Shanghai/Hannover. Confirming its position as an excellent business platform for international exhibitors and buyers, the industrial event held in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre came to an end on 9 November. The trade fairs PTC ASIA (power transmission and control technologies), ComVac ASIA (compressed air technology) and Industrial Supply ASIA (supply) are regarded as leading industry events in their specific sectors. CeMAT ASIA, Asia's largest intralogistics show, took place in parallel. Overall, more than 2,100 domestic and international companies displayed their products and services on a total display area of approx. 150,000 square meters. Focusing on the theme of 'Intelligent Production', the four-day industrial technology show attracted a total of 100,616 attendees.
"We are delighted that the exhibitors and visitors at this year's events were very satisfied", explained Krister Sandvoss, Global Director Industries & Logistics and New Exhibitions Development at Deutsche Messe. "With China continuing to focus on intelligent production, globally active manufacturers are expanding their business in this part of the world in order to demonstrate their international competence and at the same time increasingly target Chinese buyers. This is the ideal place to bring together international interested customers and solution providers."
PTC ASIA 2018 – a meeting-place for the industry
Asia's leading trade show for power transmission and control technologies boasted around 1,300 companies from China, Germany, Italy, Turkey, the USA, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Hungary and Romania. Based on the theme 'Driven to be Smart', 10 display areas promoted the strategic initiative 'Made in China 2025' with the latest products, technologies and solutions. The joint '4.0 Smart Pavilion' attracted industry leaders such as Lenze, Nord, Flender (Siemens), Sumitomo, HAWE and ARGO-HYTOS, all showcasing current trends and developments in high-quality fluid-driven technology. In tandem, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) staged the Smart Manufacturing Forum, which showcased the leading technologies of German power transmission and control manufacturers.
Exhibitors included renowned companies such as Lenze, Mayr, Intorq, Precima, Flender, Kastas, Ringspann, Fenner Drives, Contitech, Dichtomatik, Maedler, Elring Klinger, Pöppelmann, Filtration Group, Balflex, Bonfiglioli, Regal, Kracht and Exmar. Innovative products and technologies in the fields of fluid technology, pneumatics and sealing technology, bearings, transmissions and electric drives, belt drives, chain drives and spring drives were exhibited by companies such as Gates, Martin, Bando, Megadyne and SIT.
Phillip Hewitt, Sales Manager for the European business of Martin Sprocket and Gear, was extremely pleased with the event: "PTC Asia is very important for us. The caliber of the visitors was excellent – one of the reasons why our stand has kept increasing in size over the years and will continue to do so in future. PTC Asia will undoubtedly continue to grow over the next 5 to 10 years and at the same time the quality of the visitors will keep on increasing. The trade fair offers ideal conditions for reaching international trade visitors and generating high-quality leads. I can highly recommend participation in this trade fair to any potential exhibitor."
ComVac ASIA 2018: Compressor Themed Forum with a strong lineup
With 225 exhibitors on a total area of 19,000 sq. m., ComVac ASIA 2018 underlined its importance as the leading trade fair for the Asian compressor sector. Ready-to-use compressors were exhibited on more than 50% of the total exhibition area. Exhibitors included Atlas Copco, Baosi, Bauer, IHI-SULLAIR, ANEST IWATA, Hanbell, Gramklin, Moair, Screw, CRRC, Honest, Stronix, Baldor-Tech and other well-known compressor manufacturers.
The highlight of the event was the Compressor Themed Forum, which focused on three major areas: 'Intelligent Production', 'Energy Saving and High Efficiency' and 'Technological Advances and Environmental Protection'. Leading compressor manufacturers analyzed industrial development from the ground up and revealed their solutions. Atlas Copco presented its general energy efficiency guideline for compressed air stations, while Dow Chemical set out its ideas for a superior lubricant solution for deposit control in air compressors. SPXFLOW discussed the breakthrough in the field of refrigerated dryer technology. Baosi showcased the 2.0 version of its screw compressor, which has been awarded a special quality mark. Moreover, numerous equipment managers from petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies were invited to conduct the first case and failure analysis for the use of compressors in industrial practice.
The supporting program comprised a total of 59 top-notch forums, seminars and workshops at which the trend towards intelligent production in the various sectors was discussed. Events at the exhibition site included the Smart Manufacturing Forum Powered by VDMA, the 2018 China Components Industry Digital Technology Development Summit, the CeMAT ASIA Innovation Salon and the China International AGV Robot Industry Development Summit Forum. The trade fair was attended by 160 international and national delegations and groups of buyers from Germany, Japan, Africa, Indonesia, Russia, India, Turkey, South Korea, Israel, Mongolia and Nepal.
The trade fairs PTC ASIA, CeMAT ASIA, ComVac ASIA, Industrial Supply ASIA and Cold Chain ASIA 2018 are organized by Deutsche Messe and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. Considerable support came from the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) and from the following Chinese partners: China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seals Association, China General Machine Components Industry Association, China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, and the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.
The next event is scheduled to take place in Shanghai from 23 to 26 October 2019.