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EUROGUSS sets new records

BRIEF CLOSING REPORT EUROGUSS 2012

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    • Records for number of visitors and net space
    • No sign of a crisis: sector looks optimistically to the future
    • Die casting exhibition in Shanghai in June

      Exhibitors, visitors and the associations are agreed: EUROGUSS2012 was a complete success! The mood in the exhibition halls was almost euphoric. Exactly 8,415 trade visitors - 18per cent more than at the previous event - came to EUROGUSS in Nürnberg from 17-19 January 2012. The Trade Fair for Die Casting also excelled with a new record for net space, which was up 15per cent on 2010. The presentations at the International Die Casting Congressorganized by the Verband Deutscher Druckgießereien (VDD - Association of German Die Casting Foundries) were extremely well attended. The new special show "Research for Knowledge" attracted lively interest among the visitors. The delighted winners of the International Aluminium Die Casting and Zinc Die Casting Competitions were presented with their awards at the opening ceremony.

      "There was no sign of a crisis during the exhibition. It was a really good event and our members took many orders. It looks as if we could beat the record sales and the employment growth in our sector again in 2012," sums up Gerhard Eder, VDD Chairman. Dr. Timo Würz, General Secretary of CEMAFON, The European Foundry Equipment Suppliers Association, says: 
      "EUROGUSS is far more than just an exhibition for cultivating contacts. Specific projects were discussed with the industry on the stands. 2011 was an amazingly good year for our sector and the prospects for 2012 are also optimistic at lower growth rates." Insiders know that the success of the exhibition and the good mood in the sector is mainly attributed to the present boom in the automotive industry. The die casting foundries profit from this, because three-quarters of their orders come from the automotive sector.

      Farbrizio Carmagnini (l.), Gerhard Eder (r.)
      AMAFOND, Italy
      Farbrizio Carmagnini (l.), Gerhard Eder (r.)
      Marcello Fabbroni with Gerhard Eder
      Bühler
      Marcello Fabbroni with Gerhard Eder
      Dipl.-Ing. Burkhard Fuchs with Gerhard Eder talking about Salt-Core-Technology
      University Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
      Dipl.-Ing. Burkhard Fuchs with Gerhard Eder talking about Salt-Core-Technology
      Jean-Pierre Figari (m.), Christoph Loether (r.), Gerhard Eder
      GROUP ARCHE
      Jean-Pierre Figari (m.), Christoph Loether (r.), Gerhard Eder
      Foundry-Planet Ltd.
      Foundry-Planet Ltd.
      Dr. Timo Würz
      CEMAFON, VDMA
      Dr. Timo Würz

      42 per cent of exhibitors from abroad

      The exhibitors at EUROGUSS were die casting foundries and their suppliers, equipment suppliers and service providers. 383 exhibitors, including 42per cent international firms, presented their products on their stands at the exhibition this year, including machines, plants, furnaces, moulds, alloys, measuring equipment, quality control and graphic software. The exhibitors travelled from altogether 28 countries, after Germany (223) mainly from Italy (65), Switzerland (11), Austria (11), Sweden (10) and France (9).

      Survey of exhibitors: 93 per cent made new contacts

      An independent market and opinion research institute conducted a representative survey of exhibitors and visitors during the exhibition. 93 per cent of the exhibitors made new contacts at EUROGUSS, 90 per cent expect follow-up business from the talks held at the exhibition and 98 per cent were satisfied with the overall success of EUROGUSS. 89 per cent are already sure they want to exhibit again in 2014.

      Survey of visitors: two-thirds are decision-makers

      Every fourth visitor travelled from abroad, largely from European countries. The share of visitors working in automotive engineering or for automotive component suppliers rose appreciably to 45 per cent (2010: 38 per cent). Other visitors came from die casting foundries (13 per cent), machinery and plant manufacturers (11 per cent), mould makers (6 per cent), the electronics industry (4 per cent) and other branches. The exhibitors praised the high quality of the professional audience. 65per cent of the visitors have a decisive influence on procurement decisions in their companies.

      Aluminium and Zinc Die Casting Competitions: "And the winner is..."

      The winners of the International Aluminium and Zinc Die Casting Competitions received their awards at the official opening ceremony of EUROGUSS. The organizers of the two awards particularly paid tribute to the high quality of the die castings entered for the competitions. 

      There were two first places and one third place in the International Aluminium Die Casting Competition. The winners were:

      • 1st prize: Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH, Meschede, Germany, for a one-piece centre part of a gearbox housing with integrated cast lugs.
      • 1st prize: DGS Druckguss Systeme AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland, for a frame member for the Audi A8 space frame.
      • 3rd prize: TRIMET ALUMINIUM AG, Harzgerode, Germany, for a K48 lower crankcase section for the BMW K1600GT/GTL motorcycle.

      The following three companies received awards in the Zinc Die Casting Competition:

      • HZD Havelländische Zink-Druckguss GmbH, Premnitz, took top place on the winners rostrum with a subassembly of control levers and mechanical elements for a modern lifestyle household appliance.
      • Second place went to Artur Monse GmbH & Co. KG, Velbert, for a signal and power connector used in industrial electronic applications.
      • The third prize was won by Kaspar Lüther GmbH & Co. KG from Gunzenhausen in Franconia for a central carrier unit for mounting all optical, electrical and mechanical components for photo-stimulable phosphor imaging in dental radiography.

      In addition, some of the entries in both competitions were highly commended. More information and photos of the winners and their products are available on the Internet at: www.euroguss.de/press-kit

      Die casting exhibition in Shanghai:
      NürnbergMesse subsidiary organizing pavilion

      China International Die Casting, an exhibition and congress on die casting, takes place for the 8th time in Shanghai from 20-22 June 2012. For the first time at this event, the Chinese subsidiary of NürnbergMesse is organizing a pavilion for German and European exhibitors - mainly suppliers of die casting foundries. But NürnbergMesse China also sees its task as paving the way for German and European die casting foundries wanting to approach the Asian market. 230 exhibitors and around 7,000 trade visitors are expected at China International Die Casting. The organizer is the Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES) based in Shenyang. The sponsor is the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. More information at www.diecastexpo.cn

      Note the date!
      The next EUROGUSS takes place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from Tuesday to Thursday, 14-16January 2014.

      About the NürnbergMesse Group
      NürnbergMesse is one of the 20 largest exhibition companies in the world and among the Top Ten in Europe. The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approx. 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nürnberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share: 37 %), 975,000 trade visitors (international share: 21 %) and 405,000 consumers participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil and Italy. The group also has a network of 46 representatives operating in 95 countries.All exhibitors and their current product information can be found at: www.ask-EUROGUSS.de

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