Event review

Blechexpo and Schweisstec sets new benchmark in 2019

| Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais / Ahlam Rais

Blechexpo 2019 witnessed the participation of 1,498 exhibitors from 36 countries and achieved a footfall of 41,152 from 113 countries.
Blechexpo 2019 witnessed the participation of 1,498 exhibitors from 36 countries and achieved a footfall of 41,152 from 113 countries. (Source: P.E. Schall & Co. KG)

Spread across an area of 108,000 square metres, Blechexpo and Schweisstec hosted its biggest edition till date. At the mega industry platform, leading companies from various European as well as Asian countries displayed their most recent and cutting-edge innovations.

Stuttgart was buzzing with action from November 5 – 8, 2019 in Germany as Blechexpo, international show for the sheet metal working industry and Schweisstec, the global trade fair for joining technology opened its gates to industry players. Hosted with much fanfare, the four day trade shows witnessed the participation of 1,498 exhibitors from 36 countries and achieved a footfall of 41,152 from 113 countries.

These figures broke all previous records and set a new benchmark for both the international events. It is claimed that almost 45 % of the exhibitors were from outside Germany. Leading companies from European countries such as Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey participated at the global trade fair. The region of Asia was also one of the major participants at the trade fair especially the country of China. In terms of exhibition space too, the venue was bigger than the earlier editions i.e. it occupied an area of 108,000 square meters.

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@Blechexpo and Schweisstec 2019

At the 14th edition of Blechexpo and the 7th edition of Schweisstec, industry players were able to view numerous technologies and cutting-edge solutions relating to sheet metal, pipe and profile processing, as well as cutting, joining, forming and welding technologies. Special emphasis was also given to ‘topical’ subjects such as digitalisation and automation via presentations at the exhibitor forum in Hall 9.

A communal booth was also set up by the industry association for sheet metal forming, Industrieverband Blechumformung. At the booth, 16 member firms presented their company with an aim to network with industry players. Apart from this, the trade fairs enabled industry players to stay updated on the latest industry trends and happenings in the core sector.

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Awards bagged

Like the past three years, this year too, the international trade fair presented the ‘Blechexpo Award’ to the most innovative exhibits in five different categories. The winners are Schuler for its MC 125 automatic stamping press (stamping and forming technology category), Kjellberg Finsterwalde Plasma und Maschinen for its Q 3000 plasma cutting system (cutting technology category), Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik for its TruLaser Station 7000 – a 3D laser welding machine (joining technology category), Q-Fin Quality Finishing Machines for its SER600 Super Edge Rounder, a deburring and edge rounding machine (surface finishing technology category) and Cenit for its cross-manufacturer cutting and joining software, Fastsuite Edition 2 (handling and automation category).

The awards were presented by the ‘blechnet’ trade journal in cooperation with the promoters of the trade fair P. E. Schall & Co. KG.

All in all, the show was a great success and the industry is keen to attend the next edition in November 2021.

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