31 May - 5 June, 2010
SPANISH MACHINE TOOLS, TRUST IS OUR BEST TOOL
Spain is the third largest manufacturer and exporter of Machine Tools in the European Union. This is the best demonstration of the extremely high level of trust our customers place in Spanish Machine Tools. A trust that has succeeded in Spanish Machine Tools playing a very important role in the most relevant industrial sectors of the economy, such as automotive, aeronautics and aerospace, energy generation, railways, capital goods, dies and moulds or electrical appliances, etc.
Spanish Machine Tools offer a series of big competitive advantages amongst which the following can be highlighted: great flexibility for being able to adapt products to each customer's, sector's and application's specific needs, a better relationship between productivity and return on investments, a wide and complete range of more than 2,000 models and a decisive commitment to technological innovation, dedicating an average of 6% of the sector's turnover to R&D&i.
In 2009, the sector's production in Spain reached 745,1 million Euros. Exports on their part reached 551,9 million Euros. In 2009, the 74.1% of machine tool production was for the export market.
AFM, COMBINING ALL THE SECTOR'S POTENTIAL
The Spanish Association of Machine Tool Manufacturers, represents almost a hundred companies that account 94% of the sector’s total production in Spain. From its head offices in the San Sebastian Technology Park and since its setting up in Tianjin (China), it has been working to facilitate its associates' access to international markets.
AFM is much more than an association, as it also has its technology unit, INVEMA, the Machine Tool Research Foundation. Its job is to promote technological development and improve the industrial management of the sector's companies, in close collaboration with its R&D&i, quality, and safety units.
BIEMH 2010, 26TH EDITION
Co-organised by AFM and BEC (Bilbao Exhibition Centre) the BIEMH 2010, in its 26th edition, is the largest industrial trade fair held in Spain and the Europe’s third largest exhibition in the sector as it is confirmed by the following data:
- 1,076 brands from 24 countries represented in the different stands
- More than 44.500 visitors from 54 different countries
Next meeting: XVIII Machine Tool and Manufacturing Technologies Congress, 10-12 November 2010, San Sebastian, Spain