sales value of Suzhou Fast Hardware reaches about 100,000 million each year. Further on, a high-level fastener industry dialogue which was hosted by Mr. Yang Junfeng, the CEO of www.luosi.com. He invited four guests to debate on the topic of how should fastener companies make the most of internet and how to solve various kinds of problems in the Dinner started in a pleasant atmosphere at 18:00. An amazing sand artist performed sand animation to showcase the ten years’ development course of www.luosi.com, during which we also reviewed the foundation of ChinaFastener Magazine and www.chinafastener.com. It was founded in 2004. After ten years of devoted work , is now the official website of China Fastener Institute and the leading media in China’s fastener industry. www.luosi.com is the Chinese web and the international version is www.chinafastener.com. It also publish professional fastener guide books every year. Luosi Industry is the Chinese one and ChinaFastener Magazine is a Chinese-English bilingual one. Later, the enthusiastic dance performed by ten beautiful female staff of www.luosi.com stirred up the whole party. And the president of www.luosi.com, Wang Yanbo, together with three programmer and English editor of www.chinafastener.com, presented a inspiring song. What carried on was the link of lucky drawing and the evening ended in joyful mood. Most of the attendees expressed their appreciation towards the event by providing chance for them to communicate with each other. In the end, Mr. Feng Jingyao and the management unveiled a precious plaque which was given by a 98 year old eminent monk. It expressed the good wish that www.luosi.com to build century brand. Almost all the attended guests packed on the stage and had a big group photo. Happiness and satisfaction was so easily found on everybody’s face. process.
During 24-26 Nov., Fastener Expo Guangzhou was successfully held in Poly World Trade Expo Center. Foreign buyers came from 33 different countries, like Turkey, Italy, Poland, USA, Norway, Dubai etc. As was recorded by the organizers, the total number of visitors doubled than the last year on the second exhibition day. Overseas buyers consulting CFM’s customer service Big promotion painting of ChinaFastener Magazine Lots of CAS members (What is CAS members?) exhibited and told us that the show was a worth-going one, like Suzhou Xling, Shanghai Chengtai, Sailuk Rivet, Jiaxing Chinafar, S&D Fastener, Jiaxing Xinglin, Shanghai King Fastening, Jiangsu Washen, Yuyao Xintai , Cixi Jinggeng, Dongguan Demeng, Foshan Qingchang, Daqi Orient, Beijing Jinzhaobo etc. Jiaxing Chinafar Suzhou Xinling Sailuk Rivet Shanghai Chengtai Yuyao Xintai Cixi Jinggeng Foshan Qingchang S&D Fasteners Dongguan Demeng Shanghai King Fastening Though the scale of the show is not as big as Fastener Expo Shanghai, Fastener Expo Guangzhou was a great success not only to mention the large visitors flow, but also the great effect to promote business. And the organizers expressed their warm welcome and said that they will be expecting for more visitors to visit Fastener Expo Shanghai 2015 during 25-27 in the next year.
At 9:00 in the morning on Oct. 23th 2014, the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo was grandly opened at Sands Expo & Convention Center. NIFMSE has become not only the biggest fastener show in North America, but also one of the biggest fastener exhibitions in the world given to its vast of scale. www.chinafastener.com (Booth 1553) has exhibited for the last eight years. Being as one of the most professional fastener media in China, it managed to introduce more and more excellent Chinese fastener suppliers to overseas buyers. And the latest issue of ChinaFastener Magazine had gained much popularity at scene and many buyers showed great interest towards it. At the mean time, some of them had also asked about Fastener Expo Shanghai 2015, which will be held in June 25-27 in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Booth of ChinaFastener Magazine 1553 AS was observed by journalists of www.chinafastener.com, there are about 700 exhibitors with over 800 booths. Besides American fastener companies, many came from afar, like China, Singapore, Israel, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Chinese Taipei etc. Many powerful CAS members also appeared in the show, like Fast-Fix, SRC, Tandl, Dongtai QB, Wenzhou Kaixu, Changshu Five Rich, RET, XYLX, Sansega, Haiyan Power Fastener, Jiaxing Zhengying, Hengfeng Rivet, Xinkai, Zhejiang Qifeng, Haiyan Guangda etc. These companies had really lightened the show by showcasing plenty of good made-in China products. Tandl Fast-Fix SRC Dongtai QB Changshu Five Rich RET Sansega Wenzhou Kaixu Zhejiang Qifeng Power Fastener Hengfeng The atmosphere was quite pleasing at scene. A large number of international buyers came and discussed passionately with the suppliers. As was told by a few buyers, journalists of www.chinafastener.com learnt that European buyers prefer fastener manufacturers in Taiwan than those in Mainland China in the consideration of product quality. Chinese fastener manufacturer really need to think about it and change their business strategies. While our interview with many CAS members, we found that many Chinese companies had been aware of that during the show and the consciousness of getting better. We should have more faith and patience in them. This year’s Expo is the largest ever in the show’s 33-year history and will feature over 82,000 sq. ft. of exhibits of interest to fastener manufacturers, distributors, importers, sales reps and others, informs Susan A. Hurley, CEM, General Manager.
The 115th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) grandly opened on 15th Oct., 2014 in China Import and Export Fair Complex ( Pazhou, Guangzhou, China). It will last to 4th Nov. The exhibition area covers 1.18 million square meters with 60,222 booths. This year 170 more companies exhibited which made the total number of exhibitors to 24,751. It showed the great influence of this show. CFM witnessed Canton Fair on the First Day and distributed the newly published 16th issue of ChinaFastener Magazine to international buyers on scene. Mr. Fang, the vice-minister of China’s Ministry of Finance, attended the opening ceremony and spoke that the public police had effectively improved the business environment and provided relief to the middle-sized companies and the next step is yet to come. The popularity of Canton Fair showed the steadiness of China’s foreign business . Mr. Liu Jianjun, the spoke man of Canton Fair, said that over 90% of the previous exhibitors choose to participate again which showed great confidence in this event. Though he pointed out that the financial turbulence of the international market and the outburst of Ebola may affect the number of foreign attendees, a steady business amount is expected. SRC Ningbo Ningli Beijing Jinzhaobo Zhejiang Qifeng Handan Ruiqiang Sansega Wuxi Anshida The Hardware show which is closely related to fastener products would be on the first phase of Canton Fair, lasts from 15th Oct. to 19th Oct., 2014. About 50 fastener companies took part in it. www.chinafastener.com noticed that lots of excellent CAS members (what is CAS member?) exhibited, like Ningbo Ningli, Zhejiang Qifeng, SRC, Shanghai Five Minerals, Handan Ruiqiang, Ningbo Zheli, Sansega ,Beijing Jinzhaobo, Wuxi Anshida etc. Among them, Ningbo Ningli and Shanghai Five Minerals had specially decorated booth which attracted lots of international buyers. Most exhibitors told CFM journalists that there weren’t many visitors in the morning but more and more people came in the afternoon. Generally, they were happy about the visitors flow on the first day and ready to see the opportunity. While our visiting, many fastener exhibitors also concerned a lot about the upcoming Fastener Expo Guangzhou in Nov. which also indicated the increasing popularity of this show. “ We found that the quality of ChinaFastener Magazine and your service gets better and better and we are really looking forward to Fastener Expo Guangzhou.” as was told by one of ourCAS members.
The four powerful shows: "Business Alliance for Supporting Industry," "METALEX Vietnam," "NEPCON Vietnam," and "Industrial Components and Subcontracting Vietnam" have come to a close after 3 successful days of providing the business opportunities to 14,879 attendants at SECC on October 11, 2014. All visitors enjoyed discovering the right technologies they were looking for and networked with the potential business partners while exhibitors were able to generate new sales leads, meet their target customers, and gained new ground to establish their brand awareness. ChinaFastener Magzine, being as one of the most profession fastener media also exhibited in the show and witnessed the splendid event. CFM distributed the latest issue of ChinaFastener Magazine and made propaganda for the powerful CAS members( Certificated Active Suppilers) at scene. Many foreign buyers showed great interest towards CAS members and said that they would make contact later. Booth of CFM (G12) Mr. Duangdej Yuaikwarmdee, Deputy Managing Director and General Manager Vietnam of Reed Tradex Co., Ltd. said that The four powerful shows: “Business Alliance for Supporting Industry,” “METALEX Vietnam,” “NEPCON Vietnam,” and “Industrial Components and Subcontracting Vietnam” have come to a close after 3 successful days of providing the business opportunities to 14,879 delegation are from 29 countries, namely; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. All visitors enjoyed discovering the right technologies they were looking for and networked with the potential business partners while exhibitors were able to generate new sales leads meet their target customers and gained new ground to establish their brand awareness. Knowledge and skills were imparted to active delegates who joined our exclusive activities, including; “Engineer Master Class #3,” was successfully wrapped up with the in-depth knowledge in DFMA skill shared by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Ngoc Tuan, Vice President of HAME. In addition to receiving certificates for their attendance, these participating engineers will now be able to adapt this new knowledge to their working environments to get ready for the upcoming AEC. “Hand Soldering Competition,” finally, the 3rd Hand Soldering Championship in Vietnam is found! The first prize went to Mr. Pham Le Huynh from Artus Vietnam, the first runner-up went to Mr. Dinh Anh Phi from Truong Cao Dang Co Dien Dong Nai Institute and the second prize went to Mr. Vuong Hau Long from Spartronics Vietnam. Congratulations to the champion who will be sponsored by IPC to contend in the World's Hand Soldering Competition in California in 2015. “Koma Taisen World Championship Preliminary in HCMC” this exciting battle were crowded with the visitors who desired to witness the skills and sophisticated technology they can apply to their industry. The winner of this tournament was from Khai Thac Co.,Ltd. and they can go to join “World Championship Sekai Koma Taisen 2015” in Yokohama city, Japan which will be held on 15 February 2015. Exclusive seminar by JETRO, this special seminar was wrapped up with industrialists who have broaden their knowledge on the status of Vietnam’s supporting industries and heat treatment from Mr. Kyoshiro Ichikawa, JETRO Coordinator and Chairman & CEO of I.B.C Vietnam and Mr. Makoto Kondo, Chairman of KD Heat Technology Vietnam. Plus, more and more modern technologies, machinery, suggesting that Vietnamese industries are ready to reach new levels of success and productivity in terms of quality and quantity. We would like to express our gratitude to all attendants, exhibitors, seminar speakers and delegate, press members and supporting organizations for your strong supports and participation that have made these 4 shows a meaningful contribution to the development of Vietnamese industrial community. Mr. Duangdej concluded. Mr. Le Duong Quang, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Industry and Trade said that as Vietnam’s supporting industry will become a major metalworking manufacturing hub in ASEAN, I would like to welcome all the participants to visit METALEX Vietnam and NEPCON Vietnam 2014. These shows are ready to serve the participants with its latest technologies, innovations, know-how and new kind of machinery, so, you will be able to obtain an opportunity to learn and share new experiences in these exhibitions. Mr. Soichi Yoshimura, Executive Vice President of Japan External Trade Organization HQ said that In Japan, it is difficult to buy machine’s accessories, the ratio of Japan economy’s growth is also low so we come to VietNam to expand market Beside, we hope that Japan and Viet Nam’s company can cooperation with each other to promote supporting industry. Mr. Nguyen Tuan, Vice Director of Investment & Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) said that to promote and support the supporting industries in Vietnam, We coordinate with the JETRO HCMC and Reed Tradex to organize “Business Alliance 2014 for Supporting Industry.” This is a good opportunity for the parties to seek new customers, suppliers, and business partners, as well as look for advanced technologies. Mr. Hirokata Yasuzumi, Managing Director of JETRO Ho Chi Minh City said that Vietnam’s metalworking and supporting industries have developed and are growing very fast, attracting foreign companies to invest in the country. Therefore, Vietnamese manufacturers need to upgrade their technology in order to raise the productivity in terms of quality and quantity. This year, we organize “Business Alliance 2014 for Supporting Industry”, which is co-located with “METALEX Vietnam,” “NEPCON Vietnam,” and “Industrial Components & Subcontracting.” This will be the only event where industrialists can upgrade their metalworking and electronics manufacturing with the latest machine tools and solutions as well as enhance their business opportunities by meeting parts buyers from Japan, Thailand, and more. Mr. Atsushi Hisano, Director for Attraction of Foreign Direct Investment in Tokyo, Commerce and Industry Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government said that Because it is hard for Japanese companies to work alone, Tokyo Motropolitan Government has supported 14 companies so that they can come to Viet Nam to exchange technique and cooperate with Viet Nam company. Viet Nam’s supporting industry is developing more and more so they need modern technique for promoting industry and I think we can help them. Mrs. Pho Nam Phuong, Director of Investment and Trade Promotion Centre said that as JETRO HCMC and ITPC jointly organize “Business Alliance 2014 for Supporting Industry” which is co-located with METALEX Vietnam and NEPCON Vietnam, we hope that Vietnamese and foreign enterprises could get their business developed and expanded from attending these events. I believe that these exhibitions will definitely enhance Vietnam’s supporting industries to upgrade production skill of workforce and quality of materials to compete with global market. Mr. Sotaro Nishikawa, Chief Director of JETRO IBARAKI said that this is my 4th time visiting this show and I can confidently say that the supporting industries in Vietnam are going to be develop more and more in the future. Vietnam will become a potential market to promote the supporting industries. 20 entrepreneurs from Japan joined my visit today. I hope that this exhibition will be a good opportunity for both sides to collaborate in the long run. Mrs. Malinee Harnboonsong, Director of Thai Trade Center, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government said that today, 50 companies join in the show and 24 companies are engaging in auto, metal, and others industries. In the future, DITP will support this kind of event to connect 2 countries in order to be supported by many foreign trade activities so that 2 countries can interact together. The show is useful to supporting industries in Vietnam because many Thai companies invest here and look for partners in mechanical industry. This show represents a trade platform with bilateral connections to promote stronger relationship between Vietnam and Thailand. Mr. Suthiket Thatpitakkul, Investment Promotion Officer, Senior Professional Level of BOI Unit for Industrial Linkage Development (BUILD), Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said that I think Vietnam is one of the attractive countries foreign companies should invest in as Vietnam’s supporting industries are growing continuously. Vietnamese manufacturers need to improve their productivity in terms of quality and quantity in order to acquire new customers. Attending METALEX Vietnam and NEPCON Vietnam will help industrialists to meet with business partners and have a good preparation for the upcoming AEC in 2015. Mr. Viroj Sirithanasart, President of Alliance for Supporting Industry Association said that A.S.I.A looks for foreign business partners in order to enhance the supporting industries. Due to the upcoming AEC, I think Vietnamese parts makers will need to use advanced technologies to produce more complex parts. I hope that I would be able to meet with subcontractors and business partners for future business. Mr. Adam See, President of Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore (AEIS) said that the growth in Vietnam’s electronics and supporting industries will be phenomenon over the next few years. Also, Singaporean companies would like to be part of this driving Vietnam’s electronics industry in terms of investments in machinery. Thus, attending NEPCON Vietnam would support and strength the relationship between Vietnamese and Singaporean electronics industries. NEPCON Vietnam will be a great platform where Vietnamese and the regional electronics manufacturers can source for new technologies to enhance their production. Mr. Faizal Izany Mastor, Trade Commissioner of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) said that Exhibitions like METALEX Vietnam and NEPCON Vietnam offer both Malaysian and Vietnamese manufacturers a very good chance to form new business partnerships. They can also search for newest technologies to upgrade their productivity. Ms. Grace Chen, Specialist of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) said that Recently, Vietnam’s supporting industries are rising continuously, affecting Vietnamese manufacturers to keep themselves updated on the developments at all time and to look for new technologies in order to remain competitiveness. I believe these shows are unique platform for industrialists to source for efficient technologies from leading providers, including Taiwan, to upgrade their production. The next edition of “METALEX Vietnam 2015 (MXV)” Vietnam’s International Exhibition on Machine Tools & Metalworking Solutions for Production Upgrade, will be held again during 8 - 10 October 2015 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) (Phu My Hung) or TT Trien Lam Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For more info : www.metalexvietnam.com
On Sep. 18th, China International Hardware Show (CIHS) grandly opened at Shanghai New International Expo Center. ChinaFastener Magazine, being as one of the leading fastener media in China’s fastener industry, exhibited the show (Booth No: F60 and F62) and distributed its latest issue at scene. The show started in 2001 and was often regarded as Asia’s top trade fair for the entire hardware and DIY sectors offering specialist traders and buyers with a comprehensive category of products and services. This year there are about 3000 hardware enterprises exhibited from home and abroad. And it covered an area of 120,000 square meters. The estimate number of visitors during the three-day exhibition is 50,000. CFM journalist noticed that the participation of fastener companies is less good than the last year influenced by the unfavorable market situation. Only about 80 fastener companies came. Some of the fastener exhibitors are : Fast-Fix, Washen, Jiaxing Chinafar, Sansega, Jiaxing Zhengying, Jiangsu Xinchangjiang, Ningbo ABC, Haiyan Guangda, Haiyan hongmao etc. Fast-Fix Jiaxing Chinafar Jiangsu Washen Haiyan Sansega Jiaxing Zhengying Ningbo ABC Jiangsu Xinchangjiang Haiyan Guangda Sanhewlett