Used Machines

Retec, International Trade Fair for Used Technology, is announced for 2017

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Ton Matena, president of EAMTM, Brussels: “For the European Assiciation of Machine Tool Merchants (EAMTM) Retec is a strong and unique marketing tool and an important marketplace, where European and international distributors can present their special offers to prospective customers from all over the world. The face-to-face-concept of the trade fair is even in today’s world of internet and social media irreplaceable. EAMTM will make up one of the biggest exhibitor groups and will support the organizers at AFAG and Hess GmbH extensively to lead Retec trade fair to big success in the following years.”

Big Demand from Emerging Market Countries Expected

AFAG together with its partners relies on the high internationality and the very specific and individual requirements of the costumers from every region of the world, particularly from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. Strong demand is expected from Iran, Turkey, India, Egypt and Nigeria.

Used machines are – in contrast to new machines with long delivery periods – immediately available and inexpensive. New machines do not match the actual demand in every detail. In developing countries, for example, robust, user-friendly and inexpensive machines are required that work even under the roughest conditions. There, the manufacturing and maintenance of a minimal infrastructure and of a sensible energy supply, as well as the seizure of practical fundamental training at the machine, are of a much greater importance than high-tech in high-end format.

Great Range of Used Machines

The range of Retec involves machines and plants for all sectors and branches – from construction machines and utility vehicles to robotics, machine tools for metal and wood processing, to polymer processing as well as tools and accessories. For visitors from emerging market and development countries the selection of food and packaging machines and process technology is particularly interesting. In addition, the exhibitors of Retec offer a broad range of services, for example retrofitting, control technology, dismantling, reassembly and also special transport of used machines.

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The more special and individual requirements concerning products and applications, the search for customized solutions and the special challenges of manufacturing in developing countries, as well as the currently very favorable market parameters and the – for foreign countries – cheap exchange rate of the euro, will the bring the required power to that very specific market and its international trade fair.

The trade fair documents for Retec 2017 in Augsburg are already available. Information (in German) about Retec at

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