This year’s EMO Hannover Trade Fair was well received by exhibitors and visitors and attracted a record number of visitors who were able to view machinery and learn about new innovations in every type of metalworking process.
The six day exhibit included more than 2000 exhibitors from forty one countries across the world.
General Commissioner of EMO Hannover Dr Detlev Elsinghorst commented that the event is now the metalwork industry’s flagship fair and is fast becoming the most important annual event for metalwork companies to attend.
Amongst this year’s events was an Aerospace Industry conference which examined new technologies, a youth show where more than 5,000 school children were invited to attend to view demonstrations of the latest innovations in metalwork and an exhibition of Micro Machinery.
Over fifteen halls were filled with exhibits that included all types of machinery such as transfer machines, sheet metal working machines, waste disposal machines and precision tools.
Amongst the exhibits was the inaugural outing of the new UltraGrind 2000 CNC precision cylindrical grinding centre, which was shown by Leicester based firm Jones and Shipman. MD Mike Duignan explained that the exhibition had been set out so that visitors were easily able to focus on machinery from their particular field. He went on to say that exhibition staff had been helpful and that organisation of the event had been second to none.
Highly respected Jig grinding maker Hauser showed their newest model which demonstrated a great leap in efficiency, productivity and capacity whilst maintaining incredible precision and reliability.
Most exhibitors agreed that the number of companies from different countries showing machinery and attending the event was a positive move for EMO. The global flavour of the exhibition afforded those in the metalwork industry all over the world to network and to promote their trade to a wider audience, which offered greater possibility for increasing trade overseas.
The exhibit, which was organised by the Association of German Machine Tool Builders, was heavily featured in the media and the international press forum which was held in Premium Aerotec’s training centre prior to the event ensured that news of the conference was reported globally.
The success of the exhibition reflects the recent boom in Germany’s machine tool trading industry. Sales of metalwork related machinery and products are expected to increase by a further 30% over the coming year.
The EMO Trade Fair gave a platform to the high tech products that Germany produces and ensured that businesses from all over the world will be investing in the country in the future.