One of the most important developments for Industrial Supply in 2017 will be the new SurfaceTechnology Area , a special display zone for all surface treatment, finishing and processing technologies. Staged as part of Industrial Supply in the odd-numbered years, it replaces HANNOVER MESSE’s stand-alone SurfaceTechnology show of previous years. The new display area will enable HANNOVER MESSE’s surface technology exhibitors and visitors to more effectively leverage synergies with exhibitors and visitors at the wider Industrial Supply show.
To name just one potential synergy benefit: the German Surface Treatment Association (ZVO) estimates that more than half the exhibitors at Industrial Supply are users of electroplating products and solutions. Another key benefit of the change is that it better reflects the increasingly integrated nature of today’s production and supply chains. Visitors will be able to trace entire chains, from pretreatment and surface coating to finishing right the way through to the end product – all in the space of a single exhibition hall at Industrial Supply.