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An Efficient Platform to Promote Industrial Innovation, Metal + Metallurgy China 2017 Completed with a Great Success

As Asia's largest and the world's second largest exhibition in metal and metallurgical industry, Metal + Metallurgy China 2017 (a collective name for the 15th China International Foundry Expo, the 17th China International Metallurgical Industry Expo and the 15th China International Industrial Furnaces Exhibition) came to a successful close on June 16, 2017 at Shanghai New International Expo Center. Following the last Beijing exhibition, Metal + Metallurgy China 2017 has once again made great achievements: a strong lineup of overseas exhibitors, magnificent domestic enterprises showcase, a great atmosphere for trade and business, and high praises from all exhibitors. The four-day exhibition attracted 1,263 leading enterprises within a display area of 90,000 sqm and the total visits exceeded 110,359.

Excellent foundry equipment is the foundation for a stronger national foundry industry. During the "twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, China's foundry manufacturing industry has achieved breakthroughs in many aspects by independent innovation as the core driving force, laying a solid foundation for the independent construction of digital foundry. Keeping abreast of the trend, this year’s China International Foundry Expo displayed comprehensively the four magic keys of the digital foundry, including digital simulation technique, rapid prototyping, robots and big data. In addition, high-end foundry products of automobiles, internal combustion engines, construction machineries, machine tools, metallurgical mine, power and rail transportation could all be found on the site. Efficient and intelligent equipment as well as green foundry materials promoted the upgrading and transformation of the whole industry and helped tp replace the old growth drivers to new ones. A strong lineup of exhibitors made their presence with the top-notch products and technologies, altogether interpreting the efficient and intelligent development trend of the foundry industry. China International Metallurgical Industry Expo, the only metallurgical and metal’s hot-processing exhibition approved by UFI in China, showcased metallurgical equipment and products, refractory materials, scrap metal recycling, sheet metal processing, wires and steel structure this year, establishing the largest industrial expo only second to METEC in the globe.

Since Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. joined the organization in 2015, Metal + Metallurgy China has got substantial improvement in its internationalization by absorbing a large number of international elements This year, the International Pavilion attracted an even stronger lineup of exhibitors launched a series of the latest products and technologies, created a fantastic atmosphere for trade and business.. ABP, Fanuc, ABB, Zhiheng, WM Technologies, ASK, SAVELLI, Fargo and Insertec all enlarged their display areas with eye-catching products. Besides, the International Pavilion also enriched its display content this year, adding three new display sectors including die-casting, industrial automation as well as fore and aluminum industry, promoting the transformation and upgrading of the domestic enterprises to achieve a quantitative leap. The main exhibitors in International Pavilion included Inductotherm, FUJI Electirc, ABB, KUKA, Fanuc, Ebner, Eirich, ASK, WM, Insertec, Kao, ABP, Sinto, C.I.M.U, FOSECO, Gibson, Elkem, Mingzhi, FLOW-3D, MAGMA, Pyrotek, Allied Mineral, Fargo, KOYO, Kurtz Ersa, Nabertherm, MAUS, OTTO, Calderys, Hidea, Kaeser, Butz, Regal Beloit, Fill, Saint-Gobain, DR.AXION, Ziheng and Capital.

With the increasing demand for industrial robots and automation applications as well as the need for robotic solutions in the foundry industry, this year’s International Pavilion especially highlighted robots and automation technology, gathering a lot of forerunners including ABB, Fanuc and KUKU to bring an unprecedented industrial innovation. Hot products including handling robots, grinding robots, die-casting feeding robots, pick-up robots and special cleaning robots were all displayed.

Most exhibitors expressed their satisfaction towards the participation results during the expo. Samuel Liu from Key account & Market Department of ABP Induction System (Shanghai) Ltd. said, “As a company focusing on innovation, our company has brought the most advanced third generation controlling system, wining the big favors of many visitors. Besides, we have successfully made cooperation with a Spanish company on our main frequency furnace. We are very satisfied with the participation effect.” Mr. Zhang Zhiguang, a senior employee and head of Business Management Department of Qingdao Sinto Machinery Co., Ltd. said: “Soon after the opening of the expo, our three production lines and three cleaning machines are sold out immediately. Besides, we are also satisfied with venue and service provided by the organizers.” Sunny Guo from Marketing Department of Inductotherm Inudstries (Shanghai) Ltd. also mentioned that there were many visitors with clear purchasing target came to their booth for inquiry and communication.

During the expo, Exone, Shapeline AB and ASK Chemicals (Zhenjiang) New Materials Technology Co, Ltd. held splendid seminars to promote their companies. A series of fantastic activities were also held concurrently, discussing the development of the industry and adding more value to theexpo. Moreover, the organizers released real-time news on the official website and WeChat platforms of Metal + Metallurgy China and Hannover Milano Fairs, facilitating exchanges and interactions among organizers, exhibitors, visitors and media. Mainstream and industrial media from home and abroad also made comprehensive, deep and timely news coverage.

Providing a highly efficient platform to promote industrial innovation, Metal + Metallurgy China 2017 is jointly organized by China Iron and Steel Association, China Foundry Association, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), Metallurgical Council of CCPIT, Industrial Furnace Institution of CMES and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. The next edition will be held in Beijing in 2018.

I Overview of Visitors Situation
A. Visitors Overview of Onsite Registration

B. Overview of Daily Visitors

C. Overview of Daily Visits

D. Quality Analysis of Visitors Information

II Analysis of visitors’ locality
A. The Source of Visitors’ Region

B. The Classified Statistic of Visitors’ Area

C. Analysis of Provinces in Mainland China

D. Analysis of Country and Area

E. List of Major Sources of Visitors’ Cities in Mainland China

Note:There are 67 cities in total, accounting for 82.37% of all valid data.

F. Classified Statistic of Visitors’ Position

G. Classified Statistic of Visitors’ Department

III Analysis of Questionnaires Filled Out by Visitors
A.What is your Industry?

B.What is your job title/position?

C.What is your involvement in purchasing?

D.What are your product interests?

E.How did you hear about Metal+Metallurgy China?

F.Would you like to receive information of Metal+Metallurgy China?

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