Technology Showcase Germany/Mexico: Expomaq Machine Tools Show

Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

Display of German engineering expertise at Expomaq in León (Mexico) was a huge success, according to the German exhibitors.

Germany was this years' partner country at Expomaq, the Mexican machine tools show.
Germany was this years' partner country at Expomaq, the Mexican machine tools show.
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As the Mexican machine tools show Expomaq came to a close in León last Friday the verdict of the fifty plus German exhibitors who had taken part was positive: “Over the four days of the event the participating companies were able to make some excellent contacts with Mexico’s vibrant and growing industrial sector. German high-tech will play a role in driving this growth, especially in the León region”, said Jochen Nahl, the president of the exhibitors’ organization on Friday. He added confidently: “We expect to see a strong increase in sales following this trade fair.”

Expomaq took place from 12 to 15 April at the Poliforum exhibition site in León. Over 200 exhibitors from more than 10 countries took part in the event, which attracted approximately 10.000 trade visitors.

Germany, the Partner Country at Expomaq, staged an impressive show of “German High-Tech in Metal Working”. The exhibiting companies occupied approximately 2.000 m² with a display of leading-edge metalworking technology “Made in Germany”. A special display of gear manufacturing technology and an accompanying symposium proved especially popular among the trade visitors. The German embassy in Mexico was represented at the official opening ceremony of Expomaq by Werner Schaich. The mayor of León, Héctor López Santillana, welcomed guests from across the world to his city and to Mexico.

Support by the Federation of German Machine Tool Manufacturers

The presentation of German companies in León was made possible by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) and enjoyed the professional support and advice of the Federation of German Machine Tool Manufacturers (VDW).

“Our members have taken this opportunity to show themselves at their best in Mexico and demonstrate that they are reliable partners to industry”, said Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, director of the VDW, as he reported “Some very concrete projects were discussed at the trade fair stands”. This specialized display of engineering expertise is an excellent platform for companies to present their technology to other countries and thus reach new markets. The Mexican market itself has a key role to play as billions are due to be invested in industrial production there in the near future. The automobile industry and aviation, in particular, are planning to invest heavily in the expansion of their respective production capacity. And German engineering and high-tech machines have a role to play in this development.”