Internationality Factor Growing:
Already 25 Countries Represented in Augsburg
Augsburg - So far the list of exhibitors at the GrindTec 2014 already amounts to over 400 - five months before it opens! And already the amount of space booked is more than for the previously largest GrindTec event in 2012. No doubt we can also break the record of the 450 exhibitors at the previous event, presumes the project manager Joachim Kalsdorf: "We cannot overlook the fact that in particular manufacturers of machinery are turning to larger stands, in order to present as large a palette of products as possible. The largest suppliers have already been placed, and now we are trying to find the optimal positions for the companies with smaller stands. At present we are expecting to have an amount of exhibitors of around 500".
GrindTec more and more international:
Asia coming with China, Korea and India
The GrindTec is becoming more and more international, and at present the factor is 37 % of exhibitors, with 25 countries being represented in Augsburg so far. As in the past, Switzerland is the dominating country here with more than one third (35 %) of the foreign exhibitors coming from there. In the second place we have Italy (18 %), followed by China (12 %). But Joachim Kalsdorf is expecting quite a few more companies to be coming from this part of the world: "In December, together with the Technical Sponsor FDPW (German Trade Association for Precision Tool Grinders) we are visiting China by the invitation of the Chinese Association IDAC (Industrial Diamond Association of China). In Zhengzhou we will be presenting the GrindTec to a group of chosen manufacturers at a large trade fair for abrasives. China is tremendous interested in the European market, and we are presuming that quite a few companies will decide on participating in the GrindTec."
More and more the GrindTec is finding itself focussed upon by companies from overseas. Particularly noticeable here is the increase of companies from India and Korea, but the USA will also be much more strongly represented with already 7 participants: Two years ago only one company had dared the step across the Atlantic.
New Hall 2
nearly completely booked
The increased demand for space by the large machine manufacturers and numerous new exhibitors has considerably increased the necessity for exhibition space. For this reason the GrindTec will for the first time be occupying a fifth exhibition hall. The new additional Hall 2 is perfectly integrated in the trade fair circuit, and it is already two-thirds booked today.
from 19 to 22 March 2014, Fair ground Augsburg (Germany)
Bilder: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.de, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Quelle: Messe Augsburg