Users, manufacturers, developers, service providers and retailers of valves and fittings can look back to a successful three days, full of innovative high-tech solutions. For the fifth time, this leading global trade fair and its accompanying conference took place at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, from 27 to 29 November 2018.
The products and services at VALVE WORLD EXPO 2018 were primarily aimed at specialists from a variety of industries: oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, food, marine and offshore, water and waste management, automotive, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, medical engineering and powerplant engineering.
Throughout the world, investments have been rising in oil and gas, petrochemicals and plastics, leading to sales increases. In particular, a large number of German manufacturers and distributors are benefiting from increasing exports to the two major sales markets: the United States and China. Strong investments in Germany as well as good European sales have been adding a further boost to the industrial valves and fittings industry.
These positive circumstances were also reflected at VALVE WORLD EXPO. 650 exhibitors from 40 countries occupied 18,000 sqm in Halls 3 to 5, showing their latest technologies, components and systems for industrial valves, fittings and pumps.
Moreover, the event included the international Valve World Conference in Hall 4, cutting down on travel time and resulting in close integration between theory and practice.
After three successful days, Wolfram N. Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, was pleased with the event: “As on previous occasions, this leading global trade fair in Düsseldorf has encompassed the entire range of industrial valves and fittings, from fittings measured in metres for the chemical industry, through a wide variety of different ball valves for oil and gas, to the very smallest valves available.” He is confident about 2019, when VALVE WORLD EXPO will be held in China and the United States.
There was also a lively exchange of ideas between the 400 conference delegates and the exhibitors. As before, the conference was conducted by KCI Publishing from the Netherlands. Seminars, workshops and presentations focused on trendsetting topics concerning the selection of materials, the latest processes and technologies in valve manufacturing, and new forms of energy.
As always, VALVE WORLD EXPO 2018 lived up to its expectations by providing a platform where it was possible to meet new customers, develop existing business contacts, strengthen the international sales network and increase export opportunities.
The trade fair attracted 11,800 professionals from 86 countries, of whom over 70% were executives and decision-makers. Around 75% of all visitors came from outside Germany, demonstrating the high internationalism of the event once again.
Those who came – largely users, manufacturers and distributors of valves and fittings – awarded top marks to the trade fair. They were primarily interested in valves and fittings (78%), followed by actuators and positioners (42%), parts and components of valves and fittings (40%) and compressors (7%). Also, around 20% of visitors were interested in pump manufacturers.
The next VALVE WORLD EXPO and its conference will be held at Düsseldorf Fairgrounds from 1 to 3 December 2020.
Hexagon showcased its solutions for agricultural machine manufacturers
The company also established new partnerships with distributors of agricultural technologies during the Agrishow 2019.
Hexagon’s Agriculture division took advantage of the 25th edition of the Agrishow, held last week in Ribeirão Preto (SP). The company’s solutions that transform agricultural machines into digital agents in the field were highlighted at the Hexagon stand.
“Customers came to the fair willing to negotiate. We saw a booming market for our products, reflecting in increased sales and partnerships with important brands,” said Bernardo de Castro, president of Hexagon’s Agriculture division.
Equipped with on-board technology, Hexagon’s agricultural and forestry machines are able to make routines in the field more precise and efficient, getting the maximum potential out of productive areas. For Castro, this is the difference that many machine manufacturers seek. One of Hexagon’s solutions that has been attracting the attention of the OEM market is Remote Machine Support, which enables remote technical services. In addition to reducing technician travel costs, it decreases downtime, improving operation efficiency indicators.
One of Hexagon’s partners who attended the company’s booth at the Agrishow is Pulverjet, a manufacturer of self-propelled crop sprayers. Brand director Marcelo Variza stated that the company will soon launch a new product line in the global market with Hexagon’s on-board technology with the potential to significantly reduce fuel consumption, among other benefits.
“When we reformulated Pulverjet, we chose the brand for its leadership in the segment. Today, our machines are running on Hexagon and we are very pleased with the control and improvement of our processes,” Variza said.
Agrishow 2019 – at the fair, Hexagon showed how synchronisation of all processes can reduce costs and increase productivity in the field. The company has developed a platform of solutions that optimise end-to-end agricultural activities from cultivation planning to harvesting transportation.
ECS ready for the future as water equipment show focuses on new horizons
An ultra busy day is being planned for as ECS Engineering Services prepares its stand (number F52) for the Water Equipment Show, Telford, 16 May.
The theme of this year’s show is Pumps & Pumping Systems – New Horizons, so ECS will be showing a range of its pumps and related equipment. It is also expecting discussions on new Ofwat regulations that will come into effect in the water industry in 2020.
The new regulatory approach will be outcomes-based, focusing on what matters to customers and wider society, now and in the future. It will also seek to protect the environment and encourage market-based solutions. A key objective is to raise public awareness of water related issues, such as the Environment Agency’s recent warning of national water shortages within 25 years.
New pump technologies will play a major part in reducing water wastage, as will renewal and modernisation of the distribution systems. ECS is always developing new and improved ways to ensure the long-term reliability of pumps and related equipment, with the objectives of improving operations while lowering the total cost of ownership over the life of the plant.
ECS Operations Director, Jamie Wesley, says: “ECS can develop pump system designs that are intelligent, innovative and which precisely meet the needs of each individual site. We also maintain all the support services needed to optimise long- term asset management and are able to adapt or upgrade installations if requirements change over time.
“Naturally, we will be happy to meet people at the Water Equipment Show who would like to partner with us and help achieve these long-term goals.”
ECS has a decades-long history of working on large-scale pump installations, having built, refurbished and upgraded pumping assets all over the country. As a full electro-mechanical service provider, it can offer turnkey supply of water, energy and environmental management installations for water utilities, power companies, government agencies and private companies.
Dust extraction specialist set to exhibit at Executive Hire Show 2019
Dustcontrol UK is set to exhibit its range of highly effective construction equipment at the Executive Hire Show 2019.
Taking place on Wednesday, February 6th to Thursday, February 7th at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the Dustcontrol team will be showcasing the firm’s new DC Storm LPG propane powered vacuum, alongside its powerful Tromb 400 extractors, the DC 2900 and DC 1800 eco vacuums and its DC Aircube cleaners at stand K30.
The DC Storm LPG has a 15 KW motor with the capacity to manage dust extraction in conjunction with work involving large floor grinders, hammer drills, scarifier/shaver or cutting machines for surface preparation, as well as heavy-duty cleaning with long hoses.
As with all of Dustcontrol’s mobile equipment, the Storm LPG is fitted with Hepa 13 filters and built to Application Class H as standard for a no compromise approach.
James Miller, Managing Director of Dustcontrol UK, said: “The Executive Hire Show is always a great exhibition and it promises to be another exciting event in 2019. This year, we’ll be demonstrating our high-quality construction equipment, with a focus on their cutting, grinding and cleaning capabilities.”
The company, based in Milton Keynes, has over 45 years of experience in developing dust extraction solutions and centralised vacuum systems to fit client requirements in the construction industry. They are experts in capturing dust at its source – both where and when it’s created.
Launched in 2007, Executive Hire Show has quickly become the unmissable national exhibition for the tools, equipment and plant hire industry.
The show is a trade-only event open to hire executives throughout the UK and Ireland, while also attracting hire industry visitors from Europe and beyond.
James concluded: “The show will provide us with an excellent opportunity to show the tool hire industry how we can help businesses stay healthy through the use of efficient dust extraction.”
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