TÜYAP to host top manufacturing show
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Alexander Kühnel, the general manager of fair organizer Hannover-Messe Bileşim says Turkey’s products are getting closer to a European level of quality. Company photoA leading manufacturing fair for the Eurasian region, the World of Industry 2012, starts tomorrow with more than 900 exhibitors from 33 states.
“Turkey is a gateway and a meeting point for European, Eurasian and Middle Eastern firms,” Alexander Kühnel, managing director of Hannover-Messe Bileşim, the organizer of the fair, told the Hürriyet Daily News. Turkey is one of the five countries that Hannover-Messe is focusing on for growth, he said, noting that the others were Russia, China, India and Brazil.
The fair has grown so large that it has had to be held in two separate places for the last four years. It is the same story this year even though the TÜYAP Fair, Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul has also grown, adding two new halls.
The first part of the fair brings together the Metal Working, Welding and Surface Treatment shows and will be held between Feb. 2 and 5. The second part, comprised of Industrial Automation, Electrotech, Hydraulic Pneumatic and Materials Handling shows, will be held between Mar. 29 and Apr. 1.
In this year’s show, a new topic called “Parts2Clean” is being introduced as a special display category in surface technology.
“Germany may be the leader in surface technology in the world and you need clean parts for surface applications,” said Kühnel. One example for the application is urinals with a special surface coating, making use of water redundant, said Ufuk Altıntop, deputy general manager.
Another new feature for this year’s fair is a special presentation on “Work safety, health and environment” in association with the Work Safety and Businessmen Association of Turkey (TİGİAD).
“As Turkey’s products get closer to a European level of quality, work safety is becoming an important issue to fulfill, especially German rules and laws” Kühnel said.
“For Western European firms exhibiting in this fair, it is much easier to contact the visitors and customers of different regions. It is much more difficult to get a visa for Germany.”