On the expo floor, Attl experts talked visitors through the latest developments in production and longitudinal welding of stainless-steel tubes. Attl has developed its own tube mills, enabling the Czech company to produce high-quality parts with fast turnaround times – thanks to fiber laser technology.
For many of the exhibitors in Stuttgart, the automotive industry makes up a significant portion of their business – though many also specialize in components used in other fields. The advantage, therefore, of exhibiting at Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo is the opportunity to dial directly into the vehicle market and engage with key personnel at leading suppliers and auto makers.
Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo also continues to welcome new exhibitors each year. Debuting in 2019, Taiwanese company Wenchi & Brothers (Booth G6387) is showcasing the latest in inverter development, as well as a substantial portfolio of badges, light housings and wheel center caps. The company’s inverters range in output from 150W to 3,000W, with input voltages of 12V DC or 24V DC and frequencies of 50Hz or 60Hz.
Expo stalwart Haver & Boecker (Booth G6740) is in Stuttgart in 2019, bringing demonstrations of a wide range of mesh types and processing options. With uniform filter performance across large surface areas, the company’s expertise has enabled it to develop transmission oil filters and low-pressure exhaust filters that can be supplied ready to install, or ready to be cut to fit application requirements.
The targeted nature of the visitors at Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo is a key draw for exhibitors, with the event offering opportunities to have informed, high-level discussions. “It’s important because it’s one of the few exhibitions that exist for interior components and parts, and since we are quite new in the market, it makes sense for us to be here,” explained Ricardo Fernandes, sales manager for Trim NW (Booth G6530) – a company that specializes in non-wovens and molded parts, with the latter a particular focus at this year’s expo.
Showcasing at Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo is an opportunity to display new products and technologies, but also a chance to outline company plans for investment in the future. At the Fundinio booth, visitors could see a range of parts and assemblies from the specialist in aluminum high-pressure die-casting.
Electrification continues to be a dominant trend at this year’s expo, with several companies showcasing products and technologies suited to electric and hybrid vehicles. Industria Metalli’s booth was used to demonstrate a selection of solutions suited to low- and zero-emission vehicles.
On the TGK booth, visitors were able to learn more about the company’s range of injection-molded rubber parts. With 70-80% of TGK’s business focused on automotive, Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo is a valuable chance to connect with others in the industry – and to champion TGK’s competencies.
For regular exhibitor Federtechnik, Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo is an opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of its portfolio to key decision makers in the industry. The company, which produces an array of spring types and specialist parts, was keen to showcase its spring portfolio – which includes (among others) flat springs, wire springs and multicomponent springs.
At the OMF booth, representatives were on hand to discuss the company’s recent move to use cracking technology for the manufacture of connecting rods – a decision which enables OMF to cater to a wider slice of the automotive market.
Good automotive manufacturing requires an expert workforce, so THORS, a digital learning resource center, will be presenting its solutions to identify knowledge gaps, prescribe learning paths, and measure the effectiveness of those paths.
A selection of filters will feature on Baltic Filter’s stand at Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo. Marketing its products under the brand of MFilter, its production is recognized in over 50 countries.
The Internet of Things and connected technologies promise to increase the efficiency of factories. Kinexon will present its platform that locates and connects all assets in the factory and ensures that they interact fully autonomously with each other in the fastest and best way.
Expert in metal tube processing, LT Technologies has added a new Laser Tube 5000 Fiber laser cutter to its machine park to ensure it maintains the quality and speed it has aimed for over the last 20 years.
First-time exhibitor from Taiwan, Wenchi Technology will be showing the latest developments to its inverters, as well as showcasing its expertise in the production of badges, light housings and wheel center caps.
Portuguese non-wovens manufacturer Trim NW will be showing off its range of Termoline products. Within this extensive line of industrial non-wovens, there is a choice of weights ranging from 17g/m2 to 75g/m2.
Showing that it is ready for whatever electrification can throw at the automotive industry, Industria Metalli will bring a selection of products for EVs and hybrids to Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo 2019.
Visitors to Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo looking for accurate thermostats and thermostat housings should pay a visit to Chinese company Dongfeng-Fuji-Thomson Thermostat, which has been designing, developing and manufacturing thermal management products for the last 30 years.
Metal component manufacturer CMS’s team of engineers and specialists will be at the show to explain how they are developing the company’s production processes and optimizing component designs to be suitable for use in modern low-emission vehicles.
Polish machining company Barosz is investing in its automation equipment, to further improve the precision and speed with which it can finish cylinder heads, gearbox casings, engine blocks and suspension components.
Visitors to Global Automotive Components and Suppliers EXPO looking for electronic connectors and housings should make a note to drop by 2E mechatronic’s stand, where the company will display a selection of industrial microsystems.
TIP is a Chinese manufacturer of rubber components, and will have a series of rubber hoses, hose assemblies, seals, grommets and rubber parts on show at Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo.