More than 1 300 exhibiting companies announced for BIEMH 2018

Anticipating a very ambitious and highly technical exhibition and conference.

More than 1 300 leading international companies have confirmed their attendance at the 30th BIEMH, International Machine Tool Biennial, which will take place from 28 May to 1 June 2018.

According to the data recorded so far for companies, products, services and innovations, this year’s exhibition is expected to be very ambitious in terms of its approach, content and technology. It will help to tackle companies’ challenges when creating new and more competitive industrial solutions in the field of advanced manufacturing.

Since the exhibition’s commercial campaign started in June last year, it has steadily grown in all areas, and this positive trend has been maintained over the past few years, marked by the recovery of the industrial activity. Thanks to this situation, the preliminary list of exhibitors is characterised by the presence of new companies (22%) and returning companies (10%), who are trusting the exhibition once again.

Regarding sectors, components and accessories has grown in particular (29%), as well as sheet metal forming (14%), and there will be a large number of state-of-the-art laser and plasma cutting machines. The rest of the exhibition space is occupied by metal cutting machines (23%), where there will be important innovations, and tools (17%), as well as metrology and CAD-CAM, automation and robotics, surface treatment machinery and equipment, and other machinery and services for companies.

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Beyond Spain’s borders, companies see the opportunity offered by BIEMH in a context of recovery of domestic demand, proven by an Industrial Production Index of 4.7% in 2017, and above-average performance of capital goods. In this sense, the exhibition is clearly international and this is proven by the presence of exhibiting firms from a total of 20 countries: Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Slovakia, United States, Holland, Israel, Poland United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.

All these firms, both Spanish and international, will make BIEMH the largest Industry 4.0 platform in Spain. Furthermore, this year there will be a new digital transformation space, Be Digital, and the exhibition will take place at the same time as the 3rd edition of ADDIT3D. Additive and 3D Manufacturing have become a central theme amongst production experts. Lastly, the exhibition will be rounded off with the Industrial Employment Forum, WORKINN, and IMIC-Industrial Maintenance Innovation Conference.

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