Machine Tools Showcase takes place once every four years and it gives an opportunity to metalworking equipment, tooling and related equipment suppliers and manufacturers to showcase their machines, products and services. The show takes place at the Expo Centre, NASREC, Johannesburg, from 15 – 19 September 2014.
The show is expected to have a remarkable display of new and emerging technologies that will continue to revolutionise the manufacturing world. These innovations, coupled with traditional equipment, offer solutions to all manufacturers who seek increased productivity and lower cost.
Some of the metalworking related exhibitors that took part in the previous exhibition and are expected to exhibit again included Amada, CML Machine Tools, Craft Machine Tools, Duncan Macdonald, Durma SA, Escape Gauges, F & H Machine Tools, First Cut, Flexilube, French Engineering Works, G B Machine Tool Services, Haas Factory Outlet, Harp Machine Tools, Heli Engineering, Hi-Tech Machine Tools, Hurco South Africa, Iscar, M-Tool, Machine Tool Promotions, Mafema Sales Services, Magnum, Marking Engineering, Micron Technologies, P B S Machine Tools, Pilot Tools, Redman Engineering Supplies, Reichmans Capital, Retecon Machine Tools, Samsung Machine Tools, Stillam, TaeguTec South Africa, Talmac, Toolquip & Allied, Traceability Solutions, Victor Fortune, WD Hearn Machine Tools and Walker Machine Tools.
Electra Mining Africa returns
Electra Mining Africa returns to Nasrec, Johannesburg in September 2014. Exhibitors from the 2012 show didn’t hesitate to book early. “By the close of business on the last day of Electra Mining Africa 2012, around thirty percent of exhibitors had already booked space for the 2014 exhibition,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “Floor space has continued to be snapped up fast and stands inside the halls and across the outside precincts have either been sold or have been reserved.”
Electra Mining Africa is ranked as the second largest mining show in the world and offers both exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to make valuable business connections and a forum for discussing the latest developments, technologies, trends, products and services in the mining, construction, industrial and power generation industries.
Over 860 exhibitors were on show in 2012 occupying the six exhibition halls and vast outside precinct areas at the Expo Centre, Nasrec. Exhibition floor space totaled 37,169 m² and this is expected to increase in 2014 as additional marquees will be erected to accommodate the demand.
2012 visitor numbers increased over the 2010 show by almost 10%, with 38,104 visitors attending across the five days. Pre-registered visitors counted for 44.6% of the total visitor count, compared to pre-registration in 2010 of 39.8%.
In addition to the thousands of local visitors, many international visitors also converged at the event. 60% of international delegates travelled from Africa, there was a strong contingent from Europe, whilst others travelled from Asia Pacific, USA, Canada, South America, India and the Middle East.
Electra Mining Africa 2014 will be the twenty-first show spanning a period of forty-two years. Corin says that the show has a “proud heritage” and its further development and expansion will offer visitors and exhibitors from across Africa and beyond a positive interactive experience.
“In 2014, visitors can expect to see many leading-edge South African companies in the packed halls and outside precincts, as well as high-profile international exhibitors from countries such as Canada, USA, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, India China and Botswana,” says Corin. “We are expecting high attendance at the 2014 show and believe that it will be a successful and enjoyable event for all participants.”
Electra Mining Africa, Elenex Africa, Transport Expo and the Machine Tools Showcase will take place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg, from 15-19 September 2014.
Electra Mining Africa is organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group and a member of the Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (EXSA). Electra Mining has accreditation from UFI, which is the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. This means that the event is audited according to strict standards.