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Metal Casting Technologies : September 2005
ASIAN OVERVIEW 2005 ASIA PACIFIC THE BIG, IMPORTANT AND GROWTH HUB FOR METAL CASTING We are proud to serve the Asia Pacific Market with information which provides a thorough look and feel about this burgeoning part of the world. As Gopal Padki points out in his overview of China, globally today, nearly 65 million tonnes of castings are being produced and consumed and this is expected to reach 85 million tones within next ten years. And Asia Pacific will be the big producer. And Metals Casting Magazine is also in growth mode delivering "what's happening" and a wonderful reference to the major suppliers to the industry. The motor car is the barometer of castings consumption and in this annual edition of Metal Casting Technologies magazine you will be able to easily see the mosaic of the Asia Pacific market as a predictor for the next five years. China will start to feel the increased pace of India's growing market and there will be a continuing reduction of castings being manufactured in Europe. Thailand is very aware that Research and Development must underpin a growth economy and a natural and essential partner has to be skilled personnel. The Philippines too recognises its skilled shortage and lack of investment. And Australia has already been through the tough times of skill and investment shortages. All the Asian countries in this issue refer to skill shortage and yet quality must be paramount as we go forward in this essential "enabling" market. We know that the Metals Casting Magazine serves a small part of the information needs by reaching into the Asia Pacific countries every quarter. I am sure you will be delighted with the contents of this edition, the editorial content and the advertisers who are showcasing their expertise. Some of the information may even stir some entrepreneurial models as solutions for delivering quality education for the metal casting industry. Without skilled people, research and investment the quality and supply of castings will suffer and the economics of the market will then bring increased costs. "The market will prevail". Enjoy this edition! Barbara Cail Publisher 22 www.metals.rala.com.au