Exhibitor statements on GMTN 2015

Photo: Andreas Pedure, Key Account Manager, Meissner
Andreas Pedure, Key Account Manager, Meissner: “As tool manufacturers in the high-end segment GIFA 2015 is particularly important for us to bind existing customers. However, a lot of new prospective buyers from Russia, India and China passed by which is very exciting for us since we intend to expand to these markets. In summary, this makes GIFA the most important show for us!”
Photo: Brian Naidoo, Managing Director, Microfinish
Brian Naidoo, Managing Director, Microfinish: “I am really happy with my NEWCAST experience. Besides being part of a great South African booth, which helps us to be recognized in the world, I also profit from a lot of new ideas. One example is the reclaiming of sand, that I want to introduce in my sand casting foundry back home.”
Photo: Houman Hatami, Leiter Hütten- und Walzwerke, Bosch Rexroth
Houman Hatami, Head of Steelworks and Rolling Mills, Bosch Rexroth: “This year’s METEC has topped the number of professional visitors at our booth. Most of them were experts from all over the world, with whom we had very interesting discussions. This makes METEC definitely the most important show for us!”
Photo: Huiwui Liu, Director of General Management Office, Qingdao Machinery Ind. Corporation
Huiwui Liu, Director of General Management Office, Qingdao Machinery Ind. Corporation: “GIFA really sets benchmarks: The globally leading companies are presenting their best products here. Our goal is to win new partners in upcoming markets like India, Russia and Brazil. Since we can best achieve this target in Düsseldorf, we will definitely come back next time!”
Photo: Ingo Wellmann, Manager Strategic Programs bei SKF
Ingo Wellmann, Manager Strategic Programs at SKF: “METEC 2015 is an extremely important event for us, especially to showcase our sustainable and industry 4.0 solutions, which are very well received. The specific questions from our customers deliver us an excellent feedback on our products and services. It is therefore very valuable to be here!”
Photo: Iñigo Etxeberria Martínez, Technical Manager, GettinG Robotika
Iñigo Etxeberria Martínez, Technical Manager, GettinG Robotika: „We are a young company that produces the robot cell kume. In our opinion, the European market, and here especially the German, are core markets on the way to international success. And for this purpose, GIFA is ideally suited!”
Photo: Michael Angerstein, Vertriebsleiter Prozesswärme, GoGaS
Michael Angerstein, Sales Manager Process Heat, GoGaS: “We’ve made more contacts in one day at THERMPROCESS than in a whole week at other trade fairs! 70 per cent of our customers are international, the other 30 per cent are German. All of them search for energy-efficient solutions, which is great for us!”
Photo: Thomas Griegel, Vizepräsident/ Leiter des Marktsegments Verarbeitende Industrien, oerlikon leybold vacuum
Thomas Griegel, Vice President/ Head of Market Segment Process Industries, oerlikon leybold vacuum: “The combination of METEC and THERMPROCESS is perfect for us, because our products reach customers of both shows. Discussions with them provide us with very valuable impulses. That is why we say that the shows are is some kind of think tank.”
Photo: Robert Fechner, General Manager, Weerulin
Robert Fechner, General Manager, Weerulin: “The reduction of CO2 emissions as well as saving energy and consequently costs has become an increasingly important subject at METEC. Trade visitors were very interested in our innovations from this area such as an electric template to bake dry setting mix. We are entirely satisfied with the continuous rise of visitor numbers on our booth!”