METEC is only side to a powerful quartet of trade fairs that oversee market trends and innovations within thermal processing, foundry, metallurgy and automation. Found in 1979, METEC alongside GIFA, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST has been instrumental in pushing the envelope in terms new standards and practices in metallurgy and heavy industry. There’s no denying that METEC is a powerful cross-border procurement platform, but it’s also the site of major industry events like the European Steel Technology and Application Days or the truly in-depth European Metallurgical Conference. Exhibitors cover the entire value chain – reduction plants, rolling mills, blast furnaces, casting machines, ore processing plants, coke plants, scrap processing plants, coal preparation plants, drawing lines, funding equipment and extrusion.
METEC takes large break between editions. Editions are held in Dusseldorf, Germany every four years and last for five days in total. Messe Düsseldorf GmbH serves as the venue and the official organiser with the generous support of the VDMA, one of Germany’s biggest industry associations for machine construction. Working hours are scheduled between 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon for the first four days. The final day concludes two hours earlier at 16:00 pm in the afternoon. Commuting to Messe Dusseldorf is a simple process, whether you’re renting a car during your stay or relying solely on public transport. For those who are sticking with public transport, there’s one bus line and two tram lines available to make the trip.
What Are People Saying?
“We are not only present at METEC, but also at GIFA. The wide range of the exhibition area is a great advantage for us. Customer contact has a high priority. This is why we have a Virtual Reality application on the stand this year, where we can use simulations to show engineers how to run certain processes,”
– Anke Fischer-Lohrengel, Management-Assistent & Communication Kommunikation, Imerys, Paris, France;
“We would like to increasingly contact the steel industry, which is why METEC is a must-attend event for us. We offer 40,000 products and develop individualized processes throughout the process chain,”
- Sabine Holocher, Marketing Communication Manager;
“For us, it is the most important trade fair. Like every year, we want to inform ourselves about innovations and cultivate our business contacts. This year, our team focuses primarily on environmental issues, energy efficiency and sustainability,”
- Edith Weiser, Manager Foundry, Eirich Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co KG, Hardheim, Germany;
Audience & Statistics
METEC has demonstrated a consistent growth and stability over time and currently you get to see products and technologies from more than 500 international exhibitors. Audience turnout stands at over 17,500 trade visitors, which is an impressive number and opens you up to excellent markets such as most of the European Union, China, Korea, America and Japan. I imagine you’re mostly interested in who you’re going to be showcasing to. METEC has always been a meeting point for qualified buyers and you’re going to be speaking to decision makers ready to make a purchase. In terms of the sectors represented, professionals come from trade and commerce, machine supply industry for metallurgical works, supply of raw and auxiliary materials and processes materials for metallurgical works, processing industries, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
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