METALEX 2019: Great demand for German know-how

In 2019 Germany was the first partner country of the largest metalworking exhibition in the ASEAN region. (Courtesy: Metalex 2019)

The German contribution to METALEX 2019, the international machine tools and metalworking exhibition in Bangkok was deemed a success. Forty-eight leading German companies from the metal working and machine tool industries presented products and services as the partner country of the exhibition in November. With 100,475 visitors and 970 exhibitors, METALEX continued its success from previous years.

Exhibitor president Peter Weber, managing director of Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, said, “METALEX is an established event. The partner country delegation and the industry exhibition provided the companies with an excellent opportunity to present their products in the ASEAN region. It is very pleasing that Germany was represented this year by 48 companies, 30 more than the contribution last year.”

“We received a positive response from visitors to the German pavilion. Our presence enabled us to conduct good discussions with visitors. We discussed very specific projects and were able to talk jointly about drawings and specimen parts. Overall, we regard our participation with this perceptible interest as a great success,” said James Tan, managing director of Mapal Tooling Thailand.

Trade visitors gained an insight into German cutting-edge technology during the special show with a forum on the standardized interface umati. German manufacturers used the show to demonstrate how easy and simple it is to use umati. Three machines from DMG Mori, Heller, and Trumpf were connected and gave a live demonstration of production at the Exhibition Centre in Bangkok.

The industry exhibition at METALEX 2019 was initiated by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) and staged by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) in cooperation with Messe Stuttgart.