News from Elmia Subcontractor

As the economic indicators turn negative, the industry is taking aim at the future. That’s the clear impression summing up this year’s Elmia Subcontractor. For four days the fair has hosted meetings and business dealings, world-class innovations, lectures to a capacity crowd and debates with a focus on tomorrow.

19 November 2019 Read more
Fredrik Falkenström, CEO of OEM Motor, offers visitors individual meetings during Elmia Subcontractor.

There’s less pressure, more concern and the charts are pointing downwards. But a worsening economy can also involve new insights and possibilities.

At Elmia Subcontractor the experts shared their best tips and advice for an unfavourable economic climate.

“My message to the industry now that things are a bit quieter is to make the most of this time,” says Fredrik Sidahl, CEO of the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association (FKG).

15 November 2019 Read more

Can castings have feelings? Can metal axles talk with gear wheels and bearings? Can algae and moss be used to produce electricity? These types of questions are being discussed daily at the knowledge and inspiration arena, Subcontractor InnoDex.

14 November 2019 Read more
RIAS is exhibiting at Elmia Subcontractor for the third year in a row. “It’s a good fair that attracts the industry in a field where we’re strong,” say Erik Jakobsson (left) and Patrik Olsson (right).

So far over 200 tonnes of discarded fishing nets have been collected from the ocean and recycled. The Danish plastic distributor RIAS has introduced OceanPlast into its product range and is presenting it in the form of a ground protection mat made of 98 percent ocean plastic.

14 November 2019 Read more
Digital solutions at IoT Arena

Inspiration, new contacts and the latest technology in digital solutions. That’s what Subcontractor IoT Arena is all about. But above all, it’s an arena that gives you ideas to take home so you can start right away on developing your own solutions.

13 November 2019 Read more
A debut at Elmia Subcontractor. Customer meetings are the focus for Syntronic. From left: Kalle Nilsson, Andreas Asplund, Roger Lindholm and Stina Hillblom.

Think of advanced electronics in such fields as telecom, industry, medtech, automotive and defence. Think of a design firm that takes you the whole way from concept to finished product and supports you through the whole production cycle. That’s where you find Syntronic.

13 November 2019 Read more

Over 200 booked meetings. More than 110 delegates. And a total of 21 countries. At the Subcontractor Connect matchmaking event, suppliers and purchasers find each other to launch new business partnerships.

“It’s a good arena for a first meeting, one that I can recommend highly,” comments Anders Tingström, CEO of Colmeo.

12 November 2019 Read more

They’re back at Elmia Subcontractor – under a new name. With new owners and a broader product portfolio, KYOCERA Fineceramics Nordics AB is asserting itself as a leading player in the Nordic market.

12 November 2019 Read more

It provides an overview of performance, transmits data in real time and detects faults – even before they occur. SKF’s new sensor bearing units for load measurement will be on show for the first time in Sweden at Elmia Subcontractor’s IoT Arena.

25 October 2019 Read more

The airbag bicycle helmet is worn like a collar and deploys in 0.1 seconds, providing superior protection against head injuries. The third generation of Hövding is now here – fitted with wire detail and a leaf spring from Lesjöfors.

16 October 2019 Read more
BE Group

With operations in six countries and Sweden as its primary market, steel supplier BE Group sees Elmia Subcontractor as an important place for customer meetings.

03 October 2019 Read more
Turbine blade

Interest in new, sustainable materials has never been higher. This autumn, the world’s first large-scale 3D print from living organisms is being shown at Elmia Subcontractor.

30 September 2019 Read more

The Volkswagen Group is on the brink of its biggest transformation to date, as it switches to making electric cars exclusively.

“We’re moving into a tremendously exciting time,” says Sten Forsberg, Head of VW Cars in Sweden. He is at Elmia Subcontractor to talk about the revolutionary decision and what it will mean for production.


24 September 2019 Read more
Leax stand during Elmia Subcontractor

Are you looking for a supplier? Or a company to supply to? Then Subcontractor Connect is the arena for you.

“Rather than having to browse through a fair guide, Elmia now offers new business opportunities on the actual exhibition floor,” says Lars Gustafsson, Senior Commodity Manager at Leax Group.

24 September 2019 Read more

SKF is one of the truly stable pillars of Swedish industry. The global leader in ball and roller bearings for over a century, it is also a company that is investing heavily in digitalisation and new technology. This year SKF is a chosen ambassador for Elmia Subcontractor.

03 September 2019 Read more
Linda Fransson CEO of Gnosjö Automatsvarvning

They recruit via gaming, make major investments in innovation, and seldom say no to their customers. Elmia Subcontractor’s 2019 ambassador, Gnosjö Automatsvarvning, takes the lead towards the industry’s future.



03 September 2019 Read more
Daniel Larsson, CEO of Unnaryd Modell

“We have the machines and the technology expertise. But it’s our cutting-edge know-how and deep experience that make us the first choice of the major companies,” says Daniel Larsson, CEO of Unnaryd Modell and an ambassador for Elmia Subcontractor 2019. 

03 September 2019 Read more

Simulation-driven product development opens up brand new opportunities for innovation – in all sectors. This is the opinion of Altair, a new exhibitor at Elmia Subcontractor this autumn.

09 May 2019 Read more

In a world undergoing major change, the manufacturing industry is finding new paths via innovation and strong collaboration. As Sweden’s biggest industry event, this year Elmia Subcontractor has more than ever before hosted innovative ideas, pioneering contacts and a debate that goes on the offensive about the future.


20 November 2018 Read more
Newcomers to the fair. Mobile Integrator is an independent systems integrator and supplier of electronics for vehicles and mobile machines. Left: Kjell Wester, right: Ulf Liljeqvist.

The growing IoT focus at Elmia Subcontractor has led to the addition of a totally new exhibitor group. Mobile Integrator is one of the new suppliers in IoT, with a focus on small and medium-sized companies.

16 November 2018 Read more
The materials guru Dr Sascha Peters of Haute Innovation, Berlin, is participating in Elmia InnoDex for the sixth year in a row.

Boots made of corn, furniture made of popcorn and fabric made of wood. This year’s edition of Elmia InnoDex offers no fewer than 90 innovations from 12 different countries.

16 November 2018 Read more

Swedish start-ups are good at attracting venture capital but not as good at doing business. At the same time, Sweden’s manufacturing industry needs to become more innovative. The solution? A matchmaking service between start-ups and suppliers: Ignite Elmia.

16 November 2018 Read more

Orders basically every year. Important customer care. And, not least, a hugely enjoyable trade fair. It’s not so strange that the Skåne-based company Cepa returns to Elmia Subcontractor year after year.

16 November 2018 Read more

A strong belief in future growth – but a challenge to find competent workers. That is one way to summarise the latest Industrial Trend Monitor survey in Sweden. The results were presented during AutomaTHINK’s stage presentation “What is necessary for Sweden to be an attractive manufacturing nation?” at Elmia Subcontractor.

15 November 2018 Read more

Patterns and the future. They’re not easy to perceive or predict – for a human being. But for the start-up company Ekkono they are an everyday reality. The company makes machines smarter so they can make decisions in real time – without analysis in the cloud.

15 November 2018 Read more

The vision is to become the world’s fastest manufacturer of plastic components. New owners and several strategic acquisitions within the group are giving Prototal a new profile.

14 November 2018 Read more

This is the second year in a row for Elmia Subcontractor’s IoT Arena – and interest in it is growing. IoT solutions are the industry’s future.

“We have to start cooperating, networking and learning from each other.”

14 November 2018 Read more
Björn Meschenmoser, at left, together with Max Sundvall of the Enterprise Europe Network.

Subcontractor Connect is the arena for meetings between purchasers and suppliers from throughout Europe. This year 30 purchasers are registered, of which 12 are from international companies. One of them is the website Sherlock Who, which can best be described as a Google for suppliers.

C.H. Nadiger, centre, with exhibitors from the joint Indian stand.

High quality at a competitive price. That’s how 35 Indian companies are selling themselves to the Swedish market at Elmia Contractor. Three major export sectors are components for vehicles, automation and electronics.

The coming megatrends. The rapid development of new, disruptive technologies. A changing global market. It is no longer “business as usual” and Elmia Subcontractor faces that fact head on. Sweden’s biggest industry event takes a comprehensive grasp of both the present situation and the future via inspiration arenas, stage programmes, matchmaking events and four halls filled with exhibitor

05 November 2018 Read more

What functions can a car’s transparent surfaces have, except for just being transparent? That’s what the automotive developer CEVT and the digitalisation agency Zenta wanted to find out. They tested and developed unique prototypes with both sound and visual functions.

30 October 2018 Read more

When it comes to safe, comfortable and easier transport using autonomous vehicles, it’s all about being able to trust the product.

This is one area in which the car safety company Veoneer is investing all its energy.

“We have a huge focus on this – not just on fully autonomous vehicles but also on systems for driver support and active safety products,” explains Magnus Nygren, head of European development for Veoneer.

30 October 2018 Read more

The world’s first modular, foldable wheels, super-stable high-tech wood, and a 3D-printed metal bridge. This year some 100 innovations are being shown at Subcontractor InnoDex – offering handpicked properties and possibilities for the industry’s future.


29 October 2018 Read more

A connected screw that transmits critical readings – or a pill camera for easier internal examinations. The solutions are both smart and creative. ShortLink uses wireless electronics to create new possibilities.

29 October 2018 Read more

Start where you are and build on what you have. The AI expert Inovia applied this philosophy to make the hydroelectric power plant at the tiny community of Saxnäs in Sweden’s far north efficient and profitable by connecting old but well-functioning technology to the internet.

26 October 2018 Read more

The automotive industry is facing a new era. Ambitions such as self-driving vehicles, electrification, new business models, increased digitalisation and artificial intelligence mean that requirements for in-house development and innovation are sky high for the industry’s suppliers.

“For us this involves cooperating more closely with our suppliers to become more efficient and create new, innovative solutions and products,” explains Magnus Leiner, Vice President, Global Procurement Software & Electronics, Volvo Cars. “Our ambition at Volvo is to use digitalisation and new technology to be able to offer our customers a full extra week of time by 2025.”

26 October 2018 Read more

As a supplier, how can you build up muscle so that you meet the future with strength when digitalisation and rapid innovation are on every customer’s list of demands? By being in an ecosystem that features close collaboration across boundaries, if you ask ABB, whose growth hub SynerLeap is constantly expanding.


23 October 2018 Read more

AI, VR, AR, AM, deep learning. More and more companies specialising in these new technologies are being launched. In cooperation with industry, these fast-acting startups can ensure development, sustainability and competitiveness. At Elmia Subcontractor you will meet them at the Pop-up Expo.

22 October 2018 Read more

The aviation and space flight industry is growing both in Sweden and globally. Within the next 20 years it is predicted that some 20,000 new airplanes will be built around the world, and the space flight industry is growing with new services for communication, positioning and Earth observation. This development brings with it new business opportunities for Swedish suppliers. But how do you become a supplier to the aerospace industry? Aerospace Cluster Sweden will supply the answers at Elmia Subcontractor.

30 October 2018 Read more

Husqvarna is constantly working with innovation and development to create new products. In this situation, the choice of suppliers is extremely important, and concepts like quality and trust become key terms in the selection process.

19 October 2018 Read more

Sustainable materials and 3D printing are now becoming a significant presence in vehicle manufacturers’ production chains. It is a transformation that has barely begun, says German innovation guru Dr Sascha Peters. 

05 October 2018 Read more

Reliable and fast with high quality. Swedish suppliers are popular among European purchasers, who find what they’re looking for at matched business meetings at Subcontractor Connect. That’s the conclusion of Atis Bogdans, procurement manager at the Latvian company Ceram Optec, who found three new suppliers at Elmia Subcontractor 2017.

19 September 2018 Read more

Subcontractor IoT Arena is back on the trade fair floor with new, exciting IoT cases to inspire visitors. Last year’s successful event has been developed and expanded, with the aim of giving manufacturing companies concrete ideas about how to digitalise their products for a smarter future.

19 September 2018 Read more
Steel containing digital information is a first step towards fully connected materials.

SSAB SmartSteel 1.0 is steel that contains digital information. All the material information the customer might need can be scanned with a smartphone and displayed via an app.
“This makes it transparent and clear for all stages of the production chain. It’s a first step towards fully connected materials,” explains Lasse Bengtsson, Marketing Manager at SSAB.

05 September 2018 Read more
Einride’s T-pod is a self-driving, battery-operated truck with neither a cab nor a driver’s seat.

This autumn the Swedish company Einride will move out onto the public road system when its T-pod truck is installed with DB Schenker in Jönköping. By combining electric power with self-driving, the ambition is to fundamentally change the transport system. The truck contains components from Swedish and Dutch suppliers.

25 June 2018 Read more
“Subcontractor Connect provides a superb fast track for smaller suppliers to get in and present themselves to major players,” says Daniel Ström, CEO of CombiQ.

For the small IIoT developer CombiQ, participation in Subcontractor Connect and the fair’s one-day Pop-up Expo 2017 exhibition was a real winner. Among other things, the matchmaking resulted in a solid lead with Volvo Buses.

25 June 2018 Read more
Ambassador in 2018

Zenta is the digitalisation agency that is attracting such major players as CEVT, Swerock, Swerea (the Swedish Research Institute for Industrial Renewal and Sustainable Growth) and others. But Zenta also wants to help small and medium-sized enterprises to enter the digital future. This year the company is one of Elmia Subcontractor’s three ambassadors.

24 April 2018 Read more

Closer cooperation and long-term partnerships. When projects involve the Internet of Things, it’s impossible to deal with the increased complexity alone. So says Petra Sundström, Director Idea and Innovation Management at Husqvarna Group.

23 April 2018 Read more
Subcontractor Direct

The manufacturing industry is going full speed ahead and is facing a technological shift that will change all of society. That was clear when Elmia Subcontractor, Sweden’s biggest industry event, again reinforced its position as the leading marketplace for new business deals and the arena for the industry’s future issues.

17 November 2017 Read more
Lasse Bengtsson of SSAB with the EcoUpgraded project, which is part of the company’s focus on sustainable solutions.

The superheroes of steel. That has been a focus for SSAB during this year’s Elmia Subcontractor. The company’s presence at the fair has also been a great success with almost 400 leads in the first three days alone.

17 November 2017 Read more
Hans Bergersäter, at left, and purchaser Philip Kjellander present A-Plast’s own wood-plastic composite in the Småland stand at Elmia Subcontractor.

No rot and no need to repaint. Interest in wood-plastic composites is growing and the Swedish company A-Plast has developed a material all of its own. At Elmia Subcontractor visitors have asked many questions about the technology involved. 

17 November 2017 Read more
Jörgen Wingårdh and Johan Fritzon present the new CAHB-22 actuator at the SKF stand.

SKF is launching a series of new products on the Swedish market at Elmia Subcontractor 2017. The focus is on efficient rotation and increased operational safety.

16 November 2017 Read more
Magnus Mörstam is coordinator of Subcontractor IoT Arena.

This year the Internet of Things is in the spotlight at Elmia Subcontractor – both as a new exhibitors’ segment and as Subcontractor IoT Arena. John Wibrand, Senior IoT Advisor at Cybercom, believes it’s the right approach.

16 November 2017 Read more
Ma. Bo. from Italy has been a regular visitor at Elmia Subcontractor for the past five years. The photo shows sales manager Pierluigi Casadei at his company’s stand at this year’s fair.

Perseverance pays off. The Italian company Ma. Bo. is exhibiting this year at Elmia for the fifth time and sales manager Pierluigi Casadei has seen strong growth for the company.

“It gets better and better every year,” he says.

16 November 2017 Read more
Jens Præstgaard Møller exhibits various versions of the light guide plate from Ingemann Components.

Better design possibilities and greater efficiency – using a light guide plate equipped with LEDs has many advantages. The Danish company Ingemann Components is presenting the possibilities and the solution at Elmia Subcontractor.

16 November 2017 Read more
Patrik Tillman, Senior Relationship Manager at Combient, Petra Sundström, Director Idea and Innovation Management at Husqvarna Group, and Martin Whitlock, CTO at  Telenor Connexion took part in the seminar “The IoT is creating opportunities for new products and business deals” at Subcontractor Direct.

The Internet of Things offers new opportunities to Swedish industry. One step towards success is to become more transparent as a company and exchange ideas with others. One such example is the joint venture Combient, which visited Elmia Subcontractor and took part on stage under the theme “The IoT is creating opportunities for new products and business deals”.

15 November 2017 Read more
Ovako has a tradition of launching new products at Elmia Subcontractor. This year they include the new steel family Hybrid Steel®, says Scandinavian sales manager Jukka Kivelö.

Steel producer Ovako has a tradition of launching major new products at Elmia Subcontractor. This year the company is presenting its innovative Hybrid Steel®.

“It’s a new steel family with unique properties,” says Jukka Kivelö, Ovako’s sales manager for Scandinavia.

15 November 2017 Read more
Benny Guttman from Roland Berger together with Johan Wangström, moderator of Subcontractor Direct.

Start by creating an awareness in your company about new technology. Then dare to try out your ideas. That advice was given by Benny Guttman at Elmia Subcontractor and it focuses on the technological shift we are currently experiencing. 

15 November 2017 Read more
Tobias Söderlund (left) and Jan-Åke Lindqvist (right) from WSI together with Rikard Florin from Telit. In front of them the smart environmental sensor can be seen in white on top of the robot lawnmower from Husqvarna.

It is obvious that the Internet of Things can create new business applications for the manufacturing industry. But the IoT can also help the world’s climate. The Swedish company WSI has developed an environmental sensor that collects weather data from 30 cities around the world. The solution can be seen at Elmia Subcontractor.

14 November 2017 Read more
Morten Kreiberg Block shows how sensors from Arrow work in a parking application. The solution will also be shown during Elmia Subcontractor.

Sensors on rubbish containers can help a recycling company make major energy savings. The solution was developed by the Finnish success company Enevo with help from Arrow Electronic.

At Elmia Subcontractor Arrow is showing how the system functions in real life. 

14 November 2017 Read more
Jeremiah Dutton of Trifilon predicts the widespread use of hemp as a composite material.

It began in 2012 as a small-scale research project. Today it is a rapidly growing environmental venture. All thanks to ordinary hemp.

“Using natural fibre as reinforcement instead of glass fibre and carbon fibre is both strong and environmentally sound,” explains Jeremiah Dutton of Trifilon, exhibitor at Elmia Subcontractor for the first time.

14 November 2017 Read more

With “Emerging Technologies” Elmia Subcontractor takes yet another step to build bridges to the future for the industry. Startups at this one-day pop-up expowill exhibit such technologies as virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

09 October 2017 Read more
Subcontractor IoT Arena

Elmia Subcontractor is bringing the Internet of Things into the manufacturing industry. The fair’s new inspiration arena interweaves exhibitors with interesting presentations – all with a focus on the many possibilities of connected technology.

05 September 2017 Read more

Sweden’s biggest industry event, Elmia Subcontractor, offers the furniture and interior design industry its own arena – Interior Competence & Components (ICC). The arena will make the industry’s suppliers more visible to a broader market and create opportunities for cross-pollination and development.

14 February 2017 Read more

Sweden’s biggest industry event, Elmia Subcontractor, has again strengthened its position as the leading market place featuring new business deals and important discussions.

“We address the industry’s key issues of today, show tomorrow’s technical possibilities and understand the power of a handshake when doing deals,” says Karla Eklund, press relations officer for Elmia Subcontractor.

11 November 2016 Read more
The jury included, from left: Jonas Ekeroth of Jönköping Chamber of Commerce, Håkan Bäckström of the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board, Tony Meurke of the Swedish Agency for Economical and Regional Growth, Max Sundvall of Enterprise Europe Network, Karolina Borg of Jönköping Regional Council, and Johannes Falkeström of Business Sweden. The moderator was Malin Jönsson of Enterprise Europe Network.

Pitch it! is a new event at Elmia Subcontractor where a company can win a SEK 250,000 (EUR 25,000) subsidy for a future export venture. First to take up the challenge was Glenn Wilander, CEO of QTech in Anderstorp, Jönköping County.

“The hardest part was to include as much as possible and not leave out anything important,” he says.

10 November 2016 Read more
Carmen Quinders, at the front, with the delegation from the Netherlands during Subcontractor Connect.

Some 200 meetings in two days between a total of 85 companies from 17 countries. Subcontractor Connect continues to be an important venue for doing new business.

10 November 2016 Read more

AnVa Polytech’s environmental rubber made no less a company than Volvo Cars prick up its ears. Today the two companies are successfully cooperating – which was made clear at Elmia Subcontractor.

09 November 2016 Read more
Diana Drewes and dr Sascha Peters, Haute Innovation

Subcontractor InnoDex has established itself as a real public magnet at the fair. Here visitors can see and touch innovations from around the world and listen to inspirational lectures during the entire week. 

09 November 2016 Read more
At Elmia Subcontractor Klarvik is presenting its new 3D drawing solution. The company is represented at the fair by production manager Fredrik Karlsson, finance officer Malin Karlsson, and CEO Jerker Blomqvist.

Now Klarvik can really call itself a total supplier of aluminium components.

At its stand at Elmia Subcontractor the company is presenting its new drawing solution.

08 November 2016 Read more
Lars Wester, key account manager at Horda Stans.

Stricter requirements for quieter environments have led sound absorption specialist Horda Stans to fine-tune its own product range.

The Småland company is focusing strongly on recycled textile and polyester fibres – which have excellent sound insulating properties – and is exhibiting them at Elmia Subcontractor.

08 November 2016 Read more
Morphing textile (Lilian Dedio, HfG Offenbach)

The exhibition Materials Revolution, showing innovations from all around the world, is a great success. Close to a hundred innovations appear in this year's show!

31 October 2016 Read more
The Linea series from TENTE can be designed to meet customer needs.

A company logo is no problem. Or a symbol for the department where the cart, table or bed belongs. At Elmia Subcontractor TENTE presents the endless possibilities that its Linea series offers the customer.

“Our solution with patterns on the castors is unique,” explains Linus Snis, who works with marketing at TENTE Skandinavien.

25 October 2016 Read more
The latest new products in the broad range of couplings offered by CENTA.

CENTA Transmission Sweden AB supplies four main industrial sectors: rail, general industry, marine and power generation. The company is very broad based in the fields of flexible couplings, complete transmission solutions and drive shafts.

“Currently we have some 25 series of couplings in different variations. The number of models we can offer is enormous,” says Krister Ryttberg, sales engineer at CENTA.

25 October 2016 Read more

Dr. Sascha Peters, the world leading innovation guru in the field of materials and new solutions. At Subcontractor InnoDex 2016 he will be showing an extensive collection of brand new innovations.

What is hot in the 3D printing area?

20 October 2016 Read more

Dr. Sascha Peters, the world leading innovation guru in the field of materials and new solutions. At Subcontractor InnoDex 2016 he will be showing an extensive collection of brand new innovations.

Subcontractor InnoDex, what’s in it for me?

14 October 2016 Read more

Dr. Sascha Peters, the world leading innovation guru in the field of materials and new solutions. At Subcontractor InnoDex 2016 he will be showing an extensive collection of brand new innovations.

Which are the big trends in the exhibition 2016?

10 October 2016 Read more

Dr. Sascha Peters, the world leading innovation guru in the field of materials and new solutions. At Subcontractor InnoDex 2016 he will be showing an extensive collection of brand new innovations.

What is his view on the new interior section at the fair? 

03 October 2016 Read more
Magnus Törnqvist, purchasing manager at CJ Automotive

The Swedish company CJ Automotive develops and manufactures complete pedal systems for leading vehicle manufacturers around the world. For the company, Subcontractor Connect has become an important tool to find new, keen suppliers. 

29 September 2016 Read more

The first order arrived the week after the fair and now the Latvian company is working hard to handle the great interest from all its new contacts. Amateks’ participation in Elmia Subcontractor 2015 gave immediate results.

30 May 2016 Read more
Matchmaking Elmia Subcontractor 2015

Elmia Subcontractor 2015 was the Czech metalworking company Kornet’s debut on the Scandinavian market.

“It was honestly one of our best trade fairs – we made a number of valuable contacts,” says Kornet CEO Ptáček Miloš.

29 April 2016 Read more

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.

14 November 2015 Read more
Marek Pochylý and Jan Cisar of Ray Service.

For the Czech company Ray Service the hunt for new business partners began at Elmia Subcontractor’s matchmaking service in 2013. Today the company is a repeat exhibitor at the fair.
“We want to expand in Scandinavia and this is the best route for us,” says Marek Pochylý, Key Account Manager.

14 November 2015 Read more
Timo Kabus from the German-Swedish Trade Council.

To maintain its national competitiveness Germany is investing heavily in a strategy called “Industrie 4.0”. The venture is also creating great opportunities for Swedish suppliers.
“Swedish companies are extremely well appreciated in Germany,” said Timo Kabus from the German-Swedish Trade Council during the seminar “Digitalisation and innovations in industry”.

13 November 2015 Read more
Dr. Sascha Peters is at InnoDex for the third year in a row. He is constantly busy telling visitors about the exhibition’s exciting innovations.

The future already exists at Elmia Subcontractor’s inspirational arena InnoDex. Designers and design engineers come here to discover the very latest from around the world.
“Visitors to InnoDex are interested in all kinds of innovations,” says Dr. Sascha Peters.

12 November 2015 Read more
Lead speaker at Elmia Subcontractor’s conference, Patrick Carey of Stratasys.

It’s not the 3D printer itself but rather a knowledge and understanding of its possibilities that can make a company successful. That was the message of this year’s lead speaker at Elmia Subcontractor’s conference on additive manufacturing, Patrick Carey of Stratasys.

12 November 2015 Read more
Stefan Hansson (at left) and Per Jünke are representing Saab AB and can testify to the Group’s multifaceted nature.

All the visitors to Saab AB’s stand at Elmia Subcontractor are encountering a multifaceted Group of companies keen to reach out. Saab’s Gripen fighter aircraft is a known symbol of the Group but the latter’s activities have a huge wingspan over many areas.

12 November 2015 Read more
Hamdi Abderrazak, Gro Salicath Nielsen and Giuseppe Lupo.

A new exciting continent is involved in this year’s Elmia Subcontractor. For the first time exhibitors from Africa are attending. The companies are from Tunisia and have a joint stand organised by their representative, Faster Service.

11 November 2015 Read more
Ann-Marie Ringqvist (right) talking with Johanna Larsson and Morgan Karlsson of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ unique Turcon Roto L seal was developed mainly for off-road vehicles but more areas of use have emerged at the latest Elmia Subcontractor.
“We got a lead on the very first day,” says Ann-Marie Ringqvist, Marketing Coordinator at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Sweden.

11 November 2015 Read more
Daniel Norén, at Autodesk, with a racing car he designed using Autodesk’s cloud-based service Fusion 360.

Shorten your lead times, reduce your production times and work more efficiently with product development. That’s how Autodesk is marketing its latest construction solutions, including the 3D design tool Inventor and the cloud-based solution Fusion 360, which the company is exhibiting during Elmia Subcontractor.

11 November 2015 Read more
Fredrik Selander of SKF is very pleased with the results of Subcontractor Connect.

No fewer than 500 business meetings were booked on the very first day of Subcontractor Connect, the B2B matchmaking service at Elmia Subcontractor that gives suppliers and purchasers from all over Europe the opportunity to create a foundation for valuable future business deals.

11 November 2015 Read more
Anette Flies and Finn E. Pedersen of Industrisamarbejdet Danmark at Elmia Subcontractor.

The Danish organisation Industrisamarbejdet Danmark works on behalf of its 10,000 member companies to create the best possible conditions for Danish companies. Part of this strategy is to visit Elmia’s trade fair for the subcontracting industry every year.

10 November 2015 Read more
Nolato Industrial consists of five different companies. At Elmia Subcontractor they are exhibiting together and presenting a wide variety of products.

Lighter, cheaper and above all easier to handle. Polymer materials have a strong and growing market, says Nolato Industrial, which has a joint stand at Elmia Subcontractor for its five different companies.

10 November 2015 Read more
Welser Profile specialises in roll forming complex steel profiles

Multi-year Elmia Subcontractor exhibitor Welser Profile stresses the importance of efficient materials handling. The key is to design smart cross-sections with bespoke functions.

23 October 2015 Read more

Tata Steel is one of the world’s biggest steel manufacturers and has had customers in the Nordic region for many years. Now the steel giant is coming to Elmia Subcontractor. This past spring the company bought three Nordic steel service centres and is intensifying its presence in this region of the world. “We think globally but act locally,” declares Tata Steel’s Nordic manager, Stefan Landesz.

23 October 2015 Read more

– Cooperation partners envisage reciprocal exhibitor and visitor recruitment

– Deal promises new export markets for industrial subcontractors

24 June 2015 Read more

Elmia Subcontractor has been a marketplace for the manufacturing industry for 40 years. Four decades of technical development, invaluable contacts, discussions and exchanges of knowledge, generating business worth hundreds of millions of euro. A winning concept for the whole manufacturing sector.

16 June 2015 Read more