300 exhibitors to present steel products in Sharjah
Sharjah, November 21, 2013
More than 300 exhibitors will showcase and demonstrate fabricated steel products at a major exhibition to be held in Sharjah in January next year.
The 10th edition of region’s premier exhibition for the metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry SteelFab 2014 will take place at the Expo Centre Sharjah from January 20 to 23, said a statement.
The exhibition space is set to increase by 50 per cent, with a 25 per cent rise in the number of exhibitors, it said.
The rising demand for fabricated steel on the back of continuing infrastructure investments, and the real estate and construction sector growth is also encouraging regional players to increase capacity, thus making the event a much-anticipated one by the regional industry.
“The region is heavily reliant on imports for all its machinery needs. Recently there has been some machinery building in the region, but it is very small and largely limited to assembly. Overall more than 98 per cent of all machinery requirements are met from imports,” said Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah.
“It is important for machinery and equipment suppliers to showcase and demonstrate their products and SteelFab provides the annual platform for the worldwide manufacturers to do just that. Apart from direct sales orders, it is an important stage for the industry to view the latest technology on offer,” he added.
Germany and Taiwan have confirmed special pavilions at the exhibition, while Italy and Turkey are facilitating the participation of a large contingent.
Aimed at making the SteelFab 2014 a complete steel industry event, three new segments have been added to show - Steel-Tech, Fabricators Pavilion and Steel Showcase.
This is apart from regular focus areas like welding and cutting, material handling, machine tools, and pipe and tube machinery, as well as a special section on used and re-conditioned machinery. - TradeArabia News Service
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