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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see:
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see:
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see:
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see:

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Detailed Event Information For India Cold Chain 2012 Detailed Event Information For India Cold Chain 2012
India Cold Chain 2012 -- Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Building Products, Electrical Power Systems, Hotel/Restaurant Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors
Location/Date: New Delhi, India 12/04/2012 - 12/05/2012
Event Summary:
The India Cold Chain Expo - ICE, offers a global opportunity to present product and service information to the largest concentration of public refrigerated warehouses, refrigerated logistics, refrigerated construction and refrigerated transportation. The expo will be the singular interactive forum* offering a unique opportunity to participants to avail the benefits from the strength of the programs and quality of facilities offered. Indian Agriculture is witnessing a shift towards its sub-sectors of horticulture, meat & poultry, dairy and their products, which all are perishables. Horticulture alone, in the last decade, has become the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, next only to China. India currently produces about 190 Million tones of fruits and vegetables. Diversification and value addition are the key words in the Indian agriculture today. These changes along with the emerging food retail sector, especially with the opening up of Foreign Direct Investment, have brought in a lot of opportunities in the domestic sector. Market liberalization and increasing shift in consumer demand have also offered attractive opportunities for agricultural exporters from developing countries.

Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Renie Subin, New Delhi
Compliance Specialist
Phone: +91 11 2347-2155
Richard Craig, OFS Human Capital
Assignment Officer
Phone: +1 202 482 5208
Atul Khanna, India Cold Chain Alliance

Phone: 011-9111-4659-0340
Richard Tracy, Global Cold Chain Alliance

Phone: 703-373-4300
Shibu Mathews, New Delhi
Commerce Specialist
Phone: +91 11 2347 2131