The EMO 2011 exhibition was an all-round success for NUM. We were able to maintain relations with our existing customers, as well as gain a variety of new contacts. NUM presented CNC solutions and work processes to assist machine manufacturers to a competitive advantage.
Over the course of six days, 140,000 visitors from over 100 countries visited EMO. Here, 2,037 exhibitors from 41 countries presented the latest machines, solutions and services in all aspects of metalworking staged under the motto of “Machine tools and more”. EMO is a ideal opportunity for NUM to personally present the entire range of the company to visitors and customers.
“The machine tool industry is in full swing. At this six-day event alone, orders to the tune of at least 4.5 billion euros were placed” says Dr Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the EMO event organiser VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association). “EMO exhibitors are now in a strong market position as a result of the huge rise in orders in the past few months” continues Schäfer. EMO has once again proven itself to be a unique international showcase trade-fair for innovation. The industry’s innovative drive as a basis for sustainable growth is remarkable.
The main focus of the event was innovation and solutions on all aspects of sustainability in production. EMO revealed just how intensively manufacturers are focusing on energy efficiency in their plants. The efficient use of energy, raw materials and particularly time is becoming a decisive factor when it comes to staying competitive on the global market.
The positive mood throughout the industry was reflected in the exhibition halls. More than half of the visitors had decision-making powers when purchasing for their company. 55 percent of the visitors came to EMO with the specific intention of making an investment. This even went up to 75 percent for visitors from abroad. Roughly half of the visitors had plans to expand their capacity and make an initial investment of 20 percent in machine tools.