Sheet metal working industry will meet at EuroBLECH 2014, which will take place in Hanover, Germany, from 21 to 25 October 2014. The event will host a total of 1,411 exhibitors from 41 countries, covering 86,500 m2 of net floor space across eight halls of the Hanover Exhibition Centre. This represents a 3% increase in exhibition space compared to the previous show.
Major exhibitor countries next to Germany are Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and the USA. Half of all exhibiting companies come from outside Germany. The sheet metal working industry keeps focus on international business contacts in order to be successful with their products in the long run. “The sheet metal working industry is currently facing an economic environment of diverse regional market situations within our globalised world. In addition, there is a demand for an ever-growing choice of products which needs to be met by using innovative and flexible fabrication processes. In this challenging but highly promising environment, it is essential for companies in the sheet metal working industry to invest in innovative technologies and tailor-made machines and systems. Intelligent process chains and efficient networks are indispensable,” explains Nicola Hamann, Exhibition Director EuroBLECH on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions.
As usual, EuroBLECH 2014 represents the entire sheet metal working technology chain: sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products, handling, separation, forming, flexible sheet metal working, joining, welding, tube / section processing, surface treatment, processing of hybrid structures, tools, quality control, CAD/CAM systems, factory equipment and R&D. With its dedicated exhibition profile, EuroBLECH targets all sheet metal working specialists at every management level in small and medium-sized companies as well as large enterprises. Visitors include engineers, production managers, quality managers, buyers, manufacturers, technical directors and experts in associations and R&D.
“As the technological showcase and business barometer of the sheet metal working industry, EuroBLECH offers its audience a comprehensive overview of the prevailing technological trends. For companies in sheet metal working looking to find suitable machinery and smart solutions for modern production, the exhibition is the key global event. Visitors can find an extensive product range, from conventional systems through to advanced, high-tech processes and also gain an overview of what is available worldwide,” says Nicola Hamann.