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PTC Asia and CeMAT Asia

PTC Asia and CeMAT Asia 2018, a double blockbuster in Shanghai NEWS AND MARKETS Over the last two decades, industrial trade fairs such as PTC Asia and CeMAT Asia have been witnessing and contributing to China’s rise as an industrial and manufacturing power. This year, Shanghai will host the two fairs along with other industry specific fairs like ComVac Asia, Cold Chain Asia, bringing in a wave of experts, industry professionals and academicians from all over Asia. Author: Sushen Doshi, International correspondent, World of Industries Trade fairs have always been powerful and impactful medium of marketing, and over the last few decades, their importance has been increasing furthermore especially in China. Some of the leading industrial trade fairs have witnessed and played a significant part in China’s rise to become the manufacturing power center of the world that it is. In an otherwise closely guarded economy, international trade fairs have managed to bring together thousands of domestic and international buyers and sellers under one roof in a short span of time. There are many ways and sources to look for products and suppliers, but trade fairs have their own charm. They do not just gather together all the significant players from the industry but also enable visitors to see large number of products at the same time, to evaluate and compare them, to attend demonstrations and to ask in-depth questions. These multinational gatherings of products, technologies, enterprises and people, provide a comprehensive overview of the entire market and the industry. Power, Transmission and Control Asia or PTC Asia and asian leg of the globally renowned brand CeMAT are two such examples of powerful and impactful international trade fairs. Power transmission and control Asia 2018 In the last 20 years, Power Transmission and Control (PTC) Asia, the industrial trade fair organized in Shanghai has proven to be an important platform for hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical and electrical power transmission industry sectors. With consistent growth in number of exhibitors, visitors and exhibition space, PTC Asia is becoming one of the most powerful trade event of region. 12 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 7/2018

Jointly organized by Deutsche Messe AG and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd in collaboration with multiple industry associations, the event has a large target audience coming in from all the high growth economies of Asia, like China, South Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. With a total display area of around 100,000 m 2 , PTC Asia spares no effort to showcase the latest developments in the industrial and manufacturing sector. In 2017, the fair brought in more than 90,000 visitors and 1 500 exhibitors from all over the world. Like every year the event is to held in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. This location offers excellent connectivity and ample of space for gatherings of such magnitude. Similar to 2017, PTC Asia 2018 will be co-located along with other sector specific yet important trade fairs like ComVac Asia, Cold Chain Asia, Industrial Supply Asia and CeMAT Asia. This year, the event kick starts on November 6th and lasts until November 9 th , with intelligent manufacturing and “Made in China 2025” being the focal point. The landscape of manufacturing industry has been evolving rapidly since the inception of Industry 4.0 concepts, and sectors such as hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical and electrical power transmission are integrating more and more with IT. This has greatly improved the ability to innovate and experiment with ‘never-thought before’ solutions. The whole industry is moving towards innovation, high-tech manufacturing and intelligent machines that are energy efficient and flexible in terms outputs they can deliver. At this event, corporations large and small, have something unique to display, either in terms of technology or the business model itself. With China promoting the construction of “The Belt and Road” initiative, it brings onboard a huge overseas market for fluid power, mechanical and electrical power transmission industry. Enterprises can directly participate and expand their international business along the modern silk route, and PTC is an ideal starting point for this. Product category at PTC Asia PTC features multiple exhibit areas, building a unique trade platform for both domestic and overseas exhibitors to expand international market. The fluid power exhibit area contains companies exhibiting products and technologies in hydraulics and pneumatics segment like pumps, motors, gears pumps, gear motors, power packs, cylinders, variable speed drive units, actuators, control valves, pressure switches, pipes hoses and connectors, sealing devices, filters and oil lubrication systems. Complementing the hydraulic and pneumatic segment is the sealing technology equipments like squeeze seals, rotating seals, reciprocating seals, mechanical seals, and sealing materials. Mechanical transmission parts and equipments (MTPE) exhibit area has on display a vast array of engineering parts and components that are vital for the functioning of any industrial set up. Mechanical power transmission parts like gears for automotive, aircraft, marine, railways, construction machinery, agricultural machinery, high speed and heavy duty gear boxes, planetary gear boxes, worm gears, and machine tools for gears. Apart from gears, the MTPE area has chain and belt products like conveyor short pitch precision roller chains, duplex pitch roller chains, heavy transmission chains, WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 7/2018 13


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