PRNewswire May 16, 2024

Explore AI, Robotics & Automation Solutions at MITEC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The future of manufacturing is here! Southeast Asia’s biggest event for the metalworking, machine tools, and automation industries, METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024, has kicked off at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). This four-day extravaganza promises to be a game-changer, showcasing the transformative power of Industry 4.0 and propelling Malaysia’s manufacturing sector towards a sustainable and prosperous future.

The event opened with a prestigious ceremony graced by YBhg. Datuk Hanafi Sakri, Deputy Secretary General (Industry) of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). YBhg. Tan Sri Dato Sri Dr Hj Mohd Nasir Bin Mohd Ashraf, Organising Chairman, Informa Markets Malaysia, YBhg. Dato Dr Tan Chin Huat, Chairman of METALTECH & AUTOMEX, and Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Country General Manager of Informa Markets Malaysia, were also present. The ceremony highlighted the significance of METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024 as a platform for growth and innovation in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector.

Datuk Hanafi delivered a keynote address about Malaysia’s manufacturing sector. “We are witnessing impressive growth, with investments surging to RM152.0 billion, a remarkable 80.3% increase compared to the previous year,” he declared. He continued by emphasising the importance of METALTECH & AUTOMEX, saying, “These exhibitions play a crucial role in propelling Malaysia towards becoming a regional leader in smart manufacturing, advanced technologies, and high-tech industries.”

METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024 boasts an unparalleled showcase, featuring over 1,500 brands and companies from 40 countries. With 18,000 trade buyers and visitors anticipated from 49 countries, the event is poised to be a dynamic hub for forging new partnerships and exploring the future of manufacturing.

Themed “Industry 4.0 Innovations: Powering Malaysia’s Manufacturing Future,” the event places a strong emphasis on the transformative potential of Industry 4.0. Visitors can delve into dedicated pavilions from industry leaders in Germany, South Korea, mainland China, Singapore, and Taiwan region, all showcasing groundbreaking solutions in automation, robotics, and digital manufacturing.

“This year’s METALTECH & AUTOMEX goes beyond just speed,” said Mr. Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Country General Manager of Informa Markets in Malaysia. “The theme highlights how Industry 4.0 advancements can optimise processes, drive efficiency, reduce costs, and promote sustainability. Businesses can discover eco-friendly technologies that minimise environmental impact, achieving a future where efficiency and sustainability go hand-in-hand.”

The manufacturing landscape is undergoing a revolution. AI, robotics, and the IoT are fundamentally reshaping how products are designed, produced, and delivered. METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024 empowers businesses to stay ahead of the curve by providing a platform to explore these trends, connect with solutions providers, and gain valuable insights from industry experts.

“METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024 isn’t just an exhibition; it’s a game-changer for Malaysian manufacturers. By showcasing the latest Industry 4.0 advancements – from automation to AI-powered solutions – the event serves as a vital launchpad for progress. These innovations hold the key to greater efficiency, enhanced sustainability, and a stronger position in the global marketplace,” emphasised Dato Dr Tan Chin Huat, Chairman of METALTECH & AUTOMEX.

In addition to the exhibition, METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024 features a comprehensive program of industry-leading seminars. These sessions offer valuable insights and knowledge-sharing opportunities for manufacturers and professionals navigating the evolving industrial landscape.

Following the opening ceremony, the guest of honour, YBhg. Datuk Hanafi Sakri, along with Chairman Dato Dr Tan Chin Huat and Country General Manager Gerard Leeuwenburgh, embarked on a tour of the exhibition floor. This high-profile visit presents a golden opportunity for exhibitors. It allows them to directly showcase their cutting-edge technologies and solutions to key decision-makers, potentially leading to valuable partnerships and business deals.

METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024 has become a global stage for industry giants to showcase their latest cutting-edge technologies for the first time. From pioneering advancements in automation and robotics to revolutionary solutions in digital manufacturing, this event offers a glimpse into the future of the industry. This year, we are especially honoured to have Aliran Tenaga leading the charge with their exciting product launches today. Their presence is a testament to the calibre of innovation on display at METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024.

Informa Markets Malaysia extends its deepest appreciation to all partners and sponsors, whose unwavering support has been instrumental in ensuring the resounding success of METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024. Their invaluable contributions enable the event to spotlight the latest advancements and facilitate the forging of connections that catalyse growth within the manufacturing industry. A special acknowledgment goes to our Gold Sponsor, Monitor ERP Sdn Bhd, for their exceptional dedication and commitment to excellence.

METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2024 promises to be a landmark event, fostering collaboration, knowledge exchange, and business opportunities for all stakeholders in the metalworking, machine tools, and automation industries. The event serves as a powerful platform for accelerating the adoption of Industry 4.0 solutions and propelling Malaysia, and Southeast Asia as a whole, towards a sustainable and prosperous manufacturing future.

Don’t miss this pivotal event! Join us at MITEC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15 – 18 May 2024.

Notes to Editor


For decades, METALTECH & AUTOMEX has been the pulse of Malaysia’s manufacturing industry. This premier event connects industry leaders across metalworking, machinery, robotics, and automation. The co-located International Automation Technology Exhibition (AUTOMEX) puts the spotlight on the latest automation advancements, including robotics and machine vision solutions.

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