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Intec and Z Are Back on Track for Success – Trade Fair GrindTec Enhances the Trade Fair Combination in Leipzig

After the previous edition of the industrial trade fairs Intec and Z had to be held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preparations are now in full swing for the trade fairs to take place on-site from 7 to 10 March 2023 at Leipziger Messe. Furthermore, the successful trade fair duo is becoming a trio. GrindTec, the International Trade Fair for Tool Grinding and Tool Machining, will be held parallel with Intec and Z as of next year. The trade fair trio Intec, Z and GrindTec will be the first important get-together in Europe in 2023 for the metal working, subcontracting and machine tool industries.

"Intec and Z are back and can finally take place on-site and in full strength again on their well-established dates in the trade-fair calendar at the beginning of the odd years. This means that providers and users throughout the metalworking industry as well as its suppliers will be able to engage in personal dialogue at our trade fairs in March 2023 where investment decisions will be made and projects moved forward", explains Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe. " Another plus point for our exhibitors and visitors is that the internationally leading trade fair GrindTec is starting with us as the new organiser and will in future enrich our trade fair combination Intec and Z, which has been very successful for many years. With the world of tool grinding and tool machining, GrindTec further enhances the excellent range of products and services offered by the trade fair combination.”

The strong trade fair brand GrindTec takes off in Leipzig under the motto "By users for users". Prof Dr Wilfried Saxler, Managing Director of Fachverband der Präzisionswerkzeugmechaniker e.V. (Association of German Precision Tool Grinders, FDPW): "The 'new' GrindTec will be focusing on everything surrounding the art of precision tool grinding from tool development, processing and manufacturing, to grinding, sharpening, repairing, measuring and coating to digital support. By developing the GrindTec concept and joining forces with Intec and Z, we've created true added value. On the one hand, visitors can now benefit from visiting all three trade fairs and their exhibitors with a single admission ticket, and on the other hand, our exhibitors can look forward to additional valuable contacts with visitors of Intec and Z." The FDPW is and remains responsible for the GrindTec concept and programme.

Intec, Z and GrindTec: Creating Value as a Trade Fair Trio

Innovative products and the latest developments in manufacturing technology for metal working, automation technology for upstream and downstream processes in production, but also technology and equipment for workshops and plants are the focus of the Intec. Embedded in an environment characterised by the manufacturing industry, mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and renowned research institutions, the trade fair is an efficient, practice-oriented platform for both globally active industry leaders and solution-oriented SMEs from all over Germany and Europe. Despite the relatively short preparation time, many companies have already registered for the upcoming Intec, including BIMATEC SORALUCE, CERATIZIT, EMAG, EMUGE, FANUC, GROB-WERKE, Gühring, HEDELIUS, Hermle, Igus, INDEX-Werke, MAPAL, NILES-SIMMONS, OKUMA, Paul Horn, Profiroll Technologies, SEW, SCHUNK, TRUMPF and ZOLLER.

Preparations for the subcontracting fair are likewise moving forward at full speed. In March of next year, Z will once again offer the perfect platform for suppliers to position themselves in the market, particularly those supplying the intermediate stages of production. With innovative ideas and sophisticated products, suppliers will present an exhibition tailored to the needs of the industry. Visitors to the trade fair Z can learn about everything from the tiniest component to production technology for the processing industry as well as full assemblies.

The registration period for GrindTec 2023 also started a few weeks ago. Exhibitors presenting innovations at this international trade fair will include providers of tool grinding systems, manufacturers of sanding machines for tool production and grinding, and producers of sanding and dressing technologies. Providers of machine peripherals and companies from the process engineering sector will also be present at GrindTec. Key industry players such as GDS, Gühring, Günter Effgen, Haas Schleifmaschinen, Heinz Berger Maschinenfabrik and Vomat have already secured their places.

Conference Programme Provides Practical Inspiration for the Industry

In addition to the attractive range of exhibits at Intec, Z and GrindTec 2023, this international trade fair trio will also include a conference programme designed to provide inspiration for real-world industry issues. Experts at the special exhibition and trade forum entitled "Additive Manufacturing – Evolution of a modern technology" will shed light on the dynamic process of integrating additive manufacturing into industrial production. The special exhibition and trade forum "Sensor technology - use and perspectives in manufacturing" will focus on various topics including new concepts for this key technology in both established and developing production methods and the demands it faces. "Fuel Cell Hub" is another subject that will be addressed by the trade fair trio. A collective stand including a professional colloquium will provide the ideal framework for discussions surrounding practical fuel cell applications.

With various theme worlds, the GrindTec will once again present itself in its many facets of tool machining. For example, specialist lectures and presentations of trade fair innovations will be offered in the GrindTec Forum. In addition, the exciting competition for Tool Grinder of the Year will take place. Visitors can also look forward to news from the research at the GrindTec Campus. A special highlight will be the GrindTec Innovation Award, which will be presented for the second time.

About Intec, Z and GrindTec

The international trade fair trio Intec, Z and GrindTec will take place from 7 to 10 March 2023 at Leipziger Messe. Intec is one of the leading trade fairs for metal processing in Europe. Active global market leaders as well as SMEs make use of the trade fair as an efficient marketplace in the fields of machine tools, systems for automated production and precision tools. As one of Europe's most important subcontracting fairs, Z focuses its exhibition profile on parts, components, modules and technologies. GrindTec, the international leading trade fair for tool grinding and machining, will be held in parallel with Intec and Z as an independent exhibition for products and services surrounding tool machining systems. In 2019, 24,400 visitors and more than 1,300 exhibitors from 31 countries participated in Intec and Z. The most recent GrindTec in 2022 welcomed 7,100 visitors and over 300 exhibitors.


Christian Heinz
Christian Heinz
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