The 22nd Fakuma trade fair took place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from October 16 – 20, 2012. Around 700 participants visited the EMS-GRIVORY trade-fair stand and requested information about the EMS speciality products, resulting in numerous interesting customer discussions.
With approx. 1700 exhibitors from 35 countries and 44,176 trade visitors from throughout Europe, the Fakuma 2012 again supported its claim to be the leading trade fair for the plastics industry this year.
During five event days around 700 participants came to the EMS stand looking for details of the EMS-GRIVORY speciality products. All well-known OEMs from the automotive industry such as Daimler, BMW and Audi visited EMS to gain information about the application possibilities of our materials resulting in many new project approaches in the field of metal replacement. In the field of sanitary fittings, important discussions were carried out with the companies Vaillant and Bosch Buderus. These involve applications especially for the replacement of brass and copper where great interest is shown in our products with global approvals for direct contact with foodstuffs and drinking water such as Grivory HT FWA. At the Exhibitor’s Forum, Christian Oetzel, Product manager Grivory GV / Grilamid TR presented applications already in practice under the EMS slogan «Our Metal is called Grivory». The run of participants showed that this topic is of great interest to Fakuma attendees while a new record was set at the traditional stand party with Joe Whitney and the Cocktail Divas.
Despite the difficult situation of some Euro countries and the resulting stagnating or declining markets in South Europe, we were able to record very interesting customer discussions and make many customer contacts. It is particularly in times like this that the topic of metal replacement has increased significance for customers.
In summary: The trade-fair was an enormous success from the point of view of both selection of topics as well as good preparation in the lead up and the outstanding efforts of all employees during the event itself.
The next Fakuma will take place from October 14 – 18, 2014 again in the exhibition hall at Friedrichshafen in Germany. Next autumn EMS-GRIVORY will be represented at the K 2013 in Dusseldorf, Germany – preparations are already underway.
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