Gifa, Metec, Thermprocess and Newcast 2023 as a platform for the metallurgy industry
by David Fleschen
From 12 to 16 June 2023, Düsseldorf will become the centre of the international foundry and metallurgy industry: the world's leading trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST, which take place every four years and together cover the entire spectrum of foundry technology, cast products, metallurgy and thermoprocessing technology, are particularly in demand this year among the energy-intensive sectors, because the current challenges are fuelling digitalisation in metals technology and their search for sustainable and forward-looking solutions.
More than 2,000 exhibitors from over 50 countries are picking up on global trends and showcasing the entire range of current technologies and products in twelve exhibition halls. The hot topics of the "Bright World of Metals" are: Decarbonisation of the metallurgical industry, ecoMetals, circular economy, digitalisation, additive manufacturing processes as well as e-mobility and automotive lightweight construction.
"Given the current industry environment, we have a forward-looking GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST coming up in June. With the EU's Climate Protection Plan 2050, the metallurgical industry is now tackling hot issues and, more than ever, needs a strong communication platform for global exchange. Exhibitor feedback shows that the June meeting at the four technology trade fairs will be an absolute highlight. In addition to top brands such as Heinrich Wagner Sinto, Oskar Frech, Vesuvius for GIFA, Dihag Holding, Primemetals, SMS group (METEC), Heunisch, Kutes Metal, Thoni Alutec (NEWCAST) or, for example. Aichelin, Electrotherm and WS Wärmeprozesstechnik (THERMPROCESS) will be represented in Düsseldorf by virtually all the well-known companies and will be tackling the great transformation with groundbreaking innovations and ideas," explains Malte Seifert, Director of GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. "The relaxation of travel in the Asian region has given an additional boost to exhibitor registrations. So this year trade visitors can once again look forward to the usual high level of internationality at the four trade fairs", says Malte Seifert.
Not only in terms of exhibitors, but also in terms of visitor structure, "The Bright World of Metals" lives up to its name: from experience, more than half of the trade fair guests come from overseas and all over Europe.
Source and Photo: Metec