According to the organisers the recent concurrent staging of Tube India INTERNATIONAL 2012, the fifth “All-Indian Exhibition and Conference for the Tube and Pipe Industries” and Metallurgy India 2012 – “4th International Exhibition & Conference on Metallurgical Technology, Material Handling and Services”, in Mumbai was the largest in the trade show’s history.
172 exhibitors from 26 nations displayed the latest technologies for the sector occupying 2,800m2 of net exhibit space. There were 10.500 trade visitors recorded (Combined figure including visitors to Wire & Cable India and Essen Welding & Cutting). Tube India INTERNATIONAL/ Metallurgy India 2012 featured official country group exhibits from Austria, China, Germany, Italy and France.
Both events were organised by Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India – Tube India INTERNATIONAL 2012 once again receiving the full support of the International Tube Association (ITA) and its Indian Management Board, both of whom played important roles in the establishing of the first exhibition in Hyderabad eight years ago before its move to Mumbai. Messe Düsseldorf is renowned as the organiser of Tube Düsseldorf and for the first time in 2012, having moved Tube India’s traditional date in the calendar from February to the end of October, was able to offer its well established global model of concurrent tube and wire shows for the first time in India.
The 2012 exhibitions provided the perfect platform for companies to access the emerging Indian market. India has become an important steel and pipe manufacturing centre due to its lower cost, high quality and geographical advantages. Feedback from exhibitors was very positive with the majority of the exhibitors pleased with their participation and giving Tube India INTERNATIONAL 2012 and Metallurgy India 2012 good ratings:
“Tube India 2012 went very well for us…. we received 12 new member applications for our association. We work very well together with Messe Düsseldorf who had attractive offers for our members and we in turn help our members to take part at the Messe Düsseldorf events. I am convinced that Messe Düsseldorf has the perfect platform for tube trade fairs and the ITA will of course be back for the next Tube India staging.” Peter Byroslawsky, ITA executive secretary.
“Overall, we are very pleased. We met new customers and were able to get to know Indian manufacturers onsite”. Sacha Steffens, Sales Manager, PM Piping
“We are satisfied with our participation. It was important for us to show a presence on the market not just to get new contacts but also to be here for our existing customers. Our competitors are exhibiting here as well. Tube India INTERNATIONAL and Metallurgy India have an acceptance in the industry and we will definitely take part again in 2014. We have good prospects in this country.” Rajesh Chabra, International Sales Manager, SMS Meer
“For India it is a very well organized trade fair. We had no problems with our stand construction or delivery of material. The discussions at our stand were of very high quality. I think it is very important for us to be present at this trade show and I am looking forward to the next Tube India INTERNATIONAL 2014 and Metallurgy India 2014”. Michael Oberfeld, International Sales Manager, Linsinger Maschinenbau GmbH
“India is a fast growing market where Austrian companies have many business opportunities. Tube India INTERNATIONAL 2012 and Metallurgy India 2012 was a successful event where we met many existing customers and established a lot of new contacts with potential customers. We will be here again in 2014!” Alexander Zeischka, Sales Manager, Framag Industrieanlagenbau GmbH
“The organization of Tube India International 2012 and Metallurgy India 2012 was very professional. Even with the current international economic situation, we were able to reach our goal.” MC-CCPIT, China
The next staging of Tube India INTERNATIONAL and Metallurgy India is scheduled for October 28 - 30, 2014 in Mumbai - again concurrently with the Wire & Cable India trade show and the India Essen Welding & Cutting trade fair. More information about the next editions of these important exhibitions will be published in forthcoming ITAN newsletters and on the ITA website.