15/2/11 – BLECH Sheet metal working exhibitions straddle Europe and India
15 February 2011
BLECH Russia and BLECH India, both with more than 100 exhibitors, will take place for the second time in spring this year, BLECH Nordic in October this year is new in the calendar of the BLECH Events.
BLECH Russia 2011 will take place from 15-17 March 2011, at St Petersburg’s Lenexpo Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors from 20 countries will present their products and services to the Russian sheet metal working industry. The Russian market is still considered an important growth market for this industry sector, as international manufacturers of cars, white goods and electrical equipment continue to open up production sites in Russia.
The second BLECH India, from 14-17 April 2011, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, has grown considerably since its launch two years ago. The show is more than three times bigger than last time. The huge demand for stand space at this trade exhibition is due to the continuously booming industry on the Indian subcontinent, in particular in the automotive and construction sector. However, the Indian industry still largely depends on technology imports to be able to cover the growing demand of India’s consumers for goods such as small cars. Forming machines in particular are in need. Although India’s machine tool industry expects an increase of 35-40% for 2010/2011 compared with the previous year, it still cannot cover the domestic demand for sheet metal working machines.
With BLECH Nordic Mack Brooks Exhibitions offers a new trade exhibition, geared towards the Northern European sheet metal working industry. The first BLECH Nordic, Exhibition for Sheet Metal Working, will be held from 4 – 7 October 2011, at Stockholmsmässan, in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nordic countries are generally regarded as a highly stable economic region with excellent infrastructure and state-of-the-art logistics centres. Metal production is a traditional industry there and several major manufacturers of sheet metal working machinery are based in this region. The most important customers of machine tools for sheet metal working are the ship-building and offshore industries, construction, civil engineering and the automotive industry.
BLECH Nordic 2011 will take place alongside the Scandinavian Technical Fair, the renowned trade exhibition for the Scandinavian manufacturing industry, featuring some 300 exhibitors and some 25,000 trade visitors.