Tobias Blasch, Production Logistics Planning, Brand GmbH & Co. KG, Wertheim, Germany:
"As an industrial engineer specializing in logistics planning, I am responsible for our procurement of innovative products and machines. EMO provides an international marketplace where I can meet all the right suppliers at a single location, and see their exciting new products first-hand. This makes EMO an absolute must."
Remzi Simsek, GSW Maschinenbau, Waibstadt, Germany:
"We are currently in an investment phase, including for a third production plant abroad. That means we need new machines with the required precision and efficiency."
Walter Engelsdorfer, Manager Toolmaking, Kennametal Extrude Hone GmbH, Erkheim, Germany:
"EMO has successfully established itself as a meeting point for the industry's key suppliers as well as its high-caliber exhibitors. It's a long way to come, but definitely worthwhile for me as a toolmaking manager, because in just a short time I can get an invaluable overview of international trends in the sector, and discover some amazing products for my specific requirements."
Karina Ebeler, Kirchengern, Badsalz Ufflen, Germany:
"I am training to become a cutting machine mechanic, and our whole class is here. It's great to see the things they tell us about in the classroom in actual operation. We have been to other trade fairs as well, but EMO is the biggest, and many of the leading suppliers are here in person. The international scope and size of the fair make it really special."
Michael G. Harwood, Managing Director, Lincoln Crankshaft & Machine Ltd, Lincoln, United Kingdom:
"This is my first time at EMO. I am impressed particularly by its size, with so many different products at a single venue. This gives you an excellent overview of the innovations and changes in the market as a whole. It is also very helpful to see what our competitors are doing to keep up with the latest developments. The fair is very well organized, and there is always someone there to answer your questions. I'm very happy being here."
Philipp Alschweig, Managing Director, Lotus Technologie GmbH, Eschenlohe, Germany:
"EMO provides a unique opportunity for me to catch up on innovations and new developments across many different sectors in just a few days. As the managing director of a company which specializes in the development of milling machines, I also value the chance to find out about and be inspired by what is happening in other sectors. EMO provides a unique platform for doing this, by covering the whole spectrum of toolmaking and generating some exciting synergies. It's like one huge brainstorming session!"
Ekaterina Koroleva, Foreign Economic Activity Specialist, OTS Technology, Yekaterinburg, Russia:
"At this fair we were able to meet many of our partners face-to-face and take a look at their machines. We are on the lookout for new innovations and technologies, and EMO is the perfect place for that."
Joseph B. Bever, Senior Project Engineer, The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc., Wabash, USA:
"So many machines, offering much more power – I’ve never seen anything like it! This year's EMO is really impressive. The sheer size of the fair sets it apart from the rest. Other trade fairs I have visited never had so many machines on site which I could actually watch in operation. I can do that here."