elumatec’s worldwide trade-fair presence

As an international company we are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase ourselves and our products abroad and to make new contacts. We take a look back at three of our most successful trade fair appearances of last year - Dubai, France and India.

Batimat 2017, Paris (France)

Paris: visitor numbers up

Batimat in Paris, one of the world's leading construction trade fairs, is almost a home game for us. Visitors to our stand were very impressed with where and how we presented ourselves in 2017, and numbers were up by a third compared to the previous year. In addition to visitors from France, we also met interested parties from Algeria, Lebanon and Israel.

The French market offers a large number of exciting projects for curtain wall manufacturers in particular, with double mitre saws and profile machining centres proving especially popular. Consequently, the profile machining centre SBZ 122/75 became the star of the show alongside our eluCloud concept. Customers in France still remember and appreciate that we continued to attend trade fairs during and after the 2009 economic crisis. Not only do customers come directly to us with specific projects, our stand was also visited by many potential new customers.

Windows, Doors & Façades trade fair, Dubai (UAE)

Dubai: strong partnership

We have a special relationship with the Windows, Doors & Façades trade fair in Dubai. Not only is it the only trade fair in the region featuring the area of façade construction, we are also a founding partner and played a key role in establishing it in the trade fair calendar. Located at the centre of the hall, our stand makes clear the significance of this partnership.

Although the political and economic situation meant there were no visitors from Qatar in 2017, over the three days of the trade fair we enjoyed an excellent response to our appearance in Dubai. Visitors came from Nigeria, Lebanon, India, Sri Lanka, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, and the SBZ 122/74 and SBZ 122/75 profile machining centres were in high demand.

ZAK Doors & Windows Expo 2017, Mumbai (India)

Mumbai: of great significance

At the ZAK Doors & Windows Expo in Mumbai, India, a large number of visitors found their way to our stand with its design that generated a positive response across the board. In intensive discussions, the elumatec team successfullyconveyed the advantages of elumatec machines. The DG 104 and DG 142 double mitre saws, the SBZ 122/71 profile machining centre and the AS 170 and AS 70 1-spindle copy routers sparked particular interest. According to our customers, these products are popular in India primarily because they deliver a higher cutting capacity than comparable machines. The ZAK Doors & Windows Expo 2017 is especially exiting for us because it is attended by many B2B customers. The trade fair enjoys great attention in the Indian market and consequently provides a correspondingly broad reach.

MadeExpo 2017, Milan (Italy)

MadeExpo 2017, Milan (Italy)

The international trade fair for construction and architecture was a large-scale event with 1,060 exhibitors and 106,000 visitors. “We clearly hit the mark with our new products, the SBZ 122/75 five-axis profile machining centre and the eluCloud software as well as the ContourLine welding technology from our partner Stürtz,” reported Paolo Cortelli, responsible for elumatec in Italy and Malta. These machines and the software were the main attractions at the 160 square metre stand, especially as they embodied the current trend towards comprehensive automation and Industry 4.0. elumatec was able to present themselves as a strong provider of solutions in these areas.

BATIMAT Russia 2017, Moscow (Russia)

BATIMAT Russia 2017, Moscow (Russia)

At the largest Russian construction trade fair, the country's economic crisis was palpable: There were few exhibitors and elumatec's presentation utilized a considerably smaller stand footprint. Nonetheless, the attractively designed trade fair booth drew more visitors than in previous years. Especially the new generation of profile machining centres represented by the SBZ 122/71 and SBZ 122/73 generated interest. In the PVC sector, elumatec showed off products from Stürtz and presented a highlight with the ContourLine welding technology.

International Sign Association, Las Vegas (USA)

International Sign Association, Las Vegas (USA)

More than 20,000 visitors poured into the exhibition dealing with signage, illuminated advertising and visual communication once again this year. And, once again, the DG 142 double mitre saw was the main eye catcher. "elumatec saws are the undisputed number one for sign manufacturers," says Steve Van Tongeren, CEO for elumatec North America. He recognizes a clear trend towards more production automation. Consequently, his team hit the mark perfectly with the SBZ 122/71 profile machining centre put on display. "We were able to take more orders than ever before. And the number of those interested was also up from previous years," summed up Van Tongeren.

FIT Show 2017, Birmingham (Great Britain)

FIT Show 2017, Birmingham (Great Britain)

The only trade fair for windows, doors and conservatories marked record numbers of exhibitors and visitors. elumatec took advantage of the trade fair to again position themselves as the first choice not only in the aluminium but also the PVC segment. In addition to new products such as the SBZ 122 profile machining centre, SBZ 628  profile machining centre, the eluCloud and the 4-head welding machine VS 704, a whole series of Stürtz products were also exhibited. "We had a great many enquiries, including from two of the largest window manufacturers in the nation for an automated PVC production line," reports Phil Heavey, UK managing director. And, the especially good news: A number of orders for the SBZ 122/71 profile machining centre and the DG 104 double mitre saw were placed directly at the trade fair.

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