French plastic and packing industries companies to seek opportunities in Vietnam
(CPV) – Representatives of 10 French plastic and packing industries companies will be in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from the February 28 to March 2 to take part in a mission organized by UBIFRANCE, French Trade Commission in Vietnam.
Advanced technologies and services will be offered to Vietnamese counterparts through more than 50 meetings.
According to a press released issued by the Embassy of France to Hanoi on February 27, this trip aims to learn more about Vietnamese policies and organizations through meetings with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Plastic, Rubber and Packing professional Associations. Visits of industrial sites are also planned in the North and in the South, including the plant of the French group ARKEMA near Ho Chi Minh City.
With a growth rate of 20%, so far, Vietnamese plastic and packing manufacturers have to import 85% of the compounds and 70% of the machines and tools due to the weak vertical integration. They are upgrading quickly and aiming to develop the highest technologies, mainly so as to reinforce their position on international market.
The two “Plastic and rubber Vietnam 2012” and “Propak Vietnam 2012” exhibitions with the participation of over 200 exhibitors will also be held during this time, hoping to lure 7000 visitors.
French firms are namely JM POLYMERS and PAPREC for the compounds, REP INJECTION, SISE and KARLVILLE for the machinery, WISE, MECAFONCTION and CURTIL for the molds.
With 80 Trade Commissions in the world 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, it relies on a bicultural team of 17 export professionals in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.