Leipzig will become the key venue of the metal processing and supply industry in March of this year

The Leipziger Messe will open its doors for the industrial trade fairs Intec and Z in two months: From March 7 to 10, the trade fair combination invites any and all interested parties to the key international get-together of the year for production technology in the metal processing and supply industry.


Approx. 1,400 exhibitors from thirty countries will be on hand at the Intec and Z 2017 to present their complex performance spectrum on an area spanning 70,000 sq. m. “The trade fair duo Intec and Z thus builds on the great success of the prior event. Leipzig will become the key venue of the metal processing and supply industry in March of this year, the capabilities of which are impressively echoed by the two trade fairs,” says Markus Geisenberger, Managing Director of the Leipziger Messe. “Visitors can look forward to diverse range of exciting technologies and innovations that form the entire process and customer chain in production and which makes a visit to the Intec and Z very worthwhile.”

Important market leaders of the machine tool industry and renowned suppliers of precision tools from Germany and abroad such as Yamazaki Mazak, DMG MORI, the TRUMPF Group, the Hommel Group, Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle, SCHUNK, Paul Horn, ISCAR, EMUGE, MAPAL and Ingersoll Werkzeuge will be participating in the upcoming Intec. Companies like NICOLÁS CORREA from Spain, HWACHEON Machinery Europe from Korea, BLM SPA from Italy and SAMAG Saalfelder Werkzeugmaschinen from Germany will be on hand in Leipzig for the first time as exhibitors. The majority of Intec exhibitors come from Baden-Württemberg, Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia and Bavaria. Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Czech Republic make up the largest international participants at the Intec 2017.

German and international suppliers will demonstrate their capabilities and innovativeness as partners of final producers and system suppliers at the Z 2017. The Z – Subcontracting Fair is well equipment with exhibitors who meet the demand for high quality parts and components that are made of metals, plastics and innovative materials in accordance with customer requirements. The Z’s portfolio is enriched by sophisticated services for the industry – that includes, for instance, surface finishers. The countries with the largest number of exhibitors are, following Germany, Italy, Poland and Czech Republic.

Multifaceted product range

Innovative new products from the fields of machine tools, precision tools for metal working, automation technology for production as well as industrial supplies and support services for manufacturing form the focus of both industrial trade fairs for four days.

At the Intec 2017, the machine tool sector is represented with a series of technical innovations and optimizations. For instance, HEDELIUS is bringing its new, compact and precise 5-axis machining center line ACURA for die and mold construction, the milling center the INDEX G200 from INDEX-Werke and the newest CNC machining center from Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle, C 250. Production automation under aspects of Industry 4.0 is also reflected in the offerings of Intec exhibitors. Festo will be present with an entire range of Industry 4.0-capable applications – for instance, its adaptive gripper units, software tools for assembly and handling processes or intuitive control systems.

At the parallel event Z, trade visitors will find, among other things, innovations made in the plastics processing and mold construction industry: For instance, they will be able to examine at the stand of PSG Plastic Service the new profiTEMP+ hot runner controller. The laser specialist bkl-lasertechnik has developed a process for achieving high gloss finishes with foam injection molding technology. At Rapidobject’s stand, visitors can see 3D printed models constructed by means of additive manufacturing with plastic, metal or polymer plaster.

Specialized program on forward-looking topics relating to the industry

Besides the extensive offering of exhibitors, the Intec and Z 2017 also offer the integrated specialized program of supporting events. Industry-related topics that play a decisive role for the future of industrial production (for instance, intelligent light-weight, additive manufacturing, resource-efficient production and Industry 4.0) are discussed within the framework of conferences, seminars and workshops.

SourceLeipziger Messe