78,000 visitors attended this year's "The Bright World of Metals" in Düsseldorf

THERMPROCESS/GIFA 2015: The metal and heat treating world meets in Düsseldorf

After five days Messe Düsseldorf delivers a very positive summary of “The Bright World of Metals” on Saturday 20 June. The metal fairs quartet registered good marks on the exhibitors’ as well as on the visitors’ side. In particular the internationality again increased distinctly and now amounts to 56 percent at the visitors and 51 percent at the exhibitors.

With 78,000 visitors from more than 120 countries GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2015 in Düsseldorf were on the level of the previous events. The experts presented themselves in high spirits to invest and the 2.214 exhibiting companies reported on numerous business transactions with customers from all over the world. Especially in the Asian region there is a great demand for European metallurgy and foundry technology corresponding current requirements of the industry regarding the saving of energy and resources. Two third of the visitors are directly involved in investment decisions in the top and middle management of their companies. On top of the international visitor ranking there are experts from India, Italy, Turkey, France and China.

Messe Düsseldorf Managing Director Joachim Schäfer: “The ‘Bright World of Metals’ shines brighter than ever. The atmosphere in the fair halls was excellent every day. The trade visitors really appreciated that complete machines and systems are presented here in Düsseldorf. Accordingly, the sales talks run extremely positive.” Global market leaders as well as companies specialized in niche technologies evaluated their fair participation as very satisfactory. Trade visitors evaluated best marks for GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST: Up to 98 percent regarded their trade fair visit as good.

Spokesmen of the exhibiting companies reported that they exactly met their target groups at the fairs. At the GIFA these were precisely the experts of ferric, steel and non-ferrous metal castings as well as of engineering. At the METEC the major visitor group traditionally came from iron and steel production together with plant engineering and construction, apparatus engineering and tool making. This is also valid for THERMPROCESS. Especially experts of automotive and gear manufacturing as well as of the ancillary industry came to NEWCAST but also visitors from engineering, apparatus engineering and tool making played a decisive role.

The fairs were a complete success for the promoting associations - bdguss, VDMA, Stahlinstitut VDEh and IVG Industrieverband Gießerei-Chemie - of GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST. The three VDMA trade associations of casting machines, foundry and rolling mill equipments as well as of thermo process and waste engineering represented by their managing director Dr. Timo Würz were pleased with the good course of the fairs: “The expectations were exceeded. In particular we were very pleased about the internationality of the visitors. Also from our participating companies we received a very good feedback. GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST again have given proof of their outstanding position as leading trade fairs for our branches.” Max Schumacher, spokesman of the general executive board of the federal association of the German casting industry bdguss concludes: “The GIFA again demonstrated that it is the principal trade fair and the international venue of the casting industry.”

The precise date for the subsequent GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST will be set during the following weeks.

(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)

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