From 21-25 October 2014 the international sheet metal working industry will meet again for its leading industry fair, EuroBLECH 2014, in Hanover, Germany. A record number of 1,600 exhibitors from 38 countries will put their innovative products and services on display in eight exhibition halls, on a total net floor space of 86,500 m2. This represents a 5% increase in exhibitor numbers and a 3% increase in floor space compared to the previous show.
“EuroBLECH is the largest trade exhibition and an economic and technological trend barometer for the sheet metal working industry. We are confident that with the dimensions of this year’s show and an overall positive economic outlook for the industry sector, EuroBLECH 2014 will, once again, provide a key marketplace for successful business and worldwide contacts and that both, exhibitors and visitors, will have a rewarding experience at the show,” says Nicola Hamann, Managing Director, Mack Brooks Exhibitions.
High proportion of international participation
The proportion of international exhibitors at EuroBLECH is, once again, very high (47%). At this year’s exhibition, major exhibitor countries next to Germany are Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, the USA and Great Britain.
“The high percentage of international participation demonstrates that the sheet metal working industry continues to focus on worldwide business contacts. For companies in the industry sector it is clear that they need to operate internationally. This is not only the case for exhibiting companies that use the event to further develop their international sales, but also for companies that visit the show. They face the challenge to compete with their products on a global market and, therefore, have to build worldwide business networks,” says Nicola Hamann.
Production processes have strongly advanced
EuroBLECH offers its audience a comprehensive overview of the prevailing technological trends in sheet metal working. Companies looking to find suitable machinery and smart solutions for modern production can find an extensive product range, from conventional systems through to advanced, high-tech processes.
“Production processes in sheet metal working have, once again, strongly advanced over the past two years. Solutions offering more flexibility, higher precision and excellent quality are high on the agenda of manufacturing companies. The use of automation and robotics in sheet metal working continues to grow; and lightweight construction and laser processing are continuously creating innovation in the field of sheet metal working. Visitors will be able to discover a large number of live demonstrations of all the new technologies at the exhibitors’ stands,” explains Nicola Hamann.
The show profile of the 23rd International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition 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.
EuroBLECH targets all sheet metal working specialists at every management level in small and medium-sized companies as well as large enterprises. Visitors include design engineers, production managers, quality managers, buyers, manufacturers, technical directors and experts in associations and R&D.
The Online Show Preview
The official EuroBLECH 2014 Show Preview is now available at the show website www.euroblech.com. The Show Preview includes hundreds of exhibitor profiles as well as detailed information on the products and services on display at this year’s show. Users can put together their individual Show Preview by sorting their favourite product entries by hall and/or categories.
Regularly Updated – The Exhibitor List
The up-to-date exhibitor list provides plenty of information about the exhibiting companies and is available to view at www.euroblech.com. For preparing the visit to the exhibition, visitors can now use an enhanced exhibitor search system and create their personal show planner.
The EuroBLECH App is the official mobile show guide for EuroBLECH 2014. The app offers information about all exhibitors and their products along with a map of the exhibition grounds for orientation and guidance. The app also offers ‘myEB’ – a personal show planner which offers many useful functions. Furthermore, visitors can register tickets and generate a mobile ticket which will transform the smartphone into an entrance ticket. ‘EuroBLECH 2 go’ is available around two weeks before the exhibition. Smartphone users can access the app via www.eb2go.de; it is also free to download as Android or iPhone app.
EuroBLECH Job Board
Participation in the EuroBLECH Job Board enables sheet metal working specialists to reach employers worldwide in the sheet metal working industry. Job vacancies and candidate profiles are advertised on the EuroBLECH website, through the exhibition app as well as on-site at the exhibition. Taking part as a candidate is free of charge and further details are available in the visitor section of the exhibition website www.euroblech.com.
Travel and Accommodation
Hanover has the world’s largest exhibition grounds and is famous for hosting leading international trade fairs. The city has an excellent infrastructure ensuring easy access for visitors from all over the world as well as accommodation facilities across all price ranges and of all standards. The travel pages at www.euroblech.com offer extensive information about travel and accommodation.
EuroBLECH 2014 Key Facts:
Exhibition Grounds, Hanover, Germany
Halls 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 27
Entrances West 1, West 2, Nord 1, Ost 3, Süd 1
Tuesday 21st October – Friday 24th October 2014:
9.00 – 18.00
Saturday 25th October 2014:
9.00 – 15.00
Advance Ticket Sales
Entrance tickets for EuroBLECH are available at a favourable advanced sale price via the Online Ticket Shop at www.euroblech.com. Tickets can also be purchased on-site throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Season Ticket (5 days)
Champions in Sheet Metal Working – Awards Ceremony
EuroBLECH’s online competition “Champions in Sheet Metal Working” has been well received with visitors and exhibitors alike. The winners have now been elected. The official awards ceremony is open to all exhibitors and visitors and will take place on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, at 15.00 hrs, up in the gallery in hall 13.