26/10/10 – EuroBLECH 2010 opens its doors
26 October 2010
EuroBLECH 2010 opened its doors today in Hanover, Germany. The technology exhibition for sheet metal working will remain open until the 30th of October and will feature around 1,455 exhibitors from 43 countries will showcase their latest machines, materials, tools and services for sheet metal working.
“We are very happy with this year’s exhibitor numbers which are only some 4% below the figures of the record exhibition in 2008”, says Nicola Hamann, Exhibition Director of EuroBLECH, “The exhibitor numbers demonstrate that the sheet metal working industry has managed the crisis and is now on the up again.”
“For the 21st International Technology Exhibition for Sheet Metal Working we have chosen the theme ‘Time for Innovation’. For the companies in this industry sector it is important to now set the course for the future by sourcing the right equipment,” explains Nicola Hamann. “At many stands the products and services on display focus upon energy efficiency, flexibility, sustainability, new materials and innovative fabrication processes.”
The percentage of international exhibitors at EuroBLECH 2010 has gone up again compared to the previous show. 46% of the participating companies come from outside Germany this year. After Turkey now represents the third largest exhibitor group. Participation from Asia, in particular from India and China, has also increased. The percentage of exhibitors from the USA, however, has decreased since the previous exhibition.
This year it will be the 10th anniversary for EuroBLECH at the Hanover exhibition grounds. The exhibition profile reflects the complete value creation chain of sheet metal working, from Sheet metal, forming and flexible sheet metal working to welding, surface technology and tool technology.