He's adding that the trade fair "not only set new standards in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors, but also with regard to creative engineering innovations for metalworking solutions."
EMO Hannover 2013 was formally opened on 16 September by German President Joachim Gauck and ran until 21 September. The brisk visitor traffic in the precision tool halls, halls 3 to 6, largely surpassed the expectations of the majority of exhibitors. A large number of decision-makers and users took advantage of the opportunity to visit tool manufacturers at their stands and find out more about the countless new metalworking technologies available. Exhibitors emphasized the broad international makeup and high degree of competence among their visitors, leading precision tool manufacturers to anticipate good after-show business.
The Precision Tool Association in VDMA is the leading information and communication hub for German precision tool manufacturers and their representatives. Precision tools are used in all areas of metalworking and in parts of the plastic processing industry.
EMO Hannover 2013
Exhibitor reactions in the precision tool halls
"This year’s EMO Hannover demonstrated once again that it is indeed the world’s flagship fair for the metalworking industry, drawing the highest percentage of international visitors."
Gerhard Knienieder, Emuge-Franken, Lauf, Germany
"We were extremely satisfied with EMO 2013. We had a large and competent audience at our stand and are expecting to do good post-show business."
Werner Kieninger, Vargus Deutschland, Knittlingen, Germany
"It was worth it to be present with staff members from 18 different nations. The high caliber of our leads and the truly international makeup of EMO attendees as a whole were extremely gratifying."
Raoul Dessel, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG, Lauffen, Germany
"We had lots of potential new clients at our stand and were highly satisfied with our discussions at EMO Hannover 2013. The demand for production technology is definitely there, and clients are looking to invest. Put succinctly, this EMO was a good one."
Herrmann Diebold, Helmut Diebold GmbH & Co., Jungingen, Germany
"We were very satisfied with the talks we had at EMO 2013. The visitors who stopped by our stand were extremely high-caliber. A large percentage of them came from the Americas and Asia. EMO remains an absolute must for us."
Dr. Frank Jungblut, Oerlikon-Balzers, Bingen, Germany
"EMO 2013 topped our expectations. We had an amazingly high number of substantial project queries and a highly international audience of professionals at our stand."
Karl-Heinz Schoppe, Mimatic GmbH, Betzigau, Germany
"EMO Hannover was able to cement its status as the world’s leading trade fair for the metalworking industry. The caliber of visitors was very high and a large number of innovative new products were on display. The show’s organization and logistics were superb."
Mirko Merlo, Walter AG, Tübingen, Germany
"For the precision tool industry, EMO Hannover 2013 was the right show at the right time. Right on the first day, things at our stand were already amazingly busy, and the second and third days were even better – ‘awesome’, as one of our people put it. I can only concur with that sentiment. I was completely satisfied with EMO Hannover 2013."
Lothar Horn, Paul Horn GmbH, Tübingen, Germany
"EMO 2013 went very well for us – it confirmed our take on the current state of the economy. We are expecting a tangible increase in the volume of incoming orders after the show and for the entire year ahead."
Hans-Joachim Molka, Römheld GmbH, Laubach, Germany
"We were well satisfied with EMO 2013. From Tuesday to Saturday, we noted a substantial increase in visitor traffic at our stand, and the quality of our talks was good."
Dr. Jochen Kress, Mapal Dr. Kress KG, Aalen, Germany
"We can look back at a successful EMO 2013 with a high rate of visitors from abroad. Wednesday was our busiest day at the show."
Jochen Eichert, LMT Tool Systems GmbH, Oberkochen, Germany
"I was delighted to see just how many new product innovations were on display at EMO 2013. The professional audience was tremendous. EMO Hannover remains the most important international show for us."
Robert Lach, Jakob Lach GmbH & Co. KG, Hanau, Germany
"After a quiet first day, the visitor turnout at EMO 2013 shaped up very well. We had a high percentage of clients from abroad at our stand and our numerous conversations involving some very concrete projects, all of which indicates to us that the mood in the metalworking industry continues to remain highly positive."
Dr. Michael Klinger, Seco Tools GmbH, Erkrath, Germany
"EMO 2013 was an excellent international trade fair for us. We hosted a large number of promising new business leads from abroad at our stand."
Wolfgang Reber, Re-Bo Reber GmbH, Bopfingen, Germany
"The professionals who visited us at our stand during EMO 2013 showed a lot of interest in innovations, and were very high-caliber. Our estimate in terms of visitor frequency is about the same as at the last EMO Hannover."
Dr. Bernd Schniering, Schumacher Precision Tools GmbH, Remscheid, Germany