Nutec Bickley has returned from its highly successful participation in THERMPROCESS that, alongside GIFA, NEWCAST and METEC, make up the world renowned Bright World of Metals event. This year, with an offering of 2,360 exhibitors spread cross 12 halls in Düsseldorf, the massive exhibition attracted around 72,500 visitors from 118 countries.
“We consider THERMPROCESS 2019 to have been a resounding success for Nutec Bickley,” commented Metal Furnaces Sales Manager, Manuel Montes. “We not only took the opportunity to exhibit on a truly international stage, thereby maintaining our presence at this type of event and consolidating our profile, but we increased the opportunities to meet up with both current and potential customers, as well as industry experts.”
The Nutec Bickley team noted some new points of emphasis during the week’s activities, including advanced automation and digitalization, new routes to energy efficiency and the power offered by Industry 4.0. Manuel Montes added, “These are all well-known elements of our furnace lines. As stated by the organizers, the Bright World of Metals provides a beacon for the future of metallurgy and steel production and its exhibitors presented solution concepts that primarily reflected the futuristic highlights for the industry. Nutec Bickley was once again proud to be a part of this group.”
In addition to technological advances, the increased internationalization was also noticeable. Some 70% of the exhibitors hailed from outside Germany (65% in 2015) and 66% of the visitors came from foreign countries (62% in 2015).
The next Bright World of Metals will be held in June 2023; the precise date will be set over the next few months.