An agreement has been signed this week for the EMO metal working fair to be held every two years up to 2027. The European Association of the Machine Tool Industry (CECIMO), owner of the brand EMO, has signed an agreement with the German machine tool builders' association (VDW) and Fondazione UCIMU, the operating structure of UCIMU-Sistemi per produrre, the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots, and automation systems, to secure the organization of the next six EMO trade shows.
Following EMO Milan 2015 the fair will take the following
2017: Hanover – Germany
2019: Hanover – Germany
2021: Milan – Italy
2023: Hanover – Germany
2025: Hanover – Germany
2027: Milan – Italy
EMO covers the entire bandwidth of the global machine tool market. At the last EMO fair in Hannover between 16 to 21 September 2013, over 2,100 exhibitors from 43 different countries were present to showcase their innovations to industrial users from around the world. Over the six days of EMO, the event attracted a total of just under 145,000 trade visitors from over 100 different nations. Visitors from outside Germany numbered more than 50,000, or one in three of the total.
VDW and UCIMU are member associations of CECIMO.
VDW, based in Frankfurt am Main, has represented the interests of the German machine tool industry for more than 120 years. It has a voluntary membership of around 280 firms, which account for about 90% the industry’s total turnover. VDW organizes exhibitions for the international machine tool industry and has logged up more than 90 years of experience in organising trade events.
UCIMU-Sistemi per produrre is the Italian machine tool, robots, automation systems and ancillary products (NC, tools, components, accessories) manufacturers' association. Official representative of the sector, UCIMU-Sistemi per produrre has over two hundred associate member companies.