EuroBLECH 2012 – For a sustainable future of the global sheet metal working industry

St Albans, (PresseBox) - From 23 - 27 October 2012, the 22nd International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition will open its doors again in Hanover, Germany. As the World’s No. 1 exhibition and business barometer for the sheet metal working industry, the show offers its audience a comprehensive idea of the prevailing technological trends and economic situation. Currently the economic outlook for the industry sector is cautiously positive. Despite some uncertainty due to the global economic situation and the currency crisis in the Euro zone, the sheet metal working industry presents itself as stabilised and confident.

A total of 1,516 exhibitors from 38 countries have already booked a net exhibition space of 85,000 square metres at EuroBLECH 2012. Compared to the previous event in 2010, this is an increase of 4% in exhibitor numbers and of 8% in exhibition space. A total of 61.500 trade visitors from all over the world attended the previous show.

Featuring an enormous amount of live machine demonstrations, EuroBLECH is the ideal event for sheet metal working professionals to find smart solutions and the right equipment for their companies. With this year’s theme ‘For a sustainable future’, EuroBLECH puts a special focus on energy efficient technology, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and intelligent use of material. “Major developments in sheet metal working relate to lightweight construction and processing of hybrid structures,” explains Nicola Hamann, Exhibition Director EuroBLECH, on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “To reflect this development, processing of sheet metal/plastic hybrid structures has now been included in the EuroBLECH exhibition profile that covers the complete sheet metal working technology chain,” says Nicola Hamann.

Central hub for business on a global scale
Increasing global business of the sheet metal working industry means that the percentage of international participation at the show has gone up again: 49% of this year’s exhibitors come from outside Germany. Asia and the Americas have now become an inherent part of the exhibition. Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, France, Taiwan, Great Britain and the USA are the largest exhibitor countries after Germany. “The leading international exhibition for sheet metal working is the central hub for business on a global scale. At EuroBLECH, in Hanover, suppliers of the latest machines, tools and systems for sheet metal working come together with trade visitors from all over the world, ready to invest,” says Exhibition Director Nicola Hamann.

Comprehensive range of products for sheet metal working
EuroBLECH 2012 covers eight halls of the Hanover exhibition grounds. Clearly structured, the exhibition’s layout shows the entire sheet metal working technology chain:
- Sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products (ferrous/non-ferrous), halls 16,17
- Handling technology, halls 16,17,27
- Separation technology, halls 11,12,14,15,16,17
- Forming technology, hall 27
- Flexible sheet metal working technology, halls 11,12,14,15
- Tube / section working, halls 11,14,15
- Processing of sheet metal / plastic hybrid structures, halls 13,16,17,27
- Machine elements and components, halls 11,12,14,15
- Joining and fastening technology, hall 13
- Surface technology for sheet metal / plate (process-related), hall 13
- Tool technology for sheet metal / plate working, halls 13,27
- Process control and quality assurance, halls 11,12,14,15
- Data processing (hardware and software), halls 11,12
- Factory and warehouse equipment, safety at work, environment protection,
halls 11,12,13,14,15,16,17
- Services, information and communication, halls 11,12,13,16,17,27

The exhibition will showcase a wide range of machines, tools and systems for sheet metal working, including high tech as well as conventional machinery and tools. A great number of exhibiting research institutions complements the event by providing the necessary foundations for technological development.

With this comprehensive range of products, EuroBLECH is the event for everyone involved in sheet metal production, working or trading, from all management levels in small, medium-sized or multinational companies. Visitors include production specialists, designers, plant managers, manufacturers, engineers and buyers as well as students and experts from associations. Visitors to EuroBLECH come from sectors such as mechanical engineering, sheet metal products and components, steel and aluminium construction, the automotive industry and its suppliers, rolling mills, iron and steel production, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, medical technology, renewable energy construction, aerospace and shipbuilding.

New version of show preview available from end of August
The new online EuroBLECH 2012 Show Preview with detailed information on many exhibitors and their products will be available from end of August 2012 at www.euroblech.com. With this user-friendly online version visitors will be able to create and print their personalised Show Preview, with company and product descriptions sorted by hall or category.

Travel & Accommodation

Hanover, with its excellent infrastructure, can easily be reached by air, train, car and public transport. Drivers can find extensive parking areas directly at the exhibition grounds.

The train station ‘Hannover Laatzen’ is directly linked with entrance ‘West 1’ via the ‘Skywalk’. In addition to regional trains, high speed ICE-trains stop at this station during exhibitions. The German railway company “Deutsche Bahn” offers special prices for visitors to EuroBLECH. German airline Lufthansa also offers reduced rates for flights to Hanover during EuroBLECH.

World-famous for international exhibitions, Hanover offers accommodation of all ratings. Numerous travel agencies world-wide, offer travel packages to EuroBLECH 2012. Detailed information on travel and accommodation is available at www.euroblech.com


Opening hours / tickets

EuroBLECH 2012 is open from Tuesday, 23 October to Friday, 26 October 2012, from 09:00 - 18:00 and on Saturday, 27 October 2012, from 09:00 - 15:00. Visitors who buy their tickets in advance from the online ticket shop at www.euroblech.com will save money and time on-site. The day ticket entry price on-site is €32; visitors who buy online pay €26. The season ticket price on-site is €52, online it is €46.

Detailed information about the exhibition, the exhibitors and their products as well as useful information for visitors is available at the exhibition website www.euroblech.com.

ENDS

Editorial note: Photos, an area map and advance information on the Show Preview are available on request.

An accreditation request form can be found in the press section of the EuroBLECH website www.euroblech.com. The website also contains useful press information, photo material in high resolution as well as the online press boxes of exhibitors.

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