The first edition of the forum brought together under the same roof companies operating in the electronics industry, international experts, representatives of academia training future engineers and representatives of central public authorities. The interactive format of the event ensured an open dialogue between the participants of the form and highlighted the perspectives of the electronics industry.
International expert Dieter Weiss, founder of in4ma EMS Market Statistics, listed global trends in the electronics industry and explained how the global semiconductor crisis and the war in Ukraine are reshaping the EMS industry.
Present at the event, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, Mr Sergiu Gaibu encouraged the development of the electronics industry and highlighted the development of value-added technological products. “Public authorities are considering the prospect of creating a park dedicated exclusively to the electronics industry.”
The electronics industry of the Republic of Moldova currently has over 170 companies with approximately 16,000 employees, being a promising sector in terms of contribution to GDP, job creation and attracting foreign direct investment. Hardware and software, electronic components and devices, smart meters, PLC, printed circuit boards, micro and nano-conductors, SMD and THT mounting, EMS and ECM, design and production of electronic devices, nano- and micro-wired sensors, are part of a wide range of products of Moldovan companies. Moldovan specialists have a high level of training, worthy of competing with other leaders in the field, and the electronics produced are exported to dozens of countries around the world on all continents.
ACEM President, ITS Informbusiness Director Vitalie Eșanu “Exactly 3 years ago, a group of local companies decided to join forces and create an ACEM profile association to stimulate the development and competitiveness of the electronics industry, including microelectronics, nanotechnologies, systems embedded, software, research and development (R&D) in the Republic of Moldova. Currently, ACEM consists of 20 companies and educational institutions and has an annual turnover of over 70 million USD. We tend to establish forward-looking partnerships between private companies, public authorities and other governmental organizations at the national and international levels. Moldova Electronics Forum is proof that the ACEM association has managed in such a short time to become a catalyst for the electronics industry and a reliable dialogue partner for Moldovan decision makers, foreign and local investors, but also development partners of Moldova. ”
A 4 million euro investment project in assembling and producing electric passenger transport, including electric buses and autonomous trolleybuses, was announced at the Moldova Electronics Forum. INFORMBUSINESS company aims to carry out this investment project in Chisinau, so the Republic of Moldova will become a manufacturer and exporter of electric buses, developed by engineers in the country. Today, INFORMBUSINESS provides electronic and directional electrical transportation equipment used in more than 120 cities around the world.
Prof. Victor Șontea, Technical University of Moldova gave a retrospective of the electronics industry, reporting on the most important stages in the development of the industry: “The tradition of manufacturing electronic equipment in Moldova prevails over the decades, being known as the third largest supplier of electronic equipment from the former USSR. “
Elena Maevski, ACEM Project Coordinator, provided an overview of the industry featuring members of the Electronics Industry Companies Association, as well as details on future results and projects.
Prof. Viorel Bostan, Rector, Technical University of Moldova: “The success of the sector is attributed to a solid technical and engineering foundation. The curricula of vocational schools and universities are under the continuous control of the entire industry, to ensure compliance with the needs and standards of the sector. “
During the forum, the success stories of Moldovan companies were presented to highlight the skills of the industry as well as the openness of the Republic of Moldova to international cooperation and integration in global value chains.
Ruslan Casico, representative of ADD Grup: “ADD Grup produces smart meters and water meters systems. More than 7 million meters and water meters have been exported to 33 countries around the world. We are proud that we can carry out the production activity, at home, in Moldova. ”
In addition to local companies, Moldova Electronics Forum was attended by international companies with production facilities in Moldova, including Magnetec Components – a world-renowned company specializing in the production of inductive electronic components for machine building industries, sources of renewable energy, electrical engineering, and the automotive industry. The Magnetec Components production plant in Balti has a total investment of $ 5 million, currently employing over 370 employees.
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Moldova Electronics Forum was organized by the Invest Moldova Agency, the Association of Electronics Companies in Moldova(ACEM) and the Organization for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (ODIMM) with the support of the Project “Economic policy advice to the Moldovan government”. implemented by GIZ Moldova with the financial support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
Event partners: Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, Technical University of Moldova, IPC Global Association for Electronics Industry, AHK Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, German Business Association for Eastern Europe (OstAuschus der Deutschen Wirtschaft),, in4ma Market Research and Analyzes, Tekwill.
Event sponsors: ACI Partners, HR-Consulting; Informbusiness; Magnetec Components; MOD Engineering; OrangeSystems; Safe Logic; Sandra; Steinel Electronic; Purcari.