EuroBLECH 2016, which is the 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, recently concluded after five successful show days. A total of 60,636 visitors from 100 different countries came to Hanover to get an overview of the latest technical developments in sheet metal processing and invest in new production equipment. A total of 1,503 companies from 41 countries exhibited at this year’s show. Speaking on this, Nicola Hamann, MD, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, said, “The trend for digitised manufacturing boosts innovation and business activity in the sheet metal working industry and its leading industry exhibition. The atmosphere at this year’s show was filled with an overall fascination about the recent technological advancements and the large number of positive international business contacts.”
She further elaborated, “With an increase of 2% in visitor numbers compared to the previous show, this year’s EuroBLECH clearly surpassed A total of 1,503 companies from 41 countries exhibited at EUROBLECH 2016 EuroBLECH 2016 boosts trend for digitisation the 60,000 visitor mark. Not even the strike of two German airlines on the third exhibition day had an impact on the buoyant mood of the participants and the positive development of the visitor numbers. The results of this year’s EuroBLECH, a barometer of the industry sector, show a record floor space of some 88,000 square metres net and a sustainable increase in visitor numbers; this demonstrates a healthy economic outlook for the industry sector with its global business activity.”
A total of 1,503 companies from 41 countries exhibited at EUROBLECH 2016A total of 39% of visitors and 54% of exhibitors came from outside Germany at this year’s show. A great majority of the visitors came from the industry (80%), followed by visitors from workshops, trade and services. Most important sectors the visitors belonged to were engineering, sheet metal & products, steel and aluminium construction as well as the automotive industry and its suppliers. Next year, Mack Brooks Exhibitions will organise BLECH India, on April 27–29, 2017, in Mumbai.