Anuga FoodTec 2018
Anuga FoodTec is the international supplier fair for the food and beverages industries and takes place in Cologne every three years. This year, C.A.PICARD participated from 20 to 23 March 2018 together with approximately 1,600 other exhibitors on an exhibition space of 127,000 m2. With more than 50,000 visitors from 152 countries, Anuga FoodTec set new records and offered best conditions to establish new contacts and to win new customers in the food market.
As C.A.PICARD, with their wear parts for single- and twin-screw extruders, is more present in the fish feed, pet feed and plastics sectors than in the food sector, the expectations were rather cautious as regards this year's Anuga FoodTec. This assumption, however, was not confirmed at all. We received some orders from diverse new customers shortly after the end of the fair.
During the four days of the trade fair, more than 30 visitors caught up at the C.A.PICARD booth on the advantages of a cooperation with C.A.PICARD as well as the process parts for single- and twin-screw extruders.
As a result of this success, C.A.PICARD will probably also participate in the Anuga FoodTec fair in 2021.
The 27th China International PCB & Assembly Show (2018 CPCA Show)
The 27th China International Electronic Circuits Exhibition was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai from 20 to 22 March 2018. The CPCA exhibition had moved to this new venue last year.
In 2018, the exhibitors came from more than 20 countries and, altogether, 670 enterprises participated in the exhibition. With more than 42,000 m2, the exhibition area was 14% larger than last year. During the exhibition period, more than 70 technical seminars took place. All in all, there were more than 50,000 visitors from all over the world this year.
The organiser had divided the exhibition halls into five main areas:
- PCB procurement
- PCB equipment
- Intelligent manufacturing
- PCB raw material
- Miscellaneous including chemical assembly, electronic assemblies, water treatment technology and equipment, clean room technology
During the exhibition, we came to the conclusion that the main driving forces of the upcoming growth of the PCB industry are 5G and the enhancement of electrics and intelligence in the automotive industry.
IPC APEX EXPO 2018
C.A.PICARD exhibited at the 2018 IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, California from 27 February to 1 March: one of 479 exhibitors featured in the sold out San Diego Convention Center. Over 9000 electronics manufacturing professionals from 43 countries visited this year's expo. Mark Fink and Dylan Rogan relished the opportunity to reconnect with many customers and communicate the quality and value of C.A.PICARD's solutions to a diverse range of attendees.
INTERPLASTICA is the leading plastics fair in Russia. This year, it took place in Moscow from 23 to 26 January. There were 24,900 visitors and approximately 900 exhibitors from 30 countries. C.A.PICARD also had a booth again in order to establish new contacts and consolidate existing contacts on the Russian market.
As in the last years, the Upakovka / Upak Italia trade fair took place on the same fair grounds at the same time. The two trade fairs more than confirmed the positive signals which characterised the Russian market and in particular the plastics, rubber and packaging industries as well as related process industries in the last months.
This year, Mr Kirill Ezhov, the son of our Russian representative Mr Vladimir Ezhov, attended the fair for the first time. Mr Kirill Ezhov is supposed to take over his father's business within the next years.
The next INTERPLASTICA will be held in January 2019 and we would then like to present us again on the Russian market.
IFEX 2018 (14th INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ON FOUNDRY TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND SERVICES)
IFEX is the foundry trade fair in India and is held at different places every year. This year's IFEX took place in Gandhinagar from 10 to 12 January 2018. About 300 exhibitors participated in the exhibition and presented their products and innovations. All well-known machine manufacturers were present. With approximately 10,000 predominantly Indian visitors, the number of visitors was the highest one ever for this trade fair.
This year, we also participated in the IFEX trade fair for the first time and presented our products. Mark Fink and Dirk Hedermann welcomed existing and potential customers at our booth and had many interesting discussions.
The next IFEX will take place at the India Expo Center in Greater Noida from 18 to 20 January 2019.
The International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair 2017 (2017 HKPCA & IPC show)
The International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair 2017 (HKPCA & IPC show) was held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from 6 to 8 December 2017.
The new "Hong Kong Pavilion" attracted much attention. It was supported by the Hong Kong Productivity Council and the BUD fund of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (institutional support programme). The pavilion is composed of PCB or semiconductor products and technologies in the categories communication, computers, consumer electronics and automotive products, which are reflecting Hong Kong's key role as regards the development of new standards and directions for the industry.
The trade fair had 542 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions and 44,026 visitors on an exhibition space of 52,500 m2.
As last year, C.A.PICARD had a good booth located in the middle of the main hall. After three days of exhibition, we had the impression that some new markets are getting more and more attention. As technologies such as 5G, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and face recognition are getting more mature and stable, there will be many more applications which will be implemented and will affect many industries as well as our daily life.
As a whole, it was a fruitful and inspiring exhibition. It has been a while that we felt so much momentum and energy in the electronics and hence the PCB market as currently. We are looking forward to successful business years to come.
productronica is the world's leading trade fair for the development and manufacturing of electronic components and was held at the trade fair premises in Munich from 14 to 17 November 2017. 1,200 exhibitors from 42 countries participated in the trade fair, which takes place every two years and is unique in Europe in this sector, and presented their innovations. Topics such as "Internet of Things" as well as "Big Data" and miniturisation were emphasised.
With 44,000 visitors from 85 countries, the trade fair was frequented as never before. According to official information, this means a growth of almost 20% compared to the last event. There was a considerable increase in visitors from Taiwan and the USA.
We also had a booth at this year's productronica and presented our products of the Plate Technology division such as multilayer tools and separator plates. Our representatives and regular clients from all over Europe visited us in order to discuss new projects and technical issues. Moreover, we could also establish new contacts.
The next productronica will take place in Munich from 12 to 15 November 2019.
IPF Japan 2017 - International Plastic Fair
C.A. Picard Japan Co., Ltd. had a booth at IPF Japan (International Plastic Fair) in Makuhari Messe, which is approximately 30 kilometres from Tokyo downtown.
The fair was held for five days beginning on 24 October 2017 and takes place every three years so that this was the 6th trade show for C.A.PICARD Japan.
The number of visitors amounted to 40,110. The fair was very successful for us with regard to both existing and potentially new customers. We met approximately 15 potentially new customers during the trade fair days and already received concrete enquiries from some of them. Furthermore, we were very glad that existing customers came to our booth and expressed their gratitude for our excellent performance.
This year, Fakuma opened its doors for the 25th time in Friedrichshafen from 17 to 21 October 2017 and C.A.PICARD also had a booth again.
In 1981, Fakuma started with only 60 exhibitors on an exhibition space of 4,000 m2 as primarily national fair with only seven exhibitors from abroad. This year, 1,889 exhibitors participated, 783 of which came from 38 different countries in order to welcome 48,375 trade visitors from 128 nations. A really notable development which underlines Fakuma's status as important international fair for new technologies, procedures, materials and solutions in plastics processing.
At the C.A.PICARD booth, more than 50 visitors from 13 countries caught up on the advantages of C.A.PICARD process parts and services for twin-screw extruders during the five trade fair days, whereas a particular focus was on new materials for screw elements.
The 26th Fakuma - international trade fair for plastics processing - will take place at the exhibition centre in Friedrichshafen from 16 to 20 October 2018.