Vishal Nagpal, Manager, Strategic Sourcing Division, Bharat Fritz Werner Limited, Bangalore, India
"I spent the last three days at EMO Hannover 2017 as Manager of the Strategic Sourcing Division of Bharat Fritz Werner, India's largest machine tool manufacturer. Today (Wednesday) was the highlight of my visit, as 'EMO India day.' My job here at EMO Hannover 2017 is to find new component and equipment supplier firms, for recirculating ball screws and bearings, for example. EMO is ideal for this objective, which is one of the reasons why it is one of the most important trade fairs for us worldwide. I have been most impressed with the overall organization of EMO Hannover 2017."
Michele Blumberg, Manager Manufacturing, Hager & Meisinger GmbH, Neuss, Germany
"I came to EMO Hannover 2017 mainly to see whether there were any machine innovations that matched our requirements. We are about to make some major investments, so for me as a decision-maker, EMO Hannover 2017 was an ideal place to select the products that best meet our needs. Whenever there is an EMO in Hannover, our company will be there."
Onur Ersavaş, Mechanical Engineer, Kontrol Cihazları San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti., Istanbul, Turkey
"I was at EMO Hannover 2017 from Monday through Wednesday, generally to find out about trends in machine tools, and also to get an overview of the market, for some possible capex investments for our company in the near future. One reason why this is important is that the European and Turkish markets follow different financial trends, not least because of the different currencies. This is my third visit to EMO, which is the most important industry event worldwide from my point of view. The main difference I see this time around is in the product range: alongside the machines, there is an increasing focus on software."
Dr. Alexander Krupp, Application Engineer, Multiphoton Optics GmbH, Würzburg, Germany
"As an applications engineer in a firm that produces 3D printers for high-precision parts manufacturing, my main reason for attending EMO Hannover 2017 was to see what is happening in the additive manufacturing sector, and get to know the new technologies. I need to assess the current state of the art, and for the world of metalworking, there is no better place to do this than at EMO Hannover 2017."
Dr. Eduard Stach, Research Group Leader, Machine Tool Development, Research Center of Manufacturing Technology (RCMT), Prague, Czech Republic
"Together with around 40 colleagues, I came here to EMO Hannover 2017 from Prague as a Research Group Leader in Machine Tool Development to find out about the latest trends in the industry. Every EMO is a 'must' as far as we are concerned – not just as a valuable source of information, but also when it comes to actually ordering something. This fair is very well organized, and it covers the entire spectrum of the industry worldwide in a way no other event can match."
Henri Sevonen, Manager of Machining R&D, AB Sandvik Coromant, Sandviken, Sweden
"Even though my company is also represented at EMO Hannover 2017 as an exhibitor, I am here solely as a visitor in my role as Manager of Machining R&D at Sandvik Coromant. My objective is to get an impression of where the industry is at, to see where our company fits in, what trends are taking place, what is in the pipeline – and EMO Hannover 2017 is the ideal place to do all this. I have been particularly struck by the trend towards digital connectivity, including between different partners. EMO is a ‘must’ from my perspective, because it is such an excellent hub for networking. EMO is also something of a social event, and in any case you are never going to get bored here in Hannover."
Nils Laake, apprentice and vocational student, Melle Trade School, Melle, Germany
"I am 22 and part of a group attending EMO Hannover 2017 from the Melle Trade School. I'm a trainee in metalworking, so obviously this is an amazing experience for me. These giant, robotcontrolled machines are unlike anything I’ve ever seen, especially since I come from a 20- person company, where we don't have anything similar. It’s all very impressive, but I’m even more interested in the kind of machines that are suited to my own place of work, and naturally there are plenty of those here as well."