More exhibitors, more space and more visitors. Positive start to the 2018 business year.
by Roberto Guccione
The latest EUROGUSS came to an end on 18 January 2018 after three successful days that set a new record for visitor numbers. Snow, rain, squalls and the associated traffic chaos in many parts of Germany and across Europe were not enough to deter around 15,000 trade visitors (2016: 12,032) from coming to Nuremberg to attend their die casting trade fair. This year’s event saw the proportion of international trade visitors increase still further. A total of 641 exhibitors gave them the opportunity to learn about innovations and trends in the industry. E-mobility, structural components, application-specific alloys and additive manufacturing were discussed at many of the stands. The International German Die Casting Congress, held in NCC Ost for the first time, enjoyed the greatest attendance.
Dr Timo Würz, General Secretary of CEMAFON (The European Foundry Equipment Suppliers Association), sums up the event: “EUROGUSS 2018 was once again the right marketplace at the right time. It will further enliven the business situation for European die-casting machine manufacturers.”
Every second exhibitor is international
More than half of the 641 exhibitors at EUROGUSS (54 percent) came from abroad. Besides Germany (297 exhibitors), the top exhibitor countries in Europe were Italy (128 exhibitors), Turkey (23 exhibitors), Spain (19 exhibitors), and Austria and the Czech Republic (14 exhibitors each). They had a broad range of products and services on display – from die-cast components to materials, furnaces, die-casting machines and moulds, through to post-processing, quality control and R&D.
Trade visitors – mainly manufacturing specialists, developers and purchasers from the automobile (and automobile supplier) industry and other sectors – travelled to Nuremberg from more than 60 countries. There was another marked increase in the proportion of international trade visitors. The strongest countries of origin were in Europe: after Germany, the majority came from Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and France.
The next EUROGUSS will take place at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany, from 14 to 16 January 2020.