BANGKOK, Jan 3 (TNA) –The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) has opened SMEs Industry Transformation Centers (SMEs-ITC) at ten industrial estates to share technologies and innovations with small and medium-sized enterprises.
IEAT Governor Somchint Pilouk said SMEs-ITCs provided SMEs with technologies and product innovations so that they could increase the values of their products and businesses. At the centers, ‘big brother’ companies are sharing knowledge about technologies, package designs, management and software, among others.
There is also co-working space for product development with high technologies and advanced equipment including 3D printers that are capable of shaping metal and products. There are also plastic injection molding machines weighing 20-150 tons, plastic air blowers, plastic granule mixers, computer numerical control (CNC) machines and learning factory prototypes.
SMEs-ITC facilities gather representatives of international organizations with expertise in design and engineering including operators’ networks, industrial associations and educational institutions.
The ten industrial estates that house SMEs-ITC facilities include the Laem Chabang Industrial Estate, the Northern Region Industrial Estate (in Lamphun province), the Bang Chan Industrial Estate, the Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate, the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, the Southern Region Industrial Estate, the Samut Sakhon Industrial Estate and the Gateway City Industrial Estate. (TNA)