Moulding Expo 2019—Where Friends Meet

Since its inception in 2015 Moulding Expo has developed to become a meeting point for the European tool- and moldmaking community. This year’s event was no different.


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When the idea to create a new trade show for the tool-, pattern- and moldmaking industry was born in 2015, CEO of trade show organizer Messe Stuttgart, Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, said that the intention was to give the industry and its partners a new home; and the third edition of Europe’s leading moldmaking show Moulding Expo (MEX) which took place from May 21-24, 2019 at the Stuttgart show grounds proved him and his team right.

There are not many shows which not only offer a place for manufacturers, technology and service providers to showcase their new products and network with their industry peers and customers, but also provide a meeting point for friends (just like Amerimold in Rosemont, Illinois, which I look forward to visiting on June 12-13). Supported by the German Tool and Moldmaking Association (VDWF), who brought together more than 70 members to exhibit at a joint booth, the German Precision Tools Association VDMA, the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA), the media and many more, Messe Stuttgart created an event which attracted 705 exhibitors and 12.943 visitors from 59 countries. This year 17% of these visitors came from outside Germany.

Of course, there were also many international exhibitors, including one of the top moldmakers in North America, Canadian Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing who brought their exclusive expertise to the world stage at Moulding Expo. “At Moulding Expo we want to present the best toolmakers in the world, so Cavalier Tool for sure is at the exact right place,” said Florian Niethammer, Team Leader at Messe Stuttgart.

“We are stronger and more efficient if we cooperate with industry partners instead of competing,” said Brian Bending, owner of Cavalier. “By participating in MEX we want to make this vision come true. The market is big enough for everyone.”