Euroguss in Nuremberg, Germany, closed Jan. 16 with a triple record: more than 11,000 trade visitors (compared to 8,415 in 2012), a good 30 percent of them international, visited the 470 exhibitors (compared to 383 in 2012). In short, the 10th anniversary of the International Trade Fair for Die Casting technology, processes and products was a success.
Gerd Röders, Chairman of the Verband Deutscher Druckgießereien (VDD, the association of German diecasting foundries), is amazed by the impressive show of products: “The entire world of European diecasting technology comes to Euroguss and this could be felt everywhere: the sector is clearly growing.” This was also reflected by the broad and attractive range of products and services for the diecasting value chain.
Diecasters, component suppliers and scientific institutions presented diecastings, materials, furnaces, diecasting machines, molds, processes for finishing treatment, quality control and the latest findings from research and development. Dr. Timo Würz, General Secretary of CEMAFON, the European Foundry Equipment Suppliers Association, is also enthusiastic: “Our already positive expectations have been exceeded even. The economic mood we have experienced at the exhibition makes us confident for 2014 and beyond.”
The top-class visitors either come from diecasting facilities themselves or from branches of industry that use diecast products. This is mainly the automotive industry, which uses over three-quarters of European production of diecastings. Machinery and plant construction, the electrical and electronic industry and innovative branches of industry like energy and medical technology also are major customers for diecast parts.
Heike Slotta, Director Exhibitions at NürnbergMesse, sums it up: “We are more than satisfied with this year’s Euroguss. The great rush of visitors and the high degree of international involvement in terms of both exhibitors and visitors speak for themselves. I personally would therefore like to say a big thank you to our exhibitors for their commitment.”
Other international diecasting events of NürnbergMesse also proves its diecasting competence at the international level: China Diecasting 2014 takes place in Shanghai July 22–24. The Chinese subsidiary of NürnbergMesse organizes this trade fair and congress on diecasting with a pavilion for German and European companies. 240 exhibitors and some 8,000 trade visitors are expected at China Diecasting 2014. The organizer is the Foundry Institute of China Mechanical Engineering Society and the sponsor is the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.
The NürnbergMesse Group sees its task as paving the way for German and European diecasting foundries that would like to establish business connections in the Asian market and is therefore not only active in China, but in India too. The Indian subsidiary of NürnbergMesse is involved in Alucast 2014, which takes place in Bangalore Dec. 4–6. The trade fair and congress on aluminium and diecasting expects more than 100 exhibitors and some 2,000 trade visitors. The organizer is the Aluminium Casters’ Association of India.
The next Euroguss takes place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg Jan. 12–14, 2016.