Indometal 2014, international metal & steel trade fair for Southeast Asia held in Jakarta, confirmed its strategic position as the country’s only dedicated exhibition for the metal and steel industries, with a high-level of international participation.
A total of 296 exhibitors from 26 countries, including five country pavilions and groups, showcased their products and technologies to 6,484 trade visitors from around the region.
According to Mr. Harjanto, director general for manufacturing-based industry, Ministry of Industry, indometal 2014 exceeded expectations as an event that “promotes the metal sector and builds business relationships between existing industries and potential investors. indometal encourages the growth of the metal industry through increased investment promotion and dissemination of domestic metal industry information.”
Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, which runs the event, said: “We are proud that this second edition of indometal has garnered strong participation from more international companies looking towards larger and more sustainable investments in Indonesia. As an organizer, we have been focused in providing optimal opportunities for our exhibitors to seek profitable corporate ventures for them to grow further and contribute deeper into the Indonesian market and thus are happy that many have secured numerous partnership deals, sold machines and expanded their client pool at the exhibition.”
Rini Sumardi, director of WAKENI, added: “With the new government’s plans under President Joko Widodo’s NAWA CITA 9 priority agenda to achieve economic independence by moving strategic sectors of the domestic economy, the metal industry is one of the key sectors targeted for further development. As such, indometal is a timely avenue for Indonesian companies to strengthen their capabilities with advanced technologies, establish partnerships with global experts and push ahead to seize market shares of various infrastructure projects mapped out in these development programs.”
Spanning 89,300 square feet in three halls, exhibiting companies showcased their latest technologies covering the entire material processing, product manufacturing and tools applications spectrum – ranging from foundry, casting, metallurgy and thermo process technology to high-performing precision and tooling solutions.
Fan Hai, Chairman of The Selangor & Kuala Lumpur Foundry & Engineering Industries Association (SFEIA), who led a team of 30 industry professionals, said, “Our delegation members consider their visit to be most beneficial
The next staging of indometal is scheduled for autumn 2016 in Jakarta.
- Asia Exhibition News