GrindingHub, the new trade show for grinding technology, is set to premiere from 17 to 22 May in Stuttgart.
Around 340 well-known exhibitors from more than 20 countries have already signed up for the first event which underpins GrindingHub's intention to become a major international hub for the sector.
"There is a great sense of anticipation," said Dr Wilfried Schäfer, executive director of the GrindingHub organiser VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association). “Most trade shows have been forced to take a break over the last two years, and all participants cannot wait to meet everyone again in person. Digital events simply don't have the same quality and reach as their face-to-face counterparts."
For their part, exhibitors are wholly committed to the event: "It feels like the GrindingHub has already started: our team, our customers and partners sense that this new leading trade show will be a driver for our entire industry. Consequently, we are preparing the most comprehensive, innovative, and exciting display in ANCA’s history, including world premieres, six machines and automation highlights,” enthused Edmund Boland, general manager of Anca Europe.
Oskar Olai, CEO of 3nine, Hochheim, is full of anticipation: "We’re very much looking forward to meeting with our partners, distributors and customers – existing and potential – again post-pandemic. GrindingHub is our first trade show in Germany since 2019 and I know that all my colleagues are really looking forward to it.”
Jürgen Hauger, managing director of Biberach-based Vollmer Group also believes the new trade show for grinding technology has a bright future: "The organisers have succeeded in putting together an attractive trade show in an ideal location that is geared to the needs of our global customers,” he enthused.
“We are convinced that GrindingHub will become the new leading trade show for grinding technology. Vollmer will be unveiling no less than five world firsts at the first event in May 2022."