Private sector encourages Thai government to push Thailand’ status as Asia’s agro machinery and equipment hub

Bangkok/Frankfurt – February 6, 2017

Thailand is a major agro-industry hub that an eye is kept on at the Asian and global levels. The country’s major income-generating agricultural products include sugarcane, rice, cassava, and para rubber. The Thai government has policies to advance the agricultural sector using production technologies and innovations to enhance farmers’ quality of life to achieve balance and sustainability. As a member of the private sector, the organizer of AGRITECHNICA ASIA 2017, an agro-machinery expo, is ready to respond to the government sector’s plans by launching agro-machinery from many different countries into the Asian market at this event, which will be held from March 15-17, 2017 at BITEC Hall 106 in Bangkok.

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Visitors at this event will be exposed to over 220 leading companies from diverse countries, which will showcase a selection of technologies and innovations for agriculture in a tropical environment. One highlight of this expo is the launching of products from various companies that are being imported into the Asian market for the first time.

An example is MASCHIO-GASPARDO PADDY Rotary Tiller – the best ‘troubleshooter’ for tilling in paddy fields. With a design that protects its engine from submergence, it is accompanied with a strong, durable and lightweight body and is equipped with 40 horsepower. Its special feature is that it blocks water from entering its body, and the single-gear system is used to deal with slippery topsoil using blades from Italy.

Another product is Shanghai Star Precision Rice Hill-drop Drilling Machine, which provides enhanced accuracy in rice seed sowing. It consists of seed sowing apertures and water apertures, which can function together. It results in rice sowing accuracy that is improved by 10 percent, 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively, compared with manual rice sowing and transplantation.

These two companies will showcase their innovations at the event and bring experts who will be available to provide in-depth advice and discuss technologies that suit your agricultural areas.

Seminars by experts

In addition to technologies and innovations, the event will offer seminars with interesting

topics by experts and leading companies in the industry. An example is the Management Technique Seminar by experts from CLAAS, which involves topics about the production and management of cattle feed and the management of sugarcane waste after processing for use in generating renewable energy. Participants in the seminars will gain enhanced knowledge about smart innovation-based farming and learn about strategies to increase standard-quality produce using low labor-intensive practices and will have opportunities to share and discover new solutions to open smart farming dimensions with experts from across the world.

3 days, 3 events, 3 industries

One special thing about AGRITECHNICA ASIA 2017 is the fact that that it will be held in parallel with VIV Asia 2017, Asia’s grandest exhibition and seminar on livestock and aquaculture, as well as Horti ASIA 2017, Asia’s exhibition and seminar on fruits, vegetables, flowers and orchids. It will be held from March 15-17, 2017 at BITEC Bang Na in Bangkok. The organizer believes that the cooperation in holding this event will bring about utmost benefits to exhibitors and visitors and will increase opportunities for agricultural and livestock investment in Asia.

For pre-registration, use the code ‘AP1211’ for free admission here.
(Fee for registration on the event day is 1,000 baht/person).

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