Chennai, 24 January 2017; 2017 is an EMO year. The world’s premier trade fair
for the metalworking sector will be held in Hanover from 18th to 23rd
September 2017, announced key speakers Mr. Christoph Miller, Managing Director
EMO Hannover at VDW, Frankfurt, and Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board,
Deutsche Messe AG, at a press conference in Chennai. The trade fair showcases
the trends and innovations in the field of production technology.
EMO Hannover is being organised by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’
Association), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on behalf of the European Association of
the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO) from Brussels, Belgium, and in conjunction
with the trade fair hosting company Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover, Germany. VDW
is one of the few sectoral organisations that holds international trade fairs on its own
account for the segment it represents.
EMO Hannover scores highly in terms of the sheer size, internationality and the
number of innovations. Over 1,700 firms from 40 different countries have signed up
for this year’s trade fair, with more than 150,000 square metres of net exhibition
area. There are over 400 exhibitors from Asia alone. “The current registration status
is significantly above the comparable figure for the previous event,” says Miller,
Trade Fair Director, VDW.
The trade fair aims to engage in the discourse of manufacturing production
technology from all over the world, showing what solutions exist for generating
maximised customer benefits from the digitisation and networking of production
operations. It also aims to improve the competitiveness of machine tool vendors with
“The EMO Hannover is not only the most important meeting point for all players in
the metalworking sector, both manufacturers and users. It is traditionally seen as an
innovation forum and a trend-setter as it addresses important issues in the world of
metalworking, and drives them forward,” Miller says. A wide and varied supporting
programme will take place this year, addressing technical and commercial issues.
The paramount topics of discussion in the international world of production
technology are digitisation and networking as the EMO’s motto communicates.
Mechanical sturdiness, dependable components, reliable machinery control systems,
plus intelligent process design and control—these are the foundations for quality,
productivity and cost-efficient manufacturing. A broad spectrum of different machines
for this purpose will be showcased at the EMO Hannover as well as classical
performance features to approaches for new capabilities.
‘India Day’ at the EMO Hannover 2017
Currently, India is the only BRIC nation to report significant growth in industrial
production output and capital investment. In the machine tool industry, the country
ranks 8th among the world’s largest markets, with a volume of most recently 1.6
billion euros in 2015, which corresponds to a growth rate of 7 per cent when
calculated in euros.
The EMO Hannover 2017 will focus on this attractive, high-potential market. The
“India Day” on 20th September 2017 will feature reports exclusively from Indian
experts, including representatives of the machine tool federation IATMA.
Representatives from Indian user sectors will be addressing technical and
commercial trends from the automotive and aviation industries.
India’s economy is targeting growth
India’s economy is currently growing faster than other industrial countries. The
manufacturing sector contributes only 15 per cent to the nation’s GDP and hence
there is enormous potential for growth. The Union government aims to upsize the
reserves with its “Make in India” campaign, and with the aid of capital investment
India also produces its own machine tools. With 622 million euros in 2015, the
country ranks 12 th among the most important manufacturing nations. Indian
exhibitors have already registered for the EMO Hannover 2017, keen to showcase
their range of machinery for high-ranking international production experts from the
global elite. Companies participating include Jyoti, ACE Designers, Forbes &
Company, and many more.
“Indian manufacturers need comprehensive information on new solutions for
their production operations. Exhibitors at the EMO Hannover 2017 will include
representatives from all important vendor nations for India’s industrial sector,” says
Christoph Miller of the VDW. On 20th September 2017, experts will be reporting on
technical and commercial trends in India and mapping out the resultant challenges
for production technology. The EMO Hannover 2017 will provide numerous specific
stimuli for the practical use of new solutions meeting every need, under widely
EMO Hannover 2017 – the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector