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Metal forming industry to expand with IMTEX FORMING 2024

Metal forming industry to expand with IMTEX FORMING 2024

June 23, 2023 3:07 pm

IMTMA and Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH join hands to launch MOLDEX and FASTNEX to be held at Bengaluru from 19-23 January 2024.

The development of the Indian machine tool industry has sparked a growing demand for advanced technologies in metal forming. For over a decade, IMTEX FORMING has played a pivotal role in fostering the growth of the metal forming business. The metal forming industry encompasses crucial technologies such as moulding, fasteners, welding, laser cutting, and more. Expanding the scope of IMTEX FORMING would greatly benefit the machine tool and manufacturing sectors. Consequently, the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) has collaborated with domestic and international organizations to co-locate new exhibitions alongside IMTEX FORMING.

IMTMA and Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH (Messe Stuttgart) announced a partnership to organize MOLDEX India and FASTNEX. Both these shows will be held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bengaluru along with IMTEX FORMING, Tooltech, Digital Manufacturing, and WELDEXPO (organized in association with the Indian Institute of Welding), which takes place from 19 – 23 January 2024. 

MOLDEX India is the satellite show of the Molding Expo Stuttgart/Germany and would highlight the latest advancements and solutions in moulding technology. FASTNEX is a new trade fair for the fastening and fixing sector and will showcase the latest trends in fastening, fixing, joining, and assembly technologies. These shows are being held for the first time along with IMTEX FORMING.

This remarkable initiative aims to enhance the Indian metal-forming machine tool sector by incorporating important aspects such as moulding technology and fastening and fixing solutions. By expanding the exhibition, attendees will have access to state-of-the-art technologies and solutions that will drive the progress of the manufacturing industry. This integration will facilitate knowledge exchange across different industries, foster innovation, and stimulate collaborative partnerships.

MOLDEX and FASTNEX, together with IMTEX FORMING, Tooltech, Digital Manufacturing and WELDEXPO, will provide comprehensive coverage on the entire metal forming and digital manufacturing technologies which are widely used in various industry sectors such as automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer durables, construction, defence and many more. The shows will be able to attract many visitors who can find solutions to their everyday manufacturing needs in one place.

Speaking about the new initiative, Jibak Dasgupta, Director General & CEO, IMTMA, said, “Indian metal forming sector, which recovered post the pandemic, is expected to grow further. The machine tool industry needs to tap the rising demand and develop new technologies to meet the requirements of the user sectors. IMTEX FORMING has always played a catalytic role in bringing technologies. With the addition of the new shows, the metal forming industry would get a boost, and visitors can source all the allied technologies in the industry in one place. IMTMA partnering with Landesmesse Stuttgart to hold MOLDEX and Fastnex along with IMTEX FORMING will enhance the value proposition and provide a platform to showcase innovations and forge collaborations.”

Expressing his views about the development, Bernhard Müller, Executive Vice President and Member of the Management Board of Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, stated, “The integration of MOLDEX India and FASTNEX with IMTEX FORMING will strengthen the synergy between various industries and create a comprehensive platform for participants to explore the latest trends and technologies. We are delighted to collaborate with IMTMA and look forward to a successful partnership.”


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