The Engineering Sector is one of the major subsectors in the Industrial Sector of CBI. Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam are the most industrializedCBI countries in Asia. Analysis indicated that potential of metalworking sector in these
countries is the biggest compared to other engineering sectors. There is a market for new suppliers / subcontractors due to the lack of Skilled labourers and capacity constraints in Europe.
In spite of the fact that target countries have strategies and plans for developing the SMEs in this sector, companies are facing more or less common constraints that prohibit them in exporting: the sector is not very well organized, lacks focus, no or hardly access to information, companies have to improve on productivity, quality and
efficiency, they are not aware of potential in Europe and they are weak in marketing and export promotion. Brain-drain will be prevented by creating more skilled labour jobs. European buyers are not well aware about the potential of the countries.The programme contributes to a sustainable export increase, minimal 55 companies achieve a total additional export turnover of 27,5 million and another 50 companies supported by BSO activities 25 million by the end of 2017. Further it will contribute to the development of local capacity by intensive cooperation with BSOs and involvement of local experts. The regional approach contributes to an efficient implementation, peer to peer learning, market entry activities and supports CBI position towards the importing business community in Europe (pull marketing), though on country level the support will be tailor-made.
Cooperation with PUM, SIPPO, UNIDO will increase sustainability. The programme will contribute largely to CSR by capacity building and practical approach for implementing CSR with the participants in combination with processcontrol, better working conditions, more efficient use of energy and raw materials. In many of the target countries CBI activities are going on, in this respect special attention will be given to capitalize on these or to link up with activities like
workshops and BSOD activities. The regional approach ensures synergy and an efficient implementation. Risks of
potential failure can be reduced as failure in a particular country may be compensated
by successes in other countries.