Gerhard Kimmel, Managing Director, Acsys Lasertechnik GmbH, Kornwestheim, Germany:
"EMO is the only machine tool fair which can attract a broad range of trade visitors – not just domestically, but also internationally. This makes it our most important trade fair, where we regularly forge contacts with partners from around the world. And the wide spectrum of intelligent and innovative laser application solutions our company is presenting at this year's EMO Hannover demonstrates the importance that we, as an innovations-oriented firm, attach to the keynote theme of 'Intelligence in Production'.
Pascal Boillat, President, AgieCharmilles, Geneva, Switzerland:
"For a company like ours, the question of whether or not to be here simply doesn't arise, because EMO is the most important exhibition in the world, every two years."
Wolf Matthias Mang, General Manager, Arno Arnold GmbH, Obertshausen, Germany:
"We use EMO as a platform for unveiling our innovative new products to an international trade audience, and for having face-to-face discussions with customers from the relevant mechanical engineering sectors."
Rainer Volker Gondek, Marketing Manager, Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Tuttlingen, Germany:
"This year we are using the EMO platform to present ourselves as a supplier of holistic solutions, under the 'Intelligence in Production' motto, and to demonstrate our competence by introducing four absolute world firsts."
Zhang Chengming, Regional Manager, DMTG, Dalian, China:
"EMO offers an ideal opportunity to showcase our company. Visitors can see our machines first-hand, in operation. This provides great opportunities for forging new business contacts. As an exhibitor I am extremely pleased with the results."
Bo Young Kim, Marketing Head Manager, Doosan Infracore, Seoul, Korea:
"We enjoy coming back to EMO. This is our 17th EMO, which shows the prestige and significance we attach to this fair. We are pleased to see the increasingly international audience EMO is able to attract, which enables us to present our designs and machines on the European market. This is great for us, and our customers are delighted as well."
Andrea Smith, General Manager, Fanuc, Beijing, China:
"Thanks to EMO's global reputation and profile, you can be sure of meeting the right people here, which makes it a very special event. The audience here is more international with each passing year – adding up to tangible benefits for us. Even after the first few days we recorded more visitors at our stand than in past years. We are delighted with our results here, reflecting the excellent cooperation we have with the event organizers."
Andrea Caucino, Export Manager, F.P.M. Group S.p.A., Ciriè (TO), Italy:
"EMO enables us to make new business contacts and bring our innovations closer to our visiting audience. We are also delighted with the location and organization of the event, which is another good reason for being here."
Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza, Chairman of the board, Gildemeister AG, Bielefeld, Germany:
This was another successful EMO for us. DMG Mori Seiki was a big exhibitor. Hall 2 was a magnet for visiting professionals from across the globe. Celos – from the idea to the finished product – for the first time, our joint machine design, plus 18 world premieres and a total of 95 high-tech exhibits, all served to underscore our competence."
German Wankmiller, CEO, GROB-Werke, Mindelheim, Germany:
"The international character of EMO continues to grow. We are getting more visitors to our stand from Eastern Europe, Asia, Russia and India. This is crucial for us, as a highly export-focused company. We export more than 80 percent of our products, with more than 50 percent of that total going to Asia."
Alain Reynvoet, Managing Director, Haas Automation, Oxnard, CA, USA:
"We are now expecting to see a return of investments in machine tools. Our German clients especially have been holding back for quite a while. It seems like they were waiting for EMO as the right moment to invest again."
Parakramsinh G. Jadeja, CEO, Jyoti, Lodhika, India
"We've been exhibitors at the last five EMOs, and are back for the sixth time this year. The quality of visitors here is always extremely high."
Nicole Zamar Wild, Marketing Manager, Lamina Technologies, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland:
"EMO is extremely important for us – being here is simply a must. This is an ideal platform because of all the different nations represented here as well as all the different market segments from the metalworking industry. The keynote theme of this year's EMO, 'Intelligence in Production,' is a perfect fit for us, because we work really had on getting the best possible results from our innovations. Even though the outlook is not so bright in Europe at the moment, we are all here, which is a positive sign. Overall, I can say we are delighted with the results from the ten years we have been here as exhibitors."
Martin Winterstein, Chief Marketing Officer, MAG IAS, Göppingen, Germany:
"As well as being the key event for our sales team, EMO also has a huge impact on our product development. We have timed our development cycle for EMO, and are happy to be able to showcase all our innovations here."
Christian Habenicht, Deputy Director Machining Innovations Network e.V., Göttingen, Germany:
"The special 'Innovative Precision Component' display wowed visitors with a live display of the machining of a 5-axis aerospace component, featuring new automation solutions and outstanding professionalism from all component suppliers in the process chain. Our members exhibiting here have been able to forge many new business contacts, conduct valuable discussions and swap ideas on the latest innovations in metal cutting technology. EMO 2013 has lived up to our expectations."
Dr. Masahiko Mori, President, Mori Seiki Co. Ltd., Japan:
"Well, one example would have to be the overwhelmingly positive response we received for our 'Celos' innovation, which involves the unique streamlining of the process you need to go through to turn an idea into an actual product – a key component for integrated, intelligent production. This successful development was the fruit of joint R&D efforts, and we are extremely pleased with the outcome."
Vicky Yeh, Sales Representative, Otsuka Information Technology Corp., New Taipeh, Taiwan:
"This is a very exciting experience for us, because this is our first time at EMO, giving us the chance to become known in the metalworking market. This fair is the largest of its kind, so that we can meet a lot of people from many different sectors, and tell potential customers about our products. We are delighted with the quality of the promotional work for this event. The technical press releases (TPIs) provide valuable advance information, and there are plenty of journalists here at EMO, which helps boost awareness of us."