EuroBLECH 2016

24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition

25 - 29 October 2016 - Hanover, Germany

Review 2014: Innovation, quality and business on a global scale

At EuroBLECH 2014, the 23rd International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, a record number of 1,573 exhibitors from 38 countries put an enormous amount of live machine demonstration on display, on a net floor space of 86,500 square metres. A total of 59,600 trade visitors came to visit the world’s biggest sheet metal working show to find out about the latest technology trends for sheet metal processing.

The prevailing mood at the show was positive throughout. Many exhibiting companies reported large numbers of international business contacts and buoyant sales figures. A first analysis of the exhibitor survey shows that participating companies were highly satisfied with the outcome of EuroBLECH 2014. A vast majority of exhibitors were able to reach their target groups; they praised the quality of trade visitors and the internationality of the audience. Almost half of all visitors came to EuroBLECH 2014 with the definite intention of buying.

The busy atmosphere at the show reflects the overall positive outlook of the sheet metal working sector. The exhibition survey shows that companies assess the current business climate as more favourable than two years ago. Approaching new markets was the main aim for the exhibitors at EuroBLECH 2014.

The exhibition was more international than the previous show. 52% of the exhibitors came from outside Germany compared to 48% at the previous event; and the percentage of international visitors increased to 38% compared to 34%.

EuroBLECH 2014 received excellent evaluations from both, visitors and exhibitors, from inside and outside Germany. Participants were highly satisfied, particularly with the comprehensive range of products on offer and with the international flavour of the exhibition. More than two thirds of all exhibiting companies at the 2014 show intend to exhibit again at the next EuroBLECH which will take place from 25 – 29 October 2016, in Hanover, Germany.

Key Facts EuroBLECH 2014
FKM audited*

1,573 exhibitors from 38 countries
(2012: 1,505 exhibitors from 39 countries)

59,618 registered visitors from 105 countries
(2012: 60,185 visitors from 98 countries)

86,500m² net exhibition space
(2012: 84,000m² net exhibition space)

144,000m² gross exhibition space
(2012: 141,100m² gross exhibition space)

98% trade visitors

Development of Exhibitor Figures 1969 – 2014

Development of Exhibitor Figures 1969 – 2014

Development of Visitor Figures 1969 – 2014

Development of Visitor Figures 1969 – 2014

*FKM (Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics)

Exhibitor Statistics EuroBLECH 2014
FKM audited*

1,573 exhibitors from 38 countries

Origin of Exhibitors

Germany 48%

Other countries 52%

Top Exhibitor Countries

  1. Germany 749
  2. Italy 251
  3. China 85
  4. Turkey 84
  5. The Netherlands 47
  6. Switzerland 40
  7. Spain 39
  8. Austria 35
  9. USA 28
  10. United Kingdom 22

Key Industries

  1. Forming technology
  2. Sheet metal, semi-finished, finished products, components
  3. Separation technology
  4. Machine elements
  5. Tool/die technology
  6. Flexible sheet metal working
  7. Tube/section working
  8. Handling technology
  9. Joining technology
  10. Surface treatment
  11. Process control, quality assurance
  12. Services, information, communication
  13. Factory and warehouse equipment, safety at work, environment protection
  14. Data processing CAD/CAM
  15. Processing of hybrid structures

Exhibitor Feedback

68% of exhibitors from 2014 intend to return for EuroBLECH 2016.

*FKM (Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics)

Visitor Statistics EuroBLECH 2014
FKM audited*

59,618 registered visitors from 105 countries

15,500 EuroBLECH visitors do not attend any other show

98% trade visitors

Trade visitors ready to invest

48,291 visitors are involved in purchasing decisions

Every second visitor came to the show with concrete investment plans

Origin of Visitors

Germany 63%

Other countries 37%

Origin of Visitors from outside Germany

Origin of Visitors from outside Germany

Top Five Visitor Expectations
(acc. to EuroBLECH 2014 visitor survey)

  • Personal consultations
  • Practical machine demonstrations
  • Brochures, sales literature
  • Samples, models
  • Virtual machine demonstrations

*FKM (Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics)

Champions in Sheet Metal Working

For the first time, EuroBLECH 2014 presented ‘Champions in Sheet Metal Working’, an online competition to recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence in sheet metal working. The competition was open to organisations of all sizes in any country in the sheet metal working industry.

The competition had three main categories; Production in a record time, Solution for a complex problem and Production of an unusual product made of sheet metal.

The three winners were selected through an online voting system by professionals in the sheet metal working industry. They were formally presented with a prestigious award during the official awards ceremony at EuroBLECH 2014.

The Winners

Production in a record time
PRIYANK LASERCUT PRIVATE LIMITED, India for their cnc waterjet cutting of sheet metal

Solution for a complex problem
F.LLI VIMERCATI S.N.C., Italy for their press brake for the production of electric cabinets

Production of an unusual product made of sheet metal
JNIUS DESIGN, Finland for their sheet metal football in 1:1 scale

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