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EuroBLECH 2012 – For a sustainable future of the global sheet metal working industry

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From 23 – 27 October 2012, the 22nd International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition will open its doors again in Hanover, Germany. As the World’s No. 1 exhibition and business barometer for the sheet metal working industry, the show offers its audience a comprehensive idea of the prevailing technological trends and economic situation. Currently the economic outlook for the industry sector is cautiously positive. Despite some uncertainty due to the global economic situation and the currency crisis in the Euro zone, the sheet metal working industry presents itself as stabilised and confident.

A total of 1,516 exhibitors from 38 countries have already booked a net exhibition space of 85,000 square metres at EuroBLECH 2012. Compared to the previous event in 2010, this is an increase of 4% in exhibitor numbers and of 8% in exhibition space. A total of 61.500 trade visitors from all over the world attended the previous show.

Featuring an enormous amount of live machine demonstrations, EuroBLECH is the ideal event for sheet metal working professionals to find smart solutions and the right equipment for their companies. 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. “Major developments in sheet metal working relate to lightweight construction and processing of hybrid structures,” explains Nicola Hamann, Exhibition Director

EuroBLECH, on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “To reflect this development, processing of sheet metal/plastic hybrid structures has now been included in the EuroBLECH exhibition profile that covers the complete sheet metal working technology chain,” says Nicola Hamann.

Central hub for business on a global scale Increasing global business of the sheet metal working industry means that the percentage of international participation at the show has gone up again: 49% of this year’s exhibitors come from outside Germany. Asia and the Americas have now become an inherent part of the exhibition. Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands,

Switzerland, Spain, Austria, France, Taiwan, Great Britain and the USA are the largest exhibitor countries after Germany. “The leading international exhibition for sheet metal working is the central hub for business on a global scale. At EuroBLECH, in Hanover, suppliers of the latest machines, tools and systems for sheet metal working come together with trade visitors from all over the world, ready to invest,” says Exhibition Director Nicola Hamann. Comprehensive range of products for sheet metal working

EuroBLECH 2012 covers eight halls of the Hanover exhibition grounds. Clearly structured, the exhibition’s layout shows the entire sheet metal working technology chain:

– Sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products (ferrous/non-ferrous), halls 16,17

– Handling technology, halls 16,17,27

– Separation technology, halls 11,12,14,15,16,17

– Forming technology, hall 27

– Flexible sheet metal working technology, halls 11,12,14,15

– Tube / section working, halls 11,14,15

– Processing of sheet metal / plastic hybrid structures, halls 13,16,17,27

– Machine elements and components, halls 11,12,14,15

– Joining and fastening technology, hall 13

– Surface technology for sheet metal / plate (process-related), hall 13

– Tool technology for sheet metal / plate working, halls 13,27

– Process control and quality assurance, halls 11,12,14,15

– Data processing (hardware and software), halls 11,12

– Factory and warehouse equipment, safety at work, environment protection, halls 11,12,13,14,15,16,17

– Services, information and communication, halls 11,12,13,16,17,27

The exhibition will showcase a wide range of machines, tools and systems for sheet metal working, including high tech as well as conventional machinery and tools. A great number of exhibiting research institutions complements the event by providing the necessary foundations for technological development.

With this comprehensive range of products, EuroBLECH is the event for everyone involved in sheet metal production, working or trading, from all management levels in small, medium-sized or multinational companies. Visitors include production specialists, designers, plant managers, manufacturers, engineers and buyers as well as students and experts from associations. Visitors to EuroBLECH come from sectors such as mechanical engineering, sheet metal products and components, steel and aluminium construction, the automotive industry and its suppliers, rolling mills, iron and steel production, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, medical technology, renewable energy construction, aerospace and shipbuilding.

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