HANNOVER MESSE 2008 to feature ME and Automotive system partners

  • December 13, 2007
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  • Spotlight on automotive production and mechanical engineering
  • Subcontracting trade fair highlights strengths of system partners December 13, 1007 - (Hannover, Germany) - In an age of global competition, subcon-tractors assume an important role as competent supply chain partners. HANNOVER MESSE 2008 (21-25 April; Hannover, Germany) will showcase subcon-tractors in a number of industrial sectors, focusing on their versatile share in the value creation process. The SUBCONTRACTING trade fair at HANNOVER MESSE will feature a new special display entitled "System Partners - Mechanical Engineer-ing/Automotive", at which two major exhibits will serve to illustrate today's innovative structures in the cooperation-intensive subcontracting industry. The exhibit for the automotive sector will consist of a cutaway model of a VW Golf - used to illustrate the way system subcontractors are tied in to the manufacturing process. The exhibit for the mechanical engineering industry will be provided by members of the Dutch subcontracting association NEVAT. Several NEVAT members who work together as part of a cooperative supply chain will present complete, fully functional machines. These supply-chain partners will use the show to highlight their specific strengths and reveal their general knowledge and competence. Organizer Gery Mors-sinkhof (Aegide Group), NEVAT executive board member with responsibility for system suppliers, explains the purpose of the display as, "The Dutch system suppliers are bringing their machines for demonstration purposes to familiarize the international, high-tech OEM market with what is possible when members in an association like NE-VAT work together closely." Once restricted to the production sphere, the services offered by system suppliers now span the entire product lifecycle. They include responsibility for concept development and industrial design, product as well as production development and engineering, project management, prototype development, pilot production and testing. Additional services consist of supply chain management, including procurement and tailored logis-tics, plus value analysis and lifecycle management. NEVAT represents the leading industrial subcontracting network in The Netherlands. As an industry association with more than 280 member companies, NEVAT is both a spokesperson for the Dutch subcontracting industry and a platform for information-sharing among subcontractors and clients in The Netherlands and abroad. NEVAT unites numerous specialized firms from metalworking and plastics as well as the electronics industry under a single umbrella. The association represents virtually all production technologies and includes both suppliers of simple components as well as companies which develop and manufacture high-grade modules and systems for their clients. "NEVAT's goal is to help the Dutch subcontracting market develop into one of Europe's most sophisticated ones," declares Morssinkhof, adding, "On this basis, our members can occupy key positions in key markets. We inform our members first and comprehensively, so they enjoy a clear market advantage compared with non-members." The display sector at HANNOVER MESSE will be rounded off by numerous additional system suppliers who will showcase their competence in mechanical engineering and automotive applications. Adjacent display sectors represent an ideal complement -- for example, a group pavilion composed of members of the massive forming association, who have also developed into providers of much more than just pure components, with an emphasis on partnerships for development and value creation. About HANNOVER MESSE (the Hannover Fair) HANNOVER MESSE, the world's leading industrial technology showcase, takes place annually at the Hannover Fairgrounds in Hannover, Germany. HANNOVER MESSE 2008 will run 21-25 April 2008, with Japan designated as Partner Country. The HAN-NOVER MESSE 2008 exhibit program will consist of INTERKAMA+, Factory Automation, Industrial Building Automation, Digital Factory, Subcontracting, Energy, Pipeline Technology, Power Plant Technology, MicroTechnology, and Research & Technology. Learn More

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