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GIFA – The Bright World of Metals – Press Conference

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Statement of
Friedrich-Georg Kehrer
Project Director
Press Conference for
April 23, 2015 Dusseldorf

The metallurgy exhibition quartet of GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST is hitting it’s final stretch and it’s becoming apparent that the events from the 16th to 20th June 2015, will once again offer a complete image of the international market.

The registration situation is excellent and although there are some large companies, it will be the largest "Bright World of Metals", which has ever taken place in Dusseldorf.

All four trade fairs are the leading exhibitions in their industry and at the highest international level. The focus is on metals and their complex, innovative manufacturing processes. Altogether 2,124 exhibitors will present their latest technology and pioneering innovations on 86,253 square meters in 12 halls of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. Energy and resource-friendly developments set the tone at the Messe Dusseldorf ecoMetals campaign. Companies that are participating here are international pioneers in this field.

Dr. Heinz Jürgen Büchner, IKB - Statement and presentation about “Global Casting Industry 2020: Trends and Challenges”

„The global casting industry will face major challenges during the next years: Important customer groups build up new capacities mainly in Asia or (Northern) America. Requirements regarding material handling competence and the complexity of casting alloys are rising. Customers increasingly demand completely finished cast parts just-in-time as well as support for the development of new parts at a very early stage, oftentimes before having agreed on the supplier’s compensation. …. “

Please see below the full statement as well as the full presentation as PDF files:

<link file:7647 _blank download file> Foundry Industry 2020.PDF

<link file:7653 _blank download file> Foundry Industry Industry 2020 Statement.PDF