Successful restart for parts2clean
With more than 2,000 visitors from Germany and neighboring European Union countries, parts2clean restarted successfully after the pandemic-induced break. Approximately 130 exhibiting companies, one in five of them from outside Germany, presented new products and solutions for a wide variety of industry applications at the meeting point for parts and surface cleaning.
parts2clean clearly demonstrated the increasing importance of cleaning processes in the age of Industrie 4.0 and AI. Steadily growing demand for clean surfaces and components requires highly efficient cleaning technologies as well as seamless integration of processes throughout the production chain. Exhibitors from more than ten countries informed the trade visitors about new products and solutions for clean parts and surfaces. “We are delighted that parts2clean restarted so successfully and confirmed its role as the most important international platform for industrial parts and surface cleaning,” says Arno Reich, senior vice president at Deutsche Messe AG. “We are very satisfied with the number of visitors under the given conditions, especially since the quality was extremely high.”
Roughly 2,000 visitors came to parts2clean in Stuttgart, one in five of them from abroad. The strongest visitor countries were Austria, France, Italy, and Switzerland. Visitor quality was excellent: every third visitor came from top management, every fifth from the department manager level. Every third visitor came to part2clean with specific investment plans. The strongest visitor industries were the automotive industry (33 percent) as well as mechanical and plant engineering, followed by medical and semiconductor technology and the aerospace industry.
Innovations and further developments
parts2clean featured numerous new and further developments. Trade show premieres included plant, process and process technology, clean and cleaning rooms, cleaning media and containers, work piece carriers and washing baskets, degreasing and cleaning solutions, ultrasonic devices for cleaning, bathroom maintenance, cleanliness control, corrosion protection, and packaging.
Expert forum a magnet for visitors
Fraunhofer’s cleaning division organised the parts2clean forum, which provided a unique knowledge platform for all topics related to parts and surface cleaning. Hundreds attended the forum on-site and 1,500 participants joined online. Frank-Holm Rögner, division manager at Fraunhofer, reported, “We are extremely satisfied with the high level of participation in our forum, where we were able to welcome not only national but also international visitors. The number of visitors is lower overall than in 2019, but the quality is very good. The topics ‘challenges due to film contamination’ and ‘cleaning for medical and pharmaceutical technology’ were particularly well received. There was also strong interest in the areas of standardisation and guidelines and the exhibitor product presentations. The demand for up-to-date information is huge, which is a great position for the parts2clean forum.”
Samuel Wolf, assistance to the management, vapic GmbH, says: “As the leading trade fair for industrial parts cleaning, parts2clean has been the most important of all trade shows for us for years. What makes parts2clean special is that customers come with specific project ideas and want to develop solutions together on-site. Visitors demand a wide range of specialist knowledge to meet their requirements. We rate this year’s show just as successful as parts2clean 2019 and thank all visitors for their interest. We look forward to starting the new projects.”
Wolfgang Kaufmann, head of sales, Zippel GmbH, adds: “We were pleasantly surprised that on the morning of the first day we had many visitors at the stand. It was the best morning at the show so far. The other two days of the fair were also very well attended. Of course, we cannot compare the absolute number with 2019, but the visitors who were at parts2clean were specifically looking for solutions and were not only interested in our standard systems, but also in tailor-made solutions, which we manufacture completely customer-specific.”
The next parts2clean runs from 11 to 13 October 2022 in Stuttgart.
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GrindTec 2020 update
The world’s leading trade fair in grinding technology is increasingly in the focus of international companies
The 300 registrations for the GrindTec 2020 in just under five months speak for themselves, while the leading platform for grinding technology is becoming more and more international. Whereas at the GrindTec 2000 just 15 percent of the 164 exhibitors came from outside Germany, most recent figures showed 45 percent of the 644 companies. The number of countries represented also rose accordingly from 8 to 30. The increasingly intensive development of the markets in Asia has contributed significantly to the internationalisation of the GrindTec at a whole series of trade fairs.
GrindTec: a greater presence at international trade fairs
GrindTec has developed into a known factor in the world of grinding technology. Whether at the Cimes in Beijing, the IMTS in Chicago or the IMTEX in Bangalore, in fact wherever the AFAG and the FDPW are at work, the GrindTec is known and appreciated as the leading trade fair in its sector. The organiser and sponsor will be presenting GrindTec from 18–20 March 2019 in the lecture forum at the Grinding Technology in Tokyo and it will have a booth of its own for the first time.
Even more service for exhibitors and visitors
Although a whole range of new hotels in Augsburg will be available in the coming years, there will always be exhibitors and visitors who prefer staying in nearby Munich. They will now be pleased about a further shuttle bus line. From 17–21 March an additional bus will run between the centre of Munich (bus station) and the exhibition centre in Augsburg. The Munich airport has already been long connected with Augsburg via a shuttle bus line. Timetables are available at www.grindtec.de).
Participation documents for GrindTec 2020 are are available as a download on the GrindTec home page.