Chinaforklift.com (www.chinaforklift.com, English version: www.forkliftnet.com) reported that CeMAT Asia 2009 held the opening ceremony at Shanghai New International Expo Center on Oct. 26th, 2009. CeMAT Asia is recognized as the No.1 logistics exhibition in China as well as one of the most countable and professional logistics exhibition in Asian area. With exhibitors from Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, Finland, Korea, Canada, Malaysia, America, Japan, Sweden, Spain, Singapore, Italy, Britain and China, this expo covers products ranging from material handling equipments and parts, warehouse technology and workshops equipment, loading technology, logistics control and software, logistics service and outsourcing, totally including the newest technologies and solutions related to material handling and relevant fields.
The expo has attracted famous forklift manufacturers, dealers, forklift part manufacturers and rack manufacturers including Heli, Kion Baoli, Tailift, Jingjiang, Jiali, Global Friend, Ruyi, Noblelift, LiuGong, Lonking, Dalong, Maximal, Goodsense, Zehli, Sunward, Kipor, Huahe, MIAG, Crown, Wecan, Huifeng, Cascade, Bolzoni Auramo, Hoppecke, Miritte, FAAM, Kaup, RIO, Guangqing, Shenzhou, Puduan, Goldentide, Stellana, ZAPI, Jiuyue, Pingliang, BetterPack, Isuzu, Zibo Battery, Jiasheng, Homag, Suzhou Pioneer, Kaizhong, Bontruck, Shanye, Veshai, Wanda, Techence and Eoslift, etc.
PTC ASIA 2009 and CeMAT ASIA 2009 Grandly Open in Shanghai
Today, Shanghai International Expo Center turns into a sea of people with colorful flags dancing in the wind. The annual international fairs for power transmission and control - PTC ASIA and material handling and logistics - CeMAT ASIA grandly open. At 9:30 a.m., Mr. Sha Baosen, chairman of China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seals Association, Mr. Dai Dingyi, vice chairperson of China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, and Mr. Wolfgang Lenarz, chairman of HM Global Germany GmbH and senior vice president of Deutsche Messe AG attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Other distinguished guests present at the ceremony include: Mr. Liu Yuanjie, chairman of China General Machine Components Industry Association, Mr. Zhang Yanmin, vice chairman of China Machinery Industry Federation and Secretary General of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Mr. Lu Daming, chairman of Logistics Engineering Sub-council and Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Mr. Hartmut Rauen, managing director of Power Transmission Engineering and Fluid Power Association at VDMA, Mr. Peter Günther, managing director of Materials Handling & Logistics Systems Association at VDMA, Mr. Massimo Roscigno, general consul of Italian Consulate General in Shanghai, Mr. Giorgio Beretta, president of Assofluid – Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components, Mr. TAKE UCHI, chairman of DAIFUKU, Mr. James Fu, general manager of Hannover Milano Fairs China Ltd. More than 350 guests attended the opening ceremony.
The two shows accommodate 1,750 exhibitors presenting state-of-the-art products and technology of power transmission and control on a total display area of 94,000 sqm. They also attract over 60,000 trade visitors looking for business opportunities. The warm atmosphere at the fairground has one more time confirmed the two shows’ leading position among all exhibitions of its kind.
Mr. Wolfgang Lenarz, Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe AG., notes, “PTC AISA 2009 and CeMAT ASIA 2009 have received very positive response from the exhibitors, which is a new trend bucking the economic downturn to grow. We take this a positive signal for the economic recovery. In fact, both power transmission and logistics sectors have benefited from the stimulus policies issued by the government. It is with the powerful support of these policies, overseas suppliers are growing more confident to consolidate their position in the Chinese market.”
New Perspectives, New Experience, Two Shows with Multiple Highlights
As the biggest trade fair of its kind in Asia and second largest in the world, PTC AISA 2009 is themed upon various categories of technological achievements within power transmission and control sector, serving as a platform to display a combination of products for mechanical power transmission, electrical power transmission and parts, compressed air technology, mechanical parts, fasteners, springs, bearings, etc., and in this fashion facilitate the improvement of industrial technology and product mix. This year, PTC ASIA will make a high profile debut of the “High-tech Display Area” where a series of high-tech achievements will be presented by the university pavilion to highlight the theme of the show.
Meanwhile at CeMAT ASIA, the Auto-ID Sector will enjoy its premiere where application systems of RFID, intelligent card and Auto-ID will be presented to visitors. The event will boast a line-up of over 50 top enterprises from the U.S.A., Japan, Singapore, China Taiwan and Europe, highly representative of the latest trend of AUTO-ID technology. The Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) Area, which enjoys its very successful debut in 2008, will once again create an excellent platform for manufacturers to present their unmanned materials handling systems. More than 20 high-caliber seminars and conferences will be held in concurrence with the exhibition, when a handful of industrial experts will be invited to analyze the developing trend of power transmission and logistics industries.
Leading Players Compete to Explore the Market with New Products and Technologies
This year, PTC ASIA 2009 strikes a record high in its history in terms of display coverage, exhibitor number and technical content. Industrial leaders of fluid power sector are actively participating in the show, including Bosch Rexroth, Stauff, Parker Hannifin, Beijing Huade, Yuci Hydraulics, hanghai Electric Hydraulics & Pneumatics, etc. A number of leading enterprises in the mechanical power transmission sector have also taken initiative to attend the fair, among which are SEW, Siemens, Bonfiglioli, Donghua Chain, Optibelt. Moreover, a line-up of Chinese industrial giants from compressed air technology sector come to the show, which include Mann+Hummel, Boge, Kaishan, Union Tech and Sotras. Though negatively impacted by international anti-dumping practices, fastener and spring manufacturers are still taking extra effort to expand the global influence of their brand and products. SQB, SPS, Donggang, Gem-Year, China Spring Factory, Luoyang Machine Tool and some other leading companies have all taken part in the show. Besides, the trade fair is also embracing great powers from the bearing industry, which include Firstbridge, GGB, LFD, Redman. Despite the fact that some enterprises do not make it to PTC ASIA 2009 as a result of economic crisis, the show this year still attracts a large number of new participants; and one of the exhibitors, Hardinge, will highlight this year’s show with its mechanical equipment specially used for hydraulics which was never seen in previous editions of PTC ASIA.
Building upon its last edition, CeMAT ASIA 2009 has witnessed a growth in both quality of exhibits and quantity of exhibitors. In terms of product quality, the show this year will present to the audience an increasing number of high-technical-content logistics software and system integration products to better facilitate industrial upgrading. With regard to the quantity of exhibitors, despite the tough climate of global economic downturn, legions of folk lift truck manufacturers including Kion, Crown, Heli, GLOBAL-POWER, Liugong have taken pre-emptive action to respond actively to the market. Crown takes with it the most popular electric forklift in the U.S.A. Also, colleagues in warehousing equipment sector will meet from both home and abroad, among whom the largest roller producer Damon will present to the audience a series of top-class rollers in the domestic market. State-of-the-art technologies in the lifting equipment field are also expected to be presented to visitors by leading players like ABUS Gorbel and Kemei during the show.
The two fairs are both organized by Deutsche Messe and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd., while PTC ASIA also by China Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Seals Industry Association and China General Machinery Parts Association, and CeMAT ASIA by China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and China Mechanical Engineering Society. The organizers believe that the two world-leading exhibitions together will not only provide great business opportunities, but also build up a bridge for technological exchange between home and abroad. PTC ASIA and CeMAT ASIA, the “double-engines” are expected to drive the two industries into prosperity.