Smart Manufacturing Driven by Innovation, Metalworking and CNC Machine Tool Show 2017 Came to a Successful Close

Organized by Deutsche Messe AG and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd., Metalworking and CNC Machine Tool Show (MWCS) and Industrial Automation Show (IAS) came to a successful close on November 11, 2017 at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). As two specialized themed shows under China International Industry Fair, MWCS and IAS 2017 put a spotlight on smart manufacturing, high-end equipment and innovative technologies, which are the key areas of “Made in China 2025”, aiming to explore more industrial development space and interpret the state-of-the-art smart manufacturing results. The two shows respectively attracted over 600 relevant brands within a display area of 70,000 sqm, reaching a new-high record on both exhibitor number and display area. The five-day show attracted over 160,000 trade visits from home and abroad, a nearly 6.67% increase compared with the last edition.

Gary Liu, Managing Director of Hannover Milano Fairs China Ltd. remarked, “Smart manufacturing is the main direction of China's manufacturing transformation and upgrading. The spirit of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress focuses on smart manufacturing and the integration of information technology and industrialization,  in order to revitalize the nation’s real economy. This year, the two shows highlighted various innovative smart manufacturing products, providing a unique platform for global enterprises to expand domestic and international market by showcasing the latest scientific and technological achievements, and thus boosting the development of global manufacturing industry.

As one of the most influential international metalworking shows in the Asia-Pacific region, MWCS 2017 mainly showcased all kinds of high-end metal cutting machine tools, metal shaping machine tools, CNC systems, power and transmission, cutting tools as well as other key functional components. The show has served as a one-stop purchasing platform of varieties of CNC machine tools. This year, a strong lineup of world-leading brands brought their first debuted equipment in Asia at three major thematic pavilions, comprehensively displayed sheet metal, laser and cold molding processing technologies such as laser cutting welding, stamping, plate cutting, bending, robots, flexible production lines, 3D printing, laser generators, molds, surface treatment and measurement and inspection. MWCS 2017 reached a new-high record in terms of exhibitors and display area. The whole scale witnessed an increase of 25%.

Trumpf, AMADA, Bystronic, Salvagnini, MAZAK, Prima Power, BLM, Mitsubishi, Murata, TANAKA, ERMAKSAN, LAG, MATE, Inspec, Hager, KOHLER, ARKU, IPG, Coherent, Precitec, nLIGHT, SPI, RAS, Fladder, Wila, Rolleri, Timesaver, Ophir, Hoerbiger and other international brands increasingly valued the Chinese market, further narrowing the distance between buyers by more intelligent products and technologies. There was also a strong and unstoppable catch-up momentum that domestic brands boosted “Made in China 2025”. Hundreds of domestic enterprises including Han's Laser, HG Laser, Chutian, Yangli, JFY, Yawei, Lead, JFMI, Xinli, Bodor, Raycus, Maxphotonics, Tianhong, Baisheng, GLORYSTAR, Yueming, Qingyuan, Leiming, Hymson, Guangda, Xintian, G.Weike, Dajing, HERO, United Winners, Shanda, NCOO and TETE brought full-line products to compete with international brands.

Various forums and technical exchange including China Sheet Metal Working Meeting, "China Manufacturing 2025" Summit Meeting, The First Industrial Internet System Solutions Forum and The 16th MES(manufacturing execution system)Development & Application Conference were held concurrently to explore industrial development trend and boost “Made in China 2025”. Organizers and industrial associations also invited professional buyer groups from engineering machinery, agricultural machinery, packaging machinery, stockbreeding machine, automobile panel, cabinet, marine engineering, rail transport, pipe air conditioning, elevator equipment, electronic product and other fields to visit the show. All official information about the show was passed on to exhibitors, visitors and buyers timely by all kinds of traditional and new media. The next edition will be held from September 19-23, 2018 at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).




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