Precision Ceramics attends two major exhibition every year, generally one in Europe and the other in the USA.
In 2012 we had a major presence at CERAMITEC 2012 in Munich, Germany, from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th May and at the AVS (American Vacuum Society) 59th International Symposium & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida, from Sunday 28th October to Friday 2nd November.
CERAMITEC 2012 had 14,6 percent more visitors
- Approximately 16,733 visitors came from over 100 countries
- 613 exhibitors were from 42 countries
- Optimism returned to the sector
With around 16,733 trade visitors (2009: 14,601) from 102 countries (2009: 84) CERAMITEC 2012 recorded a rise in visitor numbers of 14.6 percent. The ‘Top Ten’ countries of origin for those visitors, excluding Germany, were Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Poland, Russian Federation, Turkey, Switzerland and Brazil. The exhibitors were especially pleased with the broad international spread among the CERAMITEC visitors and with their high quality.
Paul Eirich, Chairman of the Advisory Board of CERAMITEC and Managing Director of Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, summed up his assessment of the fair in the following words: “CERAMITEC has given an impressive demonstration of its reputation as a first-class sector gathering for all areas of the ceramics industry.”
A total of 613 exhibitors from 42 countries showcased their products and solutions in four exhibition halls at Messe München. China, which was represented by 62 exhibitors, had its biggest ever showing at CERAMITEC; it was followed by Italy, with 54 exhibitors and France with 43.
92 percent of the exhibiting companies praised the fact that this is a leading trade fair and a further 94 percent rated the quality of visitors as ‘good’ to ‘excellent’. The visitors to CERAMITEC were similarly positive about the event. 95 percent rated CERAMITEC as ‘good’ to ‘excellent’. In particular they praised the breadth and depth of the range on show (92%), the international spread among the visitors (90%) and the presence of market leaders (90%).
Reflecting on his week in Munich, Precision Ceramics Managing Director, Steve Swallow (above left) commented …
“… CERAMITEC 2012 provided us with the perfect opportunity to share our extensive knowledge and experience of technical ceramics with the large number of visitors to our stand.
During the past twelve months we have significantly increased our manufacturing output of bespoke technical ceramic components and we were able to display an extensive range of these on the stand.
We were also able to offer first hand advice on specific applications to both new and existing users and broaden the scope for key ceramics such as Shapal, Macor, Boron Nitride and Alumina …”
The supporting programme was a real highlight of the trade show. Over 3,000 visitors took part in the 55 events held. The CMCEE Congress, which had taken place between May 21 and 23 in Dresden, came to CERAMITEC to round off proceedings in the ‘Technical Ceramics Day’. And the India Day, held at CERAMITEC for the second time, gave visitors the chance to find out about opportunities and trends on the Indian ceramics market.
At CERAMITEC 2012 it was clear that optimism had returned to the sector. For many exhibitors the orders were flowing again after a number of difficult years.
The next CERAMITEC takes place from 20th to 23rd October 2015.