Euroblech 2018 draws to successful conclusion
Euroblech 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, came to an end after four days on 26 October. A total of 56,300 visitors from all over the world travelled to Hanover to pick up information on and invest in innovative products and digital technologies for sheet metal processing from 1,507 exhibitors from 40 countries.
“There was a great atmosphere at the fair, among both the exhibitors and the visitors. This year the majority of exhibitors used highly elaborate stands to present their products and services. They showcased an enormous variety of new machines and innovative solutions. Many of these innovations were demonstrated live on the stands,” said Evelyn Warwick, Exhibition Director of Euroblech, on behalf of the organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “We are delighted with the success of Euroblech 2018, which recorded a consistently high number of visitors over the four days of the event from Tuesday to Friday compared with the previous event. There was a record net exhibition area of 89,875 square metres and a consistently high number of visitors. This, of course, is due in part to the current boom in the industry, and many exhibitors reported increased sales,” concluded Evelyn Warwick.
Foreign companies accounted for 58 per cent of the exhibitors. This represents an increase of 4 percentage points. An initial analysis showed that the trade fair was once again very international, with 37 per cent of visitors coming from abroad. The main visitor countries were Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, India, the UK, Poland, Austria and Belgium.
73 per cent of the visitors came from industry; other important sectors included craft trades, trade and services. The most important industrial sectors from which visitors came were engineering, steel and light metal construction, iron, sheet metal and sheet metal products, the automotive industry and its suppliers, electrical engineering, iron and steel production, rolling mills, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. At 97 per cent, the proportion of trade visitors maintained its usual high level. The trade fair was once again a success with its audience, that consisted largely of top management with high level decision-making and procurement authority. The proportion of visitors involved in purchasing decisions was 79 per cent, which was almost unchanged.
Further information on Euroblech, as well as the latest videos and pictures from the fair, can be found at www.euroblech.de.
Author: Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd