Smart Manufacturing is changing the way we do business. In order to sharpen competitiveness in the industrial sectors, the plastics manufacturing industry is undergoing a significant transformation. Whether it is to adopt the robotics and automation technologies, or to infuse artificial intelligence and machine learning into operations, the plastics manufacturing industry can thus speed up the production processes, improve efficiency and enhance productivity. Join this Applications Online Forum to learn first-hand about the opportunity, challenge and application in the future in related to smart manufacturing in ASEAN plastics industry.


•  The current situation of ASEAN companies in realizing /implementing the smart manufacturing
•  ASEAN governments’ policies to help the manufacturers
•  The challenges and opportunities in the future in ASEAN
•  Innovative tools to measure impacts, anticipate their future needs and deliver solutions for improvement
•  Effective way to reduce operating costs, achieve long-term goals and enhance brand image

Date & Time

23 Feb 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, GMT +8




ASEAN: Unlock the potential of Smart Manufacturing in Plastics Industry – Opportunity, challenge and application in the future


Section 1 – Individual Presentations
Section 2 – Panel Discussion (Moderated by Mr. Anston Tan)
Section 3 – Q&A session


    Mr.Veera Kwanloetchit
    Mr. Anston Tan
    Mr. Kazuki Sasahara
    Mr. Ronald Zhang
President - Plastics Institute of Thailand

Mr. Veera Kwanloetchit

He has been in Plastics industry over 35 years and engaged in technical service, market development, sales & marketing, and product management covering resins, additives, and machine accessories with MNCs like Dow Chemical and DuPont. He currently works for Institute to drive plastics industry in Thailand through country network for overcoming environment issues and achieving sustainability.
CEO - iPlast 4.0 Pte. Ltd. and Symbiosis Industry Co., Ltd.

Mr. Anston Tan

Co-organiser for CHINAPLAS’s concurrent event “Industry 4.0 Factory of the Future”. Founding member of solutioning consortium iSAMS in Singapore. Set up Smart Factory at Sanwa Intec Singapore.
Lead Consultant appointed by Asia Productivity Organization (APO) to set up Industry 4.0 Demonstration Project at BKF Thailand.
Lead Consultant appointed by Malaysia Plastics Manufacturers Association to conduct a Smart Manufacturing Training Programme funded by Human Resource Development Fund.
Technology Extension Partner of The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).
Lead Consultant for Guangdong province Test Project for Industrial Cluster-based Digital Transformation.
General Manager - Matsui Germany / Head - Matsui EMEA region

Mr. Kazuki Sasahara

Kazuki Sasahara is the General Manager of Matsui Germany and the head of EMEA region since 2019. He started his career as Engineer in Japan and moved to Singapore in 2007 as the Sales & Marketing Manager of South East Asia Market till 2019.
He has unique insight in smart manufacturing of plastic molding with his experiences in Japan, South East Asia and Europe.
Asia Pacific Regional Sales Manager - Yizumi

Mr. Ronald Zhang

Asia Pacific Regional Sales Manager of Yizumi, who is responsible for Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar market, and achieved excellent sales award for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021, and sales champion in 2021. He has 7 years of industry experience, especially in packaging, household appliances, auto parts, 3C, and many other fields.

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