Exhibitions & Web Links

Exhibitions
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Exhibitions

2017 / 2018


Control 2017

New Stuttgart Exhibition Centre Stuttgart, Germany from 9 to 12 May 2017

As the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance, Control brings together users from all over the world with the international market leaders and innovative suppliers of all QA related technologies, products, subsystems and complete solutions in hard and software.

www.control-messe.de/en/control/


Lamiera 2017

Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy from 17 to 20 May 2017

Lamiera is the international biennial exhibition dedicated to the metal forming machine tool industry and to all innovative technologies related to the sector will be staged at Fiera Milano Rho from 17 to 20 May 2017. Milan is the new stage for Lamiera.

Promoted by UCIMU-Sistemi per Produrre and organized by CEU-Centro Esposizioni UCIMU.

www.lamiera.net


EMO Hannover 2017

Hannover Messegelände, Hannover, Germany from 18 to 23 September 2017

EMO Hannover, the leading trade fair of the sector, presents an unequalled width and depth of products and services throughout all production areas, from the nucleus machine tool, to precision tools, to linking devices and industrial electronics. Exhibitors come to EMO Hannover from all over the world and from all segments of metalworking technology. With approximately 60% of exhibitors from outside of Germany, EMO Hannover is the world’s most international trade fair for metalworking. Experts from the industry know and recognise that fact – which is another reason why no other trade fair can match the international character of EMO Hannover’s visiting public.

The event is organised by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) and promoted by Hannover Messe

www.emo-hannover.de


Schweissen & Schneiden (Welding and cutting 2017)

Düsseldorf Messe, Germany from 25 to 29 September 2017

Schweissen & Schneiden is the meeting place for experts and top decision makers of the joining, cutting and surfacing technology industry. Every four years, it combines all the market leaders in one place and, more than any other industry show, it displays the entire value chain. The complete and innovative range of machinery, products, processes and service gathers exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world in Essen.

Due to the modernisation of the exhibition grounds of the organiser Messe Essen, Schweissen & Schneiden 2017 will be held in Düsseldorf from 25 to 29 September 2017

http://www.schweissen-schneiden.com


M&MT 2017

Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy from 4 to 6 October 2017

M&MT, a new business event and exhibition dedicated to motion, mechatronics, automation and embedded. The M&MT key players will be producers and systems distributors, appliances and equipments pertinent to the sectors: assembly, handling and manipulation; automation of electronic production; industrial robots; control of processes and operations; field bus systems and communications; plant design, components and accessories; hydraulic and pneumatic; mechanical drives, electric drives and industrial automation; software for automation and production; information technology industry; ICT; software and hardware for the development of systems and products (PLM); vision systems; sensors, transducers, transmitters; measurement and control; testing and measurement instrumentation; services; maintenance; technical subcontracting.

Organised by Hannover Fairs International, EFIM Italian machinery fairs institution and Fieramilano

www.mmt-italia.it


Blechexpo 2017

Landesmesse Stuttgart, Germany from 7 to 10 November 2017

The biennial trade fair duo of Blechexpo and Schweisstec takes place again in Stuttgart (Landesmesse Stuttgart) in November 2017. It is said to be the only event in the world that deals with the complementary technologies of sheet metal processing and joining technology.

The former deals with sheet metal processing machines, cutting and forming technologies, pipe and profile processing, semi-finished sheet metal, pipe and profile products, thermal cutting and processing, among others. The Schweisstec international specialist trade fair for joining technology forms the ideal complement. It presents all of the relevant mechanical and thermal joining and connecting procedures as well as thermal welding processes.

The event is organised by P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG

www.blechexpo-messe.de/en/blechexpo/


METAV 2018

Messegelande Düsseldorf, Germany from 20 to 24 February 2018

International trade fair for metalworking technologies Metav is the leading trade fair for metalworking production technology held every two years. Visitors at Metav discover the complete range of machine tools, precision tools, automation components and systems. Standard machine solutions for series production are displayed as well as customised machines for specific challenges.

Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (VDW) is the organiser and the promoters are Messegelande Düsseldorf


MACH 2018

NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom from 9 to 13 April 2018

MACH is the UK’s premier event for engineering-based manufacturing technologies. MACH showcases advances in the manufacturing industry in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, power generation, medical, autosports, rail, and space.

The biennial exhibition brings together the latest developments and best innovations and provides manufacturers of all sizes and sectors the chance to network with key clients and prospects as well as gain insight into their needs and future vision for supply chain manufacturing. The majority of exhibitors will display equipment and related tooling and accessories used for shaping, forming, bending, cutting and removal of metal.

The show is organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), a UK-based trade association dealing specifically with engineering-based manufacturing.

www.machexhibition.com


BIEMH 2018

Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Bilbao, Spain from 28 May to 01 June 2018

BIEMH 2018 is the 30th edition of the biennial international machine tool exhibition that is held in Spain and promoted by the association AFM (Advanced Manufacturing Technologies). On display are products offered by manufacturers and distributors in the fields of machinery, tools, components & accessories, automation, metrology, quality control and other equipment.

The main exhibition areas will include machine tools, other machinery, tools, parts, components and accessories, production system, automation, manufacturing software, metrology and quality control, services, composites and digital factory.

Bilbao Exhibition Center is the organiser of BIEMH 2018

www.biemh.bilbaoexhibitioncentre.com/en/


IMTS 2018

McCormick Place, Chicago, US from 10 to 15 September 2018

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is a six-day event and is regarded as the Americas’ largest manufacturing show. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago and attracts over 2400 exhibitors.

The 32nd edition of North America’s largest manufacturing exhibition will feature new and innovative products for metalworking manufacturing. This includes digital manufacturing, additive manufacturing and connectivity, machine tools, tooling and other equipment and systems used in metalworking.

The exhibition is owned and promoted by the AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology.

www.imts.com


JIMTOF 2018

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan from 1 to 6 November 2018

JIMTOF2018 will be the 29th edition of one of the world’s largest metalworking equipment and related products exhibitions.

National and international exhibitors will present and introduce their latest developed products at JIMTOF, which is widely regarded by industry insiders around the world as the premier platform for introducing state-of-the-art technologies.

Product groups on display include CAD, CBN tools, cemented carbide tools, diamond tools, grinding wheels, high speed steel tools, machine tool accessories, machine tools, machinery software, measuring instruments, metal cutting tools, metal forming tools, oil hydraulic machinery, optical measuring instruments, pneumatic machinery, precision measuring machines, water hydraulic machinery and many others.

Organised by Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association and Tokyo Big Sight Inc

www.jimtof.org


Web Links – Local Associations

 

afsa

AFSA

The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) is the voice of and the gateway to, the South African Aluminium industry. AFSA’s members are companies operating in any of the various sectors of the industry including aluminium metal production, both primary and secondary, semi-fabrication including extruded and rolled products, architectural, building and construction, fabrication and general engineering including welding and bonding covering a variety of market sectors such as packaging, castings, surface finishing and suppliers to the industry.
For further details visit www.afsa.org.za


MTMA

The Machine Tool Merchants’ Association of South Africa (MTMA), founded in November 1956, is a trade organisation representing the importers of machine tools throughout South Africa. The association functions in the basic manner of most national trade associations. Annually the MTMA elects five non-salaried officers from among its membership to act as chairman and vice-chairman and committee members. Principally these officers are owners or top management personnel within member companies. None of these elected officers is active on a day-to-day basis in the association, however it is their function to provide basic direction and establishment of policies and priorities for the year ahead for the MTMA.

Membership is restricted to companies importing new machine tools and which have an infrastructure to support the stocking, marketing and after-sales-service of machine tools.
For further details visit www.mtma.co.za


naacam

NAACAM

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) represents the interests of automotive component suppliers in South Africa, and has more than 170 member companies. Around 45% of component production is sold to local vehicle assemblers, 30% is exported, mainly to overseas assemblers, and 25% goes to the local spare parts market.

Naacam members employ almost 50 000 people and recorded turnover of more than R55 billion in 2012.
For further details visit www.naacam.co.za


sassda

SASSDA

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA) has since 1964 been involved in increasing the awareness and use of stainless steel in Southern Africa. The organisation provides a platform for SASSDA members to collectively promote the sustainable growth and development of the industry with the main emphasis on stainless steel converted within the South African economy.

SASSDA also provides a comprehensive list of services to its member base including technical information and advice, education, training and skills upgrading, a range of publications and marketing, industry and business development support. SASSDA members are grouped into one of several industry sectors, architectural, building and construction, castings, consumer products, fabricators, importers, tube and pipe manufacturers, service centres, stockists and welding.
For further details visit www.sassda.co.za


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SAIF

The South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) is the voice of the South African foundry industry. Its mission is to advance the services and technology related to the manufacturing and use of metal castings through education and training, skills development and the dissemination of information and research, thereby creating growth and job opportunities.

The SAIF also facilitates the meeting of stakeholders engaged in the metalcasting and allied industries, to correspond and exchange ideas to the science and practice of the casting of metals, to promote and facilitate research, in the practice of foundry operations. It also represents the South African foundry industry in common challenges and initiatives with government, municipal and other local authorities, state owned organisations, educational institutions and the standards and specifications authorities on any matter within its mandate.
For further details visit www.foundries.org.za


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TASA

The Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA) was established in 2004 as a representative body for the South African tool, die and mould (TDM) making industry in South Africa. TASA is constituted as a national body with representation from all provinces that have significant tool, die and mould making activities. Representation is through the TASA provincial structures.

TASA was a driving force in the mobilisation of the National Tooling Initiative (NTI) and will remain an important and strong stakeholder in the process of the full establishment of the NTI which has as a national objective namely, the revitalisation and the rehabilitation of the South African tool, die and mould making industry through manufacturing growth and technical skills development.
For further details visit www.ntipweb.co.za


saiw

SAIW

The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is a non-profit technical organisation dedicated to furthering standards in welding-fabrication and related technologies. Established in 1948, it is a founder member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). SAIW provides training programmes, consultancy and industry support services. Based in Johannesburg, with branches in Cape Town and Durban, they are active throughout Southern African and also have experience further afield – predominantly in Central Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and the United Arab Emirates.

SAIW offers a wide range of courses in welding technology and Non Destructive Testing (NDT) at its Johannesburg training school and also conducts training at venues around South Africa and in other countries. An Authorised National Body (ANB) of IIW since 2003, SAIW offers the full range of IIW qualifications – Engineer, Technologist, Specialist, Practitioner, Welder and Inspector. SAIW also has strong affiliations with leading training organisations such as the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria.
For further details visit www.saiw.co.za


Web Links – International Associations

AFM

The Spanish Association of Machine Tool Manufacturers (AFM) represents their formidable machine tool industry. This site features an excellent listing of machine tool builders, an inquiry system to locate distributors, a thorough representation of the associations services to members, and a fabulous overview of a sometimes overlooked machine tool powerhouse. Also worthy of special note is their Proschools program, “a consortium for exporting machine tools for the education sector, set up under the auspices of (this association) and specialising in equipment for technical training centres and institutions all over the world.” A noble and inspirational cause. Visit, and get acquainted with an outstanding organisation and market.
For further details visit www.afm.es


amt

AMT

The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes US based manufacturing technology and its members, those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specialises in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce.  AMT owns and manages IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. The USMTO report is compiled by AMT and all data in the report is based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program. AMT is growing into a technology provider and advocate with the creation, development and promotion of MTConnect – a communication standard that allows machines to share and interpret data between them. The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA) is an association within the AMT.
For further details visit www.amtonline.org


cecimo

CECIMO

CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. It brings together 15 national associations of machine tool builders, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe, over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO defends the common interests of its members, particularly in relation to authorities and associations.

CECIMO also promotes the European machine tool industries and their development in the fields of economy, technology and science. CECIMO covers more than 97% of total machine tool production in Europe and more than one third worldwide. It accounts for almost 150 000 employees and a turnover of nearly €22 Billion in 2012. Three quarters of CECIMO production is shipped abroad, whereas more than half of it is exported outside Europe.
For further details visit www.cecimo.eu


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JMTBA

A non-profit trade organisation based in Japan, the Japan Machine Tool Builders Association (JMTBA) was formed in 1951 for the purpose of endorsing the machine tool industry of the country as a means to develop the national economy. Representing the manufacturers and producers of heavy machinery, especially in the field of cutting equipment, this organisation seeks to further the interests of its member community through its activities.

The head office of this organisation is located in Tokyo and steering its management are a Chairman and a President. Running with the aim of promoting global exchange of knowledge and expertise through research and development, this organisation also organises various related trade events and conferences to benefit its member base. The Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) and the International Machine Tool Engineers Conference are two major events of this organisation.
For further details visit www.jmtba.or.jp/english/‎


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SME

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is an outstanding US organisation with a big, big website. Books and other technical materials are available – most are for sale, with reduced rates for SME members. Other features included in this information-rich site include several excellent publications, membership information (and privileges), information for (and from) their substantial exposition schedule, many local and national technical seminars, conferences and expositions, and their purchase of ToolingU – the premier provider of technical, manufacturing and shop floor training – adds up to a manufacturing powerhouse of online resources. If you’re in manufacturing, you need to visit this site.
For further details visit www.sme.org


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TAMI

The Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry was founded in 1981 to promote and build the Taiwan machinery sector. Their web presence provides a comprehensive suppliers database searchable by name or product category and an absolutely wonderful repository of Taiwanese machine tool and manufacturing statistics. Another must-see if Taiwan’s in your company’s sights.
For further details visit www.tami.org


UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE

UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE is the Italian machine tool, robots, automation systems and ancillary products (NC, tools, components, accessories) manufacturers’ association.

The official representative of the sector, UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE has today over two hundred associate member companies, which account for over 70% of the Made in Italy of the sector.

The value and the long-standing tradition of member companies, characteristic of one of the sectors that best represents the whole manufacturing chain, and the capabilities of the association network, make UCIMU one of the most influential representatives of Sistema Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian industry System).
For further details visit www.ucimu.it/en


VDW

The German Machine Tool Builders Association (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken – VDW) supports its members in all relevant areas from knowledge transfer to organising international trade fairs and conferences for nearly 120 years, which includes EMO, a leading international machine tool exhibition. It was organised for the first time under the name of EMO (Exposition de la Machine-Outil) in 1975 in Paris. The EMO fair takes place every uneven year and in 2003, the initial EMO cycle (Hannover-Paris-Hannover-Milan) was modified by CECIMO into Hannover-Hannover-Milan. EMO® is a registered trademark of CECIMO and receives the support of its fifteen member national associations, which includes the VDW.

The VDW has a voluntary membership of around 280 firms, which account for about 90% the industry’s total turnover. Together with the Sector Association Machine Tools and Manufacturing Systems within the VDMA (German Engineering Federation), the VDW represents the industry’s interests to legislators, authorities, client industries and the public. Permanent committees and working groups ensure the exchange of industry-specific opinions and experiences. It regularly informs members about current technological, economic, legal matters and they strongly support joint research. In close cooperation with the institutes of the WGP (Scientific Society for Production Engineering) they initiate practice-based projects from which their members and the whole industry benefit.
For further details visit www.vdw.de


Industry Contacts


Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
Private Bag X36, Rosslyn, 0200
Tel: +27 12 564-5300
Fax: +27 12 564-5301


Automotive Industry Development Centre,
Eastern Cape
73 2nd Avenue, 1st Floor, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth
P O Box 63835, Greenacres, 6057
Tel: +27 41 393 2100
Fax: +27 41 363 0762


Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC)
P O Box 40611, Arcadia, 0007
Tel: +27 12 323-2980
Fax: +27 12 326-3232


Catalytic Converter Interest Group (CCIG)
P O Box 135, Petervale, 2151
Cell: +27 (0)82 806 3310
e-mail: kendewar@mweb.co.za


Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd
Private Bag X6009, Port Elizabeth, 6000
Tel: 08610 COEGA/08610 26342
Tel: +27 41 403-0400


Department of Trade & Industry (the dti)
Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA)
Export Marketing & Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA)
Private Bag X84, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: +27 12 394-0000
Customer Care Centre: 0861 843 384
Tel: +27 12 394-9500 (International Callers)
Fax: +27 12 394-9501 (International Fax)


Durban Automotive Cluster
Unit 3 St Helier Office Park, Valdean Road, Gillitts, 3610
Postnet Suite 10139, Private Bag X7005, Hillcrest, 3650
Tel: +27 31 764 6100
Fax: +27 86 607 4510
e-mail: terry@bmanalysts.com


East London IDZ
P O Box 19254, Tecoma, East London, 5214
Tel: +27 43 702-8200


Industrial Development Corporation of SA Ltd
P O Box 784055, Sandton, 2146
Tel: +27 11 269-3000
Fax: +27 11 269-3116


International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC)
Private Bag X753 Pretoria, 0001
Tel: +27 12 394-3590 (International)
Customer Care Centre: 0861 843 384


Merseta
3rd Floor, Block B, Metropolitan Park, 8 Hillside Road, Parktown, 2001
Tel: +27 11 551-5202
Fax: 0866 730017


Motor Industry Ombudsman of South Africa
Suite 156, Private Bag X025, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Tel: +27 12 841-2945
Fax: +27 12 841-2842
e-mail: mi.ombudsman@netactive.co.za


National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA)
P O Box 40611, Arcadia, 0007
Tel: +27 12 323-2980/1
Fax: +27 12 326-3232


National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)
Private Bag X25, Brooklyn, 0075
Tel: +27 12 428-5000
Sharecall: 0860 722 700
Fax: +27 12 428-5199


National Tooling Initiative Programs
P O Box 390222, Bramley, 2018
Tel: +27 11 531-0761
Fax: +27 11 531-0778
e-mail: info@ntipweb.co.za


National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA)
P O Box 260483, Excom, 2023
Tel: +27 11 689-1700/1/2/3
Fax: +27 11 833-6330 / 6408


Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
P O Box 2940, Randburg, 2125
Tel: +27 11 789-2542/886-6300
Fax: +27 11 789-4525


SA Bureau of Standards (SABS)
Private Bag X191, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: +27 12 428-7911
Fax: +27 12 344-1568


SA Insurance Association
P O Box 30619, Braamfontein, 2017
Tel: +27 11 726-5381
Fax: +27 11 726-5351


SA Petroleum Industry Association
P O Box 7082, Roggebaai, 8012
Tel: +27 21 419-8054
Fax: +27 21 419-8058


SA Reserve Bank (SARB)
P O Box 427, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: +27 12 313-3911/0861 127 272
Fax: +27 12 313-3197/313-3929


SA Revenue Services
Private Bag X923, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: +27 12 422-4000
Fax: +27 12 422-5181


SA Tyre Manufacturers’ Conference (SATMC)
P O Box 1370, Ferndale, 2160
Tel: +27 11 791-1449
Fax: 086 503 9880
e-mail: info@rubbersa.com


Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA)
P O Box 1338, Johannesburg, 2000
Tel: +27 11 298-9400
Fax: +27 11 298-9500


The Road Freight Association (RFA)
P O Box 511, Isando, 1600
Tel: +27 11 974-4399
Fax: +27 11 974-4903


Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA)
P O Box 661, Pinetown, 3600
Tel: +27 31 700-5563
Fax: +27 31 700-5562