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Schweissen & Schneiden 2013 – Essen, Germany

Nov. 01, 2013

Once every four years, the welding industry looks forward to the Schweissen & Schneiden International Trade Fair.  With some referring to it as the “Olympics of Welding,” it is one of the most highly anticipated welding shows in the world which has earned its status as the “No. 1 in the World.”  This year marks its 18th year reaching over 60 years of fair history.  Over the years, the trade fair has become more international.  From 2005 to 2009, the number of countries from which visitors came from rose by more than one third from 90 to 128 countries.  And in 2013, this number reached over 130.      

Since 1969, Bug-O Systems International has participated in every Schweissen & Schneiden International Trade Fair. Bug-O Systems was again an exhibitor at the 2013 fair.  The trade fair took place at Messe Essen, Germany from September 16th through the 21st.  Overall, the results from the trade fair were positive.  The exhibitors’ expectations in relation to the business at the fair were well surpassed with a turnover volume of more than euro 2 billion.   By morning on the last day of the trade fair, about 55,000 visitors from around 130 countries had obtained detailed information.   Of those visitors, it is estimated that roughly 50 percent of them traveled from abroad. The attendees saw many new and time proven solutions to improve their operations.

The Bug-O Systems’ staff had the opportunity to meet many of their international colleagues from all over the world.  They were able to replace email and telephone conversations for the week with one on one communication with their distributors and end users.