EuroBLECH 2016 will showcase trends in Digitalisation and Smart Manufacturing

– 1,522 exhibitors from 40 countries have already secured their stand space
– Net exhibition space of more than 90,000 square metres across eight halls
– Increase in net floor space of 4% compared with the previous exhibition
– 52% of exhibitors and 37% of visitors coming from outside Germany
– 59,618 trade visitors from 105 countries attended the event in 2014
– 86,500 square meters of exhibition space booked in 2014

EuroBLECH 2016, the world’s No. 1 event for the Sheet Metal industry (in terms of visitors and exhibitors), will open its doors in Hanover, Germany between 25 – 29 October. The exhibition covers the entire sheet metal working technology chain and is the meeting place for sheet metal working professionals from all over the world looking to find enhanced machinery and innovative production solutions. Visitors will be able to discover an extensive variety of products, from conventional systems to high-tech solutions, and gain an insight into the latest technological advancements in sheet metal working. With this year’s theme “The New Generation of Sheet Metal Working”, EuroBLECH 2016 reflects the trend towards digitalisation and smart manufacturing in modern sheet metal processing. Five months ahead of the show, the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, announced a further increase in exhibition space of the world’s leading trade show for this industry sector.

EuroBLECHA total of 1,522 exhibitors from 40 countries have already secured their stand space at this year’s EuroBLECH, the 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, covering a net exhibition space of more than 90,000 square metres across eight halls at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds. This represents an increase in net floor space of 4% compared with the previous exhibition and reflects the fact that exhibiting companies have booked bigger stands to demonstrate an even larger choice of enhanced machinery and cutting edge solutions. Major exhibitor countries are Germany, Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Great Britain and the USA. EuroBLECH is traditionally renowned as a highly international event. The previous exhibition was more international than ever, with 52% of exhibitors and 37% of visitors coming from outside Germany. A total of 59,618 trade visitors from 105 countries attended the event in 2014.

Currently, there are 6 Indian exhibitors. And in 2014 there were 7 Indian exhibitors. These numbers are surprisingly low considering Germany is India’s biggest trading partner in the EU. A EuroBLECH spokesperson informed that some Indian exhibitors participate through their European partners.

The New Generation of Sheet Metal Working

With this year’s theme “The New Generation of Sheet Metal Working” EuroBLECH reflects the prevailing somewhat revolutionary development in production technology. As the global business barometer and leading industry platform for the sheet metal working industry, EuroBLECH will present a large variety of tailor-made solutions for optimising and modernising production processes.

Today’s production is undergoing major changes. Automated production, machine-to-machine communication, intelligent process chains – smart manufacturing has now become an integral part of sheet metal working. Data exchange along the entire production value chain paves the way for optimised manufacturing processes, improved planning reliability, more flexibility and higher product quality. With product variety increasing and batch sizes decreasing, manufacturing processes in sheet metal working are becoming ever more complex and require highly efficient and flexible solutions. Companies in the industry sector are, therefore, currently facing an environment of change that requires vital decisions for the long-term adaptation of their production processes.

Visitor and Exhibitor Profile

EuroBLECHVisitors will be able to see live demonstrations of a large variety of machinery and systems and discuss practical applications with top industry experts. The show targets all sheet metal working specialists at every management level in small and medium-sized companies as well as large enterprises. Visitors include design engineers, production managers, quality managers, buyers, manufacturers, technical directors and experts in associations and R&D.

A visitor brochure in twelve languages is now available from the organisers and can be ordered via the multi-lingual show website The leaflet includes the show profile, a plan of the exhibition halls, practical information about the exhibition as well as useful information on travel and accommodation.

Exhibiting companies will put a comprehensive range of machinery, tools and systems for the entire value chain of sheet metal processing on display. The exhibition profile includes sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products, welding and surface treatment, processing of hybrid structures, tools, quality control, CAD/CAM/CIM systems and R&D.

The online exhibitor list, available at, is regularly updated and provides plenty of information on exhibiting companies. The online newsletter “EuroBLECH Bulletin” offers latest news about the show, its exhibitors and the industry sector. EuroBLECH can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. The official hashtag is #euroblech.

Show dates and timings

EuroBLECH 2016 will be open from Tuesday, 25th October 2016, to Friday, 28th October 2016, from 9.00 – 18.00 and on Saturday, 29th October 2016, from 9.00 – 15.00. The show will take place in halls 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 27 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany.

More information:

Travel Information

If you’d like to visit EuroBELCH then do get in touch with the official travel partner, Rainbow Travels on +91 11 6565 9265 or write to [email protected]


There is also an Indian edition titled BLECH India. The sheet metal working exhibition for the Indian market saw 150 exhibitors and 3,800 visitors in the last edition. The 5th edition of BLECH India will be conducted between 27 – 29 April 2017 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. India is the 4th largest steel producer in the world. The automotive sector in India (and the associated component manufacturing industry) is driving demand for steel in India.

For more details on BLECH India  visit:

About Mack Books Exhibitions

Mack Brooks Exhibitions is a privately-owned, internationally operating company organising trade exhibitions in specialised industry sectors, such as: sheet metal working, rail technology, airport equipment, traffic management, fastener and fixing technology, fine and speciality chemicals, corrugated and carton manufacturing, paper, film and foil converting, printing and packaging. The company has its HQ in the UK.



Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He founded Digital Creed in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 29 years of journalism experience (since 1994). Brian is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines (India). He has written hundreds of technology articles for India's leading newspaper groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers (among others). And he has conducted more than 300 industry interviews during his journalism career. Brian also writes on Aviation, cybersecurity, startups, and topics directed at small and medium businesses. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]

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