Leading international suppliers for the casting, iron and steel industry convened from the 13th-16th of September for the Ankiros 11th International Iron-Steel & Foundry Technology Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey from the 13th-16th of September.
More than 800 exhibitors from 39 countries were in attendance in order to showcase their latest technologies to domestic and international audiences. Amongst these exhibitors, 319 of were Turkish and the TUDOKSAD- The Turkish Foundry Association was also in attendance.
Ankiros organizers, Messe Hannover released a statement quoting, “Turkey’s iron and steel sector is a strong economic force with a bright outlook. Over the past 20 years, the industry saw a tremendous development and steel production increased by 17 % in 2011 reaching 34 million tons making Turkey Europe’s number 2 steel production and number 10 in the world”
The main focus of the Ankiros this event was to bring together products and technologies associated with the supply chain of foundry and iron-steel manufacturing and processing.