EMO Hannover, the world’s leading trade fair for manufacturing technology, will be held in Hannover, Germany from September 18 to 23, 2023. The event will provide a leading overview of the latest innovations in manufacturing technology internationally and showcase exciting upcoming projects. .
During a press conference, the head of trade fairs of the German Association of Machine Tool Builders (VDW), the organizer of the EMO, Martin Goebel, expressed his hope that the event could make an important contribution to the development of the industry in Mexico. Mexico is one of nearly 40 countries included in the EMO World Tour.
In 2022, Mexico’s GDP grew by 3.1%. The manufacturing industry is one of the most dynamic sectors of the Mexican economy. Faced with the phenomenon of offshoring (which refers to the process by which some companies, usually multinationals, move their work centers in developed countries to low-cost countries in whole or in part), many companies are shifting their production facilities from Asia to ensure their supply. chains. The automotive and electronics industries in the US, Europe and Asia are expected to invest in new manufacturing plants in Mexico, indicating steadily growing demand for machinery in the coming years.
The conference was attended by key representatives such as Martin Goebel, Director of VDW Exhibitions and Events; Michael Rose, Deutsche Messe AG (DMAG) Director of Ethics and New Exhibitions; Rodrigo Alpizar, Coordinator of Consultants of the Presidency of the National Transformation Industry (CANACINTRA) and General Director of ALME of Metal Production; and Eduardo Villalas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Machinery Association. During the event, international developments in manufacturing technology, topics covered at the EMO Hannover 2023 exhibition in Germany were discussed, and the future of innovative and environmentally friendly manufacturing was explored.
According to economists from Oxford Economics, the main industries that use manufacturing technology in Mexico are expected to invest more than 28 billion dollars in 2023 and almost 30 billion dollars in 2024, with the main recipient of these investments being the automotive sector.
Machine tools and modern production methods play an important role in creating a sustainable industry. Göbel explained that at EMO Hannover, those responsible for Mexican industry, government and investment promotion agencies will be able to obtain specific information about the technologies they can use to implement their planned projects.
Manufacturing technology provides solutions for the transformation of industry, as it is the driver of technological progress in industrial production and is essential to guarantee a country’s competitiveness. Productivity, quality and flexibility are the basic requirements of modern industry. In this sense, digitization furthers these objectives.
The motto of EMO Hannover is “Innovative Manufacturing”, which encourages customers to invest in new technologies and encourages manufacturers to offer the latest innovations and solutions.
Additionally, sustainability in manufacturing has become one of the most pressing issues today. At the exhibition, preventive approaches, solutions and concepts for resource and environment friendly production and factory planning will be presented. These include topics such as the circular economy in manufacturing, circular value creation, sustainable supply chains and safe workplace design, Goebel confirmed.
So far, more than 1,500 exhibitors from 43 countries have registered for the fair, including numerous companies from key supplier countries such as Mexico, the United States, Japan, China, Germany and Italy. This underscores the relevance of fairness as a global platform covering the entire value chain.
In short, EMO Hannover 2023 will be the cutting-edge showcase for manufacturing technology at an international level. With the participation of exhibitors from different countries and a focus on innovative and sustainable production, the event is expected to contribute to the progress and development of Mexican industry and other participating countries.