Organiser AMTIL is confident of the success of Austech 2012 with over 70% of exhibition space already booked out by manufacturers and distributors of production technology.
Austech 2012 is scheduled to be held from 8 to 11 May 2012 at the Sydney Showground in Sydney and will feature the entire spectrum of modern metalworking technology.
AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) is confident that improving economic conditions will unleash pent-up demand as hitherto postponed purchase decisions resurge to provide commercial opportunities.
According to AMTIL CEO Shane Infanti, the renewed focus on increased productivity and capacity requirements in key end-use markets in the post recession period will push demand for innovative machinery and technology, as manufacturers begin to channel investments for global competitiveness.
He adds that the diversity of application areas for machine tools ranging from aerospace, automobiles, process industries and wind power generation to mining would help ensure further recovery.
Exhibitors such as George Buhagiar, Managing Director Alfex CNC Australia agree, saying that companies could start committing to more investment in the industry with less uncertainty, particularly in the US and Europe.
Signs of increased confidence are already being noticed with EMO Hannover recently showing that the worldwide machine tool industry and its customer sectors worldwide are currently in a healthy condition while the latest NAB business survey suggests there are strong reasons for Australians to be confident.
DMG/Mori Seiki Australia President Stefan Weiwadel believes that the manufacturing and processing industry is not being influenced from negative forecasts and issues such as the carbon tax debate or the US economy. The company is determined to pursue and reach their revenue goals for 2012 and gain further market share in Australian and New Zealand.
Mr Weiwadel considers Austech to be an ideal platform to address its existing customer base and generate new leads and customers.
Juergen Blessing, Sales Manager Overseas for Prima Power says that Austech is the ideal platform to present their range of 2D/3D lasers, servo electric turrets, bending centres as well as servo-electric and hydraulic press brakes to their Australian customers.
For regular exhibitor Hare & Forbes, Austech is the best platform to present new and innovative products to the decision makers within the industry.
According to AMTIL Event Manager and Austech organiser Kim Warren, participation at Austech is an absolute must for all manufacturers of production technology aiming to serve customers on the Australian market, and demonstrate their competence, efficiency and capacity to them.
Kim adds that the same applies to users who require efficient manufacturing technology, comprehensive engineering skills and good service in order to be competitive.
Austech 2012 will highlight sustainability, efficiency, multitasking, complete machining, automation and process integration as its primary themes.
Austech 2012 will again feature the innovateAustralia showcase that aims to connect visitors with organisations and industry leaders significant to them, inform them of opportunities that exist and what challenges are faced by those successful in the supply chain.
Austech is Australia’s premier advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition that will showcase machine tools, precision tools, sheetmetal machinery, accessories, automation components as well as customised systems and additive manufacturing techniques.