METALFORM Mexico, AWS Weldmex & FABTECH Mexico Break Records
METALFORM Mexico Exhibitors Report Highest Show Sales Ever at 2010 Event
Friday, May 21, 2010
CLEVELAND, OH—May 21, 2010—For the second consecutive year, METALFORM Mexico successfully organized and launched its co-location with the AWS Weldmex, FABTECH Mexico and COATech tradeshows. Quickly dubbed Mexico’s “Mega Event,” it is now the largest manufacturing event in Latin America for tool and die, forming, fabricating, tube and pipe, welding, assembly and finishing of sheet metal component parts and assemblies.
Held at Centro Banamex in Mexico City, May 11-13, 2010, the co-located shows broke both exhibit space and attendance records from the previous year. Exhibit space grew 29 percent, and attendance reached nearly 8,000 visitors—a 34 percent increase over the 2009 show. Participation from international exhibitors more than tripled, with companies from Canada, China, Korea, Japan, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Spain, India, France and the United Kingdom in attendance—branding the combined shows a truly international event.
Attendee companies from automotive, aerospace, appliance, construction and contract manufacturing markets brought a buying influence of more than $800 million (U.S.) to the event. Jim Landowski, President, Press Technology Division for Komatsu America Industries, can attest to this. After selling three presses on the show floor, one of them on the first day of the show, and taking orders for four more, he was more than satisfied with results from the show. “Selling three machines off the floor…I haven’t done that in a long time,” said Landowski. “This is one of the greatest shows that we’ve had. There’s a demand for equipment and newer technology here—no doubt about it.”
Andrew Chase, Director, Sales & Marketing, SEYI Presses, couldn’t agree more. “In baseball terms, the show was a grand slam,” Chase exclaimed. “We sold two machines on display and generated more leads at this show than we had in the past three Mexico shows combined.”
The shows will come together once again in 2011 at Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico, May 11-13. With more than 11 months before the next show, the METALFORM Mexico floor is already 47 percent filled. Those interested in exhibiting can navigate to the exposition’s website at www.metalform.com/mexico.
METALFORM Mexico alternates each year between Mexico City and Monterrey, effectively covering the entire Mexican metalforming market. The show is sponsored by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America, and co-organized by Trade Show Consulting (TSC), which has been producing shows in Mexico since 1992. For more information about PMA, visit www.pma.org.
METALFORM Mexico 2011 Exhibit Hours
Wednesday, May 11 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, May 13 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.