Moulding Expo opens its doors: fixed meeting point for trendsetters

MOULDING EXPO is becoming more established on the market. Projects and ideas are planned and implemented specifically for the trade fair. (From left to right: Markus Heseding, Managing Director VDMA Precision Tools and VDMA Measuring and Testing Technology, Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, CEO of Messe Stuttgart and Jens Lüdtke, Member of the Board Marktspiegel Werkzeugbau eG) Copyright: Messe Stuttgart
MOULDING EXPO is becom­ing more estab­lished on the mar­ket. (From left to right: Markus Hesed­ing, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor VDMA Pre­ci­sion Tools and VDMA Mea­sur­ing and Test­ing Tech­nol­o­gy, Ulrich Kromer von Baer­le, CEO of Messe Stuttgart and Jens Lüdtke, Mem­ber of the Board Mark­t­spiegel Werkzeug­bau eG) Copy­right: Messe Stuttgart

705 exhibitors are tak­ing part in this year’s Mould­ing Expo. Now being held for the third time, the trade fair is becom­ing estab­lished on the mar­ket and has found its reg­u­lar exhibitors who main­ly com­prise tool, pat­tern and mould mak­ing com­pa­nies. Mould­ing Expo is unique since 50 per cent of exhibitors now come from this sec­tor. An increas­ing num­ber of for­eign exhibitors (37 per cent) are dis­cov­er­ing the poten­tial of the trade fair. “Mould­ing Expo has become a per­ma­nent fix­ture in the trade fair cal­en­dar for tool, pat­tern and mould mak­ing com­pa­nies. New ideas are devel­oped, future projects are dis­cussed and new prod­ucts are there­fore actu­al­ly cre­at­ed at this indus­try meet­ing point,” said Ulrich Kromer von Baer­le, CEO of Messe Stuttgart. The fact that the indus­try is focus­ing more and more on the trade fair with new ideas and projects such as the “Mar­ket Report Tool Mak­ing” and the fair­ness ini­tia­tive fair­ness + can be regard­ed as con­fir­ma­tion of the concept.

Pre­sen­ta­tion at Mould­ing Expo: first issue of the “Mar­ket Report Tool Making”

The Mar­ket Report Tool Mak­ing” is an ini­tia­tive which is being sup­port­ed by a large num­ber of com­pa­nies in the indus­try,” said Jens Lüdtke, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Tebis Con­sult­ing and a mem­ber of the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for the project. The ini­tia­tive was estab­lished in order to pro­mote sus­tain­abil­i­ty in the tool, pat­tern and mould mak­ing indus­try. Com­par­i­son oppor­tu­ni­ties, mar­ket trans­paren­cy and action rec­om­men­da­tions will be cre­at­ed through inte­grat­ed analy­ses. The par­tic­i­pants in the coop­er­a­tive ini­tia­tive receive a full indi­vid­ual report on the actu­al state of their com­pa­ny. “Since it is an indus­try meet­ing point, Mould­ing Expo is the ide­al forum to present ini­tial results in an exten­sive mar­ket overview to the widest pos­si­ble range of trade vis­i­tors,” added Lüdtke. As an indus­try index con­tain­ing an exten­sive descrip­tion of trends and future devel­op­ments, the over­all Mar­ket Report will then be pub­lished every two years to coin­cide with Mould­ing Expo.

fair­ness+ of the VDMA Pre­ci­sion Tools Asso­ci­a­tion: “an advan­tage for everyone”

Tool, pat­tern and mould mak­ers, sup­pli­ers of met­al work­ing tech­nolo­gies, buy­ers and parts man­u­fac­tur­ers: because every play­er in our indus­try meets at Mould­ing Expo, it is an ide­al set­ting to present the tool mak­ing fair­ness ini­tia­tive fair­ness+,” said Markus Hesed­ing, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the VDMA Pre­ci­sion Tools Asso­ci­a­tion. “We give an under­tak­ing here to act fair­ly in our busi­ness rela­tion­ships and invite our part­ners along the val­ue-added chain to join us. Because if every­one pulls togeth­er, our indus­tries can joint­ly extend their lead­ing posi­tion on the world mar­ket.” The VDMA Pre­ci­sion Tools Asso­ci­a­tion wants to use the ini­tia­tive at the trade fair to pro­vide an incen­tive for fair col­lab­o­ra­tion. The VDMA Pre­ci­sion Tools Asso­ci­a­tion is there­fore high­light­ing the advan­tages of fair rela­tion­ships between cus­tomers and sup­pli­ers, and pri­mar­i­ly fair con­tract terms. Ulti­mate­ly, the objec­tive of fair­ness+ is to strength­en the com­pet­i­tive­ness of every indi­vid­ual link in the val­ue-added chain in order to gen­er­ate per­ma­nent val­ue-added for every part­ner. “We want”, added Hesed­ing, “to joint­ly become more com­pet­i­tive and tack­le the major chal­lenges in future. The tool and mould mak­ing indus­try can offers its cus­tomers a great deal!”

About Mould­ing Expo

Whether a hid­den cham­pi­on or a large group, the best that the first-class inter­na­tion­al tool, pat­tern and mould mak­ing indus­try and its sup­pli­ers have to offer will meet for the third time at Mould­ing Expo from 21 to 24 May 2019.

With the pro­mo­tion code* MEX19VDW you get free admis­sion to the trade fair.

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