The only UFI certified show in Gyeongnam area SMATOF 2019 (Korea Int’l Smart factory & Manufacturing Technology Fair) was held for four days from Oct. 29 to Nov. 11 at Changwon Convention Center (CECO) in 150 company and 500 booths scale.
Gyeongnam Province, the foundation of Korea’s economy and where the major export items including shipbuilding, aviation, heavy industry, and machinery industry complexes are gathered, has presented the answer to high technology and gaining competitiveness by smartization and automation of production manufacturing facilities.
Since 2017, Gyeongnam area has become the area of highest demand for smart distribution projects with active promotion by the government and local governments. It is aiming to supply 500 smart factories by this year and 2,000 by 2022 by supporting various budgets, facility investment, smartization of the main industry in the region, expansion of R&D and exclusive fund, as well as local expenses.
In this show, major smart production manufacturing, partial automation and solution providers such as Hyundai Robotics, Hanwha Precision Machinery, Doosan Robotics, Neuromeka, Higen Motor, Zeus, AMS Korea, Eplan Major smart production manufacturing, partial automation and solution providers such as Software & Services, and Han Sung Well Tech participated.
Hosted by Gyeongnam Province and Changwon and organized COEX, the organizer of Korea’s largest automobile show AUTOMATION WORLD, SMATOF presents the vision and trends of smart production manufacturing in cooperation with the smart factory supplying agencies. It was the venue gathering the smart factory suppliers and buyers with Gyeongnam Technopark, Korea Robot Industry Association, KETI, and Korea Smart Manufacturing Industry Association and conferences held for four days.
This year, reflecting items that can be applied directly to smart factory demand companies in Gyeongnam, smart factory-related items such as IOT/M2M, software, industrial/manufacturing robots, and logistics solutions in addition to FA/PA solutions, were displayed to become the largest smart factory event.
Customized Smart Factory Exhibition SMATOF 2019 is attracting attention from local governments and related organizations along with smart factory industry 4.0 wave in the Southeast area.