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GrindTec 2023 – Strong Trade Fair Brand Starts Afresh in Leipzig

International trade fair for Tool Grinding and Tool Machining with a new organiser, a new location and a proven, optimised concept.

GrindTec, the International Trade Fair for Tool Grinding and Tool Machining, invites the industry to Leipzig from 7 to 10 March 2023. The event location and date are not the only things that have changed. With Leipziger Messe as the new organiser and an optimised concept, the international leading trade fair is evolving under its new motto, "By users for users". The Fachverband der Präzisionswerkzeugmechaniker e.V. (Association of German Precision Tool Grinders, or FDPW), co-founder of the event, is and remains responsible for the GrindTec concept and programme. In this role, it has revised the trade fair's content profile, designing it around current industry needs. In addition, the 2023 trade fair will take place at the same time as the Intec and Z trade fair duo, which has been a success for many years. With their focus on the metalworking and supplier industries, the trade fairs provide synergetic effects and the ideal framework for exhibitors and trade visitors.

“We were very happy to restart the GrindTec in Leipzig. It was great news, since GrindTec, with its emphasis on tool processing and grinding, fits in perfectly with our international trade fairs Intec and Z. Since its first edition in 1998, GrindTec has grown considerably. We want to continue along this successful path together with the FDPW", says Markus Geisenberger, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe.

Further Growth in View

"Leipzig's deep connections to mechanical engineering and plant construction, as well as to the automotive industry, provide an excellent jumping-off point for further growth of one of the most significant meetings of the tool technology industry. Leipzig's ideal geographic location within both Germany and Europe is a bonus as well", Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Uwe Schmidt, President of the FDPW, emphasises: "With Leipziger Messe GmbH, we gain a strong partner with proven expertise in running industrial trade fairs. The trade fair company's existing international connections also provide enormous potential that can only be of benefit to GrindTec's further development."

Prof Dr Wilfried Saxler, Managing Director of the FDPW, agrees: "Visitors and exhibitors can look forward to a GrindTec that will be specialised and spatially compact and – as usual – will place a strong emphasis on networking. We are firmly convinced that GrindTec, with the new organiser, a more distinct emphasis on handicraft tool and industrial tool technology, and its clear mission of ‘By users for users’, will continue in line with its previous history of success."

This began in 1998 at the previous location in Augsburg. The FDPW is the trade association for all companies in Germany and neighbouring countries that grind, manufacture, process, and sell cutting tools and industrial blades. However, it is also open to other grinding technologies, for example circular, flat, profile, and centreless grinding, as long as they are connected in some way with tool grinding or tool or blade manufacturing.

Professional Depth and International Growth

Beginning on 7-10 March 2023 and then continuing in odd-numbered years, GrindTec aims to attract visitors who are specialist users in the sector. Metalworking companys that use tools and manufacturing machinery and require in-house grinding technology solutions will be in luck at GrindTec. This also applies, for example, tool grinder and tool manufacturers looking for equipment for their business and services.

Exhibitors will include suppliers of Machining systems for cutting tools, manufacturers of grinding machines for tool manufacturing and processing, and producers of grinding and dressing technologies, as well as suppliers of machine peripherals and companies from the process engineering sector. Exhibitors from the process peripherals, software, and research and development sectors will complete the offerings. The wide range of offerings at GrindTec thus provides a comprehensive overview of innovations, applications and services. GrindTec will take place alongside the industrial trade fairs Intec and Z as an independent, compact exhibition. Intec, one of the leading trade fairs for metal processing in Europe, and Z, one of the most important supplier trade fairs in Europe, together with GrindTec, form a powerful combination of trade fairs that perfectly reflect the full metal processing supply chain and will provide plenty of synergetic effects.

The new combination of trade fairs considerably increases the attractiveness for trade visitors. This international appeal and the acquisition of exhibitors via the 24 foreign representatives of Leipziger Messe lay important groundwork for GrindTec's continued positive growth.

About GrindTec

GrindTec, the International Trade Fair for Grinding Technology, presents products and services in all areas of tool processing systems. Exhibitors are manufacturers of grinding machines for tool manufacturing and processing as well as producers of grinding and truing technology, suppliers of machine peripherals, and companies from the process engineering, process peripherals, software, and research and development sectors.

GrindTec, which has taken place every two years since 1998 and will continue in odd years beginning in 2023, boast significant international renown. On average, every third exhibitor and visitor comes from abroad. The last event in 2022 welcomed guests from over 40 countries. Around two-thirds of the trade visitors are significantly responsible for their companies' investment decisions.

About Leipziger Messe

Leipziger Messe is one of the ten leading German trade show companies and one of the top 50 worldwide. It organises events in Leipzig and at various locations in Germany and abroad. With its five subsidiaries and the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Leipziger Messe is a comprehensive service provider covering the entire event organisation sector. Thanks to this offer, customers and visitors voted Leipziger Messe the service champion of the trade fair industry in Germany's biggest service ranking in 2021 – for the eighth time in a row. The Leipzig fairgrounds comprise an exhibition area of 111,900 m² and an open-air exhibition area of 70,000 m². Every year, around 270 events take place – from trade fairs to exhibitions and congresses – with over 15,500 exhibitors and more than 1.2 million visitors from all over the world. Leipzig was the first German trade fair company to be certified according to the Green Globe standards. Sustainability is a recurring theme in Leipziger Messe's corporate activities.

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Mirko Fiedler
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