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Nortec starts with record exhibitor numbers

Trade fair expects 450 firms from 16 countries next week. Focus: 3D printing and Industry 4.0

The 15th “Manufacturing Trade Fair in the North” opens on January 26, 2016, at Hamburg’s exhibition centre and will bring together decision-makers and experts from modern production sectors until January 29. The fair will also include special shows and talks on up-to-date issues such as 3D printing and Industry 4.0. The Hamburg exhibition centre is expecting record exhibitor numbers this year with over 450 companies from 16 countries at Nortec.

Customer Integrated Solutions

State Councillor Dr. Rolf Basinger, of the Ministry of Economic and Labour Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, will open Nortec at 9.30 am on January 26, 2016 in Hall A3. The Nortec Award, which distinguishes innovative idea and outstanding solutions in Customer Integrated Solutions, will also be presented during the opening ceremony. The award, now in it’s fourth edition, is made by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH and the trade magazine, Produktion.

New partners from north Germany

Around 30 cooperation partners from renewable energy, medical technology, IT, electronics manufacturing and aviation technology will attend Nortec. Dr. Franz Josef Kirschfink, Managing Director, said: “As the Aviation Cluster in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, we are in constant contact with north German dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers in our branch. We are delighted to support Nortec as a partner and to continue to strengthen our network. New partners in the Nortec network include the Wirtschaftsagentur Neumünster the business development net Regionet Wirtschaftsförderung Raum Bad Segeberg as well as Rostock’s employer association Unternehmerverband Rostock, CIM – Innovation und Technologie GmbH Wismar and WindEnergy Network e.V., Rostock

Danish Business Day

Nortec has long since become a key event for international networking and as a bridge to northern European countries and to Scandinavia. This year, there will be a joint Dutch stand. Denmark’s HanseBelt will also attend along with the components supplier association. German-Danish collaboration will be the main focus of Danish Business Day on January 27, 2016.

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About Nortec

Nortec, the 15th “Manufacturing Trade Fair in the North” runs from January 26-29, 2016, at Hamburg’s exhibition centre (Halls A1, A3, A4). Manufacturers from all over Germany and from other countries will meet decision-makers and buyers from the north. All stages of added value in production and manufacturing technology from prototyping to the tested, completed product will be shown. Manufacturers and dealers with demonstrate machines and plants, tools and measurement technology. Suppliers and contract manufacturers as well as service providers in construction, automation, IT and logistics will also complement the offer. NORTEC 2016 opens its doors from Tuesday to Friday at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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