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New sheet metal business opportunities in China: Dedicated BLECH China sheet metal event launches in Yangtze River Delta hub

(PresseBox) (St Albans, ) Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced that BLECH China 2013 will take place at Suzhou International Expo Centre from 14-16 May 2013.

BLECH China joins BLECH India and BLECH Russia as dedicated sheet metal shows for key growth markets in 2013, the alternate year to EuroBLECH, the world’s No.1 sheet metal event, held by the organiser in Hannover, Germany, every two years.

BLECH China 2013 offers the opportunity for suppliers to showcase their equipment, technology and services under the internationally-renowned BLECH brand, in one of the most exciting and dynamic manufacturing markets in the world for the first time. Like the other two BLECH events, BLECH China covers all sectors of the sheet metal manufacturing process, including metal-forming and bending solutions, stamping, pressing, automation, flexible manufacturing systems, metal supply, cutting, punching, joining/welding, tooling, laser technology, CAD/CAM, finishing/coating, quality assurance and material handling.

In recent years, China's economy around the Yangtze River Delta, has become the engine of China's flourishing economy. The region, which includes the cities of Shanghai, Suzhou, Ningbo, Wuxi, Nanjing, Changzhou, Jinhua, Taizhou and Wenzhou, generates 26% of the country's GDP, fulfils 37% export volume, attracts 52% foreign investment, and has consistently shown double digit growth per year. The Yangtze River Delta was designated in 2006 as the country's most significant economic centre in China’s National Development Program, and an important international gateway to the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Next to Shanghai, Suzhou is the second largest industrial city, with the fifth largest GDP in China. With a population of 10 million, it has grown to become a hub of international and domestic investment. It lies just to the west and within easy reach of Shanghai with access to both Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao international airports.

The automotive, general engineering, IT, telecoms, construction and consumer goods markets in China are well-known to offer significant business growth opportunities. Whilst in recent months the global economic slowdown is showing an impact, economists predict a controlled and minor slowdown, revising China’s overall full year growth figures down from 8.6% to 8.0% in 2012 followed by higher growth through 2013. Investment in manufacturing continues at a very high level, across all end-user sectors for sheet metal technologies and products.

David Tellett, Managing Director of Mack Brooks Exhibitions, commented: “BLECH China joins our other BLECH events in providing a specialised and dedicated meeting place for sheet metal suppliers and buyers in key growth regions. With our experience as the organisers of EuroBLECH and our presence in China through Mack Brooks Exhibitions (Shanghai) Ltd, we can offer our exhibitors solid platforms for new business contacts in this major sheet metal market”.

BLECH China 2013 will be co-located alongside Fastener Fair China 2013, a trade show dedicated to engineering fasteners and fixings such as bolts and rivets.

More information on BLECH China is available online at

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