6 GOOD REASONS TO TAKE PART IN METEF

1) METEF IS THE SHOWCASE OF THE ITALIAN TECHNOLOGICAL EXCELLENCE
 
RANKING OF ITALY IN THE EU AS FOR THE ALUMINIUM INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM
 
1st AS FOR
• Total number of plants dedicated to aluminium production and processing
• Number of extrusion plants (58 out of 300)
• Production of recycled aluminium
• Number of castings foundry plants
 
2nd AS FOR
• Production and consumption of sheet products
• Production and consumption of aluminium castings
 
(*) Source: EAA - European Aluminium Association, ASSOMET – Italian Association of the Non Ferrous Metals Industries, ASSOFOND – Italian Foundries Federation
 
RANKING OF ITALY IN THE EU AS PRODUCERS OF PLANTS AND MACHINERY
 
1st AS FOR
• Metallurgical processing plants
 
2nd AS FOR
• Foundry and diecasting plants and machinery (*)
 
(*) In this category, Italy is 2nd worldwide. Source Cemafon - The European Foundry
Equipment Suppliers Association
 
2) FOREIGN SPECIALIZED OPERATORS PRESENCE GUARANTEE
 
Last METEF reported over 400 exhibitors, 30% of which coming from 38 foreign countries, trading delegations from 20 foreign nations, over 10,000 visiting operators, 32% of which from 60 different countries, Germany first followed by Turkey, Iran and the Western European countries, all being strategic markets searching for quality technologies and specialization.
 
The following associations collaborate with Veronafiera to offer real business chances to the exhibiting companies:

• AMAFOND – Italian Association of the Manufacturers of Machinery and Products for the Foundry Industry
• ASSOMET - Italian Association of the Non Ferrous Metals Industries
• ASSOFOND - Italian Foundries Federation
• ANFIA – Italian Association of the Automotive Production Chain Industries
• ASSOFERMET - Italian Association of the traders, distributors and pre-treaters of steel products and of the traders of ferrous and non ferrous metals
• AIB – Associazione Industriale Bresciana
 
3) INNOVATIVE AND CUSTOMIZED PRODUCTION CHAIN NEAR AT HAND
 
Italy has the unique ability to develop highadded-value customized plants, technologies and products that deserves to be promoted. METEF has hit the ambitious target of attracting the whole production chain to an exhibition that is structured
as big container of specialized display areas where innovation and customized solutions are always in the spotlight, being the focus of the display areas as well as of the side events.
The characteristics of the production chain are further highlighted by ad hoc initiatives such as the ‘METEF Innovation Award’ and the ‘Save the Weight’ area, where the exhibiting companies unveil solutions and applications for the future.
 
4) METEF IS LOCATED IN THE CORE OF THE EUROPEAN METALS INDUSTRY POLE
 
METEF is organized by Veronafiere, Italy’s most important direct organizer of exhibitions, second in terms of turnover and one of the European leaders thanks to over 100 years of experience in the expo sector and to its strategic position at the crossroads of the most important European intermodal transport routes.
 
Metef location also takes advantage from being in one of the most important advanced manufacturing districts accounting for 600,000 firms in a 200-km range.
 
TARGETED VISITORS, OPERATORS AND SUPPLIERS IN THE METALS PRODUCTION CHAIN
 
• processing and production of parts and semis
• surface treatments and machining
• ferrous and non ferrous metals foundries
• transports, from passenger vehicles to trains, vessels and aircrafts
• mechanics, design and engineering, electromechanics
• applications for the building sector
• chemistry, petrochemistry and plant engineering
• packaging
• recovery and recycling
• energy and new technologies
• services
 
5) THE WHOLE PRODUCTION CHAIN IN A SINGLE EXHIBITION
 
METEF is the sole international event in the metals sector offering a comprehensive exhibition on raw materials, processing, machining, technologies, machinery and plants, products and applications as well as on state-of-the-art technologies for metals recovery and recycling and the most original solutions for the automotive industry.
 
6) SUSTAINABILITY, LIGHTWEIGHT AND RECYCLING: THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRY
 
Next edition of METEF will dedicate special attention to the AUTOMOTIVE and metals RECYCLING sector by staging top-level initiatives and technical conferences where excellent companies will present their contribution in terms of innovation and competitiveness.

The AUTOMOTIVE sector is a strategic link of METEF 2017 product chain.
The upswing of the Italian automotive market marks a crucial turning point after the long crisis of the last years and it will no doubt affect the entire Italian and European industrial fabric in a positive way.
METEF 2017 will showcase the outstanding technological level of the Italian industry in this sector, which is the crossroads of the demand for innovation and the offer of customized solutions.
Specialized visitors from the AUTOMOTIVE sector: designers, purchasing managers, technicians and R&D directors of the tier 1 suppliers (OEMs), carmakers as well as manufacturers of commercial and industrial vehicles, agricultural and earth-handling machinery, underground and surface trains.

RECYCLING has always been a main topic of METEF METEF also is a reference point for the ferrous and non-ferrous metals recycling industry, represented at this expo by manufacturers of the most advanced machinery and systems for the collection and recycling of metals, environmental quality and energy efficiency.
 
Specialized visitors from the RECYCLING sector: car wreckers, metal collectors and recyclers, users of scrap for secondary metal, waste disposal operators and traders of recycled metals.