With 1,520 exhibitors from 39 countries and a total of 84,000 m2 net exhibition space, this year’s EuroBLECH, held from 23 – 27 October 2012 at the Hanover Exhibition Centre, is set to be record breaking. The event has increased by 5% in exhibitor numbers and by 7% in exhibition space compared to the previous exhibition held in 2010.
EuroBLECH is renowned as an industry barometer and the leading trade show for technological advance in sheet metal working. After the difficult times the industry sector had to face some years ago, companies at this year’s exhibition appear confident and optimistic. “Many exhibitors at EuroBLECH 2012 have increased their stand space and have more sumptuous stands than ever. They showcase an enormous variety of new products and innovative solutions, more than ever before. Visitors can look forward to a wonderland of sheet metal working technology,” says Nicola Hamann, Exhibition Director EuroBLECH, on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions.
With this year’s theme ‘For a sustainable future’, EuroBLECH puts a special focus on energy efficient technology, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and intelligent use of material. The wide range of materials, machines, systems and tools on display reflect the complete technology chain of sheet metal working, from sheet metal and sheet metal products to handling, forming, cutting, joining, flexible sheet metal working, tube processing, process control, CAD/CAM systems and surface technology. A great number of exhibiting research institutions complement the event by presenting the latest research projects and providing the necessary foundations for technological development.
Increasing global business of the sheet metal working industry means that the percentage of international exhibitors at the industry sector’s leading trade exhibition is higher than ever: 48% of the exhibitors at EuroBLECH 2012 come from outside Germany. Most important exhibitor countries after Germany are Italy, Turkey, China, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France and the USA.
“Companies in the sheet metal working industry have to position themselves in a global business environment in order to profit from new opportunities,” says Nicola Hamann. “Markets have shifted, and while demand in Europe and the USA remains static, there are new growth markets in Asia and South America. This means that companies have to react flexibly to fluctuations in markets and demand with modern, competitive and high quality products in order to maintain their market position. Especially in challenging times like these, EuroBLECH, as the leading industry platform for sheet metal working brings together suppliers and trade visitors from all over the world, ready to invest.”
EuroBLECH 2012 is open from Tuesday, 23 October to Friday, 26 October 2012, from 09:00 – 18:00 and on Saturday, 27 October 2012, from 09:00 – 15:00. Visitors who buy their tickets in advance from the online ticket shop at www.euroblech.com will save money and time on-site. The day ticket entry price on-site is €32; visitors who buy online pay €26. The season ticket price on-site is €52, online it is €46.
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