SteelFab 2018 has tied up with Messe Essen and International Tube Association (ITA) to introduce German excellence in steel engineering and innovation to the region.
To be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from January 15 to 18, the 14th edition of the event will bring together global manufacturers and suppliers in the steel industry.
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, said, “Foreign partnerships have always been the mainstay of SteelFab. In our latest endeavour, the tie up with Messe Essen will see the launch of a special pavilion, the ‘Essen Welding and Cutting Pavilion’, while the partnership with ITA for the second consecutive year will help us focus more on pipes and tubes machinery and tools.
“Messe Essen organises the Schweissen and Schneiden fair, one of Europe’s largest gatherings of welding, cutting, and finishing industry professionals, while the ITA is the world’s largest and most influential association for the tube and pipe industries. They are names to reckon with globally and add great value to SteelFab.
“Both the tie-ups are important to us since they underscore our commitment to introduce better technology and machinery to the region.”
Other foreign companies that will be taking part include Ucimu Sistemi Per Produrre (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and Ancillary Products); DVS and AUMA from Germany; Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry; and UAE Contractors Association.
Fasteners World Middle East, a dedicated trade fair for the fastener and fixing industry, will be held simultaneously with SteelFab. The event will offer the best sourcing point for industrial fasteners and fixings, construction fixings, assembly and installation systems and fastener manufacturing technology.
The 14th edition of SteelFab will strengthen the show’s position as the region’s largest and longest running trade fair dedicated to the metal working industry, the release said.
‘The regional metal working industry is embracing technological innovations to build better products, operate more efficiently, and satisfy the rising expectations of customers. The regional units also need the necessary know-how and expertise to fully leverage the new technology strategically. SteelFab 2018 will help visitors take the technological leap forward,’ the release said.