For 40 years Elmia Subcontractor has been a marketplace host, shining the spotlight on trends and creating value for the manufacturing industry. Future trends and positive signs for the industry through new business deals were also at the heart of this year’s fair.
Many voices at the fair confirmed that Elmia Subcontractor is the right place for both doing business and following trends.
“It is a really big fair with a good mix of different suppliers from basically the entire world,” commented Bo-Inge Stensson, Senior Vice President, Group Purchasing SKF. “There is a good representation of various technologies and the different products and services they can offer. The fair has developed into northern Europe’s biggest subcontractors’ fair and I believe it is important to have a platform where the leading companies can meet. You not only see the products, you can also make a lot of contacts at a fair like this one.”
“Elmia Subcontractor is the only natural gathering place for subcontractors,” said Henrik Berner, Strategic Sales, Lesjöfors AB. “This is quite simply the place to come to, and we get new customers every year.”
Subcontractor Connect, the fair’s matchmaking programme, is well known for its high level of effectiveness and was held for the eleventh year in a row. On the first day of the fair alone, 500 tailor-made meetings were booked between suppliers and purchasers.
“This is the third year we’re here,” said Ingvar Nilsson, purchaser at the Landskrona-based company BorgWarner TTS AB. “Of the companies we met at previous matchmaking sessions, quite a few have become important suppliers to us. We are growing strongly so we have a great need for new suppliers.”
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